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American Outdoor Grill T-Series 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill Review

American Outdoor Grill 36-Inch T-Series
American Outdoor Grill 36-Inch T-Series

American Outdoor Grill T-Series 36

Derrick Riches

Construction Quality
Temperature Control


  • Three 16,000 BTU stainless steel E-type burners
  • 630 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 808 square inches
  • 48,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 304 stainless steel welded rod cooking grates
  • Double layer hood with center-mounted thermometer
  • On knob piezoelectric ignition
  • Funneled grease management with slide-out drip tray
  • Sold as Propane or Natural Gas – convertible
  • Made in the United States by R.H. Peterson

Full Review – American Outdoor Grill T-Series 36-Inch Built-In Gas Grill


  • Complete 304 stainless steel construction
  • Excellent grease management
  • Simple design
  • Good weight cooking grates


  • Basic 3-burner grill
  • Relatively uneven heat
  • A little light on the BTUs

When Fire Magic (one of the top-of-the-line products in outdoor kitchens) decided they wanted a more ‘affordable’ gas grill, they started American Outdoor Grills. Made in the same California factory as their much more expensive products, this gas grill has the quality and engineering the meet any need. Yes, it is simplified and to be honest thinner than its pricier cousins, but in this range, it is the best of the best.

While a little light on the BTUs, the American Outdoor Grill makes up for it with a highly distributed heat. The three burners are split into three tubes each (what we call E-Type burners). This means nine tubes or 18 channels of flame under the 630 square inches of heavy stainless steel rod cooking grates. The stainless steel flame-tamers help even the heat (though not perfectly). Add in the dual layer hood and efficient design and you get a basic gas grill that performs excellently. For those looking for a built-in gas grill in this price range, this really is the model to look at.

Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.