Gas Grill Superiority
How does a Kalamazoo built-in grill compare to the competition?
Compare Kalamazoo stainless steel grills to the competition. The differences are numerous — especially the ability to cook with charcoal and wood — but focus for a moment on the design of the fire box and the benefits it delivers for grilling with gas alone. We believe the key to great grilling is to open up the space inside the grill... especially below the grill grate. On most competitor grills, the distance from the grate to the bottom of the grill is less than 10 inches. In a Kalamazoo, the floor pan of the grill is 29 inches away, That's nearly three times the height. The additional space enhances heat dynamics for conventional grilling and creates a convection effect for roasting and smoking. Kalamazoo high-end grills have been called "the best gas grill in the world."
Pushing the burners farther below the grill grate will create more even heat at the grill grate. Our burners are more than 9 inches below the grate for even cooking throughout the grill, and we still deliver higher cooking temperatures than the competition.
"The kind of performance I normally only find in restaurant kitchens."— Chef Michael Chiarello
Another advantage of the spacious Kalamazoo fire box is minimizing flare-ups. Flare-ups happen when drippings from the food contact a hot surface and ignite. The lower you can push the first hot surface below the grill grate, the less likely it is that flare-ups will reach back to the food above. The heat diffusing layer in a Kalamazoo is more than 5 inches below the food. Competitors place this hot surface as little as 1 inch away.
Finally, we take advantage of the additional space by giving you a much more effective cleanout bin. The grease tray in competitor's grills are like shallow cookie sheets. They can be very difficult to handle, especially with a little rain water in the mix. The Kalamazoo cleanout bin is ample, deep and very easy to handle.