Over the summer we did a bunch of landscape work, including a new patio with an outdoor fireplace and a Fire Magic built-in gas grill. The renovation wasn’t cheap, but we haven’t regretted it a bit, especially with the evenings cooling down.
Now that we’ve had the grill for a few months, I thought I’d write up a quick review for anyone that might be considering one. Long story short, it’s far from cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for.
The model in question is the Fire Magic Aurora A540i. The “i” stands for island, though they also sell the A540s which is a standalone model that comes mounted on a stainless steel cabinet with casters.
As far as looks go, I’ve included a picture below. Keep in mind that I took it with my iPhone, so it doesn’t really really do the grill justice. It’s completely stainless steel and absolutely gorgeous.
The cooking surface is 540 square inches – 30″ wide and 18″ deep – and the burners (there are three of them) are cast stainless steel and independently controlled. There’s also a warming rack above the main cooking surface.
As far as usability and cooking performance go, our Fire Magic grill has been fantastic. It’s very straightforward to use, and we haven’t had a single cooking mishap. The temperature is incredibly even throughout, and the temperature range is amazing, making it very versatile.
The entire unit comes with a lifetime warranty, so we’re viewing this as a one-time investment that should (better!) serve us for years to come.
UPDATE: Just figured out how to grill bananas. Yum.