Santa Maria Grill Frame Insert





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Looking to upgrade your outdoor kitchen with a new grill insert? JD Fabrications has the perfect solution – our Santa Maria drop-in grill inserts! Easily replace your old gas grill with one of our wood or charcoal grills, and transform your outdoor space into a true grilling destination. Trust me, the flavors that come off our grills are far superior to anything you can grill up with gas. They are perfect for cooking up juicy steaks, mouth-watering burgers, savory zucchini, or any other grilled masterpiece you can dream up. With heavy-duty construction and superior craftsmanship our grill inserts will outlast and outperform any other wood grill, charcoal grill, or gas grill on the market. We fully weld our grills, don’t use rivets. We use thicker material and have perfected the design to virtually eliminate malfunction. JD Fabrications grill inserts are built to last and impress. We’re talking heirloom quality you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We hand make them, one at a time

Drop In Frame

This style insert is designed for islands constructed of solid brick. A drop in frame has 2.5″ lips on all sides to insert in a counter opening. It does not have a metal firebox, rather the fire is built on an existing firebrick base. Frames come in dual and single crank configurations, in steel or stainless materials, and in Santa Maria or Argentine styles.


  • Long lasting
  • Lighter than a full firebox 
  • easy installtion for brick islands
Santa Maria Argentine Drop in Grill frame for outdoor kitchen island. Comes with a 85lbs Stainless rotisserie and removable grates.
Santa Maria Argentine Style BBQ Grill Drop in firebox with height adjustable rotisserie. Perfect hollow wall outdoor kitchen island.

Drop In with Firebox

This style insert is designed primarily for hollow islands. Includes a self-contained firebox that drops into a counter similar to a sink, supported by 1.5″ lips on all sides. A fire may be lit directly on the bottom of the firebox, or on a charcoal grate. Comes in dual and single crank configurations, steel and stainless materials, and Santa Maria or Argentine styles.


  • Firebirck lined, heat resistant firebox. 
  • Decreased brick cost for brick islands
  • Easy installation for brick or hollow wall islands.

Argentine Grill Insert Frame

Discover the epitome of outdoor grilling with our Argentine Grill Inserts. Paired seamlessly with an Argentine grate, these frames are meticulously designed for the ultimate low-and-slow cooking experience. What sets our inserts apart is the inclusion of a height-adjustable rotisserie, offering unparalleled versatility in your culinary adventures. Now, you can elevate your grilling game by adjusting the cooking temperature with precision, ensuring your creations are nothing short of perfection.

But that’s not all – our inserts also come with a top warming rack, adding another layer of functionality to your outdoor kitchen. Picture the convenience of keeping finished dishes warm or infusing that extra touch of smokiness. Unlike portable grills, these inserts become a permanent and reliable fixture in your outdoor space, transforming it into a culinary haven. Watch as onlookers are captivated by the theatrics of wood-fired grilling, making your backyard the center of gastronomic delight.

Argentinian open wood fired grill insert. Perfect grill for restaurant usage with height adjustable grill grate.