AmazingRibs.com is supported by our Pitmaster Club. Also, when you buy with links on our site we may earn a finder’s fee. Click to see how we test and review products.

Mallmann’s Grill by Best Made Company Review

Share on:
Mallmann's Grill

Francis Mallmann is an acclaimed, Argentinian celebrity chef and restaurateur known for his open-fire cooking and uncommon character. Many are familiar with his popular books and appearances on the Netflix series, Chef’s Table.

Here is a brief Netflix trailer that offers a glimpse of Mallmann’s unique personality.

From isolated Patagonian islands to French Michelin three-star restaurants, chef Francis Mallmann celebrates his wild, open-fire cooking style.

Mallmann partnered with upscale, USA retailer, Best Made Company, to create a limited line of products that includes Mallmann’s Grill. Unfortunately, Best Made was unable to direct us to anyone who has actually seen Mallmann’s Grill let alone cooked on it, or to offer us detailed information beyond what is available at their website.

Mallmann’s Grill is exclusively available in the USA at Best Made Company and requires up to 5 to 6 weeks to ship. It is 8 feet tall, 3.5 feet wide, weighs 130 pounds, was designed by Mallmann himself and made from steel in Argentina.

Wood or charcoal may be used in the ventilated fire box (below).

A black oval shaped object on thin legs.

There are two cooktop options: a plancha style flat top (shown above) and a grated grill for exposure to the flame. The cooktops can be positioned at different levels above the flame for varied temperatures and double-stacked for an expanded workspace. This appears to be accomplished with metal supports that suspend the grates above the fire. Fruits and meats can be hung from the overhead rack. The grill is said to have a maximum cooking temperature of 750°F.

Knurled brass knobs at each connection point allow the grill to be fully broken down and moved (see below).

Black rods holding up a cap made of oval shaped black rods

Foods that hang and dangle high away from the fire don’t cook as evenly as they do in more contemporary grills and smokers, but they definitely make the cooking more dramatic. We have to wonder about the stability of this grill, particularly with food hanging from the eight foot high upper frame. The whole thing rests on just four, thin, apparently removable legs. Is it prone to blow over with a gust of wind? Should owners pack it up and put it away when not in use?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but take away the gorgeous setting above with Mallmann in his dashing beret and picture this grill on your deck or patio. Certainly it’s striking in a Daliesque way, and it has a showboat, outrageous quality some may find appealing on certain occasions.

Mallmann’s Grill may not be the most practical choice for most cooks, but it appears to be well suited to some of the primitive, rustic styles of open-fire cooking that Mallmann prefers. We remain curious to learn more.

Warranty

Best Made Company’s Guarantee is, “Best Made products are built for life. We will replace or refund any purchase that does not meet this standard.”

  • Model:
    Mallmann's Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 2298.00
  • Made in USA:
    no
  • Review Method:
    Researched it from Afar
    We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill, Griddle grills
  • Fuel:
    Charcoal, Logs
  • Primary Capacity:
    756 square inches

Published On: 11/7/2018 Last Modified: 2/27/2021

  • Max Good - Max Good, AmazingRibs.com's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max bottles his own barbecue sauce recipes and now sells them around the country.

 

High quality websites are expensive to run. If you help us, we’ll pay you back bigtime with an ad-free experience and a lot of freebies!

Millions come to AmazingRibs.com every month for high quality tested recipes, tips on technique, science, mythbusting, product reviews, and inspiration. But it is expensive to run a website with more than 2,000 pages and we don’t have a big corporate partner to subsidize us.

Our most important source of sustenance is people who join our Pitmaster Club. But please don’t think of it as a donation. Members get MANY great benefits. We block all third-party ads, we give members free ebooks, magazines, interviews, webinars, more recipes, a monthly sweepstakes with prizes worth up to $2,000, discounts on products, and best of all a community of like-minded cooks free of flame wars. Click below to see all the benefits, take a free 30 day trial, and help keep this site alive.


Post comments and questions below

grouchy?

1) Please try the search box at the top of every page before you ask for help.

2) Try to post your question to the appropriate page.

3) Tell us everything we need to know to help such as the type of cooker and thermometer. Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F so if you are not using a good digital thermometer we probably can’t help you with time and temp questions. Please read this article about thermometers.

4) If you are a member of the Pitmaster Club, your comments login is probably different.

5) Posts with links in them may not appear immediately.

Moderators

  Max

Click for comments...

Spotlight

These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

Click here to read our detailed review


Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special



Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts