I have a three year old “top of the line” Napoleon Prestige 500 - infrared side burner... the works
it has been the worst piece of plastic crap I’ve ever owned. Every single burner knob has broken and been replaced at least twice. I’m up to 14 replacement knobs in3 years. Thankfully their warranty support is good. Also had to replace the side burner, thermometer, ignitor, and the “towel rack” on one of the wings.
when it goes, it goes.
I was intending to get the bug Summit gas grill to replace it, but this Smokefire might just be a better “all purpose” grill, with the start and walk away part that makes gas so handy on weeknights and in winter.
We’ll see of course. But I probably already own too many grills (Weber 14, 18, 22, 26.75 Kettle, Q1200 for camping, home built WSM, and the Napoleon - and new Smokefire 36 on the way)