Santa Maria – Argentine Drop In Steel Frame Insert – Dual Crank

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Santa Maria Grills

The Santa Maria grill originated in the Central Coast of California. It’s named after the town of Santa Maria. It is a unique style of barbecue grill that features a grate that can be raised or lowered over a wood or charcoal fire.

The Santa Maria grill is known for its versatility and is often used for cooking a variety of meats, including tri-tip, chicken, ribs, and sausages. The grill’s design allows for precise temperature control and cooking flexibility, making it a popular choice for outdoor cooking enthusiasts.

Santa Maria-style wood-fired grilling is all about tradition and flavor, and our grills are the perfect way to celebrate this beloved cuisine. We offer a wide variety of sizes and configurations to suit your needs, and we can even customize a grill size to your specifications. We build portable units for your patio, drop-in inserts for your island, and even offer all stainless models that we can stamp with the NSF seal for use in commercial kitchens.

Santa Maria Grill Inserts

Santa Maria Drop-In Grill Frame Inserts are designed to drop into an existing rectangular firebrick opening in your outdoor kitchen. They’re engineered for longevity.

Santa Maria Grill Cranks

The Santa Maria Grill Crank mechanism is located on the side of the grill and is used to adjust the height of the cooking surface, allowing for precise temperature control and cooking flexibility. By lowering the cooking surface closer to the fire, you can create a searing hot surface for cooking steaks and other meats. Raising the grate further away from the fire creates a more gentle heat for slow-cooking large cuts of meat.

Santa Maria Cooking Grates

The height-adjustable cooking grate system makes it easy to achieve perfect cooking temperatures throughout your cook and makes ash clean out a breeze. And because our grills are American-made, you can rest assured that our grills are held to the highest quality standards.

Choose from 3 cooking grate options.

  • Expanded steel cooking grate seasons just like a cast iron skillet.
  • Round Rod free float grates are warp resistant, easy to clean, put ultimate sear marks on your food, and rust-resistant.  
  • Argentine’s signature V grates capture the juices and prevent flare-ups on your grill. This design is great for fattier cuts of meats and means you can baste all day long!

Whether you’re a Santa Maria barbecue aficionado or you’re just looking for a great grill that will make your outdoor cooking experiences more enjoyable, we invite you to check out our selection of JD Fabrications wood/charcoal grills. Fire up the coals, invite your friends and family over, and get ready for some of the best meals of your life.

Custom Sizes: 

We can build it to fit your existing counter opening. Additional fees apply. Contact us with your size for a quick quote!

JD Fabrications

JD Fabrications BBQ is home of the finest Santa Maria Style wood grills, charcoal grills, Argentine Grills, and Gaucho Grills on the market. Our grills are handcrafted in the U.S.A. from the highest quality materials, and they’re designed to provide years of trouble-free cooking enjoyment.

Additional information
Weight 181.436948 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 82 × 39 in

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  • Fully welded and engineered for longevity with your best interest in mind.
  • Easy Installation. Our frames come with 2.5” outward facing lips on all sides for easy installation.
  • Dual Height adjustable cooking grate system has 32” of travel (12″ below and 20″ above the rim) to achieve perfect cooking temperatures as well as making ash clean-out a breeze with a hand shovel. Each side functions independently.
  • Achieve fast and easy grate height adjustment by turning the crank-the grate will stop at the desired height
  • Steel expanded (diamond) cooking grates for form and function. Season just like a cast iron skillet. Specialty grate upgrades are available.
  • Aircraft grade cable wire with adjustable cable clamps make the grate removable if needed.
  • USA MADE. Each JD Fabrications grill is manufactured in Santa Maria, CA never mass produced overseas. We hold our designs and our materials to the highest quality standards to provide our valued customers the best grills on the market.
  • Rest easy, all JD Fabrications grills are covered under our 5 Year Limited Workmanship Warranty. See warranty details under Warranty tab.

Minimal Assembly Required: round hand wheels

  • Standard Dimensions: Length Range: 72 (Overall Range: 77″ including lips) Standard Width: 24” (Overall 29” including lips) Custom Dimensions available.
  • Dual split grates 60:40
  • Grill Grate Options: Steel Expanded (Diamond) Grates comes stock.
  • Fuel: Wood or Charcoal
  • Installation: Suitable for islands constructed of solid brick
  • Cable: 1/8” aircraft grade wire with adjustable clamps
  • Crank Bars: 5/8” thick solid bars
  • Height Control Mechanisms: Round wheels with Ratchets
  • Height Adjustable rotisserie 85lbs kit includes: Motor, Spit rod, forks, and lock
  • Finish: High temperature stove paint
  • Comes with a 1 FREE Can of Touch Up paint

Custom Sizes:  We can build to fit your existing counter opening. Additional fees apply. Contact us with your size for a quick quote! Easy Installation: Drop-In Frame Grills are designed to be dropped into masonry units constructed of solid brick. 

Select from our standard sizes or we can build to suit your existing counter opening. The counter top opening should be 1/2″ larger than the selected grill size. For example, a 48″ x 24″ Drop-In Frame will require a 48-1/2″ x 24-1/2″ counter top opening. 

There is no bolting or gluing required. Simply drop the frame to your opening, and the grill will be supported by the 2-1/2″ flanges around all four sides. 

Depending on the size of the grill, we recommend the brick floor be built approx. 14″-16″ from grill rim to brick floor. This offers optimal temperature ranges for most wood fires. If using solely charcoal the firebox can be shallower.

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Santa Maria – Argentine Drop In Steel Frame Insert – Dual Crank

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