Frequently Bought Together
- Four stainless steel Dual-Tube burners provide two rows of flame for efficient heat distribution
- Stainless steel firebox with cast aluminum end caps provides excellent performance and durability
- Slow roast turkeys and roasts with the included rotisserie and heat up side dishes with the built-in side burner
- Double-sided cast stainless steel cooking grates for either basting or searing
- Stainless steel Flav-R-Wave cooking system vaporizes drippings, creating smoke for distinctive barbecue flavor
The Broil King Imperial 490 Built-In Propane Grill with Cabinet is a wonderful grill for your outdoor kitchen. This stainless steel grill has a total of 695 sq. inches of cooking area perfect for small gatherings or large get-togethers. The four stainless steel Dual-Tube burners provide an astounding 44,000 BTUs of grilling power allowing you to cook your food to succulent perfection. The four cast stainless steel cooking grids and the Flav-R-Wave cooking system flame tamers yield long lasting durability. The Linear-Flow control knobs with 180 degree sensi-touch control are blue LED illuminated and grant you with precision temperature control which you can monitor with the Deluxe Accu-Temp analog thermometers in the grill lid. Ignite the grill with the Sure-Lite electronic dual-electrode ignition systems for easy, no hassle, lighting. Interior components are zinc coated for improved rust resistance and the cabinet is painted with powder-coated epoxy. The grilling lids have cast aluminum end caps and are roll action for lightweight and comfortable opening of the grill. The interior oven lights allow you to see whats on the grill, night or day. The Imperial 490 also comes with a warming rack, a 10,000 BTU side burner, and a rotisserie kit that utilizes the built in 15,000 rear rotisserie burner in the back of the oven. This built-in model comes with a cabinet that presents a convenient solution for storage and under grill access. Also, comes with a pull-out propane tank drawer for easy changing of propane.
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- Model Number
|Exterior Material||Stainless Steel|
|Primary Color||Stainless Steel|
|Number Of Main Burners||4 Burners|
|Grilling Surface BTUs||44000|
|Infrared Main Burner||Not Available|
|Main Burner Material||Stainless Steel|
|Flame Tamer Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cooking Grate Material||Cast Stainless Steel|
|Cooking Grid Dimensions||25 7/8 X 19 1/4"|
|Main Grilling Area||500 Sq. Inches|
|Secondary Grilling Area||250 Sq. Inches|
|Total Grilling Area||750 Sq. Inches|
|Rotisserie Burner BTUs||15000|
|Heat Zone Separators||No|
|Ignition Type||Continuous Spark|
|Grill Lights||Internal / External|
|Spring Assisted Hood||No|
|Includes Smoker Box||No|
|Total Side Burner BTUs||10000|
|Made In USA||Yes|
|Size||Small (0 - 26")|
|Cutout Width||29 7/8"|
|Cutout Depth||23 1/8"|
|Cutout Height||31 1/2"|
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Broil King offers a limited lifetime warranty on the cookbox (which includes lid, control panel & housing). The stainless steel Dual-Tube burners, Flav-R-Wave cooking system, and rear rotisserie burner are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for ten (10) years. All remaining parts and paint are warranted for two (2) years. Labor not included.
Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.
Expert ReviewBack to Top
- Made in the USA
- Excellent Value
- High BTU Dual Tube Burners
- Many great features at a good price
Things We Love:
Broil King's Regal and Imperial Series Gas Grills are top of the line for Broil King, especially the Imperial. They are a great value and are loaded with many great features. Some of my favorites include: control knob lights that are great for night time entertaining, storage shelves inside the cart, tool hooks with side shelf bins, and pull out tank drawers for the propane models. The Imperial Series also feature a pull out drawer in the side shelves, as well as interior oven lights.
I really like the Stainless Steel Dual Tube Burners. This Dual Tube design creates an efficient double row of flame, powered by a high BTU, which results in solid, high heat output. The Regal Series comes in 4, 5, and 6 burner configurations, and the Imperial Series comes in 5 and 6 burner configurations.
The Regal and Imperial Series also feature the Broil King Stainless Steel Flav-R-Wave flame tamers which are great. Above the Flav-R-Wave's, I love the heavy gauge, 9mm Stainless Steel thick and durable cooking grids found on the Regal Series. The Imperial Series cooking grids are even better and tougher, made of reversible Cast Stainless Steel. These reversible grids create steakhouse sear marks on one side, and the other side is grooved to capture juices for continuous basting.
I love that these grills come with a side burner and rotisserie. The side burner is perfect for creating mouth-watering side dishes, soups, or sauces while you grill. The powerful 15,000 BTU Stainless Steel Rotisserie Burner comes complete with a premium spit rod and motor, which delivers consistent even heat for excellent cooking results. The side burner isn't available on the Regal S420, and the rear burner isn't available on the Regal S420 & S440.
From a durability perspective I like the Stainless Steel Cook box with cast aluminum end caps, backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The Regal XLS and the Imperial XLS feature two independent stainless steel cook boxes that offer the ability to sear in one oven, while cooking at different temperatures in the other oven.
Things To Consider:
While the limited lifetime warranty on the cook box is great, the warranty on the remaining grill components is lower than several other competitors. Also note there is no ceramic infrared sear burner available.
You'll Like This Grill If:
You want an American made grill, loaded with features, at a good price.
Questions & Answers (1)Back to Top
does this BK imperial 490 come built?
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Hi Hector, this comes mostly assembled but some parts will need to be attached before installing the unit in to an outdoor kitchen setup.
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