Broil King Regal 590 Gas Grill Review

Broil King Regal 590

$1,200
8.8

Construction Quality

8.5/10

Temperature Control

8.5/10

Features

9.0/10

Flare-ups

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Large Full Feature Gas Grill
  • Full Rotisserie System
  • Very Versatile

Cons

  • Low Power Side Burner
  • Lighter Weight Construction

Specifications

  • Five 11,000 BTU stainless steel burners
  • 625 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 875 square inches
  • 55,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 10,000 BTU flush mounted side burner
  • 15,000 BTU rear mounted standard rotisserie burner
  • Electric (AA-battery) ignition
  • Stainless Steel cooking grates
  • Constructed of cast aluminum, enameled steel, and stainless steel
  • Dual layer hood
  • Enclosed cart design
  • Sold as Propane or Natural Gas - Not convertible
  • Propane tank, cover, and rotisserie kit sold separately
  • Made in the United States by the Onward Manufacturing Company
  • This model also available in Stainless Steel

Full Review - Broil King Regal 590 Gas Grill

The Broil King Regal 590 Gas Grill has it all. For around $1,200USD you can get a five burner gas grill with a side burner and full rotisserie system that includes a rear mounted rotisserie burner. And Broil King is a great company. You don't have to worry about the warranty or long term durability of this grill. However, there are a few things about this grill that I'm not that fond of.

First of all, this is a 55,000 maximum BTU gas grill with 625 square inches of cooking surface. Superior engineering gives this grill the ability to produce high temperatures with a little less power. But five burners is excessive for this size grill. There are simply too many knobs to turn to light the whole grill. I would rather this was a four burner grill with perhaps 56,000 BTUs. It would still have even heat, but one less burner. That means fewer parts and more money could be put into quality.

Secondly, the side burner on this grill is underpowered. Yes, most people never turn on the side burner, but when you need it, 10,000 BTUs is not that powerful. It will heat a small pot, but won't do much more. It's a nice side burner, just a little weak.

The rotisserie system is good, but Broil King uses a standard gas burner. Not infrared. For a rear mounted burner, it really can't throw heat forward. Standard gas burners heat air that rises. Infrared projects heat. While the rotisserie system on this grill works well, it could be better. On the plus side, you get the rotisserie kit with this grill standard. This is something many no name companies don't do and that drives me a littel crazy.

The Bottom Line

You can't argue with Broil King's quality. They make a great grill and this model is good. You really won't be disappointed with it. I like that they don't waste money on a shiny body. I also like the dual tube burners they use that produce a very even front to back heat. The things I don't like about this grill are actually minor. For what you are going to use this grill for, it does a great job.