Hestan 42-Inch Gas Grill Review

Hestan 42-Inch Gas Grill

$9,700
9.1

Construction Quality

9.0/10

Temperature Control

9.5/10

Features

9.0/10

Flare-ups

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

  • High Heat Output
  • Innovative Rotisserie System
  • Solid Construction
  • Available in Colors

Cons

  • Comparatively Expensive

Specifications

  • Four 25,000 BTU standard stainless steel tubular burners
  • 782 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 1064 square inches
  • 72,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • One 18,000 BTU top mounted infrared rotisserie burner
  • Two 15,000 BTU side burners
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Stainless steel plate cooking grates
  • Internal chain driven rotisserie system
  • Hot surface continuous ignition
  • Stainless steel/ceramic barrier
  • Two internal halogen lights
  • Convertible between propane and natural gas with additional equipment
  • Made in North America by Hestan Home LLC

Full Review - Hestan 42-Inch Gas Grill

Simply put, the Hestan 42-Inch Gas Grill is one of the best on the market. However, at nearly $10,000 it is a bit of a luxury grill. That is not to say that it is just one of those grills that looks good, but isn't designed to do much more. The Hestan is a powerhouse of a gas grill. The four main burners can pump out 100,000 BTU's under 782 square inches of heavy laser cut stainless steel cooking surface. That is nearly overkill.

The main burners on this grill are stainless steel tubular burners. While most manufacturers in this price range opt for cast stainless, Hestan remains with the tubular design. The reason for this is the burners themselves. They branch out, creating a sea of flame that makes this grill not only amazingly powerful, but incredibly even in its heating. Put the stainless steel and ceramic barriers over these burners and the heat difference side to side and front to back is practially nothing. You can trust this grill to heat evenly.

The Hestan is loaded with innovation as well. The rotisserie burner is top-mounted, not back mounted. It focuses down at the cooking surface instead of straight forward. You can actually broil on this grill. Try it. It's pretty amazing. This isn't the only innovation in this grill. The rotisserie motor is internal and chain driven. Basically, Hestan took everything we knew about the gas grill and reinvented it. It also looks great. This is a serious grill and it looks it.

The Bottom Line

If you have the money, this is a grill you can't go wrong with. Hestan is serious about their products and ti shows. You can get this grill freestanding or as a built in. Either way, you won't be disappointed.