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Clouds usually have a silver lining and, as we slowly but surely start to live normal lives again, our taste for preparing succulent meals in our own outdoor space will be satisfied by a new range of barbecues and modular kitchens from market leaders Napoleon.
This selection of stunning barbecues from Napoleon could not have been launched at a better time and reflect our growing desire for larger installations and modular units that allow the customer to construct a bespoke kitchen space.
Napoleon's already extensive selection of gas, electric and charcoal grills and built-in barbecues have been enhanced by, among other arrivals, Napoleon's new 700 range of built-in barbecues and their 'Phantom' range of striking matte black upgrades.
Recently, David Coton from Gardensite visited Napoleon's UK headquarters and met with Lee Edmonds who outlined the changes and additions to their 2021 offering.
Perhaps the biggest change is that their range of built-in BBQs has been extended due to popular demand. Called the 700 series, this sits in between their successful Prestige and LEX ranges, and offers exactly the versatility and innovative features required for successful outdoor grilling.
Fuelled by propane or natural gas, there are stainless steel grills in three sizes with infrared back burners and commercial quality rotisserie. Infrared sizzle zone to sear in juices and achieve a delicious caramelized crust, and range top burners, perfect for pan frying & sautéing side dishes, are available in two sizes, and zero clearance stainless steel liners in four sizes.
When combined with built-in components and Oasis modular islands that can be assembled in any combination, installation is seamless and you'll have an outdoor kitchen collection that offers fabulous design opportunities.
Further exciting additions to the Napoleon range are the contemporary and very stylish electric Phantom versions of their Prestige 500 and Rogue SE425 grills. Their matte black finish creates a memorable backdrop to any meal and both grills have been upgraded to improve their performance and practicality.
Proving there's substance to go with their style, the Phantom edition of these two models has a new multi-functional grilling rack which combines several accessories in one. Stainless steel grids in both the main grill area and sizzle zone are other highlights.
And you can be sure that these features are in addition to the ultra reliable Jetfire ignition system, Accuprobe temperature gauge, illuminated control knobs and other innovations that make Napoleon such marvellous grills, not to mention a list of accessories including a cast iron charcoal and smoker tray and a shish kebab skewer set.
If you are looking to relax in 2021 when the current restrictions are likely to be loosened and we can start entertaining again, installing a Napoleon grill or one of their outdoor kitchens would be the perfect way to celebrate the end of social distancing.
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