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Napoleon Releases Pro Series Charcoal Grill Line

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Napoleon, known for high-end gas grills, has just expanded their catalog of a different fuel source. They released a Pro Series line of charcoal kettles that come equipped with some great features.

Models and Pricing

The Pro Series comes in three different configurations. They offer an 18 inch kettle that retails for $299 (check price), a 22 inch kettle retailing for $399 (check price), and a 22 inch kettle with a cart for $499 (check price).

Napoleon Pro Charcoal Grill 22 Inch
Napoleon Pro Charcoal Grill 22 Inch

That pricing is pretty good, especially with the premium that Napoleon products usually command. For comparison, a Weber 22 inch Performer Premium retails for $499, and it’s a similar product.

Specs and Features

  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grids with three height adjustments
  • Hinged cooking grids for easy access to the fire
  • Analog temperature gauge built into the lid
  • Removable steel ash catcher for easy clean-up
  • Integrated doors for temperature probes

Heat Management

The Pro Series uses what Napoleon calls the Vortex heat management system. It’s a conical shaped cylinder on the bottom of the kettle that aims to add turbulence to the air when it’s pulled in. The idea being that doing so increases convective cooking.

There also is a small smoke stack on the top of the kettle to exhaust smoke and help control temperature. It’s designed to help maintain consistent temperatures and protect against the elements.

Napoleon Pro Charcoal Grill 22 Inch with Cart
Napoleon Pro Charcoal Grill 22 Inch with Cart

Expansion Ring

The most distinguishable feature on the Pro Series is the stainless steel extension ring in-between the bottom of the grill and the lid. This adds a little extra space to the base of the grill, but it also has another function.

It has a rotisserie holder on it that has doors to cover the spit rod ports. It’s nice to have this built into the grill, rather than other units that aren’t as integrated.

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