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.
The Fire Magic E790i (Aurora) Propane Gas Grill
A Luxury Gas Grill To Enhance Your Outdoor Kitchen
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.
You’ll also learn about the other key features and who this grill is best for. From a great company that strives to make grilling a real adventure, you’ll will learn everything about the Fire Magic Aurora E790i grill.
- 1Dimensions: 37 x 23 x 12 inches
- 2Weight: 300 pounds (shipping weight)
- 3Fuel: Propane, but also comes in a natural gas model
- 4Main Burners: 3 burner
- 5BTU: 90,000 BTU output on the main 3 burners. 20,000 BTU on the back burner
- 6Heat Flux: 125
- 7Warming Rack: 36 x 8 inches (288 sq. in.)
- 8Main Cooking Surface: 36 x 22 (660 sq. in.)
- 9Total Cooking Space: 888 square inches
- 10Constructed: Right here in the USA
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.
Ease of Use
The Fire Magic Aurora E790i Grill is a pretty easy one to use. The hot surface ignition works really well and each burner is controlled separately. You won't have any issues lighting the grill first time, or last!
Once you’ve lit your grill you will need to set the appropriate temperature to each section of the grill for the food you plan to cook on it. The grill seems to come to temperature quickly and seems to be able to hold temperature really well.
The analog thermometers face is quite large and although it has a lot of text is easy to read. The thermometer itself reads up to 1000 degrees and has a 2 3/4 inch probe that reads the ambient temperature of the grill with good accuracy, coming in +/- 5 degrees of my iGrill 2 thermometer.
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.
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 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 backburner 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!
From The Manufacturer
What I Liked
What I Didn't Like
At the end of the day this 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.
Although it is a little slim on technical features it has the essentials like the heat zone separators, which allow anyone to cook multiple varieties of food at different temperatures, all at the same time.
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.
Of course, like with anything, there are downsides. Most prominently with this grill the main downside seems to be the need for a power supply, definitely not my favorite thing about this grill. But you can work around that when you are installing the unit.
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 grill.