We bought a Broil King Regal about 20 years ago. The quality is outstanding. It's still in great shape. I have replaced the burners about two seasons ago. I just changed the ceramic briquettes. I replaced an igniter about five years ago.
Customer review from broilkingbbq.com
Aug 12, 2014
The Tradition Continues!!
I have had the Broil King Regal 440 (gas) operating for about a week, and the items I have cooked so far (chicken, sausage, potatoes, ham) have come out exceptional. The heat distribution has been extremely even, and the side of the grill which keeps the juices underneath the meat has performed beyond what I expected, keeping the meats moist and tender. Can't wait to try some steaks this weekend. Broil King continues to make great Q's. My first BBQ was a Regal, and 16 years later, the tradition will continue.
It was too small to fit over the previous door knocker holes.
Dec 19, 2015
Low temperature settings, best cooking results
I bought this unit at TA appliances in Barrie and I have to say that after using it a couple of times and getting use to the Temperature settings it is know doubt the best BBQ I have owned over the last 45 years. Once you figure out the heat settings the meat is cooked to perfection every time without flareups that burn the meat.
I received this grill about a month ago and have grilled steaks 3 times and salmon twice. First two times the food was slightly overcooked due to the fact that I wasn't familiar to the cooking characteristics of this new grill. From what I have experienced so far is that it can heat up quick, hot and evenly. I like my steak rare and my salmon on the verge of uncooked in the middle, so the hot grill gives me the look and taste on the outside without over cooking the middle. Its only the wife and and I, so we have only utilized a quarter of the grilling space. But, look forward to hosting BBQ parties.
Assembling the grill was about 50 minutes for me. The instructions are just in the form of diagrams. Which is fine if everything is clear. Some diagrams were a bit hard to decipher. example which bolt or screw for which hole. All in all if assembly degrees of of difficulty were as follows: easy | moderate | difficult. I would have to suggest moderate based on the quality of the assembly diagrams. Otherwise the actual assembly was relatively easy. Only one bolt did not quite line up to its designated hole. A little muscling to get things lined up made it work. Aside from that it was a one person assembly.
Have looked at the Broil King cover for this model, but the reviews are not too convincing. So, looking for an after market generic one.
Overall, we like how the food is turning out and it will probably get better as we become more accustom to using it. In the end the food product is whats most important.