The Skinny:

  • Largest cooking grids in size class
  • Simple yet stunning design
  • Powerful cast stainless burners
  • Customizable burner setup
  • High end brand quality
  • Made in the USA

Things We Love:

The American-built Aurora series has welded stainless steel construction for durability, but it also catches the eye with its clean appearance and “tear-drop” double-lined hood. Just like the more expensive Echelon series, this grill features an advanced “hot surface” ignition to make lighting a snap. Fire Magic’s true width cooking grids offer some of the largest cooking areas by square inch in their size classes, so you can cook more food at once. To compare the cooking grid size for yourself, learn about Fire Magic Advantages & Benefits. Fire Magic also has a terrific "hot surface" ignition which makes lighting the grill a snap. It has a backup system just in case the hot ignition fails, although this rarely happens. It's easy to light the grill by placing a lighter near a small tube underneath the cooking grid.The 304-grade stainless steel, trapezoid shaped Diamond Sear cooking grids offer more surface area than traditional round cooking grids and are now standard with the Aurora grills. I also like that it has a backup system in case the hot ignition fails, and it's easy to light the grill by placing a lighter near a small tube underneath the cooking grid. It also has an angled front control panel for ease of use. The Aurora is available with a digital thermometer with meat probe or an analog thermometer. I really like the Aurora analog from a durability perspective - there's simply almost nothing that can wear out! Another nice feature Fire Magic includes is a spring-assisted lid for easy opening and closing of the lid. Like the Echelon Diamond series, the Aurora also has LED backlighting knobs on the control panel that turn from blue to red when increasing the heat.

Fire Magic also includes the same burners found on their more expensive grills. The cast burners are a unique "E-shape", which means they have more burner ports than typical cast burners which run straight front to back. Inside the grill, heavy-duty perforated stainless steel flavor grids help keep grease away from the burners and the cooking grids are constructed with quality 304-grade stainless steel for additional durability.

The warranty offered by Fire Magic is simply one of the best. Aurora’s warranty is admirable and basically what you should expect from a premium gas grill company. Stainless steel components have a lifetime warranty (except for the flavor grids-5 years), infrared burners have five years, and the valves are covered for 15 years.

Thing To Consider:

The grill is designed with heat zones, which provide a hot zone across the back, while the front corner zones are slightly cooler. This is something to consider if you are looking for a grill with an even heat cooking surface, however, some customers like this feature and use it to shift food around on the grill.

You'll Like This Grill If:

If you want an extremely well built, American made, truly all stainless grill that can be your outdoor kitchen workhorse for many years to come.