It’s finally time to enjoy some BBQ food and for that to happen you’ll want a BBQ grill. There are so many great brands out there but today we want to talk about Broil King grills. Not only are they one of the leading BBQ grill companies in the world, but their grills are also high-quality, and you get the best bang for your buck.
Read on to see why you should consider getting a Broil King grill and see which ones are the best on the market today.
Top 3 Picks
We’ve selected the Regal S520 as our favorite for Broil King Grills because you get all the features you want in a BBQ grill. It runs on propane, has control knob lights, a light inside the grill and storage. It makes it a worthwhile investment.
This runner-up, the Porta-Chef 320 is worthy because it’s portable and big enough to cook for a small crowd anywhere. All you do is fold up its foldable legs and you can put it in the back of your car to take it to the next place that you need to go.
We’ve saved the Kamado grill by Broil King for last. This charcoal grill is just large enough to feed a small crowd and it’s super easy to clean up. It’s also made of high-quality material because inside gets super-hot, making it perfect for steaks.
About Broil King
Broil King grills are of excellent quality. Since all of the products are manufactured in Canada and the United States, you can be assured that they are of good quality. Onward Manufacturing Corporation, which has been in business since 1906, owns them.
They have manufacturing facilities in Waterloo, Ontario, as well as two cities in the United States: Tennessee and Indiana.
How to choose the right Broil King grill for you
There are so many options that you can choose from Broil King. But you may have different needs and that’s why we’ll dig into on how to choose the perfect grill for you.
Most people probably don’t put a lot of thought into it, but the burners actually matter. The reason behind is that is because they provide even heat distribution and accurate temperature control. What’s good, that you’ll always get the heat you need on your food as there’s no way for the food to escape from the heat (unless of course the burners are turned off).
This is another thing to consider when choosing your next Broil King BBQ grill. Even on a gas or propane grill, you can still get that authentic BBQ flavor that you are looking for. When the meat fat hits a very hot surface on the grill, it starts vaporizing right away. That’s where heat tents come in, it helps with the vaporization process. You’ll want to make sure the heat tents fill the entire grill inside so that you can get that flavor. It’s why Broil King has the Flav-R-Wave system on most of their grills.
Cooking Grids matter
Yes, the type of cooking grids matter. It determines how well it can distribute the heat and how well it can get your meats seared (especially for steaks). Cast iron grids provide the best results for high heat and beautiful sear marks that you are looking for. But stainless steel is just as good, but you don’t get the beautiful sear marks you are looking for on your meat/vegetables.
Broil King has a variety of sizes of grills that you can choose from. You can choose from portable ones that can fit a few burgers or a massive one that can cook for a large crowd. It really depends on your budget and the kind of features you want with your grill.
Broil King is known to be the best bang for your buck. But if you don’t want to spend too much, consider a grill that doesn’t have a lot of features. But of course, if you want all the bells and whistles, expect to pay more. You can expect to pay $200-1k+ for Broil King grills.
Like most grill brands out there, Broil King takes care of the coolest features out there. Everything from Flav-R-Wave, rotisserie system, to even having Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. A lot of the pricier models also have extra side burners, ample storage space, control knob lights and more. You’ll probably be paying more for those types of grills, but the features are always cool to have.
The 6 Best Broil King Grills
We are starting off with the S490 Pro natural gas grill by Broil King. The exterior is made out of stainless steel, and the grates inside is also made with stainless steel grates as well. So, you can rely on this grill to be super durable and retain heat very well. It comes with a 10ft gas hose so you can connect it to your natural gas or propane. It has 695 square inches for cooking space, so if you’re cooking for a crowd, this grill is worth considering. The S490 includes a built-in control knob lights so if you’re doing a late dinner, you can see what you’re doing. We also love the rotisserie and the side burner this grill comes with because you can make everything from roasts to turkey. You also get 4 stainless steel burners, which is a huge plus. The extra cool feature that we love about the S490 is the stainless steel Flav-R-Wave cooking system, which means your food can taste like the true, authentic BBQ flavor you are looking for. Finally, we’ll note that the S490 Pro has storage (cabinets) so you can put your BBQ utensils in there.
Broil King offers a limited 2–5-year warranty (depending on parts) so you’ll have that peace of mind if there’s any issues.
- Lots of cool features
- Made out of stainless steel
- Backed by a good warranty
- May be expensive for those who’s on a budget
The Regal S520 is a grill that has great value and has so many features. But we’ll start off with the important parts first, which is the specs. The exterior is made out of stainless steel and you get 875 square inches of cooking space. This grill has 55000 BTU so you know that it’s pretty powerful and can grill just about anything you want. There are 5 burners that you can use, and the grill runs on a 20lb propane tank.
Now we will talk about some of our favorite features. There are control knob lights that light up for nighttime, storage shelves inside the cart, you get the tool hooks with side shelf bins and you even get pull out drawers and of course light inside the grill while grilling.
Like all the other Regal grill models, you also get the stainless steel Flav-R-Wave flame, side burners and a rotisserie.
This grill is perfect if you’re looking to entertain a crowd day or night.
As with other Broil King grills, this is backed by a 2–5-year warranty depending on parts.
- Great for entertaining
- Made out of stainless steel
- Backed by good warranty
- Expensive if on budget
If you were looking for something portable, the Broil King Porta-Chef 320 is the one you’ve been looking for. The exterior material is made with stainless steel, the inside is made from cast aluminum. You get about 430 square inches for cooking, so just enough to cook for a small crowd. The grates are made from cast iron, so you can rely on this grill to retain heat very well. The Porta-Chef also has 3 stainless steel burners emitting at least 18,000 BTU. It stands on 4 foldable legs that can be folded up at any time.
Our favorite feature about this grill is the Linear Flow wave that has really good heat control. Of course, it has the stainless steel Flav-R-wave feature that Broil King offers for their grills.
This grill is backed by a 2–10-year limited warranty depending on parts.
This is the perfect grill if you are going tailgating, camping, beach and more.
- Good value for money
- Retains heat well
- May not get hot enough for some users
If you’re looking for a charcoal grill from Broil King, this is the one you’ll want to consider. The Broil King Keg 5000 is made from painted steel on the outside and high-quality cast-iron grates inside. You get about 480 square inches to cook on. What’s cool about this model, is that it has an upper damper that allows you to control the temperatures. You’ll notice that it is a kamado style grill that you can hitch to any vehicle or you can of course use in your backyard. Cleaning up is easy; it has a slide out ash tray.
Like with all Broil King grills, this is backed by a 2–10-year limited warranty depending on parts.
- Made out of high quality material
- Can easily control temperature
- Cool kamado style
- Some parts such as the damper can rust off if not cared for properly
If you are looking for a grill that literally has technology, this Broil King Regal 400 is one to consider. Made out of 14-gauge steel, you know that this grill is more durable than most. It also has a firebox so it can also burn pellets, as it has a 22lb hopper capacity. You get cast iron cooking grids and 630 square inches of cooking space. Like all Regal series grills, you also get a rotisserie system which is very useful if you want to grill/smoke chicken. There is also a removable drip tray so that you can easily clean it when it’s needed.
The coolest feature about this grill, is the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth feature. You’ll see a digital interface on the grill, and you can connect an app provided by Broil King so you can monitor your temp/cooking time while you are away doing something else.
This is the perfect grill if you are looking for one that has lots of space and looking to entertain a large crowd. You can also go away from the grill as you can check the temperature on the phone.
With this model, Broil King offers a 2–5-year limited warranty depending on parts.
- Has technology enabled
- Authentic BBQ flavor from pellet smoking
- Large enough to feed a larger crowd
- No storage
If you live in an area that has no shelter or sheds for your BBQ grill, you’re going to want to get a BBQ grill cover. Luckily this one by Broil King will cover your grill. Made from polyester, it is heavy duty and will protect your grill from weather elements. It has mesh venting and moisture resistance, so you don’t have to worry about your grill getting wet. It fits the following Broil King Models:
- Regal 400 series
- Imperial 400 series
- Sovereign XL series
You get a 5-year limited warranty if for any reason this grill cover is destroyed or defective.
- Keeps out moisture
- Doesn’t fit all Broil King models
Are Broil King grills any good?
Yes, they are. They’re one of the top leading grills that you can buy today. You can find them online or in retailers.
Who manufactures Broil King Grills?
Onward Manufacturing Company. A lot of their grills are made in Canada and the USA. They do sometimes source products globally, but all grills are made in North America.
What is the best Broil King BBQ?
In our opinion, it would be the Broil King Regal Propane Gas Grill because it has all the features you want in a grill and it’s large enough to feed a big crowd.
Are Broil King grills made in the USA?
Yes, there are two manufacturing plants in Indiana and Tennessee. There’s also one in Canada, in Ontario.
Hopefully, we convinced you to consider Broil King as your next BBQ grill purchase. They’re a great brand with high-quality products that are sure to outlast their value. Consider which one you’ll want/need for your baking needs so you can make the right choice. If you have enjoyed reading this guide today, please let us know in the comments below!
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