Napoleon BIP500RBPSS-3 Built-in Prestige 500 RB Propane Gas Grill Head (Detailed Honest Review)
Updated: Sep 9, 2020
With quite a decent price against its competitors and being modern both in design and functions, the Napoleon BIP500RBPSS-3 Built-in Prestige 500 RB pulls itself a place in one of the best gas grills with rotisserie accessories and functions in the market.
With overall dimensions of 22.25 x 25.5 x 32.5 inches (length x width x height), it boasts 760 square inches of cooking space to fit in all kinds of dishes from grilling 31 hamburgers simultaneously or Rotisserie Chickens and Thanksgiving Turkeys with its included Rotisserie Accessories and Features!
The entire cooking space is heated with a total of 66,000 BTU which consists of the 48,000 BTU/hour main burners and the 18,000 BTU/hour infrared rear rotisserie burner.
The majority of its construction is made from stainless steel which makes for a sturdy build and sleek profile. The warming rack appears to be chrome-plated. The entire unit’s weight upon shipment is 125 pounds.
Upon arrival, it comes with the gas grill head and burners already in place with only the parts inside such as the grates, heat tents, warming rack, and etc. to install. The build process itself was easy but the instructions weren’t too clear as it only in a paper with minimal description, and no link to an instructions video. Builds like these usually take around 2 hours.
The cooking experience with this gas grill with rotisserie was greatly unique. What you’ll notice first are the "SafetyGlow" lights on the control knobs. When the gas grill in itself is in use, the knobs will turn on with blue lights and when you turn on a burner, the control knob for that burner turns red to signify that that certain burner is in use.
The lighting configuration on the control knobs is actually quite a nice and convenient feature to have especially when determining and monitoring which burners are currently in use and for temperature zoning. In that aspect, this gas grill also does great on heat distribution and temperature control throughout the entire cooking space and includes the ACCU-PROBE Temperature Gauge to assist you in monitoring the temperature inside the gas grill! It can get very hot if you want to!
The rotisserie function is also what sells this gas grill at its price point. Since the infrared rotisserie burner as located at the rear, it reduces the chances of sudden flare-ups when drippings get into the heat source. This is perfect for Rotisserie Chickens and roasting turkeys for Thanksgiving. It evenly cooked up Rotisserie dishes, with crispy in the outside and juicy interior.
Grilling experience-wise, it was also quite interesting with its grill grates. The grill grates are formed in a wavy fashion, thus making wavy grill marks on your steaks, hamburgers and etc. You can also add in charcoal with the optional charcoal tray to add that flavor of charcoal which is great for grilling, smoking, and even rotisserie!
ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS INCLUDED
Out of the box, the gas grill is mostly assembled with all the burners already installed. The package contains the gas grill unit with burners, the grates, heat tents, warming rack, Rotisserie Spit Rod, Rotisserie Forks, and a paper with printed instructions
As with most stainless steel constructed equipment, this gas grill was quite easy to clean. Covers are still always recommended to keep the gas grill away from direct rain or other environmental factors. But, cleaning up after barbeque can prove to be quite a task at times.
This gas grill with rotisserie does not include a regulator out of the box considering it’s labeled as such that installation can only be done by a certified gas technician. In the long run, you might also need some parts for replacement, and finding certain special replacement parts could get pricey depending on your location so make sure to make full use of the warranty.
There are two available versions of this gas grill depending on its fuel: Liquid Propane or Natural Gas.
For the Napoleon Prestige Series, you get a lifetime warranty on the Hood, Stainless Steel Lid, Porcelain Enamel Lid, Aluminum Castings, Stainless Steel Cooking Grids, and Stainless Steel Tube Burners.
You also get a 15-year warranty on the Stainless Steel Sear Plates, Porcelain Enamel Cast Iron Grids, Stainless Steel Infrared Rotisserie, Infrared Bottom/Side Burner and All Other Parts.
If what you’re looking for is one modern gas grill both in its design, with its durable and sleek stainless steel construction and SafetyGlow lighting configuration, function, with its capable 66,000 BTU total power input with 48,000 BTU on the main cooking burners and 18,000 BTU on the infrared burner, a remarkable warranty, with its lifetime and 15-year warranty on selected parts, a decent price and great for Rotisserie Chickens and other large cuts of meat on the spit rod, this is definitely one gas grill to be taken into your list!