Altima gas grills have a lifetime warranty on all stainless steel parts and burners. A fact that it can be stated is that these grills are not only built to last but also built for versatility. A buyer who buys this grill will get a 30,000 BTU infrared burner that can sear anything. Optional charcoal trays can be used to convert this grill into charcoal cooking grill in any one of the burner zones.
Therefore, a buyer can have a regular gas, infrared and charcoal all in one on a top quality stainless steel grill. That is called versatility. What makes this grill different is the fire brick lined firebox that gives the grill appropriate and even heating and cooking.
The admirers of these grills say that the grills’ extremely even heating and very powerful infrared sear burner makes them the best. They were also excited with the optional charcoal baskets for charcoal cooking. The full feature rotisserie systems stand out. The critics however said that these options made the price high; the burners are lightweight and availability is limited.
Great BTU Burners
A picture of an Altima gas grill will have five 14,000 BTU steel tubular burners and one 30,000 BTU sear burner. It has 902 square inch of primary cooking space for a total grilling area of 1,142 square inches. It, too, has a 70,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners, plus 30,000 BTUs from the sear burner. Moreover there is a 14,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full kit. It is made of complete stainless steel construction with electronic ignition and a full width drip tray. The firebox is lined with ceramic fire brick. It is available as freestanding or as built in.
Optional Charcoal Trays
Grills in this price range use large, powerful burners which give the cook only a few cooking zones. The Altima has six cooking zones that include a very powerful infrared sear zone. The optional charcoal trays under the cooking grate enables the chef to set up a charcoal zone. This affords him a wide range of cooking abilities all at once. Input the rotisserie system and this grill will do it all.
The Best Firebox
But the feature that makes the Altima stand out is the firebox. The fire brick lined firebox gives the Altima brick oven cooking characteristics. This grill has high and even heat. So this grill can sear steaks or cook pizzas and roast chicken all at the same time.
The one negative point, however, is this grill’s limited burners. Most grills in this price range use a heavier, more durable burner, but the stainless steel tubular burners on the Altima Grill are very similar to those that are priced less.