The Continental has 289 square inches of primary cooking area and an upper grate that adds another 215 square inches. Overall dimensions are 23″ wide x 16″ deep x 43″ high and weighs 110 pounds. The base is sturdy 20 gauge powder-coated steel, and the galvanized lift and fire box are 18 and 12 gauge. The manufacturer includes a generous 10 year warranty on parts and workmanship.
Continental 83 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill
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Grill, Smoker, Combination Grill and Smoker
289 square inches
Small(about 14 burgers)
215 square inches
Founded in Tulsa, OK, by Grant “Hasty” Hastings in 1948, 15 years before the unfortunately named kids’ toy and three years before the Weber Kettle were invented, the Hasty Bake was probably the first home grill with a hood, and it incorporated innovations that are just being rediscovered by other grill makers today.
Their grills are unique and built to last. In fact they offer renovation because so many Hasty Bakes are passed down from one generation to the next. “We can repair any grill from an original 1948 model to a recent model”, boasts their website.
Hasty Bake offers parts, seasonings and sauces, apparel and various accessories. Sales are from a limited number of independent dealers, Amazon and a few other online stores, and direct.
Published On: 2/13/2013
Last Modified: 10/4/2022
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