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Best Built In Gas Grills For 2018 – Reviews and Buying Guide

Comparing the Napoleon, Weber, and Bull “Drop In” Grills

All of the grills listed below would be the perfect appliance for mom’s outdoor “kitchen” this Mother’s Day.  It is just a matter of preference which grill meets your outdoor cooking needs.  Below is a review of the best built in grills of 2018 to help in making the decision which is right for your favorite cook.

The Best Built In Grills of 2018

#1 Napoleon BILEX730RBINSS Built in Natural Gas Grill

The Napoleon LEX 730 Head is one of the best grills of 2018 and you will probably not want to cook indoors again.  This grill is much more than just a barbeque grill; you can bake, sear, and rotisserie your favorite meats and foods on it.

Technical Specifications

The Napoleon BILEX730RBINSS Built in Natural Gas Grill has several technical specifications that would entice a buyer into considering this grill for their outdoor kitchen.  These specifications include:

  • 95,500 BTU’s
  • Six burners
  • 1025 square inches of cooking area
  • The bottom and rear burner are ceramic infrared
  • Has a removable drip pan and warming rack
  • Equipped with i-Glow/night light control knobs
  • Natural gas or propane fuel options

The Napoleon LEX 730 Built in Head is one of the best grills of 2018 and you will probably not want to cook indoors again.  This is much more than just a barbeque grill; you can bake, sear, and rotisserie your favorite meats and foods on it.  With an infrared bottom burner that allows you to sear food quickly, locking in the flavor of the food as it is cooking.  The Napoleon LEX 730 heats up to 1800 degrees in a matter of seconds.  With a JETFIRE system for igniting the burners flames, your barbecue is guaranteed to light every time.  The double-walled, stainless-steel lid allows your food to be cooked in an oven-like environment, with the ability to retain heat for baking foods for slow-cooking and roasting purposes.  This is very versatile that you will not want to cook with anything else.

Pro’s

  • 1025 square inches of grilling space (enough for forty hamburgers)
  • six burners
  • JETFIRE ignition system
  • iGLOW knobs for easy night grilling.
  • 106,500 BTUs

Con’s

  • The only negative “con” about the Napoleon 730 model is that it does not have a wood chips smoker tray.
  • Larger than what most people would need
  • Pricey

Is this product for me?

I would have to agree that this product would be perfect for my family’s needs.  We love the versatility that the Napoleon LEX 730 gives us in that we can put our food on the barbecue and it practically cooks itself!  No more undercooked or overcooked meats with the Napoleon LEX 730 grill.  With the temperature controlled setting everything is cooked perfectly and if something needs cooking longer, we can keep the already cooked food warm on the warming rack.  This ensures that dinner is served all at once.  The glowing control knobs on the burners are perfect for those warm summer nights when it is too hot to cook during the day and we want to sit outdoors and enjoy the evening air and a late dinner.

Conclusion

The Napoleon LES 730 has received five-star rating by customers and numerous positive customer reviews.  The only negative I have seen about this grill is it does not have a wood chips smoker tray; however, it does have the capabilities of being used as a smoker.  The positive reviews far outweigh the negative ones.  This grill is guaranteed to last your family for several years of grilling enjoyment.  You will never go back to traditional barbequing again once you have discovered the Napoleon LEX 730 gas grill.

#2 Napoleon BIPRO825RBIPSS-2 Prestige Pro 825 Built in Propane Gas Grill with Infrared Rotisserie

This is another member of the Napoleon family of fantastic grills.  What better gift to get for the mom of your household?  Make this a Mother’s Day to remember and she will make every meal with this an unforgettable delicious occasion.

Technical Specifications

Just as all Napoleon grills, the Napoleon Prestige PRO 825 has many technical specifications to ensure an enjoyable grilling experience.  These specifications and features include the following:

  • Nine burners in all for cooking various foods
  • A heating capacity of 100,000 BTUs;
  • The total cooking area of this grill is 1245 square inches;
  • This grill is equipped with stainless steel 9.5 mm WAVE cooking grids;
  • Has a warming rack and a removable drip pan;
  • Fuel options of propane or natural gas available;
  • Can purchase the Napoleon PRO 825 Buil in Grill cover which is made of a durable and water resistant fabric, has air vents, and hanging loops;
  • There is also a Napoleon Cast Iron Charcoal and Smoker Tray available for this and most other Napoleon gas grills

This is another exquisitely, spacious grill created for the Napoleon brand of gas grills.  If you are having a large outdoor meal for several people, the Napoleon Prestige PRO 825 is the perfect choice in grills.  This has is constructed of durable stainless steel with chrome accents that literally glow with a luxurious sense of style.  This will add a touch of class and elegance to your outdoor kitchen in which your guests will complement it, and be impressed by how great the food you cook on it tastes.  The blue NIGHT LIGHT control knobs make grilling at night more enjoyable because there is no worrying about whether or not you left a burner burning after you finished cooking.  There are so many options available for when cooking on this grill, with the two separate grill heads.  If it’s a seared steak you desire tonight; or a rotisserie chicken you want to cook for dinner, you can do it all on the Napoleon BIPRO825RBIPSS-2 Prestige Pro 825 Built-in Propane Gas barbecue with Infrared Rotisserie.  As an added bonus, this grill also can be converted to a smoker when you use the wood chip smoker tray.

Pro’s

  • Large grilling space (1245 square inches)
  • Nine burners
  • Durable maters
  • Excellent quality of construction
  • Versatile (separate cooking areas)
  • Attractive design

Con’s

  • There currently are no customer reviews on this however, the only negative I could find about this grill is that it is not available for international shipping.
  • The larger the grill, means the more space you have to clean
  • stainless steel is likely to discolor around hotspots as time passes

Is this product for me?

This grill has everything I would need for my outdoor parties for several people or just cozy barbeque evenings for two.  I would have to say that I think this grill would be a perfect fit for my outdoor kitchen accessories.  Cooking a whole chicken will no longer be an issue with the Napoleon Prestige PRO 825, I can put it on the infrared rotisserie and let it slow cook while I prepare the rest of the meal and wait for my guests to arrive.

Conclusion

The Napoleon Prestige PRO 825 has yet to receive any customer reviews but is sure to receive the same five star ratings as the other Napoleon grills have received.  This grill is actually a ten-star in my rating book!  If you are looking for excellence and a rewarding grilling experience, then this is the grill for you!

#3 Napoleon BILEX605RBIPSS Built-in Propane Gas Grill

This is another one of the Napoleon Built in Propane Gas Grills that has infrared rear and bottom burners.  This barbecue is constructed with a propane grill head that has been constructed with premier standard elements.  The Napoleon brand has outdone itself again with extreme quality and workmanship of propane gas grills.

Technical Specifications

  • A space saver easy roll top lift lid;
  • Grilling capacity of 850 square inches;
  • Propane required;
  • For easy clean-ups comes with a removable drip pan;
  • Jet fire ignition system;
  • Stainless steel wave cooking grids;
  • ACCU-PROBE temperature gauge;
  • I-GLOW backlit control knobs;
  • With sturdy weighted, ever-lasting stainless steel viable burners and stainless steel sear plates for vaporizing the drippings and controlling flame flare-ups;
  • A high-intensity ceramic infrared bottom burner on the right side to enable searing perfection.

The Napoleon BILEX605RBIPSS Built in Propane Gas Grill is an excellent buy for your money.  You get the quality of the Napoleon brand name and won’t have to break the bank to do so.

This grill is equipped with five burners and is guaranteed to be a positive addition to your backyard kitchen area.  This grill is very versatile, allowing you to use one or all five burners at once while you are grilling so you can cook an entire meal.  It doesn’t matter if you are cooking hot dogs or steaks, with the Napoleon BILEX605RBIPSS gas grill, the stainless still cooking grids will give you that iconic Napoleon sear marks of a professional grill cookout.  A double-walled lid gives your grill an oven-like cooking environment which creates a way to preserve the heat so you can bake or slow roast your food. This is equipped with a JET FIRE ignition system which ensures a quick light every time you are ready to fire up that grill.  When you add this to your outdoor kitchen you will soon discover that this barbeque can do it all.

Pro’s

  • Large grilling space (850 square inches)
  • JETFIRE ignition
  • iGLOW knobs for night grilling ease.
  • Excellent feature to price ratio
  • High-quality construction
  • Attractive design

Con’s

  • Drip pan fills up with rainwater rather quickly when it rains
  • Heavy at 300 lbs. so only practical for permanent installation.

Is this product for me?

Yes.  This product is actually quite right for me and my family’s grilling needs.  Affordably priced, this grill will make a handsome addition to my backyard kitchen and patio area.  With the I-GLOW control knobs, it will make those summer night grilling session much more enjoyable because no longer will I have to wonder if I shut off the burners when I am done cooking.

Conclusion

The Napoleon BILEX605RBIPSS Built in Propane Gas Grill has received five-star ratings in 92% of the customer reviews—with 8% giving it a 1 star rating.   I am not sure what this 8% was looking for in a gas grill, maybe they thought this would have more cooking space? This offers the griller the versatility of grilling and baking and will make your next barbecue a very tasty experience indeed.

#4 Weber Summit S-460 Built In Natural Gas in Stainless Steel Grill

The Weber Summit S-460 Built-in Natural Gas in Stainless Steel Grill is much like the Napoleon brands with similar features, however a little more pricey.  Some say the Weber name is worth the extra cost, a name that stands for durability and lasting quality.

Features of the Weber Summit S-460

  • Has four stainless steel burners
  • Input of 48,800 BTU per hour
  • A sear burner with 10,600 BTU per hour
  • Smoker burner and stainless steel smoker box with 6800 BTU per hour input
  • 580 square inches of cooking area
  • Snap-Jet individual burner igniter system
  • Stainless steel flavorizer bars
  • Infinite control burner valves
  • Stainless steel lid
  • A thermometer that is built in the lid
  • Grease tray and catch pan is front access
  • Slide frame design
  • Stainless steel doors

Many of the features of the Weber Summit S-460 are similar to the Napoleon grills; however, the igniter system is a “Snap-Jet” instead of “JET FIRE”; A Different name but the same concept and effect.  There are not as many square inches of cooking space as the other three Napoleon grills, something some might think is a worthwhile trade for the Weber name.  The Napoleon grills have the ACCU-GLOW controller knobs that the Weber model is lacking—this was a bonus for the griller who likes to barbeque at nighttime during the summertime when it is too hot to cook during the daylight hours.

Pro’s

  • Attractive and modern design
  • Able to be used under any weather conditions
  • Good pricing
  • High-quality stainless steel
  • Easy protection mechanism

Con’s

  • Natural gas only – not able to be converted to propane.
  • Smoker box has too much airflow

Is this product for me?

Even though the Weber Summit S-460 model is an attractive model with several features, I do not think this one is for me.  I like the features of the Napoleon models much better.  I am more of a night barbeque person myself and was really sold by the ACCU-GLOW controller knob features.  We are also into throwing large neighborhood grilling parties and need the extra square inches of cooking space that the Napoleon barbeque offers.

Conclusion

The Weber Summit S-460 grill has a five-star rating by 40% of the consumers; a four-star rating by 50% of the consumers and a one-star rating by 10% of the consumers.  In comparison, we think the Napoleon brands offer much more grilling excitement than the Weber model.  However, if you prefer the Weber model I am certain you will get a lot of enjoyment out of your backyard kitchen events and have a name brand that you love and trust.

#5 Bull Outdoor Products 26038 Liquid Propane Outlaw Drop\In Grill Head

The Bull Outdoor Products 26038 Liquid Propane Outlaw Drop In Grill Head is manufactured by the company “Bull Grills”—celebrating 25 years of excellent service.  This head is just as efficient as the standard grills, you just “drop it in” the space in your outdoor kitchen that you want the grill.

Features

  • Comes with four porcelain burners
  • A 210 square inch warming rack
  • 810 square inches of cooking space
  • Warranty of 2-years on the burners; 5-years on the fire box and grates
  • Cut-out dimensions: 31” W x 21”D x 9 ½ “
  • 15000 BTUs cooking power for each of the four porcelain burners; a total of 60,000 BTUs

If you are conscientious about getting a value for your “buck” then this is the bbq grill for you.  This grill gives you all the cooking and warming space of the previously mentioned bbq grills for about half the price.  Using solid stainless steel cooking grill grates, this model uses liquid propane as its source for cooking.  This drop in grill head can be the perfect addition to your backyard kitchen island, hook up the liquid propane and you are ready for your first summer cookout.  (Even though you will be using this for more than just summertime cookouts; you may never want to cook indoors again).

Pro’s

  • 810 square inches for grilling
  • 210 square inches for keeping food warm.
  • Four porcelain coated cooking burners
  • Total 60,000 BTUs (15,000 for each burner)
  • Solid stainless steel grates
  • Every valve has a Piezo Igniters

Con’s

  • There weren’t any negative review about this grill. The only “negative” review was due to sloppy shipping by Amazon, but fortunately, according to the customer nothing was damaged.
  • Some reports of rust after a while
  • Some found it difficult to adjust the flames

Is this for me?

The price is right, and the features fit—I think I would be fine with this grill in my backyard kitchen island.  With plenty of cooking space to cook all my favorite foods for our friends and family the Bull 26038 grill head is an excellent choice for our barbecue needs. The only negative, is the knobs are not lit up as the Napoleon brands do; however, for a price that is about half of the Napoleon brands, I think I can make some accommodations for the lack of lighting on the control knobs.

 Conclusion

As a final “wrap up” of this grilling comparison—these three brands, Napoleon, Weber, and Bull all offer an excellent quality of barbeque/cooking grills.  Taking the outdoor kitchen to the next level; no longer is it dad outdoors slaving over a charcoal grill and lighter fluid threatening to burn down the house because he overdoes it with the charcoal fluid and starts a roaring fire on that tiny portable charcoal grill!!  Dad (and mom) can now look like professional barbecue chefs as they sear steaks and hot dogs like a pro and cook rotisserie chicken to perfection.  Everything that is cooked on these grills will be cooked to perfection because of the temperature controls.

No more burned or undercooked meat.  It doesn’t matter which grill you prefer to purchase, each one of these grills meets the qualities of being one of the “Best Built-in Gas Grills for 2018”.  So pick the grill that best fits your needs, and enjoy the next cook out taking pride in knowing you are providing your friends and family to the very best in cookout technology.  Whether it is a romantic meal for two, a more cozy family meal for a huge, backyard blowout neighborhood potluck and barbecue!