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Lion Gas Grills — Time for a Cooking Upgrade?

If You Say You’ve Been Coming Up Short on a Quality Gas Grill, Then You Ain’t Lion.

Okay guys n’ gals, it’s time to put away the tools for a little while and talk food.

There’s always a tender, delicious morsel of truth in the adage “you get what you pay for,” and we believe that a Lion Gas Grill is one of the best ways to cook that snack up and serve it right. In this article, let’s take a break for a while from the power and hand tools and focus on another area which most men also love and know well: grilling! We break down three different price ranges of grills from the king of the jungle:

  1. The Premium 40-inch Lion 90823 (highest cost)

  2. The Premium 32-inch Lion L75625 (mid-range cost)

  3. The Premium 32-inch Lion L75623 (mid-range cost)

Let’s Bar-B-Que, Bub!

 

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Man…what these bad boys would be able to accomplish with one of these bad boys!

My brother–‘Bub’ is what I’ve called him since I was old enough to drool–is a big fan of grilling and I’ve sampled a variety of his cookin’ wares from drunk chicken to alligator. Sorry, Florida fans, but we’re from Louisiana, so what do you expect from us when the LSU football schedule has you on it? (as a bonus at the end of the article, check out Bub’s personal favorite Drunk Chicken Recipe!)

Now, one of the gifts I’d love to nab for my big bro would definitely be a nice, premium gas grill, and from what I’ve gathered, those offered by Lion are some of the best-valued out there and gaining. Furthermore, their customer reviews and recommended status by large, trusted retailers only makes them more appealing and an overall better, safer, and satisfying choice. The three Leo-lovin’ gas cookers we’re looking at today would be the three main ones I would consider for Bub’s backyard–or tailgate, if he had such a ride to accommodate such a setup!

Lion in Wait

Now before you just go clicking away to purchase one of the above grills, you really ought to take a moment to get a grasp on the basics of which one will be best for you. If you happen to order one that’s not quite big enough for your desired application for example, then as good as it is, the one roarin’ may not be the Lion!

The Main Points to Consider When Buying a Premium Gas Grill

  1. Overall Grill Size
  2. Total Cooking Surface Area
  3. Included Accessories and/or Bonuses & Special Devices
  4. Price, Value
  5. Quality and Comprehensive Reviews (of course!)
  • Overall Grill Size

Where exactly will you be placing this grill? How much space do you really have available for it? Many people feel like ordering up a 40″ (and yeah, it IS impressive) but be careful of not making a ‘Time the Tool Man’ sized mistake and biting off more than you can chew with your new BBQ cooking outfit!

  • Total Cooking Surface Area

What is cooking surface area? Essentially this is the total space with which you have to work on the grill top itself. If you are seeking to load your grill up with a variety of foods for a large cookout or simply plop as many burgers together as humanly possible, then the larger, the better (of course). If you need or want the extra space, then it’ll definitely enable you to get more grilled in shorter amount of time, which is the main benefit of having a large grate upon which to create your culinary masterpieces. However, keep in mind that by scaling up to the 40″ from the 32,” you will also cause your grill to increase in size, so remember Point #1 from above–ask yourself: “how much space do I need for a grill?”

  • Included Accessories and/or Bonuses & Special Devices

This particular area may not be as important to you as it is to others, but then again, you may just be able to either level up your chef status with some extra goodies that are included with some of these Lion gas grills. Or, it could be that you already are well-versed in what a premium BBQ pit can do, and are quite well-versed in how to use their additional features to achieve a god-like status among backyard grill meisters. Regardless of your current level of grillin’ proficiency, if you are interested in whipping up a batch of both unique and delicious scrumptiousness for your best bosom buds, then considering the included, special extras that accompany the grill is recommended.

  • Price, Value

While not every is concerned about the price simply being too high or too low, ordering a stainless steel BBQ grill is a specialty item and deserves a bit more consideration–which is why you are here, right?

As we mentioned before, the old saying that you get what you pay for is actually rather important in this category, which is why the descriptor “premium” is used when discussing these ‘big cat’ gas grills. Essentially, you should consider your desired use for the grill and determine which price point seems to fit you best. No need to overpay, but it is never recommended to underpay in order to pinch pennies.

  • Quality and Comprehensive Reviews

It seems obvious, but not everyone conducts an equal level of due-diligence when scouting out the best and right product–in this case, grill–for them. Heck, as much as I love Lamborghini (and would be happy to have any of them, actually), it’s quite possible that I could just walk in and plop down a million bucks for the first one I see and then be dissatisfied with my purchase. Is it because Lambo makes some cars that aren’t good? Nope. It’s because not every beautiful bull car they put out is the best option for ME. By taking a little time to check out some comprehensive, overall reviews (such as these below), you can potentially save yourself some of the grief or dissatisfaction of having a product that might be great, albeit not great for YOU.


 

The Three Lions

Okay, so you’re now up-to-speed and equipped on how to make the best decision for your new, heavenly party cooker. The next step is to compare the top offerings and make your final selection!

Lion #1: The Big Cat on the Block

The largest and by far the most efficient and spacious grill is the forty-one inch, natural gas 90823. Apart from being the big boy in the bunch, this model sports a total of five stainless-cast burners operating at a total of 90,000 BTUs and offers over 1000 square inches of total cooking surface. The burners are easily operated with stronger, commercial-sized burner knobs for both ease and repeated use and are connected to Lion’s 6 quick-lite valve setup. Materials include polished stainless steel construction which makes it not only durable, but also easier to maintain. Cooking grates are made of high-grade stainless steel, as well as the light switch.

The grill’s basic features include an infrared rotisserie back burner,  a warmer rack, an extra-large temperature gauge, and two interior lights. Bonus/extra items included come with the gourmet package, which include cover, rotisserie, smoker box, griddle, griddle remover, and bottle opener.

Overall, Lion seems to be trying to strike a balance between the “upper class, high-quality” feel and the basics of function and practicality. Does it work?

The Pros: What We Like

  • Versatile — While some are simply looking for a nice, large, and simple cooking surface, others are looking for ways to expand their options and/or abilities and in the simplest or easiest ways possible. In this category, the Lion Gas grill excels wonderfully, enabling users to not only accomplish the primary goal of grilling up some delicious foodstuffs but also diversifying one’s culinary repertoire.
  • The Quality is No Joke — both in the realm of immediate use and longevity, all three of these are king of the jungle when it comes to respect from customers everywhere. Heavy and built with a more commercial-grade mindset than most other grades in its class, the cats are cool while being hot at the same time.
  • Heat Locker — Most of us know that metal transmits heat, and stainless steel is no doubt a member of that transference family, which can be a potential issue for a BBQ grill. For a premium brand–with a premium price–this is highly unacceptable! Due to its double-layered hood however, grills from Lion do quite an amazing job at keeping that outside cooler and the heat trapped inside where you need it to be.
  • Results are Delicious — One of the main things that users seem unanimous about is the actual result they get with their grills. While it is true that skills vary from cook to cook (and it’s only a poor man who blames the tools), it sure is nice to have the added benefit of deliciousness which this setup seems to provide, even to the virtually inept!
  • Assembly is No Big Thang — Relatively little is needed to get this beast out and going upon delivery and everything is essentially straight-forward and quickly done.
  • Fun! — Make cooking great again! There seem to be more days where we don’t want to cook than we do, but with this setup, we can almost guarantee that you’ll already be planning your next cooking experiment while still in the process of your current one! There are several easy, practical, and fun ways to create a variety of dishes, which is quite useful for the novice and pro griller alike.
  • Cooking Area Like a Football Field — Well, maybe it’s not quite like a football field, but the 40″ version could sure feel like it sometimes, depending on what your use is, of course. No matter what you have in mind, it’s generally going to be quite easy and quick to move things around and get your grilling done in an efficient and not-so-crowded manner.

The Cons: What Could Be Better

  • The Temperature Gauge — If you are planning to cook at much higher temperatures or increase the heat to get some hardcore cleaning done, then you won’t be able to tell exactly how hot it is unless you use a separate thermometer to do the job, as the included gauge does have its limits.
  • Cleaning Can Be a Bugger — For those of us who don’t like cleaning (is that everyone?), don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning, or don’t know how to clean stainless steel, it can be quite the unhappy chore to keep this beast looking its best. In order to save yourself some grief, we recommend taking some time to study how to clean your grill efficiently and thoroughly. It needn’t be so annoying, but still, it could be easier…maybe?
  • The Grill Cover Isn’t….Well…Premium — Even the biggest ravers of the Leo Gas Grill aren’t particularly impressed by the included grill cover. While it does get the job done, it clearly doesn’t get the same attention to Lion quality that the grills do, fading out quickly and looking, well, not so hot.

Specifications

Product: Lion Premium 40″ Gas Grill

Model: 90823

Product Information:

  • 22 x 25 x 41 inches
  • Weight: 200 pounds
  • 5 stainless steel cast burners @ 90,000 total BTUs.
  • 1030 square inches of cooking surface.
  • Lifetime warranty on cast burners.
  • 304-16 gauge commercial grade stainless steel construction.
  • XL commercial temperature gauge.
  • 6 commercial size push-to-turn knobs.
  • Double layer seamless welded stainless steel smoker head with polished edges.
  • 6 Lion Quick Lite valves.
  • Adjustable warming rack.
  • Infrared rotisserie back burner.
  • Stainless steel light switch.
  • 2 interior lights.
  • Premium solid stainless steel cooking grates.
  • Includes Gourmet Package (Rotisserie, Cover, Smoker Box, Griddle and Griddle Remover with Bottle Opener).

Product: The Lion Premium 32″ Gas Grill

With some minor changes in size, BTUs, and amount of burners, the other models are similar and offer similar quality and performance. For this reason, we would refer you to the same overall review as the 40″ but please note the differences in the specifications, which are listed below:

Model: L75625

 

  • 22 x 33 x 25 inches
  • Weight: 180 pounds
  • 4 stainless steel cast burners @ 75,000 total BTUs.
  • 830 square inches of cooking surface.
  • Lifetime warranty on cast burners.
  • 304-16 gauge commercial grade stainless steel construction.
  • Extra-large, commercial temperature gauge.
  • 5 commercial size push-to-turn knobs.
  • Double layer seamless welded stainless steel smoker head with polished edges.
  • 5 Lion Quick Lite valves.
  • Adjustable warming rack.
  • Infrared rotisserie back burner.
  • Stainless steel light switch.
  • 2 interior lights.
  • Premium solid stainless steel cooking grates.
  • Includes Gourmet Package (Rotisserie, Cover, Smoker Box, Griddle and Griddle Remover with Bottle Opener).

Product: The Lion Premium 32″ Gas Grill

With some minor changes in size, BTUs, and amount of burners, the other models are similar and offer similar quality and performance. For this reason, we would refer you to the same overall review as the 40″ but please note the differences in the specifications, which are listed below:

Model: L75623

  • 22 x 33 x 25 inches
  • Weight: 180 pounds
  • 4 stainless steel cast burners @ 75,000 total BTUs.
  • 830 square inches of cooking surface.
  • Lifetime warranty on cast burners.
  • 304-16 gauge commercial grade stainless steel construction.
  • Extra-large, commercial temperature gauge.
  • 5 commercial size push-to-turn knobs.
  • Double layer seamless welded stainless steel smoker head with polished edges.
  • 5 Lion Quick Lite valves.
  • Adjustable warming rack.
  • Infrared rotisserie back burner.
  • Stainless steel light switch.
  • 2 interior lights.
  • Premium solid stainless steel cooking grates.
  • Includes Gourmet Package (Rotisserie, Cover, Smoker Box, Griddle and Griddle Remover with Bottle Opener).

To Lay Your Eyes on a Visual Review of the Lion Premium Gas Grill, Check Out This Video:

As Promised: Bub’s Favorite Beer-Butt Chicken Recipe!

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It’s not Bub’s original recipe, but you can take his mods and enjoy what I have–or change it up yourself and make it your own!

Click the link to nab the thorough recipe, but check out my brother Bub’s added suggestions to make it even more unique and tasty! Trust me when I say that it’s darn delicious! Give it a try and enjoy your new Lion Grill! RAWR!

From Bub:

Some tips for you: You can use zesty Italian dressing instead of olive oil, which you can add every 30 to 45 minutes. Pull the skin from the breast up over the neck hole and secure with toothpicks to help seal in the moisture. If the skin and lower parts are cooking too far ahead of the upper/inner breast, then put aluminum foil around the beer can and under the drumsticks to even out the cooking. It may take longer to cook this way but you’ll be rewarded for sure!


 

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