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Napoleon takes the art of grilling to a higher level. Every feature, every material, is engineered to give the ultimate performance - so you can create unforgettable meals and memorable moments. And just like you, we’re not some rookie behind the grill. Napoleon is a family-owned company with over 20 passionate years of grill-making experience. Every great meal starts with the best ingredients. Start yours with the best grill out there: Napoleon.
The Napoleon Prestige® 500 Gas Grill with Infrared Side and Rear Burners is the total grilling package; with a stunning all stainless steel hood and stainless steel construction, this cart model has the capabilities of a full outdoor kitchen. With four main burners, an infrared rear and side burner, this grill can cook meals using eight unique cooking styles. Grill for a crowd with a capacity for up to thirty hamburgers, and up to eight more on the side burner. You'll know it's a Napoleon with the Iconic WAVE™ cooking grids for those distinctive sear marks. Not just durable on the outside; under the lid, is the same quality stainless steel used for the tube burners, dual-level sear plates and cooking grids. Seven stainless steel sear plates provide extra surface area for any drippings from your food to vaporize, avoiding flare-ups. Never leave your barbecue on again as all the Prestige® series grills come with the SafetyGlow feature where the control knobs glow red when the burner is on. Enjoy evenly cooked restaurant style meals with the rear infrared burner and rotisserie.
The center of the backyard, the hub of your outdoor living space, a barbecue not only helps you prepare an unending variety of meals but helps bring the family together. Just like the ingredients that you use to make magnificent meals, we at Napoleon only use the best ingredients to create the most durable, dependable, and polished grills that you have ever had the pleasure of using. Built to exacting standards, these barbecues feature an advanced cooking system, unique cooking capabilities that go beyond just hamburgers.
ADVANCED IGNITION SYSTEM
One thing you should be able to say about your barbecue is that it is reliable. What is more reliable than a barbecue that won’t rust out and lights every time? Napoleon builds grills that stand the test of time with safety and ease of use in mind.
INSTANT JETFIRE™ IGNITION
The instant JETFIRE™ ignition lights the first time, every time. This innovative ignition system for our barbecues shoots a jet of flame to light each burner individually. Single-handed ignition of your grill is worry-free, requiring no extra batteries or effort. With an ignition system for each burner, dependability is increased exponentially. Imagine lighting a barbecue with just a twist of the wrist.
CROSS LIGHTING ACTION
Grilling should be safe and trouble-free. Napoleon ensures this with a cross lighting system. In the unlikely event that a burner goes out or fails to light, it will automatically relight. A specially built cross-light bracket between burners passes everything necessary to the unlit burner. Cross lighting is just another way that Napoleon assures safe and reliable grilling.
Using the barbecue should be as fun as it is easy. To create something to eat that the whole family will enjoy is one of life’s greatest pleasures. With a Napoleon barbecue, you can do that any time of the year, day or night. A Napoleon is a barbecue with lights. Bring light to one of life’s greatest pleasures.
YOUR GUIDING LIGHT
Imagine a barbecue that welcomes you home when you come to cook? Our Prestige PRO™ Series of gas barbecues allow you to step into the spotlight. Responding to your presence, proximity lighting will shine the Napoleon logo onto the ground in front of the grill, inviting you to cook something tasty for your friends and family. This luxury feature brings to mind thoughts of high-end automobiles.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Whether it’s for a midnight snack or barbecuing during the darker seasons, there’s nothing more challenging than trying to hold the flashlight in one hand and tongs in the other. Napoleon knows this and has solved the problem by adding interior lighting to our barbecues and grill cabinets. The long-lasting LED lights illuminate your cooking surface for worry-free nighttime (or early morning) cooking.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BBQ
How could one-handed, ergonomic, self-lighting knobs on a barbecue get any better? By adding lights of course! Our LED Spectrum NIGHT LIGHT™ Control Knobs are lit from within with long-lasting LED lights that have near limitless color options, making nighttime entertaining a breeze. Included with the NIGHT LIGHT™ Control Knobs is SafetyGlow. A feature that changes any knobs with a lit burner to red when gas is on. Other barbecues feature calming blue LED lights with SafetyGlow included. Never leave your barbecue on accidentally again.
MAKE LIGHT WORK
Not every barbecue can come with lights. But Napoleon can make light of that situation with a plethora of barbecue accessories that can attach to most barbecue lid handles and even some tools to provide light while you create culinary masterpieces.
Burners could be considered the beating heart of a barbecue. Ours are just that, only we’ve reinforced them with armor and supercharged them with science. Our burners feature an industry-leading design that provides proven longevity, performance and optimum efficiency.
Complete combustion of the perfect balance of fuel and oxygen creates a clean burn with a difference you can taste. This efficient burn is specifically tailored to the selected fuel, natural gas, or propane, and each and every Napoleon barbecue burner has been tailored to that specific fuel type. Dual gas ports on the top and sides of each burner guarantee even heating front to back and side to side within the barbecue, producing fewer flare-ups when used.
How many barbecue manufacturers can say that their barbecue burners will work after being run over by a transport truck? Napoleon gas barbecue burners are made from 16-gauge, premium quality 304 stainless steel. It is the ideal material for, not only, culinary but exterior applications too. The design is tough and strong, guiding the heat and flame where it needs to be to ensure the best performance a barbecue can provide.
Managing fire is what we do. After years of building high-efficiency stoves and fireplaces, the Napoleon team has a direct advantage when it comes to designing a barbecue. Airflow, airtightness, and fuel management are just a few things that ensure that a Napoleon barbecue is counted among one of the most efficient barbecues on earth.
WHAT ARE BTUS
BTU or the British Thermal Unit measures the energy that it takes to raise one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. This comes into play with a barbecue by measuring the amount of heat it will generate when burners are running at the maximum output as calculated by fuel consumed per square foot. This gives you an overall number that you can think of like miles per gallon in a car.
EFFICIENT USE OF BTUS
One would think that the higher the BTUs, the better the barbecue. However, high BTUs don’t necessarily mean that the barbecue is efficient. Although Napoleon barbecues are definitely efficient. Our units are built to seal tightly while providing the perfect amount of airflow for complete combustion of the selected fuel, whether it is charcoal, natural gas, or propane. A tighter grill with balanced airflow ensures even heating and cooking while providing more control over temperature.
Napoleon gas barbecues are made with highly durable stainless steel. Not only does stainless steel shrug off anything nature and your culinary creativity can throw at them, it also ensures that our grills heat up quickly and retain that heat. The lids are built with a second layer inside to provide insulation, improving heat retention and circulation. This makes a Napoleon barbecue one of the most efficient on the market.
ICONIC WAVE GRIDS
You can’t have a delicious grilled meal without a good set of cooking grids. And the grill grates in our barbecues go above and beyond to create the best meals. Select between classic cast iron and contemporary stainless steel to ensure the best barbecue experience when cooking.
UNIQUE WAVE SHAPE
The first thing you will notice about our cooking grids is that they are like no other. The iconic wave shape isn’t just for looks or the iconic sear marks though. The wavy shape has many purposes. It encourages even heating and provides more surface area. The distinctive curve prevents smaller food from falling through, keeping your grill cleaner. Most importantly, this shape increases the longevity of our grill grates by allowing for heat expansion and contraction. It reduces the effect that the forces heat and cold have on the metal ensuring lasting endurance.
Our cast iron cooking grids are coated in a porcelain enamel that, when properly maintained, will season up just like a cast-iron frying pan. While they do take a while to preheat, it is well worth the wait. The sear from a cast iron cooking grid is unparalleled. Heat is retained and transferred easily through cast iron. Your grids will stay hotter for longer whether you are using gas or charcoal.
Stainless steel is a highly resilient and durable material, that’s why we build our barbecues using it. Stainless steel cooking grids are virtually maintenance-free, they benefit from being kept clean, but do not require intensive seasoning. Stainless steel heats quickly and cools just as fast. That just means that you won’t be peeking at that lovely roast or steak as often.
The lid of a barbecue is what will make or break its efficiency, durability, and functionality. The easy-to-use, roll-top lid on a Napoleon barbecue is built with all of these things in mind, making our barbecues some of the most efficient on the market.
JUST ROLL WITH IT
There is no doubt about it, Napoleon barbecues are sturdy. With a heavy-duty lid like ours, they’re going to have to be. Because of the beefy nature of our lids we’ve rethought how they function. Placing the pivot point closer to the middle of the lid provides several benefits.
One of the benefits is saving space. The lid pivots on a central point keeping the opening within the same space as the body of the barbecue. It won’t take up more space upon opening, so your outdoor space is maximized.
The other benefit to this unique pivot point is that it provides leverage to easily lift a lid that is built with quality materials and manufacturing to ensure the heat stays in your barbecue. In other words, our lids are a little heavier than others, but with the LIFT EASE™ Roll Top lid, you will still be able to easily open the lid to check on your delicious meals.
WELCOME TO THE HIGH TOP
While it is true that cooking can be a circus, this high top is all about ensuring efficiency and making sure that your barbecue can handle anything you throw in it. We’ve created barbecues with a higher lid height to provide you with space to grill up beercan chickens and with plenty of space on the warming rack for the foods you are keeping warm while you continue to cook. The double layer of insulation in the lid itself works just like your favorite insulated mug keeping the heat in and helping it to circulate for great heat control.
Napoleon’s cooking system is second to none. With a plethora of ways to use our barbecues to achieve delicious meals, there is nothing you can’t do on a Napoleon grill. Ensuring everything cooked on our barbecues tastes amazing and keeping things easy to clean and maintain is part of the secret to being one of the best barbecues on the market.
Beauty may only be skin deep, but quality and performance can be seen no matter how you look at a Napoleon barbecue. Made from culinary quality stainless steel inside and out, our barbecues outperform and outshine the others. One of the best-kept secrets to this unparalleled greatness is the premium quality, 304 stainless steel sear plates.
What are sear plates for? Sear plates in a barbecue have a number of functions. First and foremost is to help create the big barbecue flavor that you know and love. When cooking on a Napoleon barbecue, these sear plates are heated. Food placed on the barbecue drips onto the sear plates where those drippings are vaporized creating smoke and steam that bathes the food being cooked in intense grill flavor.
MORE THAN ONE FUNCTION
Napoleon’s sear plates aren’t just like any other. We’ve placed our sear plates in a multi-level, staggered pattern. This creates even coverage across the grilling surface providing a multitude of other functions than just ensuring the best barbecue flavor. This pattern of sear plates produces even heating throughout the barbecue. Because every burner is covered on all sides by our specially designed sear plates, the interior of the barbecue and the burners are kept far cleaner than other barbecues. This makes your Napoleon barbecue even easier to keep clean.
STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION
Napoleon’s gas barbecues are made from premium materials like food-grade, corrosion-resistant, 430 and 304-grade stainless steel. These high-quality materials look stunning but also ensure long-lasting performance. The higher quality materials like stainless steel resist denting, corrosion, the weather, and especially the mess and heat from cooking.
WHY DO WE USE STAINLESS STEEL?
Many of our Napoleon barbecues use stainless steel for the interior and exteriors of these grills because they will not need any extra finishing making them perfect for outdoor, and more importantly, culinary applications. Stainless steel is an environmentally friendly alloy. It requires no harsh chemicals for finishing or to ensure that a barbecue will stand up to the elements and stand the test of time. Not only that, stainless steel is a 100% recyclable material.
We use other materials in our barbecues too. Cast Aluminum is used where things get hot. Able to withstand temperatures around 900*F, these parts won’t rust or fail while you sear that steak. For carts and other painted model grills, galvanized steel is ideal. Our galvanized steel parts are made with three layers instead of just two. Sheet metal is sandwiched between a lightweight aluminized coating and then a thick layer of powder coat paint that provides an attractive and dependable finish. This finish is the same one used on high-end cars.
PREMIUM QUALITY GRILLS
Built for just about any weather condition and cooking challenge you can think to throw at them, a Napoleon Grill is guaranteed to be up to the task. Whether it’s stainless steel, galvanized steel, or cast aluminum, the parts of this barbecue aren’t going to rust, inside or out. With proper maintenance, this barbecue will last generations.
UNIQUE COOKING CAPABILITIES
Not many barbecues can boast that you can cook just about anything in any manner you wish. From stone oven style pizza to the most succulent rotisserie chicken, baked goods like cake and bread, to your favorite smoked delicacies, there isn’t anything you can’t use a Napoleon barbecue to prepare. We have the most unique cooking capabilities available on any barbecue.
UNIQUE COOKING CAPABILITIES
There is nothing you can’t do on a Napoleon barbecue. There is nothing we haven’t thought of either. Our barbecues feature precise temperature control, allowing users to enjoy slow roasting, smoking, and baking of things like bread, cakes, cookies, and more.
Add a delicate smoked flavor to dishes while using a gas grill. An integrated smoker tray and a dedicated burner will ignite smoker chips to add that delightful smokiness to all of your favorite grilled dishes.
INFRARED ROTISSERIE BURNER
Ideal for high heat searing to create a dark crust, followed by finishing with slow spit roasting, our rear infrared rotisserie burners are perfectly suited to just about any meal that you can stick a spit through. Roasts of beef and pork, poultry, ribs, and even chicken wings, there’s nothing that can’t be cooked rotisserie style. The results will speak for themselves.
INFRARED SEAR STATION BURNERS
Infrared burners can be located within the barbecue or on the side shelf as a sear station. They superheat in moments to produce the intensity of temperature needed for ideal searing. That means the perfect steak comes off of your barbecue within minutes.
Having every little bit of food ready at the same time is a challenge, especially when feeding a crowd. We’ve thought of that too. You don’t need a lot of heat to keep food warm and the warming burner produces just the right amount of heat to keep things warm while making sure things don’t get overdone.
TWO-STAGE POWER SIDE BURNER
What, you ask, is a two-stage power side burner? The two-stage power side burner is a combination of a range-style gas burner and infrared burner. The outer gas ring is for gently cooking and simmering, while the interior power burner features the same infrared technology featured in our infrared sear station burners. The cast-iron side burner cooking grate has interesting properties itself as well. The concave side is perfectly suited to cradling a wok for fantastic stir-fries and pasta dishes. Flip the cooking grate to create stable support that is ideal for pots and pans where you can create a wide range of sauces, side dishes, and anything else imaginable.
We could wax poetic for a while regarding all of the amazing things you can do using a Napoleon gas barbecue. But, one thing you won’t be expecting is what’s coming next. What if we told you that you can grill a meal on your gas barbecue, using charcoal! How mouthwatering!
NOW YOU'RE COOKING... WITH CHARCOAL
Using the charcoal tray is as easy as lighting your gas barbecue. Remove the grids and sear plates over the burners, add the tray, fill with hardwood lump charcoal, and light the burners. The gas burners will quickly light the charcoal. Replace the cooking grids on your barbecue and wait until the charcoal ashes over. Now you’re grilling with charcoal!
Using the charcoal tray can be amazingly fun and will allow you to get creative with your recipes. Not only can you add the fun and flavor of charcoal to your meals while using a gas barbecue, but imagine doubling or even tripling that flavor by adding wood chips and chunks and creating the delightful smoked flavor like you would only get using a charcoal barbecue or smoker.
Dimensions 50.25" H X 66.25" W X 26.50" D
Total Cooking Area 900 in²
Color Stainless Steel
Weight 207 lbs
Ignition Type Flame Thrower
Total number of Burners 6 Burners
Number of Main Burners 4 Burners
Types of Burners (4) Stainless Steel Tube Burners, (1) Infrared Back Burner, (1) Infrared Side Burner
FOR PRESTIGE®, PRESTIGE PRO™ CART AND BUILT-IN SERIES MODELS
Napoleon products are designed with superior components and materials and are assembled by trained craftsmen who take great pride in their work. The burner and valve assembly are leak tested and test-fired at a quality test station. This grill has been thoroughly inspected by a qualified technician before packaging and shipping to ensure that you, the customer, receive the quality product you expect from Napoleon. Napoleon (Wolf Steel Ltd, Barrie, ON, Canada) warrants that the components in your new Napoleon product will be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase, for a period of 15 years.