Reputable brand name; Bull's entry level model; simple & reliable ignition system; even heat distribution; all stainless construction.
Things To Love:
Bull's entry level grills include Lonestar Select, Outlaw, and Steer Premium models. Bull started building great grills in the nineties and have been going strong ever since! They make a well built, good cooking grill at a good price point, and they have become a popular centerpiece for many outdoor kitchens across the country.
From a durability perspective, I like the commercial grade 304 stainless steel exterior housing and cooking grids, both backed by a lifetime warranty. The hood is made from a sturdy 14 gauge 304 stainless steel, that is great for retaining heat. As for how it cooks, Bull's ReliaBULL technology offers perforated stainless steel flame tamers that help the burners spread the heat evenly to reduce hot and cold spots. Bull uses a simple, but reliable, piezo powered, flame thrower ignition system. I really like that this system doesn’t need batteries that eventually wear out and have to be replaced.
The burners on the Lonestar Select, Outlaw and Steer Premium models are different on each model. Lonestar Select uses a welded stainless burner, Outlaw uses porcelain coated cast iron and Steer Premium uses a stainless tube burner. While the Lonestar Select and Outlaw use different burners than Bull's higher end Angus, which uses cast stainless burners backed by a 20 year warranty, I like that they both offer the same number of burners (4) and BTU (60K BTU) as the Angus, so the cooking performance is formidable. I also like the internal lights that come standard on the Lonestar Select, which makes nighttime grilling much easier.
Thing To Consider:
While the Bull warranty is strong on the housing and cooking grids, the flame tamers are only backed by a 3 year warranty and the valves are only backed by a 1 year warranty. As for the burner warranty, the Lonestar Select is only 5 years, the Steer Premium is only 3 years and the Outlaw is only 2 years. You'll also want to consider that these grills lack a rear burner and rotisserie kit, so you'll lose some cooking versatility.
You'll Like This Grill If:
You want the highest quality gas grill made by Bull, a good company that's been around for a while.