Blaze Professional LUX vs Napoleon Prestige Series

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Blaze Professional LUX vs Napoleon Prestige Series

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Choosing the right grill brand for the business, outdoor cooking is very important. In a previous post, I discussed the Blaze vs Napoleon grills. Today, I will discuss about the specific models of the Blaze Professional LUX and Napoleon Prestige Gas Grill series.

The Blaze Professional LUX and Napoleon Prestige® gas grill series are popular among grilling lovers. Both brands provide excellent features and top-notch performance. If you are going to purchase a new grill for your business, this comparison will definitely help you to make an informed choice.

The Blaze Grill brand offers 2 variants in the Professional LUX series.

  1. Blaze Professional LUX 34-Inch
  2. Blaze Professional LUX 44-Inch

In both variants, there is a slight difference in size, cooking power, and quantity of H burners.

While the Napoleon Prestige® Series has 2 variants.

  1. Prestige® 665 RSIB
  2. Prestige® 500 RSIB

Blaze Professional LUX vs Napoleon Prestige Table Comparison

Blaze LUX 34-inchBlaze LUX 44-inchNapoleon Prestige 500Napoleon Prestige 665
304 stainless steel304 stainless steelHigh-quality stainless steel (Rust & Corrosion proof)High-quality stainless steel (Rust & Corrosion proof)
3 H burners4 H burners4 main burners5 main burners
816 square inches of cooking area1050 square inches of cooking area900 square inches of grilling area1140 square inches of grilling area
Cooking power 54,000 BTUsCooking power 72,000 BTUs54,000 BTUs80,000 total BTU's
flame stabilizers and heat zone separatorsflame stabilizers and heat zone separators7.5 mm thick stainless steel unique wave-shaped cooking grids7.5 mm thick stainless steel unique wave-shaped cooking grids
Infrared rear rotisserie burnerInfrared rear rotisserie burnerInfrared rear rotisserie burnerInfrared rear rotisserie burner
12mm stainless steel hexagon cooking rods12mm stainless steel hexagon cooking rods7.5 mm thick stainless steel cooking grids7.5 mm thick stainless steel cooking grids
Knobs have integrated lightsKnobs have integrated lightsKnobs are illuminated with blue LED lightsKnobs are illuminated with blue LED lights
Interior lightsInterior lightsInterior lightsInterior lights
Rotisserie kitRotisserie kitRotisserie kitRotisserie kit
Removable warming rackRemovable warming rackRemovable drip pansRemovable drip pans
Removable baffles for quick clean-upRemovable baffles for quick clean-upAccessible burner tubesAccessible burner tubes
Double-lined grill hoodDouble-lined grill hoodDual level, stainless steel sear platesDual level, stainless steel sear plates
Two ignition systemsTwo ignition systemsJetfire ignition systemJetfire ignition system

Construction Material Quality:

  • The Blaze brand uses commercial-grade 304 stainless steel H burners, which are more durable, have a long life, and enhance heat retention.
  • The Napoleon brand makes their grills with high-quality stainless steel, which resists rust and corrosion.
Blaze vs Napoleon gas grill

Cooking Area

  • The Blaze LUX 34-inch has 816 square inches of cooking area, while the Blaze LUX 44-inch has 1050 square inches
  • The Napoleon Prestige 665 has 1140 square inches of grilling area, and the Prestige 500 has 900 square inches.
grilling area

BTU Power

  • The Blaze Lux 34-inch has 3 burners with a total cooking power of 54,000 BTUs, and the 44-inch variant has 4 burners, with a total cooking power of 72,000 BTUs. Per burner has 18,000 BTUs of cooking power.
  • Similarly, the Napoleon Prestige P500 Gas Grill has 4 main burners with 80,000 total BTUs, while the Prestige P665 has 5 burners with 92,000 total BTUs.
BTU Power of Blaze and Napoleon gas grill

Heat Performance

  • Proper heat distribution is essential for grilling, and the Blaze Professional LUX excels in this area. It has flame stabilizers and heat zone separators that divide the cooking surface into individual temperature zones. They also have a 10,000 BTU infrared rear rotisserie burner with an included rotisserie kit.
  • The Napoleon Prestige series has a 7.5 mm thick stainless steel unique wave-shaped cooking grids and prevents food from falling. This gas grill has a rear infrared burner.
heat performance of Blaze and Napoleon

Searing Ability

Searing ability is a must for perfect grill marks.

  • The Blaze Professional LUX has heavy 12mm stainless steel hexagon cooking rods with high BTU power, giving restaurant-quality grill marks.
  • The Napoleon Prestige series has 7.5 mm thick stainless steel cooking grids, which give exceptional sear marks and are virtually maintenance-free.
Searing Ability of blaze and napoleon gas grills

Design & Appearance

  • The Blaze Grills have aesthetics and modern designs. In terms of looks, their grills are visually appealing. The knobs have integrated lights to enhance their appeal and beauty. There are also interior lights that help to navigate the grilling surface.
  • The Napoleon outdoor grills not only have many features but also have a modern design and sophisticated appearance. The knobs are illuminated with blue LED lights, and the color will change to red when the gas is on; this is an additional feature for safety purposes.

Price and Value Analysis

  • Investing in a high-quality grill is a good decision because it provides long-term benefits and additional features. Napoleon grills are generally more expensive but offer advanced features such as a sear station and infrared burners. The cost is high, but many advanced features justify the price.
  • The Blaze grill’s prices are competitively low compared to Napoleon’s. Although it has fewer features, it is best for startup businesses or outdoor kitchens. Meanwhile, it offers the best performance, construction, and features at low prices.

Overall Cooking Experience

Both grill brands provide an enjoyable cooking experience but have different prices and unique features. The Blaze Grill brand offers a user-friendly design and efficient heat management. On the other hand, the Napoleon brand offers versatile cooking options and innovative features.

Maintenance and Support

  • Maintenance is essential for the grill. Cleaning the Blaze grills is easy because they have a Full-width drip tray, removable warming rack, and baffles for quick clean-up. They also provide a lifetime warranty
  • Similarly, the Napoleon brand prioritizes ease of maintenance and features like removable drip pans and accessible burner tubes. Napoleon also offers a lifetime warranty on its products.

Additional Features

  • In Blaze, there are two ignition systems: primary and secondary. In the primary ignition system, Push and turn the flamethrower, which ensures a steady, reliable flame with every start. In the secondary ignition system, the individual flash tube is used. The double-lined grill hood protects the outer layer from heat discoloration.
  • The Napoleon grill has large side shelves, a battery-free Jetfire ignition system, and a storage cabinet. The Accu-Probe system used in the Napoleon grill has a slight edge. While cooking, if the burner is off from the air, the ignition system lights burners immediately.
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Umer

Umer Mehmood is a food blogger who shares his recipes and cooking adventures on Global Food Recipe. He inspired by the home-cooked meals my family made, and now he cook easy recipes that anyone can follow. He also review kitchen accessories which help you to make an best and informed choice for you kitchen.

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