This beautifully designed and crafted 3-burner has all the attributes one would expect from a luxury grill: High quality 304 stainless steel construction with seamless welds, and powerful 27,500 BTU burners that produce a wide range of temps from low and slow BBQ to a blazing sear. All models come standard with an integrated, hidden rotisserie system. The motor is encased inside the double walled firebox and a chain drive turns the removable spit, which may be inserted inside the hood and is completely enclosed when the lid is down. When not in use, the spit may be stowed in a niche under the top lip of the control panel. Ceramic infrared backburner is included.
The U-shaped burners are a stainless steel and titanium blend. An optional 27,500 BTU sear burner is available with V-shaped cooking grates that catch drippings and sizzle the tasty goodness right at the cook surface. Standard grates are heavy 3/8″ stainless steel rods. A small smoker drawer opens from the front control panel. One may fill it with wood chips or herbs then ignite with the dedicated 5,000 BTU burner positioned underneath.
Instead of heat tents, Alfresco employs porcelain ceramic briquettes held in a stainless steel frame that can easily be flipped to burn off grease and gunk after cooking. The three position warming rack folds up and out of the way for rotisserie use. 110V power is required for ignition, halogen hood lights and the rotisserie.
The cart has two drawers and a door. LP users access the tank via the door. A slide out tank shelf is provided.
36" ALX2 Grill
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Grill, Drop Ins
Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
152.21 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
542 square inches
Mid-Size(about 26 burgers)
118 square inches
In 1999 Dale Seiden left Lynx Professional Grills to start up Alfresco. Alfresco’s goal is to create a line of outdoor kitchen products that optimize workflow. Like their competitors, Lynx, Fire Magic and other luxury grill manufacturers, Alfresco is high quality, high function, beautiful and expensive.
Alfresco has three grill heads from 30″ to 56″, freestanding or drop-in. They have some unique features like an enclosed rotisserie with built in motor, drive mechanism and spit that fits entirely under the hood with no holes and nothing sticking out. Various modules to recreate a professional working kitchen are offered to produce an ergonomic work flow from prep to cooking to plating to serving.
Available on-line at a limited number of brick and mortar locations.
Published On: 5/19/2014
Last Modified: 3/17/2021
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