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Artisan American Eagle 26-Inch Built-in Gas Grill Review

Artisan American Eagle 26-Inch Built-in Gas Grill
Artisan American Eagle 26-Inch Built-in Gas Grill

Artisan American Eagle 26

Derrick Riches

Construction Quality
Temperature Control
Flare-Ups
Features
Durability

Specifications

  • Two 20,000 BTU stainless steel E-type burners
  • 420 square inches of primary grilling space
  • 40,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 304 stainless steel welded rod cooking grates
  • Ceramic briquette barrier
  • Double layer hood with center-mounted thermometer
  • Spring-assisted hood
  • Continuous spark electric ignition
  • Sold as Propane or Natural Gas – convertible
  • Made in the United States by Alfresco Open Air Cooking Solutions

Full Review – Artisan American Eagle 26-Inch Built-in Gas Grill

PROS

  • Quality construction
  • Good heat control
  • Heavy cooking grates
  • Straightforward design

CONS

  • Small
  • Basic 2-burner grill
  • Comparatively limited warranty
  • Comparatively more expensive

Alfresco is the maker of some of the best high-end gas grills and outdoor kitchen appliances on the market. They are also among the most expensive. Some would argue that they are overpriced. They do, however, produce a much more affordable line of products under the name Artisan American Eagle. Still made in the United States and constructed of 304 stainless steel, these grills are well built and though simple, an excellent choice in the price range.

The Artisan American Eagle 26-Inch built-in is a small and simple two-burner gas grill without a lot of extras. The construction quality is very good, though and for an insert below $2,000USD, it is a very good grill. The two E-type stainless steel burners produce 40,000 BTUs under 420 square inches of stainless steel cooking surface. The heat output on this grill is about as high as you will find in this price range. This grill uses a ceramic barrier to reduce flare-ups (pretty well) and a good grease management system.

Aside from this, there isn’t much else to this grill. It doesn’t come standard with a rotisserie kit, though one is available. At this size, there is no option for a rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner. The Artisan product line contains most everything needed to construct an outdoor kitchen, though prices tend to be higher on many components when compared to the competition. The trade-off here is superior construction versus price. This grill is stripped down to make it affordable but doesn’t skimp on the quality.

The downside of this grill is its size. For those looking for a high-quality grill in a small enclosure, this is a good choice. The two-burner configuration limits grilling versatility, but this unit will produce a great steak. It is straightforward grilling, but only that.

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