Broil King Pellet Grills/Smokers FAQ

Hi, I’m Chris I started PelHeat.com back in 2007.

My general pellet grill/smoker FAQ page offers answers to a wide range of topics about pellet grills/smokers and the pellets they use. However, this page is specifically a Broil King focused FAQ page, discussing questions about what features/capabilities the current range of Broil King pellet grills/smokers offer. For instance, which Broil King grills come with features such as WiFi, direct-flame access, twin-wall insulated construction, stainless steel, pellet dump etc. I’ll also provide links to articles I’ve produced on specific Broil King models and my comparison/vs articles. I hope I can teach you something new, enjoy!

Broil King FAQ
The current Broil King pellet grill range comprises of two Royal (formally Baron) models and two higher specification Regal models with an electric rotisserie included: Images – BBQGuys.com

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What’s The Cheapest Broil King Pellet Grill?

Currently, the cheapest Broil King pellet grill is the Crown 440 which is a 26″ wide grill which retails for just under $800. The entry-level pellet grills from Broil King used to be called the ‘Baron’. However, Broil King is now using the Baron product name for their gas grills and their entry-level pellet grills come under the Crown product name.

What’s The Most Expensive Broil King Pellet Grill?

The most expensive Broil King pellet grill is the 32″ wide Regal 500 which retails for just under $1,400. One of the unique features of the Regal pellet grills is they come included with a motorised rotisserie kit, which is not common on pellet grills currently. The Regal 500 Pro should also be available soon for a slightly higher price point under $1,700 featuring stainless steel cooking grates instead of porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates.

What’s The Smallest Broil King Pellet Grill?

The Crown 440 is currently the smallest Broil King pellet grill with a 26″ diameter cooking surface and a total cooking area of 570 sq.in. The cooking area is divided up with 440 sq.in provided by the main cooking grate (suitable for grilling) and an upper smoking/warming rack of 130 sq.in.

What’s The Largest Broil King Pellet Grill?

The Regal 500 is currently the largest Broil King pellet grill with a 32″ diameter cooking surface and a total cooking area of 825 sq.in. The cooking area is divided up with 625 sq.in provided by the main cooking grate (suitable for grilling) and an upper smoking/warming rack of 200 sq.in.

Which Broil King Pellet Grill Get’s The Hottest?

One of the selling points of the entire Broil King pellet grill range is all their models provide an indirect temperature setting of 600 degrees. Now, not too long ago many pellet grills (and some still today) had a maximum temperature setting of 450 degrees. Even today all Traeger pellet grills have a maximum temperature setting of 500 degrees. Hence, a 600-degree temperature setting across the enter Broil King pellet grill range is impressive.

What’s The Warranty On Broil King Pellet Grills?

The warranty on Broil King pellet grills is 3-5 years depending on the components. For instance, the cooking chamber on all Broil King pellet grills is protected for 5 years. However, the rest of the pellet grill components and paint is protected for 3 years. The interesting point here is that Broil King is providing warranty support for the paint finish which is not common in the industry, normally the paint finish is excluded from warranty terms.

Where Are Broil King Pellet Grills Made?

While Broil King produces their gas grills in North America, currently there is no information on their website about where their pellet grills are made.

Does Broil King Produce Portable Pellet Grills?

Not currently, the Broil King pellet grill range is just four models in total with two lower-spec Royal models and two higher-spec Regal models, all large backyard grills. As Broil King becomes more established in the world of pellet grills we may see a small portable pellet grill from them at some point. After all, they do currently produce portable gas grills.

Does Broil King Produce Vertical Pellet Smokers?

No, at the moment the Broil King range purely comprises of horizontal grill/smokers. As Broil King has been producing horizontal gas grills for many years its their main area of expertise, though they may consider a vertical pellet smoker in the future.

Does Broil King Produce Built-In Pellet Grills/Smokers?

Broil King do not currently produce a built-in pellet grills, however they do make built-in gas grills. Therefore, I believe its highly likely once Broil King become more well known when it comes to pellet grills they will start to offer a built-in pellet grill.

Does Broil King Produce Pellet/Gas Combo Pellet Grills?

Not currently, but as stated above, gas grills is the main business of Broil King today. Therefore, a pellet/gas combo grill from Broil King could be on the horizon.

Does Broil King Produce Stainless Steel Pellet Grills/Smokers?

No, currently all Broil King pellet grills are made from carbon steel with a painted finish. However, again like my other comments above, Broil King do produce stainless steel gas grills. Hence, once they have started to establish more market share in the pellet grill segment they will very likely be looking to produce stainless steel pellet grills.

Does Broil King Produce Twin-Wall Insulated Pellet Grills/Smokers?

The Regal 400 and Regal 500 come with an insulated lid, however, the rest of the cooking chamber is not twin-wall insulated construction. However, the Broil King regal pellet grills feature a cooking chamber made from 14-gauge (2mm) steel, which is thicker steel than many other pellet grills. The use of this thicker steel provides thermal mass so the grill is less susceptible to temperature fluctuations from the climate around the grill changing, drops in temperature, increases in wind speed etc.

Do Broil King Pellet Grills Come With WiFi/App Support?

Yes, the entire Broil King pellet grill range comes with WiFi/App support. Therefore, you can control any Broil King pellet grill from your phone, not only to monitor the internal temperature of the grill or meat via the included probes but to also make temperature adjustments.

Do Broil King Pellet Grills Come With PID Control Panels?

The Broil King Regal 500 Pellet Pro is stated to come with a PID control panel for accurate temperature control to within 5 degrees of the set temperature. However, at this point, its unclear if the other Regal pellet grills or even the cheaper Crown pellet grills come with control panels using PID algorithms. All Regal pellet grills would appear to be fitted with the same control panels, hence they may all be PID, but I’m still waiting for confirmation from Broil King on this one.

Do Broil King Pellet Grills Offer Direct-Flame Access?

No, all Broil King pellet grills are indirect pellet cookers and do not provide direct-flame access. However, the entire Broil King pellet grill range is still very capable when it comes to grilling/searing. First, as discussed above, all Broil King pellet grills can achieve 600 degrees. Secondly, the Broil King pellet grills are fitted with porcelain-coated cast-iron grates which will provide good heat retention and thus good grilling/searing results.

Do Broil King Pellet Grills Offer Easy Ash Clean Out?

Yes, the entire Broil King pellet grill range has a rather unique burn pot agitator and ash cleanout system. On the front of the grills, there is a leaver which you can move left to right. This will open up and close slots in the base of the burn pot to let the ash fall into the small pull out draw below. I actually think this is one of the best ash management systems found on any pellet grill on the market today.

Do Broil King Pellet Grills Come With A Hopper Pellet Dump?

Yes, the entire Broil King pellet grill range has a pellet emptying chute on the rear of the pellet hopper to quickly and easily change pellet flavours or to empty the hopper of pellets for proper storage.

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