Napoleon LEX 605 Review [Natural Gas Grill]

With over 90,000 BTUs of cooking power, how does this natural gas grill compare to the competition? Find out all you need to know with our Napoleon LEX 605 review.

Napoleon LEX 605 Built-In Propane Grill

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If you want plenty of cooking space, then Napoleon LEX605RSBINSS grill may be the best natural gas grill for you out there.

This Napoleon grill boasts a cooking capacity of 850 square inches, which should be more than enough for the vast majority of buyers. Besides, this grill should be big enough to allow you to prepare food for large parties.

For added flexibility, the Napoleon natural gas grill has two racks – the large main rack and a warming rack above. They are sized at 605 and 245 square inches respectively.

Napoleon LEX 605 Natural Gas
  • Double walled lift EASETM stainless steel lid. Capacity: 850 square inches
  • Jet fire ignition system with stainless steel wave cooking grids
  • Engaging I-GLOW backlit control knobs for late night entertaining

When it comes to grilling quality, the Napoleon LEX605RSBINSS natural gas grill is excellent as well. Having left, center, and right burners (total heat output of 48,000 BTUs), this grill allows for even grilling. Apart from that, since you can set each of the burners to different intensity, you could easily do multi-zone grilling with this unit.

The main rack also has an interesting wavy shape that, as claimed by Napoleon, allows for more even heat transfer because the wavy rods have a larger contact surface with food.

Notably, the Napoleon LEX605RSBINSS natural gas grill also has bottom and rear infrared burners (16,000 & 15,500 BTUs respectively). Infrared burners are thought to deliver more intense heat to the food, reduce flare-ups, and ensure more consistent grilling.  The infrared burner may be used alone or together with other burners, which could allow you to get better grilling results.

In fact, combined with the wavy rack, the infrared burner could deliver an unparalleled grilling experience.

Napoleon LEX605RSBINSS not only has great cooking capabilities but also is very convenient. It has two side shelves that provide you with a surface for cutting or otherwise preparing food. Apart from that, the left shelf has an integrated ice/marinade compartment, while the right one features a side burner (11,000 BTUs) controlled by one of the burner knobs on the control panel.

Each of the side shelves has a pair of tool hooks as well, allowing you to keep your utensils nearby.

For portability, the LEX605RSBINSS natural gas grill has integrated casters. These do their job well, but had they been bigger, they’d most likely make transportation more convenient.

Interestingly, the knobs have backlighting in them. This backlighting looks pretty good, as well as lets you know which burners are currently on. But if you may switch the lighting off if it seems annoying to you.

The Napoleon LEX605RSBINSS natural gas grill is gorgeous as well. Its stainless steel build is not only durable and high-quality but also makes this grill quite the eye-catcher.

But one issue we have with this natural gas grill is that it sometimes takes more than one click to get the burners going. Though the JETFIRE ignition system here is reliable, it sometimes doesn’t start the burners quickly. For the price, we’d expect higher burner reliability.

This is a fairly minor issue though. Napoleon LEX605RSBINSS remains an excellent natural gas grill with high cooking capacity and great convenience. It’s very expensive though!


  • 850 square inches of cooking area.
  • 6 burners with a heat output of 90,500 BTUs.
  • Equipped with infrared burners.
  • Side shelves with an ice bucket and a side burner.
  • Integrated tool hooks.
  • Gorgeous design.


  • Sometimes takes multiple clicks to start up.
  • Expensive.
Napoleon LEX 605 Natural Gas
  • Double walled lift EASETM stainless steel lid. Capacity: 850 square inches
  • Jet fire ignition system with stainless steel wave cooking grids
  • Engaging I-GLOW backlit control knobs for late night entertaining

Last update on 2023-10-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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