One reviewer writes that the Broilmaster P3-X (a new name given in place of the old P3BL moniker in 2011 to accompany an upgrade in BTU and a shift in control panel positioning) is "a great grill for the serious griller." It provides a lot of flexibility, with adjustable cooking grates that can be positioned at different levels for different types of cooking. Mounting options are also flexible, ranging from a stainless-steel cart to a pedestal in different finishes; however, these options affect the price.
Two stainless-steel burners provide a total of 45,000 BTU, which experts say is all the heat this grill needs, thanks to its energy-efficient design. It has a warming rack but no standard side burner (a side burner can be added as one of the extra-cost configuration options), and a total cooking area of 695 square inches. If you want to pay less for a high-quality grill, experts recommend the top-rated Weber Genesis E-330 (*Est. $800).
ConsumerReports.org includes the Broilmaster P3-X in its ratings of more than 100 gas grills. About.com also offers a full review of this model.
ConsumerReports.org tests gas grills on an ongoing basis, and reports the results in yearly ranking charts. The Broilmaster P3-X is included in the 2012 ratings; full details are available to subscribers.
Review: Gas Grills, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2012
Derrick Riches gives the Broilmaster P3BL a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He writes, "The high level of control given by the multi-level adjustable cooking grate is a fantastic feature. The high-quality, stainless-steel construction rivals much pricier models." (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Broilmaster P3BL, Derrick Riches