The Bottom Line
The Broil King Regal 490 is basically the same as the Regal 490 Pro, except this gas grill has a powered coated body instead of stainless steel body parts, dropping the price by $100USD. This is a 4-burner gas grill with side and rotisserie (not infrared) burners, a fully enclosed cabinet, and plenty of grilling space that will run you around $800. The main burners are Broil King's dual tube which provides more even heating.
- Dual tube burners for even heating front to back
- Linear control valves for a wide range of temperature control
- Quality construction
- Heavy porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Underpowered side burner
- Four 12,250 BTU dual tube stainless steel burners
- 500 square inches primary cooking area with a total of 695 square inches
- 50,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 10,000 BTU brass capped side burner under a flush mounted cover
- 15,000 BTU rear mounted stainless steel (not infrared) rotisserie burner with full rotisserie kit
- Painted steel construction with cast aluminum end caps with double layer hood
- Porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates
- Electric (AA-battery) ignition
- Propane tank and cover sold separately
- Sold propane or natural gas - not convertible
- Made in the USA by Onward Manufacturing Company
Guide Review - Broil King Regal 490
Recently Broil King redesigned the Regal series grills to make them more attractive and give them a more modern feel.
The 490 is a large version of the Regal series with powder coated steel body parts. The Regal 490 Pro has stainless steel body parts and runs about $100USD more. Apart from the body parts these two grills are the same.
The two features that stand out on this grill is the dual tube stainless steel burners and the linear flow control valves.
The dual tube burners equalize the gas pressure inside the burner so that the heat is even front to back. Standard tubular burners tend to have higher pressure in the front of the burner and can give you uneven heating. The Broil King burners correct this problem.
The control valves on this grill have an even, highly precise flow that gives you a very high level of heat control. Add in the four-burner design and this grill will let you pick an exact temperature from the very high to the very low.
This grill features a full rotisserie system that includes a standard (not infrared) rear mounted burner. This burner works as well as most any infrared rotisserie burner but has the durability of a high-quality stainless steel burner. There is also a brass capped side burner on the left side table under a flush mounted cover. This burner is a little low on the BTUs so it won't quickly heat up a large pot, but it is powerful enough to heat a small skillet or saucepan.
This grill has great construction and should last for many years. Broil King is known for making superior grills and this one is a good value at around $800USD.