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Broilmaster P3X Built-In Gas Grill Review

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Broilmaster P3X Built-in Gas Grill
Broilmaster P3X Built-in Gas Grill

Broilmaster P3X

Derrick Riches

Construction Quality
Temperature Control
Flare-Ups
Features
Durability

Specifications

  • One dual control stainless steel bowtie burner
  • 442 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 695 square inches
  • 45,000 BTU total output from the main burners
  • Electric (AA-Battery) ignition
  • Multi-position stainless steel cooking grates
  • Comes with full insert mounting
  • Ceramic briquette barrier
  • Cast aluminum body
  • Convertible between propane and natural gas
  • Made in the USA by Empire Comfort Systems

Full Review – Broilmaster P3X Built-in Gas Grill

PROS

  • Solid, durable construction
  • Excellent heat output
  • Very Durable
  • Multilevel Cooking Surface

CONS

  • Primitive Design
  • Two Burner Design
  • Limited Accessories

Broilmaster has been in the gas grill business for decades. Their business model is built around the idea of making a grill that lasts virtually forever. In this day of throw-away products, this might seem a little strange, but if you are going to go to the effort of building a custom enclosure for your outdoor kitchen, you probably want a gas grill that will last a long time. Broilmaster provides that. This isn’t to say that they are not the only ones that do, but if you are reading this, you are at least thinking along these lines.

There is, of course, another hand to all this. The Broilmaster P3 isn’t fancy, modern looking, or highly versatile. This is a basic two-burner gas grill, not all that different from the original gas grills of the 1950s and 60s. Further, the burner is a single unit and if it needs replacing, which could happen, the whole unit needs to be replaced. The burner is controlled by two valves and this simple configuration doesn’t make for a high level of variable cooking, like indirect grilling.

This is not to say that the Broilmaster P3 isn’t an innovative grill. While it relies on a cast aluminum shell and the old-style single burner unit system, this gas grill has multi-level cooking grates that allow you to adjust the distance between the food and the flame. There is a completely unique shutter system in this grill that turns it into an indirect oven and with some wood chips, a smoking oven (I won’t call it a smoker).

So, this gas grill is built to last, has innovative solutions to adapt its relatively small size to a wide range of cooking styles, and has powerful heat output. If you are looking for a grill that cooks impressively, even if it if doesn’t look that impressive, set aside the stainless steel hype and consider this for your outdoor kitchen.

Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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Recipes

  • Skillet Gochujang Brussels Sprouts
    Easy, skillet brussels sprouts flavored with gochujang, honey, bacon, and a hit of smokiness from the grill.
  • Smoked Beef Back Ribs
    These fantastic smoked beef back ribs are tender, smoky, and spend a mere 3 1/2 hours on the grill.
  • Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes
    Smoked au gratin potatoes are the new and improved version of a comfort food classic. A delicious, easy recipe!
  • Smoked Venison Tenderloin
    Tender, marinated smoked venison tenderloin served with a delicious pineapple, ginger, and rum sauce.
  • Smoked Onions
    These delicious smoked onions, are easy to make, and have a fantastic smoky, caramelized flavor.