However, while Weber do have some things going for them, there’s no denying that the Rogue 425 is definitely a viable competitor, and one you should strongly consider. If you’ve been thinking about getting a grill in this price range, let’s take a closer look at the Napoleon Rogue 425 and hopefully help you make up your mind.
You will also love the Napoleon's side storage shelves, as well as the included inside storage compartment that lets you keep all your BBQ accessories handy. Now when you’re organizing a backyard party, you have everything in one place. The side shelves are made of stainless steel, and they’re easily foldable when you don’t need them and would rather have them disappear. (1)
The Build Quality Is Excellent!
The entire thing is built really, really well. There’s stainless steel everywhere, and we have absolutely no complaints about how everything is assembled. We’re pretty confident that the grill is going to last you a good while, so if you aren’t in the habit of replacing yours every two or three years, you’ll love it.
What About The Key Part?
The Napoleon's cooking system itself works really, really well. You get reversible grill grates that are heavy and very efficient when your intention is to transfer heat to your food and get some pretty intense searing. And by intense searing, we’re talking about 1800F, steakhouse-style. The fact that they’re porcelain coated and come in a wave pattern only helps with the heat contact and adds to the excellent results we got from the grill.
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Yes, this is an additional investment, sure. But you’re basically getting two grills with different power sources, for a very reasonable price. If this is something you think you could make use of, the Napoleon Rogue 425 should definitely be the one you go for.
What Competition Does It Have?
On the other hand, the Genesis series does come with a couple of four-burner models. However, even despite Weber’s reputation and excellent warranty, those four-burner models come with a hefty price premium over the Rogue 425 we’re looking at. And while for some that might not be an issue, the Napoleon Rogue 425 is meant to cater to those who would rather avoid a dent in their wallet, still making it a better pick.
The Lex 485 is probably the closest thing to real competition the Rogue 425 has. It comes with a total of six burners and a 74,000 BTU total heat output, along with a few other features that make it pretty attractive. However, that’s also a lot of propane gas being consumed, something you might not want if you’re only using this as a casual grill. And then there’s the price difference – the Lex 485 is more expensive than the Rogue 425.
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