With summer just right around the corner now is the perfect time to pull out that old grill and get her ready for the grilling season ahead. Maybe you don’t have a grill to pull out. Maybe yours got damaged last year. It just simply might be time for a new one. Whatever the situation is, you no doubt have hundreds to thousands of viable options available to you when it comes to choosing a new grill. However, there are no two names that stick out more than Broil King and Weber, but which is the best of the two?
When shopping for a long-term product like a grill it is important to know about the company itself. And, you are in luck when it comes to Broil King. This is a company that is not only highly known and respected in the grilling industry, but they are a well-known manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foodservice equipment. Their main facility is located in the hills of Northwest Connecticut in the town of Winsted and is still one of the few manufacturing companies that actually manufacture in the United States. This alone says a lot about the company, but it is their pride in the quality that really stands above all. All their products are highly tested and tried before leaving the manufacturing floors just to ensure a lack of errors.
Weber is probably a name that you are already familiar with if you’ve been grilling for years. They are a company that is driven by passion. Passion for quality and the ability to grill the best steaks possible. When you invest in the Weber name, you can rest assured that you are getting a company whose products have been tried and tested over the years. They’ve been in operating since the early 50s back when George Stephen founded the company. At the time, he was an employee at Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois and he was simply inspired by the shape of a buoy. He knew right away that a rounded cooking bowl with a lid was the way to go. This is why Weber Grills are known for their unique rounded design. This was when he decided to cut that buoy in half and add three legs to the bottom with a handle at the top. The rest is pretty much history and the company’s been going strong ever since.
Broil King 956244 Regal vs Weber Genesis II
Broil King 956244 Regal Review
While Broil King makes a wide range of grills and grilling accessories, it is the Regal that stands out amongst the competition. This is because it really does make the perfect steak thanks to its patented stainless steel dual-tube burners and innovative flave-r-wave stainless steel cooking system. The Regal delivers perfection while ensuring that you always get an even heat across the cooking surface. And, this is just the start for the Regal
Durable Cooking Grids
Speaking of cooking surface, you’ll find that the Regal comes fully equipped with solid rod 9mm stainless steel cooking grids. While they are 56 percent heavier than traditional cooking grills, the design does add to the overall durability and integrity of the design. This specific design provides great heat retention along with bold sear marks that add to the presentation of your meats.
The Regal is not just for grilling. It is all about innovation and convenience. This is why it also offers a unique powerful side burner that allows you to prepare sides and heat up your favorite sauces. You can even brown bread or cook an ear of corn. This in combination with the rear rotisserie burner and you’ll be able to cook an entire chicken or a whole rack of lambs.
Weber 62006001 Genesis II S-435 Review
Weber also has many models available on the market, but it is the one that sticks out amongst the masses. And, a lot of this has to do with the Gs4 grilling system. This is a system that features improved infinity ignition burner along with an ample 450 square inches of cooking space. Combine this with the two available burners, and you won’t have a problem whipping up a feast for an entire crowd of hungry people.
Weber knows that you’ll love this grill, and they are so confident in this fact that they are willing to give you a 100 percent Weber Guarantee. This means you buy the product and simply don’t like the way it cooks, you can send your money back and get a full refund. Don’t like the way the grill looks when it shows up? No problem, package it back up and send it back for a full refund. Combine this with the 10-year warranty and you are looking at a company that really trusts believes in what they are selling.
Heat generation is always a major concern when it comes to grills. Sometimes it just seems like those traditional patio grills don’t produce the right amount of heat. Or, when they do, they don’t do it evenly. Luckily, this is not going to be a problem with Weber. It boasts a powerful main burner with easy to read fuel gauge that is capable of producing a maximum of 26,500 BTU-per-hour. Not only just, but it’ll do it evenly across your foods.
Porcelain-Enameled, Cast Iron Grates
Grates are always a major consideration when it comes to grills. Once again, this won’t be an issue with Weber. This model not only features porcelain-enameled grates, but they are also cast iron just to add a little more to the overall durability.
There is no denying that both of these grills are amazing, but it has to be the Broil King that takes the ribbon here. Both models do offer a 10-year warranty, but with the Broil King, you also get a limited lifetime on the cook box, which is simply something that can’t be overlooked. It also has some other impressive features that make it stand out like the cool blue LED-light control knobs. These not only make reading temps and information easy, but they’ll light up your entire patio space, making for a beautiful and impressive outdoor setting, especially during the late evening hours.