Grill Review: Fire Magic Aurora A660i [February 2019]
About Fire Magic Grills
Fire Magic Grills all started about 75 years ago when Harold Keck, the founder of Magic Grills had a vision of what he thought modern outdoor entertaining could be, or more so what it should be.
His vision eventually ended in him launching a new brand and a brand new, very different approach to the outdoor barbecue scene.
The driving force behind the company is still the same as it was when the company first began.
"engineering brilliance and a true passion for for creating and delivering quality products that meet all of their diverse customers demanding needs."
Since his original vision back in 1937, Fire Magic has been making some of the best luxury outdoor cooking equipment in the game.
The Fire Magic Aurora A660i Grill Review
Need A Grill With Space? Look No Further
The Fire Magic Aurora A660i Grill is one that was built with a sleek, superior design and is engineered with convenience, usability and good looks in mind.
It was crafted by A company who is truly inspired by their craft. You can very clearly see this when looking at the A660i's aesthetics.
This grill is made of stainless steel and is beautifully highlighted by its cast stainless steel “E” burners, which are capable of putting out up to 25,000 BTU each.
Overall this unit is durably constructed and offers the user simple and easy cooking, with the ability to cook a wide range of food, not to mention the idea that this grill should you last year after year.
Lets get into it and check out the Fire Magic Aurora A660i.
- 1Thermometers: Analog or Digital
- 2Knobs: Comfort Touch
- 3Backburner: Stainless Steel
- 4Main Construction: Stainless Steel
- 5Manufactured in: USA
- 6Dimensions: 32 x 23.5 x 12 inches
- 7Cooking Surface: 660 Square Inches (30 x 22 inches)
- 8Total Grilling Space: 935 square inches (30 x 8 inches)
- 9Main Burner BTU: 75,000
- 10Backburner BTU: 18,000
- 11Additional Features: Rotisserie, Magic View Window
Key Features of the Fire Magic Aurora A660i
Ease of Setup
The setup for the Fire Magic Aurora A660i isn’t too difficult.
As with anything it’s a very simple process provided you follow the instructions inside the owner's manual.
The set up instructions are easy to follow and form unboxing to grilling you should not expect to take more than 1.5 - 2 hours (or 3 beer).
That being said if you run into any problems or issues during the setup process of the Fire Magic Aurora A660i, there are quite a few online videos that make quick work of it.
Ease of Use
The Fire Magic Aurora A660i Grill is an easy grill to use.
After setting it up all you really need to do is ensure that you have access to a power supply of at least 120 Volt AC and then you can easily ignite it with electric ignition.
The electric ignition and i easy to use and ensures a reliable way of lighting your grill time and time again.
During the cooking process, if you have the optional window (which I highly recommend) you can easily peek through to watch your food and make sure it’s cooking as desired. This is great because you don't lose any heat or smoke (if you are using your grill as a smoker)
The thermometer will tell you what temperature your grill is at. Compared to my iGrill 2 thermometer the temperature only fluctuates by 10 degrees.
Overall it is a very user friendly grill and is perfect for everyone from beginner to expert.
Not only does the A660i look good , it is a grill made to be durable and reliable.
The A660i is a great grill for cooking evenly and steadily. It has been made with quality stainless and is built to last.
Overall the unit is made of stainless steel and can easily stand up to everyday wear and tear. It was built to be able to endure the elements to a degree and can stand up to quite a bit.
It is important to note that some of the optional features, such as the window and the digital thermometer may mean you have to take a few extra steps to ensure that your grill can stand up to the weather.
I would recommend purchasing a heavy duty cover that fully covers the window and prevents rain from trickling in. This will help prolonge the grills life.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance for this particular grill is pretty simple.
Like most grills the grates can be cleaned with a non wire grill scraper and then a damp washcloth with lots of warm soapy water.
The entirety of the grill can be washed with a washcloth and a soap. Any normal dish soap will work along with hot water. Do make sure that you wait for the grill to cool before cleaning!
There are tools, such as agrill scraper, that can be purchased separately that can make the cleaning and maintenance that much easier.
The Fire Magic Aurora A660i comes with a lifetime warranty that covers the cast stainless steel burners, cooking grids, and stainless steel housing.
There is also a one year coverage for the electrical systems, and a fifteen year coverage for the brass valves and back burner.
For more information please take a closer look at the warranty.
Do You Get Value For Money?
With this grill you dont get a feature packed grill, however, the features that this grill does include are all the necessities that you need to make great tasting bbq.
Since this grill is not jam packed with features you can be assured that each feature is well thought out, and well designed.
You also get a sleek design and a grill that cooks evenly across all burners. This is something that can be hard to find without sacrificing something that you really want in a grill.
With this grill there doesn’t seem to be any sacrifices. You get design, durability, and even reliable cooking.
So yes I’d say you do get your money's worth for this luxury grill.
What I Liked
What I Didn't Like
Overall the Fire Magic Aurora A660i is a great luxury grill. It is aesthetically pleasing, durable and delivers great food.
The main downside is that you need a power supply, which isn't too bad when you consider this grill was made to be permanently mounted in your backyards entertainment area.
On the flip side, that seems to be the only real downside to the Fire Magic Aurora A660i Grill.
Keeping in mind that this grill was designed and aimed at the luxury grill market, it is not the cheapest grill out there, however, you it is a very nice looking unit that will look good in any outdoor cooking set up.
You get even cooking along with durability and a sleek design.
Not only do you get a great grill with those key features, but you also have the option of adding additional features to this model.
Some of the features include a digital thermometer to fit in with the sleek design and a viewing window that allows you to watch your food cook, and check up on it should you lose track of time.
The bottom line is if you are in the market for a luxury grill that looks good, has the necessary basics to deliver great tasting food this is a great choice for you.