Outdoor grills make a wonderful addition to literally every yard, patio or deck. As long as you live in an area where the climate allows you to use the grill sometime of the year, which you most likely do, buying an outdoor grill will definitely be something worth doing. Grilling is one of the healthiest ways to prepare meat. You can also use the grill for preparing other foods, such as grilled potatoes, mushrooms and so on. And doing all of that outside and often with friends and family gathered around you is something you really should not miss out on if you can help it.
The purpose of this article is to introduce to you and review one such grill – namely, the Broil King 986557 Signet 20 Natural Gas Grill. The point of all our reviews is to provide you with all the relevant information on each product we review. That means starting with a detailed description of the product – everything from dimensions and color palette to parts included in the package, materials of the parts and information on capacity/efficiency and similar aspects. Then, the second part of our reviews is usually about the features of the given product and an overview of the main points of difference with other products in the same product category. Lastly, the third part of the review is about our experiences from using the given product. Sometimes, we also include other users’ reviews for products which are intended to be used for 10 or more years. Our Broil King Signet 20 review will also follow this pattern and hopefully give you all the information you need to decide if the Broil King Signet 20 is worth purchasing.
Product Description and Features
The Broil King 986557 Signet 20 Natural Gas Grill is a therma-cast aluminum and stainless steel outdoor grill. Just from this very short description you can already see that it is a very high-quality grill – such materials easily make it top of the line.
In addition to that, it has very considerable heating power of 40000 BTU (British Thermal Unit), which is sufficient to heat up a medium-sized room let alone cook some meat.
The total available cooking space on the Broil King Signet 20 is actually 635 square inches, of which 400 square inches are considered primary cooking space where you can expect temperatures up to total heating capacity.
This grill has three stainless steel dual-tube burners and flav-r-zone heat partitions.
Thus, with this grill you get plenty of cooking space and heat. The space you will need to accommodate the grill should be sufficiently big for these dimensions: 62.2 x 23.2 x 48.4 inches. This may not sound that compact, but here is the thing. This grill, like others made by Broil King, has collapsible side tables, which means the floor space you will need for this grill is actually smaller. Speaking of the side tables, they are incredibly useful and well-made. They are designed so that you can hand all your cooking utensils and towels on the sides and they give you extra space for plates, seasonings and similar things on demand. Finally, the description part of this Broil King Signet 20 review could not be complete without mentioning one important feature of this grill – its price. The listing price of the Broil King Signet 20 is within the $550 – $650 range, but on discounts you can usually get it for less than $550. Based on similar products on the market, this is a very reasonable price.
Pros and Cons
The last part of our Broil King Signet 20 grill is arguably the most important one – the one where we share our impressions and experiences from putting this grill to the test. Well, here is what you should now.
First of all, as with any grill, you should plan some time during which you will get used to the temperature settings of the grill. This one takes up to 5-10 minutes to get searing hot, which is understandable given its size.
The low temperature setting really does mean low and it could only be hot enough for grilling thin fish fillets in our opinion.
The heat distribution across the whole grills is really even, which means you can cook meat in every little corner and still make sure each piece is getting the same thermal treatment. Thus, you will not have to deal with some pieces being overcooked or undercooked.
One thing that makes this grill less than perfect for us is that there is no proper system of dealing with the grease that comes from the meat and keeps seeping down all the way to the interior storage area. We managed to fix this problem with a coat hanger, a cup and a few trials and errors, but why should that be necessary in the first place? Grease collection is something that a proper grill should be able to handle efficiently in itself.
Another thing we would like to mention is the assembly. The Broil King Signet 20 does not come assembled, as you might imagine, so you will definitely need to do some assembly by yourself. This will probably require a power drill and a second helper if you want to be sure that everything runs smoothly. The assembly is not too cumbersome, but you definitely need to put some time and thought into it.
Last but not least, here in one more thing that really might help you decide whether to go for the Broil King Signet 20 or not. This unit comes with a lifetime limited warranty, a 10-year warranty on the burners and a 2-year warranty on parts and paint. That is a quite decent coverage that should ensure that you get your money’s worth from buying this grill.
Broil King Signet 20 Review
To conclude this Broil King Signet 20 review, here is our final verdict: we would certainly recommend this grill, as our knowledge of the market tells us that the high quality parts, design, heating capacity and warranties all justify the price of this outdoor grill!
Quality of Materials9.5
Ease of Assembly7
Ease of Cleaning7.5