The Skinny:

  • Simple yet stunning design
  • Powerful cast stainless burners
  • Customizable burner setup
  • High end brand quality
  • Made in the USA

Things We Love:

The American-built Aurora series has welded stainless steel construction for durability, but it also catches the eye with its clean appearance and “tear-drop” double-lined hood. Just like the more expensive Echelon series, this grill features an advanced “hot surface” ignition to make lighting a snap. I also like that it has a backup system in case the hot ignition fails, and it's easy to light the grill by placing a lighter near a small tube underneath the cooking grid. It also has an angled front control panel for ease of use. The Aurora is available with a digital thermometer with meat probes or an analog thermometer. I really like the Aurora analog from a durability perspective - there's simply almost nothing that can wear out! Another nice feature Fire Magic includes is a spring-assisted lid for easy opening and closing of the lid.

Fire Magic also includes the same burners found on their more expensive grills. The cast burners are a unique "E-shape", which means they have more burner ports than typical cast burners which run straight front to back. Inside the grill, heavy-duty perforated stainless steel flavor grids help keep grease away from the burners and the cooking grids are constructed with quality 304-grade stainless steel for additional durability.

The warranty offered by Fire Magic is simply one of the best. Aurora’s warranty is admirable and basically what you should expect from a premium gas grill company. Stainless steel components have a lifetime warranty (except for the flavor grids-5 years), infrared burners have five years, and the valves are covered for 15 years.

Thing To Consider:

The grill is designed with heat zones, which provide a hot zone across the back, while the front corner zones are slightly cooler. This is something to consider if you are looking for a grill with an even heat cooking surface, however, some customers like this feature and use it to shift food around on the grill.

You'll Like This Grill If:

If you want an extremely well built, American made, truly all stainless grill that can be your outdoor kitchen workhorse for many years to come.