Napoleon ROGUE® 365 gas grill BBQ review

A great gas barbecue will see you through the summer and beyond. Read our expert review of the Napoleon Rogue gas BBQ – a serious grill for people who love cooking outdoors. 

Napoleon ROGUE® 365 gas grill on white background

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Napoleon ROGUE® 365 gas grill

Pros: quick clear build, even cooking, speedy pre-heat, neat storage, bells and whistles, quality materials
Cons: expensive, poor non-stick

Burger count: approx 22

Overall rating: 4/5 

Buy from The BBQ Shop (£395.99)

A wonderful all-rounder, the Napoleon Rogue 365 gas barbecue passed every cooking challenge with ease and surpassed its rivals in terms of materials and build quality. It provides extra-fast preheating and the best overall heat retention, a vital tool when you're cooking for a crowd or attempting more challenging slow-cooks.

It was one of the simpler and clearer builds of all the gas barbecues we tested, having fewer, high-quality parts (though this made the boxed and final product heavy to move, despite functional wheels) with only the occasional confusing diagram. No extra tools were needed but the provided screwdriver wasn’t perfectly suited to the task at hand.

Napoleon 365 instruction manual on grill

Despite having one of the largest overall grills, it compacts brilliantly (even the side shelves fold away) and won’t take up half of your garden. Equally, it felt like an appropriate height for the average user and design-wise, it's eye-catching and impressive without being too showy. 

Much like the winning Wilko gas barbecue that came out on top of our test, it was ready to cook in moments with an easily attached regulator and super-fast preheat time (around, if not under 5 minutes) and thanks to the high-end steel hood (fitted with an accurate temperature gauge), it really did retain heat impressively, perfect for expert slow cooking. 

An innovative, wave-pattern stainless steel grill grate felt premium but was surprisingly lacking when it came to charring and occasionally caused some of the produce to stick, throwing doubt over its abilities to handle more delicate quick cooking (i.e. halloumi, fish fillets etc); it would also likely need handwashing.

Cooked barbecue food being placed into silver trays

However, the pleasing distance between the very efficient gas burners and the grill produced outstandingly even results. It feels tailored for every job, able to tackle the slow-cooking approach, as well as everyday barbecue staples like burgers and sausages.

It's also packed with functional and well-made extras that are the cherry-on-top of what is overall a robust, well-engineered and food-focused gas grill. Though, you pay for what you get at £439.99 RRP.

Star ratings

Assembly 4/5 (1 hr 35 mins)
Ease of use 4/5
Cooking results 4/5
Value for money 3.5/5 

Overall rating 4/5 

Buy from The BBQ Shop (£395.99)

Specifications:

Height: 120cm (160cm lid open)
Width: 112cm (82cm shelves down)
Depth: 63cm
Materials: stainless steel and cast iron
Hose & regulator: included
Gas type: clip-on propane
Dishwasher safe: no 
Warranty: 15 years (limited)

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