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Broil King Signet 90

The Broil King Signet 90 Reviewed

Model: Signet 90 986784 Liquid Propane Gas Grill

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Review Date: June 30, 2012

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Summary: The Broil King Signet 90 is a liquid propane gas grill which also comes in a natuaral gas option. It boasts 400 square inches of primary cooking space and will easily reach 700F within 10 minutes. A top quality product and certainly a rival to the Weber Genesis.

Broil King 986784 Signet 90 Features:

  • 40000 BTU main burner
  • 15000 BTU rear rotisserie burner
  • Dials conveniently situated at the front
  • Stainless steel flav-r-wave cooking system
  • 635-Square inch total cooking space with 400-Square inch primary cooking space
  • 3 Stainless steel dual-tube burners and flav-r-zone heat partitions
  • Therma-cast aluminum oven with stainless steel wrap
  • Top quality rotisserie spit and motor with heavy duty cast iron cooking grids
  • 62.2 x 23.2 x 48.4 inches
  • Large deep Oven

At 5’2” long, the Broil King Signet 90 is a bbq rotisserie to be reckoned with and this one shows high quality design throughout.

If you’ve been looking for a grill built to last and built to be used, you’ve surely found a great candidate, so let’s dive in and take a better look.

Featuring the famous Broil King Flav-R Wave technology for even heat distribution and the special grooved cooking grids to continually baste your meat, this machine is up there with the best of the high end propane gas grills, without carrying a huge top end price tag.

For those not in the know, Flav-R Wave is a wavy stainless steel sheet and it sits above the burners to improve heat distribution. It also vaporize drips to keep the gas outlets open and flavor the meat as it cooks. Watch the video below to see how it in action.

You’ll Never Be Short Of Cooking Space Again

The Signet 90 has 3 stainless steel burners and the trade-marked Flav-R zone heat partitioning. You get over 635 inches of cooking area and a back rotisserie that packs some punch with 15000 BTU. Included is a rotisserie kit with heavy duty cast iron cooking grids At the front you’ve got the therma-cast aluminum oven and plenty of draw space.

Described as awesome and an exceptional performer, people who buy the Signet 90 absolutely love it and write great reviews. Why? Because in the author’s opinion, it cooks with a high quality performance you can’t better, that’s why! Check out this video from Broil King then read on.

Perfect Steak? No Problem…

A meat searing top heat of 700F is reached in about 12 minutes and it will get hotter, though you’d truly vaporize chicken! The controls are very accurate, meaning you save time and gas. The heat is beautifully even which is reflected in gourmet results every time. Because the controls are very accurate, searing steak then turning the heat back to cook it, is instantaneous in response, a real plus in our view.

Side burners can be a let down and not gain or hold enough heat, again windy day’s are out for using them. And again the Signet 90 comes through with great engineering and design, these side burners will cook as well as the others do.

One constant irritable complaint about smaller bbq rotisseries and charcoal ones in particular, is poor performance on a windy day – and when you plan a barbeque you can’t control the weather! Well you don’t need to worry anymore, because again the Signet 90 is reported by delighted owners including the author, as a windy weather wonder when cooking outdoors which is great news for all us winter barbeque fans.

The rear-burner and rotisserie is very easy to install or remove, giving you extra space to cook steaks or burgers when you need to. The rotisserie spit and accessories are like the rest of this grill, high quality and robust.

Phone a Friend…Or Even Two

Building anything that comes flat packed is a challenge for some, us included. However, good engineering and solid parts made this a comfortable assembly in the end. Some of the smaller nuts and bolts were a real pain until a neighbors son intervened with his smaller hands – sorted! In total it took about three and a quarter hours of not very hard work, interspersed with a beer or two – just to keep hydrated of course!

When you get it built it is a well solid item that weighs in at about 123lb, so you can’t describe as portable – which is not to say you can’t easily re-position it, don’t forget the Signet 90 runs around easily on the wheels provided.

You Just Know This Is Built To Last For Years

If you’re looking for a barbeque rotisserie grill that will feed 10 easily and then some, last for years and that will cook in poor weather, the Broil King Signet 90 represents excellent value and is very highly recommended.

What’s Good

  • The overall quality is fantastic – You just know this will last for years
  • Speed of heat response – gets hot quickly, doesn’t waste gas
  • Temperature and controls are very flexible making it possible to cook just about anything to perfection

What’s Not So Good

  • Construction was tricky and may be difficult for anyone with disabilities or problems with their hands
  • Some packaging and shipping problems

What Sucks

  • Unusually, nothing!

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For those of us who totally love barbeques, grilling and rotisserie cooking, the Broil King range offers an awesome top end top quality alternative to Weber appliances.

If you’re serious about buying American products as well as great grilling, then take note that these are all manufactured in North America and all sell at considerably less than other well known brands!

Broil King have several different ranges for gas and charcoal plus a range of portable grills as outlined below.

The Monarch range includes the Broil King Monarch 20 Natural Gas Grill, which as it says will run on natural gas – a boon if you live where there are propane use restrictions.

Boasting that their smaller grills are just as power packed as a larger one, BK back it up with BTU figures that when compared with other brands do support the claim.

More importantly so do the people who bought one already and are amazed at how fast it reaches searing temperature for meat – just minutes to 600°F.

Even the budget Monarch series have cool to the touch handles, rust proofed aluminum ovens, stainless steel components and use the Super 8 Infinity Burners.

They also incorporate the stainless steel Flav-R-Wave cooking system, an amazing design – a corrugated stainless steel panel which distributes heat very evenly and simultaneously protects the burners whilst rapidly vaporizing drippings for that super special barbecue flavour.

Not bad for the more basic models!

Gone are the days when you needed a table beside your grill to hold everything except the food. Broil King clearly put a lot of thought into designing their grills to offer space to cook, plus draws to hold utensils and all those other bits you have to juggle if no shelves or draws are provided! Check out this video from Broil King – then read on.

Clean design also means easy-clean appliances and these are – five stars for those two points alone.

Built to last, they also boast a lifetime warranty on the cast aluminum components and then 5 years on the stainless steel components and burner system, plus 2 years on all remaining parts and paint.

Pretty confident engineering and manufacturing, which should inspire confidence and reassure anyone looking to buy a grill that lasts more than a year! Comments of BBQ forums are all complimentary about the customer services and part replacement policy.

Each of the gas grill range has a different specification and are listed just below in descending order from highest specification to the lower end spec and the negative comments are right there at the bottom.

Gas Grills (Pictured top left is the Broil King Signet 90)

  • Imperial Series
  • Sovereign Series
  • Crown Series
  • Regal Series
  • Signet Series
  • Monarch Series

Portable: (Pictured center left the Chef Pro)

  • Porta Chef Pro
  • Porta Chef
  • Porta Chef (s)

Charcoal: (Pictured bottom left, this is a top end double steel walled and insulated kamado style smoker and convection grill)

  • Broiler King Keg

Negative Issues

Lacking in many models is a rotisserie which we think is a shame, especially as the Broil King grills all have the facilities for one! However, even buying a separate rotisserie you will still save anything up to $400 on top end machines, so don’t let it put you off.

As far as the grills are concerned, nothing, period, zero – and all customers seem to be delighted with the quality of their Broil King appliances.

There have been historic complaints about the packaging and shipping including damage in transit. However, Broil King has apparently got a golden customer service team as all complainants report immediate no quibble replacement if damaged.

Furthermore to update you on this, the most recent reviews all comment on this shipping problem and indicate the shipping issues have stopped – so maybe they changed the delivery company.

Broiler King are producing top quality grills and barbeque rotisseries to suit most budgets and family needs. If you are thinking of investing in a new grill this summer, do yourself a favor and have a look at them, because for the same quality product in other brand names you can save yourself a bunch of money, and these grills are built to last.


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