Broilmaster has been manufacturing Premium Gas Grills every year since 1966. The original G-1000 – though smaller than the grills we make today – featured the now-legendary bowtie burner fitted into a heavy-duty cast head with the trademarked rib pattern on the lid.
Broilmaster’s unique grill head featured a deep bottom casting that allowed more uniform temperature across the cooking grid. To demonstrate its ability to heat evenly, Broilmaster Sales Representatives would place five slices of bread on the grill (at the center and corners), wait 30 seconds, and remove the slices to reveal perfectly uniform toast – no hot spots and no dead spots.
At first, Broilmasters were sold exclusively through natural gas utilities. Propane models were added as 20-lb. LP tanks became widely available for home use.
Today, Broilmaster offers models with multi-level cooking grids, separate burner controls, stainless steel griddles, and the company’s exclusive Smoker Shutter – which doubles the grill’s versatility by allowing backyard chefs to slow roast and smoke game, poultry, and other large cuts.
Early Broilmaster owners helped spread the word about the grill’s exceptional performance durability, backed by the legendary support provided by dealers and the factory. Many owners hold onto their grills for 20 years or more and some have been cooking on their Broilmasters for 30 to 40 years.
While other grill brands have come and gone – and many have gone overseas – Broilmaster soldiers on as one of the few gas grills still made in the USA. The brand is now owned by Empire Comfort Systems, which produces Broilmaster Premium Gas Grills in its plant in Belleville, Illinois.