NAPOLEON: EXPERTS IN GAS & INFRARED GRILLING
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Welcome to the world of Napoleon Grills! For over 40 years, Napoleon has been a leader in the outdoor cooking industry, providing top-of-the-line grills and accessories that make outdoor cooking a breeze. From charcoal grills to gas grills, Napoleon has something for everyone. With their superior construction and corrosion resistance, you can be sure that your Napoleon grill will last for years to come. Napoleon is a reliable and durable grill that will make your outdoor cooking experience a pleasure.
Today, we will compare two of Napoleon's greatest product in line: The Napoleon 32" Built-in 700 Series Gas Grill vs The Napoleon Prestige Pro Series. An article about the Prestige Pro series is previously published and you can check it out here. So now, we'll first have an overview about the 700 series then we'll compare the two series right after.
Napoleon 32" Built-in 700 Series Gas Grill
The Built-In 700 Series Gas Grill from Napoleon offers the highest quality grilling experience, with its marine-grade stainless steel construction and 9-mm stainless steel cooking grids. The JETFIRE™ ignition system ensures quick and easy lighting of the burners, while the ACCU-PROBE™ temperature gauge allows for precise temperature control. The SafetyGlow control knobs provide a beautiful blue glow when not in use, changing to red when the burners are active. This grill has been designed for easy installation, with integrated trim and longer electrical wiring for no design or functionality restrictions.
This series is available in three (3) sizes:
🔥 INFRARED REAR ROTISSERIE BURNER - BBQ LIKE A PRO
Infrared heat from the rotisserie burner is perfect for high heat searing and slow spit roasting.
🔥 STAINLESS STEEL ICONIC WAVE™ COOKING GRIDS - QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL
Thick 9.5mm iconic WAVE™ shape provides even heat transfer and prevents smaller foods from falling into the grill.
🔥 INSTANT JETFIRE™ IGNITION - INSTANT, RELIABLE IGNITION
This innovative and easy to use ignition system shoots a jet of flame to light each gas burner individually for quick start-ups.
🔥 NIGHT LIGHT™ KNOBS WITH SAFETYGLOW - NEVER BE LEFT IN THE DARK
Never accidentally leave the gas on and know which burners are lit for multi-zone grilling.
🔥 ROTISSERIE INCLUDED - YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND
Easily rotiss gourmet meals on your barbecue
🔥 INTEGRATED STORAGE FOR ROTISSERIE KIT - INTEGRATED STORAGE
Never be without your favorite grilling accessory, the integrated rotisserie kit storage keeps everything close by.
🔥 CROSS LIGHTING BURNER - AUTOMATICALLY RELIGHTS
If a burner goes out or fails to light, cross-lighting brackets automatically ignite the adjacent burners.
🔥 PREMIUM QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL BURNERS - PROVEN LONGEVITY & PERFORMANCE
Providing the perfect balance of fuel and oxygen, our premium quality burners blaze with efficiency and even heating.
|32" 700 Built-In Series||38" Built-in 700 Series||44" Built-in 700 Series|
|Fuel Type||Natural Gas, Propane||Natural Gas, Propane||
Natural Gas, Propane
|Main Burners||4 Stainless Steel Main Burners||5 Stainless Steel Main Burners||
6 Stainless Steel Main Burners
|Infrared Rear Burner||1 Infrared Rear Burner||2 Infrared Rear Burners||
4 Stainless Steel Main Burners
Two Dual Position warming racks
|Total Cooking Area||785 in² (3385 cm²)||945 in² (6095cm²)||
1100 in² (7090 cm²)
Let us now proceed to the side-by-side comparison of the two aforementioned series.
So, the common question is: What is the difference? Should we compare the Napoleon pro series to these to see which one is superior?
First things first, the Napoleon 700 Built-In Series, as the title suggests, is specifically designed just for the built-in configuration. On the other hand, the Napoleon Prestige Pro Series can be both built-in and freestanding. However, Taking this into consideration, we will focus on and discuss some really great features that are specifically designed, such as an outdoor kitchen-type application.
1. Hood and Construction
|Prestige Pro Series||700 Built-In Series|
You can clearly see the difference between the closed and the regular Prestige series. Specifically, from the hood up, there are a lot of cosmetic differences. We will show you some overlays of what the Pro series looks like, but if you look at the sides of the grills, you will notice that the entire grill head is made of stainless steel. This is different from the Pro series and Prestige series, which have chrome and aluminum siding. This stainless steel look gives your kitchen a more beefy and natural look.
2. Cooking Grates
The two grills have a 9 mm cooking grate, which provides better performance for cooking vegetables and other items due to the close proximity and beefy surface area. This is somehow a similarity between the two grills.
3. Grill Lighting
To make this simple, the Prestige Pro has interior and motion lighting, whereas the 700 Series has exterior lighting only.
To sum up, the Napoleon 700 series is a great way to enter the built-in category with a clean and polished look. It has the same Napoleon design and feel, with nice even cooking distribution throughout the grill. The two main features that you gain with the 700 series are the full stainless beefy lid and thicker cooking grates. You also get more value for your money. However, you lose the multi-color lights, interior lights, and rotisserie kit being standard. You can get an infrared drop-in burner as an add-on for both grills.
In conclusion, technically, there’s a difference in the hood construction, and also in the configuration of the two series. The quality they deliver is almost the same, yet, Prestige Pro has more upgraded features compared to the 700 Series. Click the product images for more information, and for you to have a further review of these products.