a $17,000 barbecue grill? meet the rolls royce of barbecue grills - gas barbecue grill
This is the best season for outdoor barbecues, where backyard chefs face the same arguments and face the same dilemma: charcoal or gasoline?
If you're luckyand wealthy)
With the Kalamazoo grill it's enough that you never have to face this dilemma or compromise between convenience and taste.
This is because the entire series of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Grill offers the best choice of both words with its unique hybrid Fire Grill system.
The company used to produce high quality traditional gas grills as well, but they no longer focused on their unique advantages --
What they do is this extraordinary series of double
The fuel grill can burn coal or wood for a while and propane or natural gas for a while.
As a matter of fact, since the dual infrared burners work with the heavy-duty electric barbecue shop, they offer three options for heating.
In fact, everything in this grill is superheavy duty.
But we will come back.
When Kalamazoo contacted me to give me the opportunity to borrow their grill for a few weeks and then test drive in the backyard, I was skeptical, mainly because of the high price.
I wrote quite a bit on the grill, including on Forbes.
Com, with some of my own various models, attended and wrote about the awesome barbecue University in Forbes magazine last year
Under the guidance of the famous barbecue writer and TV host Steven regellan, I tried about thirty different heightsquality grills.
So my first thought is, what can this car do to make it as valuable as a new car?
The answer is simple-
It does better.
Three weeks later, the grill restarted again and returned to its birthplace in Michigan, which I miss.
If I have a budget like this in order to be able to have a barbecue on the $17,000 backyard, I would like to buy one, which is the most important:
In theory, you can buy a Kalamazoo mixed grill for $11,295, but this is two smaller burner versions without side burners.
It has three sizes and has or does not have a burner, I tested the medium size kt17, 195 hs with three burners and double sided Burner for $.
The top of this line is the dreaded K1000HS, with four burners and a cooking surface of more than 1,000 square inches, huge in number, which is tilted at a height of 20 lbs.
Apparently a duel.
The fuel system is the biggest selling point, but it is not the only selling point.
It works in a clever way: just below the cooking grille, just above the burner, is a steel drawer (
All heavy steel).
You can ignore this and cook with gas like any gas grill (only better)
Or with wood and/or charcoal (
I used a natural wood block charcoal off the shelf and, like my smokers, added pecans or oak blocks).
This is where magic begins.
You don't need to use the chimney starter, the electric starter, the lighter liquid, a lot of newspapers, and you don't need to light the charcoal fire, just open the burner
Very powerful burner
Light charcoal from below-quickly.
The main argument for cooking with "live fire" is that it tastes better and brings a certain degree of original authenticity to backyard cooking.
The argument about propane is speed and convenience.
Who is willing to spend all the time burning and waiting for the coal fire to prepare two burgers?
If you just grill for the company once in a while, a coal grill like a Weber kettle is fine.
Propane makes more sense if you cook for yourself or a couple of days a week, which is why an estimated 70% of American households use gas barbecues.
If you really like BBQ like I do, you have two.
But in the end, although it involves trouble, it still likes to make a fire. in a barbecue crazy country like Argentina, where cooking outside is part of culture and gas is unheard.
However, in order to make a fire and wait until they are really ready to cook, many amateur grills skip a step because they are impatient and use coal too soon, which takes about 45 minutes.
It takes up to 20 minutes in Kalamazoo.
After about five minutes you turn the knob and the coal is lit and you turn off the gas to allow the coal to ash evenly. Bingo.
The next day, cleaning included pulling out the drawer and emptying it.
This grill is not only simple and convenient, but also very large. to obtain the surface of this size grill, it usually requires a lot of wood or coal, but the design here allows you to lay a layer of coal in the drawer, and will still get good results.
If you cook for a few hours and for some reason the temperature is getting low, you need to lift it up, just refuel.
If the fire is out and a late person appears hungry, come on directly.
Then there are buildings and crafts.
My Grill was signed by a dozen people who built it inside the door.
When people sign off on what they make, it's usually a good sign that they're extra proud of their work and you can watch the Kalamazoo crew make the grill on YouTube
It reminds me when I visit the Aston Martin factory and watch them make worn wood dashboards and sew leather seats --
Duty "was thrown a lot even for tin foil, but the thing is really heavy, just like the tank is heavy (
If you need to mention it, like going to the terrace, bring a lot of friends with you --
My weight is 500 pounds, I guess).
The cooking grilles are steel plates made of holes cut from them by laser, not a series of rods welded together, and it is impossible to imagine that they will wear out.
Not only that, there are more but smaller holes in the design that will allow you to cook the food directly, otherwise the food will fall down and need a roast basket or a skewer.
One night I made shrimp and the next day I made scallops, both of which were placed directly on the baking tray as I did in the frying pan.
I make scallops, steaks and Sliced eggplants directly on the baking tray, and at the same time at three different temperatures, there is enough space for everything.
They also offer different lasers.
For different purposes, including meat, fish and vegetables, cutting professional grilles, you can mix and match the three (or two or four)
Corresponding to the grid.
The whole grill is very heavy gauge steel, thick enough that you can't imagine it will wear out and the main Grill burner looks like a part of a car engine.
Each of the three burners is H-
Brass furnace about 6-
Grate depth and depth with parallel full length linear flame port.
Between the three, they produced an amazing 75,000 BTUs-
Twice as many as three of me.
Burner Weber summit, this is another very nice grille.
If you are in a hot camp while cooking, the baby can reach 1000
Even more than commercial advertising.
Style home ovens and many worlds similar to the 900 ° range-
The steakhouse uses a cooking method that is usually not copied at home.
In recent years, I gave up the side burner on the gas grill, mainly because when they looked cool, I found that I had never used them because they were too fragile and under-powered, always the first thing to rust and fail. Not this time.
These double burners are as good and as powerful as ordinary home stoves, and under removable steel covers that fully protect them, look like heavy duty brass and steel structures.
This is a real outdoor kitchen where you can do everything.
Apart from Duel
Easy Fuel, bullet-
Proving the building and amazing heat output, another great feature is the best barbecue shop I 've ever used.
This is a heavy task. surprise)
Steel string driven by electric chain, just 3-
A whole chicken or a whole sheep.
For accurate temperature control, you can cook with an infrared burner installed vertically behind the roast meat shop, or you can cook with gas or firewood.
I made a chicken on the coal fire, it was very juicy, there was good crispy skin and smoke outside, it's much harder to do something on the grill that doesn't fly with butter or otherwise cut the chicken.
The beauty of Rotisserie's cooking is that it's made by itself.
Bake and avoid flash by placing the meat above the grill.
This works like a charm, and as with the rest of the grill, it is very easy to wash afterwards.
Between the grill, the side burner and the cooking noodles, you can cook dinner for three dozen people at a time.
I didn't test it, but another major product made by Kalamazoo is gasoline
Outdoor Gourmet pizza oven in Naples-
Worth the temperature of 800 degrees.
I had a fantasy about an Italian.
Outdoor Wood Style
But the actual situation is that it takes a long time to start up and reach the very hot temperature required, how often do you make a pizza or more than twice?
This is a beautiful machine that can be cooked in just 20 minutes.
It is also $6,500.
Would the grill cost $17,000? Absolutely.
But with more and more sophisticated backyard kitchens and people putting very expensive business-
Style appliances enter their home kitchen and make it easier to rationalize
You can spend more money on the Aga oven in the kitchen, and in the warm places of the country, people cook outdoors as much as indoors.
For this reason, Kalamazoo also uses these three sizes as built-in
In a slightly cheaper model, it is designed to fit into a custom outdoor kitchen.
It's not a mass market grill, it's not something you'll find at Home Depot or Sears, it's more like Aston Martin of a Ferrari or grill, this is for the kind of person who will buy such a car.
One of Wolfgang Parker, who said, "any backyard chef is lucky to cook on a Kalamazoo grill.
Rick Bayless, Chicago's most popular star chef, knows something about cooking with fire, saying, "Kalamazoo changed the way I cook outdoors.
"If I had the money, I would have bought this grill and think about it, I would have bought the Aston Martin grill as well.