The American Cookbook Author Katie Lee once said, “The grill is the summer equivalent of a fireplace; everyone gravitates to it.”
Beautiful and on point, only if your outdoor grill is worth the money and satisfaction.
Hosting grand birthday bashes with bbq, experimenting with the Rotisserie style of cooking sounds fun. Cuddling up around an outdoor grill to enjoy smoked salmon, sure sounds like something to gravitate to.
The catch, however, is to pair up with a versatile, reliable, and comfortable gas grill without breaking the bank.
Time and again, the Boat Basin Cafe has scouted out to find you the perfect grill and grill accessories.
The venture continues and here we are, checking out the 32-inch gas grill from the reliable name, Lion Premium Grills.
So, brace yourself for everything you want to know about the L75623 32-inch stainless steel unit in today’s Lion Grill review!
What the Lion 32-inch Gas Grill is All about
The L75623 is stainless steel, natural-gas-powered commercial-grade grill weighing about 170 pounds.
Boasting a stylish and sleek look, this 32-inch model comes with versatile features plus handy accessories to grace your backyard.
Let’s explore this a little closer.
Built and Craftsmanship:
The entire unit is constructed using 304 16-gauge commercial grade stainless steel. We tested it, so you can rest assured.
This not only gives your Lion Grill its sleek appearance but also secures its longevity and premium performance.
The sheet metal gives a solid feel and each individual grate is sturdily crafted to withstand high heat and hold up virtually any temperature.
Not only the body and the grills though, the ‘inner parts’ such as the flame tamers and all the accessories are also crafted out of the same premium materials.
You can upgrade your unit by purchasing ceramic flame tamers separately, but we felt that the tamers that you get by default are sufficient to distribute even heat throughout the cooking area.
This gas grill has four burners made of thick cast stainless steel. Their upper surfaces are roof-shaped. This helps the burners to steer clear of debris.
Overall, the craftsmanship is comparable with most higher-end grills and better than any unit with similar specifications and price tag.
Parts and Accessories:
The main piece or loadstone of this unit is the 32-inch gas grill (duh!) that offers about 830 square inches of cooking area. Then there are the handy accessories and the freebies.
Powered by natural gas, this outdoor grill comes to life using the push to turn knobs. There are four burners generating a tremendous amount of heat at a time. 75000 BTUs to be exact.
Getting the hang of its temperature settings involves a learning curve. But that’s the case with any new grill you bring home, so we are not counting it as a negative.
Plus there’s an easy read hood-mounted thermometer that makes life easy. We sort of took a shine on the thermometer because we think it makes the Lion Gas Grill look more attractive as well.
The grill grates can heat up to a wide range of temperatures and hold it steady throughout the cooking process. An additional warming rack keeps the sides warm when you are at it.
The grill has two built-in interior lights which are lifesavers, especially during night time outdoor grilling.
The Lion Gas Grill is thoughtful when it comes to the accessories.
If you are a fan of flat-top griddles and love to begin your day with a crispy bacon breakfast, Lion has you covered. The unit comes with a stainless steel griddle to add versatility to its cooking surface.
For spit roasters and fans of the rotisserie style of cooking this 32-inch gas grill comes with an infrared complete rotisserie setup. Be it cooking whole chickens or spit roasting fishes and shrimps, the Lion Rotisserie grill can make everything happen.
That’s not all. The Lion Gas Grill L75623 also includes a stainless steel smoker box for all those fine days of smoked cheese cravings.
When it comes to adding handy accessories to your purchase, Lion Gas Grills are generous and we have to give the manufacturer credit for this. Overall, many lion gas grill reviews opine that this is a complete outdoor grilling solution.
Let’s move on to the freebie – the fabric grill cover. Honestly, this turned out to be much better than we expected. The fabric is high-quality with a firm elastic to hold it in place. This definitely doesn’t look like something that you get as a complimentary.
Power and Performance:
The 32-inch gas grill by Lion is equipped with 4 stainless steel cast burners. Together, they generate 75000 BTUs. That’s more than 90 BTUs worth of heat per square inch of the cooking area.
The sheet metal grates evenly distribute this heat throughout, including the edges. With 100% of its cooking area being operational, there is not a single inch of dead space on the 830 square inches of grates.
These grates retain this heat throughout your cooking spree.
Our first venture with the Lion gas grill resulted in perfectly grilled lemon pepper chicken kebabs with some neat markings on them.
Then we took two of the grills off to replace them with the flat-top griddle accessory. We did some neat cooking, frying bacon, and sauteeing some veggies.
This is a great advantage of owning the Lion Gas Grill.
You get to do your fair share of flat top grilling without having to buy a separate griddle. For people who have a small backyard or limited space for their kitchen gears, this is a lifesaver.
For our rotisserie dinner, we grilled whole chicken at a steady temperature maintained at 375 ℉.
Throughout the cooking process, the grill performed insanely well.
The only hitch on the way is that the knobs tend to get hot, especially when it operates at 500 ℉ for a while.
We figured that it’s less of a design flaw and more of an issue with the ventilation. Try to keep your Lion Grill at a well-aired space to avoid this.
One Lion User on Amazon did just that.
In a Lion Premium Grills review, the user says that he has been using this grill since 2015 and cooked over 1000 meals by now. He never came across any overheated knob except this one time, that too, after years of using this machine.
However, this does not stop him from believing that this is so far his best gas grill.
Installation and Maintenance:
The Lion Premium 32’’ Gas Grill is a mammoth of a machine that weighs about 170 pounds. Ergo, it’s better to have a friend or two over when you are installing this gear.
Weight apart, everything else in the installation process is smooth and easy.
When it comes to maintenance, all the models of the Lion Gas Grills are sculpted out to be true winners.
There’s a full-width grease pan in place that collects all the oils and debris. Since everything directly dumps on the grease pan, cleaning this gas grill is a no brainer.
The replacement parts are much cheaper than the ones from the contemporary brands (not that you’ll need these often though). So, you can count on low-cost maintenance.
Lion Premium Gas Grills come with a lifetime warranty on the cast burners and various parts to keep you covered.
Pros of Lion Gas Grill:
- High quality 304 stainless steel construction
- Well-built, sturdy unit
- 75000 BTUs evenly distributes over 830 inches of grill area
- Great value for money
- Extremely durable and reliable
- Adjustable warming rack adds additional surface to keep the sides nice and warm
- Awesome infrared rotisserie burner
- Handy smoker box
- Easy to install
- Easy to clean and maintain
Cons of Lion Gas Grill:
- The knobs may overheat
Lion Grill Review: What You Need to Know
Before you set out to bring home your own Lion Gas Grill, there are a few things that you must know about.
The Useable Cooking Surface is Not Exactly 32 inches:
Although the specifications everywhere describe the L75623 as a 32-inch grill, the usable cooking surface is a little above 30 inches.
It’s best to measure your cutout size and then decide whether this model suits you. The recommended cutout size for Lion 32’’ gas grill is 31 inches.
The installation instructions are available online. Do give it a go before making your purchase.
You Need to Have a Power Outlet Nearby to Use The Rotisserie Burner:
The infrared Rotisserie kit is powered electrically. Ergo, to use this function, make sure that your grill is stationed near a power outlet.
There is a Good Warranty Coverage in Place:
The deal with the warranty tends to get a bit confusing. So, here’s how Lion Gas Grill’s warranty looks like, straight from the manual:
- Cast Stainless Burner: Lifetime
- Stainless Steel Frame, Housing: Lifetime
- Stainless Steel Cooking Grids: Lifetime
- Stainless Steel Flame Tamer: 3 Years
- Gas Valves and all other parts and components: 1 Year
How to Use the Lion Grill?
Getting started with the Lion Gas Grill is fairly easy. If you are new to the world of propane fuelled gas grill, here’s how you get started.
Step 1: The first step is to lift the lid of the grill. Never start otherwise if you don’t want gas to build up.
Step 2: Open the gas valve on the propane tank by turning it counterclockwise.
Step 3: Your Lion gas grill has an ignitor button so you won’t need to light it up manually. Turn the burners all the way up. Then push the ignitor button.
Step 4: Turn on the other burners and close the lid to preheat your device.
Step 5: Keep a weather eye on the large Lion thermometer until it reaches 500-550°.
Step 6: Now you are ready to cook. You can adjust the temperature along the way.
Step 7: When you are done cooking, turn the burners off. Close the gas valve on the propane tank by turning it clockwise until it stops rotating.
This is the basis of how to use the Lion Grill. You can do various other stuff with this. For instance, use the built-in lights, do some flat-top cooking, experiment with the rotisserie burner, and so on.
Maintaining & Cleaning Tips for a Lion Grill
To maximize the longevity of your gas grill, keeping it spick a span is the best plan. Also, some good habits can save you from a lot of hassle while keeping your grill in a good shape.
Here are some grilling wisdom and tips that we simply cannot bear not sharing with you.
Always Open The Hood/Lid before Lighting Your Lion Gas Grill:
Yes, we know we have mentioned this already. But it’s so important that we felt this is worth repeating. This saves you from gas building up and causing a kaboom!
Clean the Grill Grates When It’s Still Warm:
The smoothest way to clean your grill is to do it just after the cooking session. Any stuck-on food is easier to remove when the grates are still hot.
But remember, we said clean them when warm, not hot. So, don’t try this just after turning the knobs off.
Use a Grill Brush, Yes You Need One!:
For porcelain grates though, nylon brushes are more suitable.
Wipe Grates Using an Oiled Paper Towel:
This removes any bristles on your grill grates. A blotch of oil on a paper towel, and wipe every grate with it.
The Flame Tamers Need Your Attention Too:
It’s a good idea to wash the flame tamers using soapy water and a scouring pad.
Keep Some Toothpicks:
If your burner is giving out yellow and uneven flames, this means that the tubes are jammed. Use a toothpick to clear the holes of the tube.
Clean the Bottom Regularly:
This prevents flare-ups. Scrape out the built-up debris and clean with soapy water.
Don’t Ignore the Drip Pan:
The Lion Gas Grill offers a full width, roomy drip pan. But that doesn’t mean you should let it go on collecting debris and only clean it when it overflows.
Clean the drip pan after every use. Wash it with soapy water.
Make Safety a Priority:
Protect your hands with grill gloves. Make sure that children and pets steer clear of the exposed grills. And do check for gas leakage once a while.
Here’s how you do it:
- Pour some dishwashing liquid into a jar of water.
- Turn propane on and sponge the solution over the hose and connections.
- If you see any bubbles forming anywhere, you have a leak there.
- No bubbling? Great!
Where to Buy Your New Lion Grill
You get your own Lion from the Jungle, right? Just kidding.
FAQs on The Lion Gas Grill and Their Answers
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Lion Gas Grills. Skim through to get your queries answered.
01. How Long is the Warranty for the Burners?
Lion offers a lifetime warranty on the burners. The steel frame, cooking grids, and housing are also secured by a lifetime warranty.
The flame tamers are secured for 3 years while other components are covered for 1 year.
02. Should I Clean My Grill after Every Use?
You should carry out a simple grill cleaning after every use. Grab your grill brush and brush off the particles stuck to the grates when they are still warm.
03. How Often Should I Clean My Gas Grill?
If you are an avid griller, we suggest that you deep clean your BBQ grill every 6 months.
This includes cleaning most of the parts including the grates, the flame tamers, and the bottom.
While you are at it, you should check the propane tank and hose for leakage and the overall unit for broken or vulnerable parts.
04. Does Fire Kill Bacteria on a Grill?
Yes! Grills use fire and fire kills bacteria.
05. Is it Okay if I Cook on a Rusty Grill?
No, it’s not.
Minor surface rust is probably okay, but a grill with loose rust is not safe.
Loose rust tends to stick with food. While ingesting this once or twice isn’t dangerous, prolonged exposure to this could harm your digestive system.
“Not just gimmicks, solid grill with strong and even heat.” – Lion Grill User on Amazon.
The Lion Premium Grills 32’’ gas grill is built tough. This is hard-core enough to give you a consistent performance for years.
Lion bbq grills reviews always chime about its quality construction. Just like one user said, you get strong and even heat and no gimmicks.
A full-width grease pan coupled with an intelligent design makes this grill easy to clean. Inexpensive replacement parts bring your maintenance cost down.
We loved working with the 32’’ natural gas grill by Lion.
The Lion 32’’ Gas Grill has all the qualities to make an avid griller gravitate towards it. Ergo, we give it our thumbs up! Here’s the final score.
- Performance 9.5/10
- Versatility 9.5/10
- Ease of Use 8.5/10
- Sturdiness and Durability 8.5/10
- Ease of Installation 8/10
- Maintenance 8.5/10
- Value for Money 9.8/10
- Overall Score 8.9/10