Finding a great grill for anyone can be hard work.
Everyone has specific needs and priorities for their grill. So in this review of the Fire Magic Aurora E790i I will walk you through the different features and specifications of this luxury grill and help you decide if it’s right for you and your grilling needs.
You will learn about some of the more prominent features, such as the heat zone separators, which are pretty great for family meal cooking.
From a great company that strives to make grilling a real adventure, here you’ll will learn everything about the Fire Magic Aurora E790i grill including why I think its one of the best smoker grills of 2021!
About Fire Magic Grills
Fire Magic Grills all started about 75 years ago by founder Harold Keck.
Keck had a vision of what he thought modern outdoor entertaining could be, what it should be.
His vision ended up launching a brand new approach to the outdoor barbecue scene. The driving force behind the company is still the same today 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 have been right at the top of the game when it comes to making the best outdoor cooking equipment on the market. Since day one Fire Magic have been the best name in luxury grills.
Review of Fire Magic E790i (Aurora) Propane Gas Grill
A Luxury Gas Grill To Enhance Your Outdoor Kitchen
Specifications of The Fire Magic E790i
- Dimensions: 37 x 23 x 12 inches
- Weight: 275 lbs
- Primary Cooking Space: 36 x 22 (660 sq. in.)
- Total Cooking Space: 888 square inches
- Fuel Type: Propane, but also comes in a natural gas model
- BTU: 90,000 BTU output on the main 3 burners. 20,000 BTU on the back burner
- Heat Flux: 125
- Made In The USA
- Flavor Grids: The Fire Magic Aurora E790i Grill comes fully equipped with 16-gauge stainless steel flavor grids. These grids essentially do two jobs. Firstly they offer more durability to the grill as a whole. Secondly they help distribute heat across the cooking surface more evenly and help reduce flare-ups. This not only lends great support to the grill in means of durability but also helps to make sure that all of your food is cooked at the same time. It also eliminates those dreaded grill hot and cold spots.
- Rounded Oven Hood: This grill has one feature in particular that helps add to a more convenient way of cooking, and that would be with it’s rounded oven hood. The rounded oven hood is a seamless hood that is double walled and feather light when lifting.
Its design allows you to fit beer multiple beer can chicken, ducks or other whole birds easily and without having to spatchcock or take apart before cooking.
- Digital thermometer: The Fire Magic Aurora E790i Grill has a digital thermometer that is easy to read. The digital thermometer is also illuminated for convenience in the dark and doubles as a timer and alarm. The alarm setting and timer allow for easy and precise grilling. This feature is especially great for a busy griller wanting to spend time with those around them.
- Magic View Window: One optional feature that you will find with this grill is the magic view window. While not necessary for all grillers, however, it is a great convenience for those that like to keep a close eye on their food without releasing the heat from their grill every time they decide to check up on it. In my eyes it would be really good if every smoker, grill or bbq had a view window!
- Heat Zone Separators: These sections of the grill are great for those that like to cook a complete meal on the grill. What the heat zone separators do is allow you to cook at different temperatures across your grill, in each section, at the same time. It’s especially great for people that like to keep a balanced meal plan but also love to grill.
Ease of Setup
Setting up the Fire Magic Aurora E790i Grill is relatively easy and the grill does come with simple to follow instructions for set up.
The instruction manual is very well laid out and clear to understand. It has lots of detailed pictures and detailed instructions for each part. The installation and owners manual can be found online too.
You are going to need to put aside 2 – 3 hours for full installation of this unit.
Note: If you are buying the natural gas version of this grill, it is essential that you have a professional connect and certify your gas connection.
Cleaning and Maintenance
This grill has easy cleaning and maintenance attached to it. Like most grills its grates can be scrubbed with a non wire brush, soapy water and a little bit of elbow grease.
It’s best to use hot or warm water during the cleaning and maintenance of the grill, but you can use any dish soap and get great results.
For most who buy this grill you will be installing it into an area where you don’t have very decent cover, it is essential that you get yourself a cover for this unit.
This is one grill that was designed from top to bottom with durability in mind.
Made of stainless steel this grill can handle quite a bit, more than the average wear and tear of everyday use for sure. Being a built it grill it will not be moving once installed, however, it is a very, very solid unit nonetheless.
Even the interior of the grill, with its 16-gauge stainless steel flavor grids, was built with this grills durability in mind. The engineering of the flavor grids lends extra support and durability to this grill.
This model comes with a lifetime warranty that covers the cast stainless steel burners, stainless steel rod cooking grids, and stainless steel housing.
There is a fifteen year warranty that covers brass burners, brass valves, inner liners, manifold assemblies porcelain, and back burner assemblies. For more information please take a closer look at the Warranty.
Do You Get Value For Money?
One big question is always about whether or not you’re spending a good amount on a truly good deal. The answer here is pretty simple; yes.
It is an expensive grill, however, you are getting a grill made of genuine quality and is one that will basically last forever.
With the Fire Aurora Magic E790i Grill you get a solid unit, and features that enhance your cooking experience, such as its heat zone separators and easy lift lid. This is not a grill that is full of unnecessary bells and whistles, it is all about getting back to the grilling basics and grilling well.
It helps to know that this all stainless steel grill is durable enough to stand up to weather and the test of time. This is an investment you are making in your home, much like an addition of a new kitchen!
Pros and Cons
What I Liked
- Flavour Grids
- Halogen Interior Light
- Heat Zone Seperators
- Accurate and well placed thermometer
- Easy Lifting Lid
What I Didn’t Like
- You can be restricted where you want to install it because it does require a power source
My Rating and Final Thoughts
At the end of the day the Fire Magic 790I grill is a luxury grill aimed at the luxury market. It is fairly pricey, however, you do get a unit that is going to add value to your home produce great food and look good too!
The magic view window in the hood is a great feature that allows you to check your food without letting out precious heat. This also works really well when using your gas grill as a smoker, you don’t let any of that precious smoke out.
That is one of my favorite features by far, it’s great for families that want a well rounded meal and it still allows them the joy of grilling without sacrifice.
All in all however, I’d say it’s a great deal for anyone that’s looking for a luxury grill that is family friendly, well made and versatile.
Overall Rating: 4.7 / 5