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Profire Professional 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill Review

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Profire Professional Series 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill
Profire Professional Series 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill

Profire Professional 36

Derrick Riches

Construction Quality
Temperature Control
Features
Flare-Ups
Durability

Specifications

  • Three 22,000 BTU stainless steel U-shaped burners
  • 714 square inches of primary grilling space
  • 66,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • Complete welded 304 stainless steel construction
  • Stainless steel cooking grates
  • Electronic continuous spark ignition
  • Sold as propane or natural gas – convertible
  • Rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner available
  • Made in the United States by Modern Home Products

Full Review – Profire Professional 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill

PROS

  • Solid Construction
  • High Heat Output
  • Low Flare-up Potential

CONS

  • Limited Features
  • Basic 3-Burner Grill

Profire is the professional line of gas grills, particularly gas grill inserts from MHP who pretty nearly invented the backyard gas grill. Like all MHP products, this grill is built for durability above all else. Certainly, this is the most modern-looking built-in gas grill out there, but it has what it takes to be not only a very serious grill but one that on requires a lot of repairs or even replacement anytime soon.

One big advantage of the Profire 36-Inch is that it delivers all stainless steel construction of the best quality and high heat output. It does this for a reasonable price as well. At just under $3000 for the basic unit, this is actually a very good value. Especially considering this grill will last.

There are a number of upgrades available for this grill including a full rotisserie system with rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner, internal infrared sear burners, and the one upgrade everyone should get, the SearMagic cooking grates. These cooking grates don’t actually cost anything extra and are among the best in the industry. Made from anodized aluminum, these cooking grates transfer heat faster and more efficiently and are actually more durable than the heavy stainless steel rod grates that this grill comes standard with. Trust me. If you buy this grill, get the cooking grate upgrade.

As I said above, this grill isn’t very modern looking. MHP builds grills the way they have for years and that means a more archaic appearance. It doesn’t detract from the function, but I fully understand that for this kind of money, you want something that looks attractive and impressive. All I ask is that you consider this grill seriously. It is very much worth the price.

Derrick Riches

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

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Recipes

  • Skillet Gochujang Brussels Sprouts
    Easy, skillet brussels sprouts flavored with gochujang, honey, bacon, and a hit of smokiness from the grill.
  • Smoked Beef Back Ribs
    These fantastic smoked beef back ribs are tender, smoky, and spend a mere 3 1/2 hours on the grill.
  • Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes
    Smoked au gratin potatoes are the new and improved version of a comfort food classic. A delicious, easy recipe!
  • Smoked Venison Tenderloin
    Tender, marinated smoked venison tenderloin served with a delicious pineapple, ginger, and rum sauce.
  • Smoked Onions
    These delicious smoked onions, are easy to make, and have a fantastic smoky, caramelized flavor.