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The Pros, the Cons, and the Facts about the Blaze 32-Inch Built In Gas Grill.

With high-tech yet cheaply-constructed grills flooding the market, it can be hard to receive great quality for your money.  But with the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill, you can be sure to receive durable construction and a high-quality grilling experience.

Appearance-wise, this Blaze gas grill is very simple and clean in its design, making it a suitable fit for any setting.  Overall, for what you get, this Blaze BBQ grill is available at a fair price and has great engineering.

Product Quick Facts

Product Name: Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill

Made By: Blaze Grills

Top 3 Features:

  • Heat zone separators
  • Flame stabilizing grids
  • Flame-thrower ignition system

Standout Benefits Of The Blaze 32-Inch Build-In Gas Grill

From the outside, the Blaze 32 Grill looks simple and basic, but don’t let that fool you.  This BBQ knows how to cook a mean meal.  The built-in rotisserie backburner is one of my personal favorites as it can roast low and slow from 225 to 325 degrees Fahrenheit – but if you need a rotisserie kit, that’ll be an extra hundred bucks and in my opinion well worth it.

Generally, the biggest benefit of Blaze’s gas grill is the grilling experience.  You can’t complain about good cooking.

Other benefits we like are…

The Blaze 32-Inch Built In Gas Grill Is Constructed With 304 Stainless Steel

The heavy, tough, rust-free build of Blaze BBQ grills makes consumers fall in love quickly.  For a cooker that will live outdoors, why not have the best construction possible.

Even Chef Tony Matassa of BBQGuys.com fame complemented Blaze Grills for providing a durable grill body and high-quality, stainless-steel burners that offer commercial quality grilling.

I can safely back up Matassa’s words.  Quality was a priority in this Blaze model, making me confident that it will last many years.

It Comes With A Heavy Duty, Double Walled Lid

Not every grill comes with a double-walled lid, but it should be a priority if you are looking for great heat retention.  (I personally believe every moderate-priced and higher-end grill should be equipped with a double-lined grill hood.)

Thanks to the heavier, thicker lid, the Blaze 32 Grill is better at trapping in heat.  Thanks to this, the Blaze gas grill is even more reliable cooking in colder weather.  A thicker lid also means that the outer stainless-steel layer is protected from heat discoloration.

Blaze Offers An Infrared Burner Accessory For Five-Star, Low And Slow Grilling And A Smoker Box Accessory For Extra Flavor

While I wish they were included with the initial purchase of this grill, these accessories are remarkable if you’re looking to step up your game.

First starting with the infrared burner, you can simply swap out one of the conventional burners and add this baby in for restaurant-quality, hot and fast cooking.  The nice thing with the infrared burner accessory is that you can get a taste of different burner styles without having to be permanently committed to either.  Just remove it and swap with the original burner when you need to.

As for the smoker box, I mean, it’s a smoker box.  It has a neat “Blaze” cutout on the lid, and it can add a nice smokier flavor to your meats.  I have to admit, the Blaze grill already provided phenomenal results, so the smoker box wasn’t a must for me.  But if you’re looking to experiment, it’s a great option to have at hand – plus, it’s built with stainless steel as well.

The Blaze 32-Inch Grill Has Cooking Grids Made Of Stainless Steel Rods That Provide Great Grill Marks

As simple as it sounds, one of my favorite benefits of the Blaze 4-Burner Gas Grill is its heavy-duty cooking grids.  These babies are thick!  Because the grids maintain heat well and provide nice grill marks, your meats will look as good as they taste.

The cooking grids’ rods are also close enough together to where I could grill asparagus as well as any other thinner, smaller items straight on ‘que without fear that they’ll fall through the cracks.

Adding to that, the matte finish of Blaze’s cooking grids offer a non-stick surface and have better oil-absorption than their non-matte counterparts.

Using The Blaze Gas Grill

Using an automatic-lighting gas grill is simple, but if you’ve never done so, no worries.  In fact, Blaze 32-Inch Grill owners have found that ignition with this grill is smooth and has little if any difficulties during the lighting process.

When it comes to the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill, simply open the hood, and press the burner knob in while twisting it to “High” until it sparks and lights.

You can also manually light your Blaze gas grill by opening the hood, holding an open flame over the top of the lighting tube while pushing in and turning the control knob to “High.”

Don’t forget to close the valve on the gas supply when finished cooking.

Cleaning this Blaze BBQ is common sense.  As a friendly reminder, be sure to clean the drip tray after every few uses – otherwise, a grease fire could occur.  For an exterior cleaning of this grill, simply wipe down with non-abrasive cloths and sprays.

Interior-wise, clean the heat separators, flame tamers, and grilling and warming racks with a BBQ brush while the grill has been warming on “high” for 10 to 15.  The cast stainless-steel burners, however, should be cleaned with a wire brush after the flame tamers and cooking grids are removed and without the gas nor heat turned on, on the grill.

Blaze 32-Inch Grill Description And Features

Let’s take a deeper look into the many great features this grill is armed with.

Blaze Gas Grill at a Glance

 

  • 552 square inches of cooking space (740 total)
  • Natural gas or liquid propane option
  • Removable, elevated warming rack
  • Drip tray for easy cleanup
  • Double-lined grill hood
  • Flash tube ignition
  • 325 to 650 degrees Fahrenheit (lid down)
  • 66,000 total BTUs (14,000 BTUs per burner)
  • 10,000 BTUs infrared rear burner
  • Made in China
  • 25” x 32.5” x 25.75”
  • 114 lbs

Heat Zone Separators

The stainless-steel heat zone separators in this Blaze model are one of the favorite features for grillers.  These separators allow you to grill a variety of foods from veggies to meats using different heats simultaneously without risk of burning or undercooking anything in the process.

Best of all, if different temperature zones aren’t needed, the heat zone separators are quick and easy to remove from your Blaze gas grill.

Flame Stabilizing Grid

This feature is pretty handy in the Blaze 32-Inch Grill and it’s difficult to find a gas grill that has implemented it as well.  The flame stabilizing grid does a great job at reducing flare-ups as well as keeping grease from pooling due to its perforated design.

The flame tamers themselves, like much of the Blaze Gas Grill, are constructed with quality stainless steel for long-term use.

Flame Thrower Ignition System Plus Flash Tube Ignition

When you and your guests are starving, the last thing you want to do is spend more than a few minutes trying to light your grill.

The Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill offers a fast, automatic startup each time.  Just push and turn the knob to get your grill running.  If for some reason the ignitor is having issues or you’d rather manually light your grill, you can still do so with Blaze’s flash tube ignition and crossovers.

Infrared Rear Rotisserie Burner

Bonus features never hurt.  Having the option to cook rotisserie-style on the Blaze 32-Inch Grill is a great feature to have as it means greater versatility in how you can cook.  Imagine cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving on the rear burner!

If the infrared rear rotisserie burner fascinates you, you’ll have to purchase the rotisserie kit separately.  As for me, I am completely okay with investing a little more for quality rotisserie cooking.

Embedded Warming Rack

The warming rack on the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill is located towards the top of the grill inside the hood.  The internal rack is a must for heating buns, keeping cooked meats hot, and warming sides.

Trust me, you’ll never take the Blaze warming rack for granted, especially in the wintertime.  Plus, when you don’t need it, the warming rack can easily be removed.

Who Is The Blaze 32-Inch Built In Gas Grill Made For?

Considering the price for many higher-end grills on the market compared to the value they actually offer, I’m confident in saying that the Blaze 32-Inch Grill is trusted in providing quality based on its value.  With that said, anyone who wants a reliable grill with top-notch grilling without breaking the bank will love Blaze BBQ grills.  It makes for a great investment while offering features for both griller newbies and experts.

It’s also clear that this Blaze model isn’t very fancy.  Based on this, grillers who are simple and don’t require an over-the-top design or excess features will love the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill.  After all, most BBQ owners are not high maintenance based on appearance or bonus wow-factors of a grill; it’s all in the quality of a good-cooked meal – which Blaze gas grills do offer.

Why You Should Think Twice

There’s a lot to enjoy on the Blaze 32-Inch Grill; however, there are a few cons to point out.  One issue we noticed with this grill is that the top burner and knobs can get hot to the touch when in use.  It has also been noted by some Blaze 32 owners.  They mentioned that they have to sometimes wear an oven mitt just to adjust the knobs, although my experience wasn’t nearly that extreme.

This can be a problem not just for those who need to frequently adjust the temperature when grilling but specifically for parents who fear their young children will get ahold of the hot-to-the-touch knobs when they aren’t looking.

For the price, one would also expect advanced technology, but this model doesn’t have much to show for it.  When you compare the hi-tech features of this grill with other models on the market, this Blaze model looks slightly outdated.

Fortunately, the overall excellent quality of this model helps make up for that.  However, if you’re looking for the latest in innovation, you may be more interested in the Blaze Professional 34-Inch which features LED control panel lighting and internal lights for grilling at night.

Pros And Cons

Price And Warranties

You can find the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill for around $1,349.99.  With the purchase of Blaze’s gas grill, you’ll also receive a lifetime warranty against manufacturing or workmanship defects pertaining to the grill’s stainless steel construction and other stainless steel components, cooking grids, control valves, flame tamers, burners, and heat zone separators.

As for the electrical and ignition parts of the Blaze 32-Inch grill, these are covered up to one year from the purchase date.  To have your warranty honored, Blaze built in gas grills must be registered within 30 days after purchase.

Overall, the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill is moderately priced and has one of the best grill warranties on the market.  Many BBQ brands tend to offer basic quality for the same or even higher cost than the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill.

The Bottom Line

Placing cooking quality and durability over technology, one can be positive that the Blaze 32-In Built-Inch Gas Grill will get right to the point.  There isn’t much not to like about this Blaze grill if you’re looking for a reliable cooker that is built to last.  It’s sleek on the outside, easy to operate, and knows how to grill and sear like a boss.

BBQ amateurs and simple grillers will be plenty pleased with what this favorably-priced grill has to offer.  Even grilling experts will enjoy features on this BBQ such as its heat zone separators and the flame stabilizing grid.  For those who admire quality without killing their wallet, check out the Blaze 32-Inch Built-In Gas Grill as it could be a great option for you and your taste buds (after your cook on it, that is).

Now It’s Your Turn

I hope you enjoyed this Review on the Blaze 32-Inch Gas Grill and you have the information you need to make the best decision going forward.

Now I want to hear from you:

Which built-in gas grill have you used before?

Which are you most excited to try?

Are you going to be purchasing a built-in gas grill in the future?  Or do you plan on looking at a pellet grill or charcoal model?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment below.

If you still have questions, please feel free to send me a message.

Cheers,

Patrick

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Blaze 32-Inch Built In Gas Grill

9.2

VALUE

10.0/10

CONSTRUCTION

9.5/10

EVEN HEAT

9.0/10

INNOVATION AND FEATURES

8.5/10

DESIGN AND STYLE

9.0/10

Pros

  • Thick, stainless steel body and burners
  • Heavy stainless steel rod cooking grates
  • Double Walled Lid
  • High heat output
  • Convenient lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Heat can be slightly higher in the back and sides
  • The drip pan can collect rainwater if the grill is covered
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