The Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier Gas Grill Review
Gas grills like the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier represent the height of at-home grilling convenience. This is a gas grill that sits near or arguably at the top of Royal Gourmet’s lineup, so you know they are going to do their absolute best to put everything into it that a truly “Premier” gas grill should have.
This starts with four primary stainless steel propane burner elements. Each of which produces a robust 10,000 BTUs of heat per hour. There is also a fifth burner, rated for 14,000 BTUs that is tastefully disguised in the side table to let you do things like sauteing vegetables and preparing side dishes without having to run back and forth to the kitchen. The Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier also comes with a 10,000 BTU rear-mounted infrared burner element that is designed to work with the included rotisserie.
Underneath the lid, you will find large grill grates. They are made from heat-absorbing cast iron and then coated with a non-stick layer of porcelain. Not only does this make it easy to sear and flip food, but it also helps with cleanup. There’s also a large grease tray to catch any drippings. Royal Gourmet’s engineers went the extra mile to make it easy to pull out and pour away. It’s even ETL certified for safety in helping to prevent flareups.
Construction & Ease of Assembly
When it comes to material build quality there is a lot to like about the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier. It starts with cast iron grill grates that are coated with a thick layer of durable non-stick porcelain. Though this is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg when it comes to the material build quality of this large gas grill. You’ll find that the metal of the lid and the grill body are robust and painted with high-quality temperature-resistant paint. It is festooned with stainless steel in all the right places to both accent the look and add rust-proof durability.
When it comes to assembly, a gas grill this size is always going to be a fair amount of work. Royal Gourmet did their best to try to keep the instructions easy to read and the parts easy to identify. Though with a friend or two to help you, you should still expect it to take more than a full hour to fully get the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier fully assembled.
Versatility is one of the standout elements of the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier. You can do everything you expect to do with a large four-burner gas grill. There’s more than enough room on the porcelain-coated cast iron grill grates to grill for a family of four, or up to six of your buddies. Though that is just the stepping-off point when it comes to what you can grill with the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier.
This grill comes with a rotisserie included in the initial purchase, which isn’t always the case with the closest competitors in this niche. The electric motor that runs the rotisserie is strong enough to hold a full-size broiler-fryer chicken or even a trussed leg of lamb. It’s designed to work in tandem with the 10,000 BTU rear burner element. Though you might be better off starting your bird with the rear burner, then turning it off after half an hour to let two of the primary burners do most of the cooking. You can then finish the bird or leg of lamb with the rear burner again to crisp the skin.
There is also a side burner built into the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier. It’s tastefully hidden under a flush-mounted side shelf, and rated to produce up to 14,000 BTUs of heat. This is more than enough for doing things like frying bacon, boiling a pot of water for corn, or sauteing vegetables to go with fajitas.
The porcelain-coated cast iron grill grates on the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier offer up an impressive 566 square inches of grilling space. When you also consider the 172 square inch warming rack that gives you up to 738 total square inches in total.
The rotisserie is also large enough to hold a single broiler-fryer chicken or perhaps three Cornish game hens. It even has enough available space for a modest leg of lamb. Though a full turkey would be too much for the available space and the electric motor.
The rotisserie and the rotisserie burner are truly special features on the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier that you don’t always find in the closest competitor. It adds to the value of this gas grill as well as enhances its versatility.
The grease management system on the Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier is also very well engineered. A lot of thought was put into creating a system that reduced flare-ups, which can be an issue with some gas grills of this size. The fact that it’s ETL rated is another feather in its cap.
Ease to Clean
The Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier is relatively easy to clean for a gas grill of this size. The grease management system is well thought out and the non-stick porcelain coating makes it easy to scrape the grates down. If you do need to release some stubborn stuck-on material, the grates are easy to remove and will soak in warm soapy water without rusting.
The Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier comes with a multi-tier warranty. This includes 5 years of coverage on the burners, as well as 2 years of warranty protection on the lid and the firebox. This is about on par for what you would expect at this price range and type of gas grill.
The Royal Gourmet GA5403B Premier is a great grill for a family that loves to cook with the convenience of propane. It looks stylish and comes with everything you need to make a wide range of foods. You will surely feel inspired by the rotisserie and the side burner. While it is a major investment, it’s the sort of thing that will pay for itself with a strong return.