The Broil King Baron 440 is a grill that offers outstanding performance. Its four dual-tube burners produce high and even heat output. The porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates are great, due to their excellent heat retention.
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Pro Excellent gas burners for even heat distribution
While most grills use single tubes with a single row of flame ports, the Baron 440 uses a dual-tube setup with dual flames. The dual tube design creates more even gas pressure throughout the tube’s length for more even heat distribution.
Pro Has powerful burners
The four burners, altogether, generate up to 40,000 BTUs of heat, which is more than enough for nearly all grilling needs.
Pro Excellent for grilling
Its cast iron grates lock in heat to help produce excellent grilled meat and add nice-looking grill marks.
Pro Ten-year burner warranty
Broil King offers ten years of warranty for the stainless steel burners and two years for the rest of the parts. The burners are the most important part of the grill, so the extended warranty gives extra peace of mind.
Pro Drip pan collects juices
The included drip pan can collect juices so that later you can make a sauce out of them. Additionally, it minimizes the risk of grease fires.
Pro Easy to maintain leveled
The tire locks and levelers allow the grill to maintain a leveled surface, even when it's being used on rough or uneven places.
Pro High level of heat control
The linear control valves of the grill allow for very high levels of heat control. You can precisely set the heating to the desired values.
Pro Easy to ignite
The grill has a button operated ignition system, so you don’t need to light the burners manually and risk burning your hands.
Pro Vaporizes the drippings
The patented Flav-R-Wave heat tent protects the burners from fat drippings that may cause unexpected flare-ups. Instead, it vaporizes the drippings and infuses them back into the meat to enhance the barbecue flavor.
Pro Burners produce even heat
The flame comes out of the sides of the tube burners rather than above it. This provides double the amount of flame and distributes heat more evenly
Pro Easy to install rotisserie
You can buy an optional rotisserie for roasting chicken or other large pieces of meat. It can hold up to 15 lbs of food, the equivalent of about three medium-sized whole chickens.
Pro Easy to store
The grills dimensions allow it to be stored in cramped areas. The right side of the grill can be folded down to make it even more compact.
Pro Good for large food
The hood is large enough to roast a whole chicken with the optional rotisserie, while still being able to use the main grilling area.
Pro Has a side burner
The side burner is located on the left side of the grill and is useful for making side-dishes and sauces.
Con Takes a while to heat up
It takes about 12 minutes for the grill to heat up to operational temperatures, which is longer than the time most gas grills take.
Con Bad for mass cooking
With only 444 square inches of primary cooking space, this is a fairly compact grill. It can hold approximately 15 burger patties, which is good enough for most situations, but not for anything large-scale, like parties.
Con Requires assembly
As the grill comes disassembled, you will have to spend several hours to assemble it properly.
Con Side burner is weak
The side burner produces only 10,000 BTUs of heat. Although this is enough for making sauces and cooking vegetables, it's not adequate to use it for more demanding uses, such as water boiling or meat searing.
Con Heavy for its size
This grill weighs 154 pounds. The large weight can be justified by the use of high-quality, heavyweight materials.