Cal-Flame P5 5-Burner Gas Grill Review

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P5 5-Burner Gas Grill

PlaceholderCal-Flame's P5 40" five burner is loaded with great features and constructed from top quality 304 grade stainless steel, P5 includes a griddle tray (shown right), smoke tray for wood chips, rotisserie with 15,000 BTU Infrared back burner and custom cover. The five 15,000 BTU main burners are heavy cast stainless steel and any may be swapped out with an optional infrared sear burner.

Independent ignition fires each burner. Igniters are sealed inside the control panel for protection against moisture and grease - a common cause of ignition failure.  The two position warming rack folds up and out of the way when not in use. The double wall stainless hood features seamless welds and two internal lights.

In addition to the numerous standard features, Cal-Flame's extensive BBQ catalog offers options like a charcoal tray for side by side gas and charcoal cooking and a deep fryer station that fits over the burners on one side in place of the grates, not to mention cabinets, refrigerators, pool, spa and patio goodies!

Our posted MSRP is for the grill with two door cart that has two side shelves that double as serving trays, spice rack, bottle opener, towel and paper towel holders.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$3,500
Primary Function: 
Grill
Fuel: 
Propane Gas
Natural Gas Capable
Primary Capacity: 
780 square inches
Secondary Capacity: 
220 square inches
Main Burners: 
5
Made in the USA: 
No
BTU: 
75,000
Heat Flux: 
96.15
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
Review Method:

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We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer,  owners, and other reliable sources.

Cal-Flame

Founded in 2000, Cal-Flame is an award winning manufacturer of outdoor kitchen products. Freestanding or drop in gas and charcoal grills, side burners, doors, drawers, sinks, refrigerators, kegerators, timers, lights and more. All products are modular and designed for total integration. Pre-made BBQ Islands with custom lighting and A/V equipment are offered as well.

They aren't cheap, but prices are lower than many other manufacturers in the luxury outdoor kitchen market. While they may not be as spectacular as higher priced brands, they are very well made with beautiful fit and finish. Furthermore their impressive catalog offers a wide variety of options.

Parent company, Cal-Spas, started in 1978 making pools then branched out to hot tubs and beyond. The Cal Spas family of products now includes Cal Spas hot tubs and swim spas, Cal Designs gazebos, Cal Heat indoor and outdoor saunas, and Cal Flame high-end outdoor grills and hardware, barbecue islands, outdoor fireplaces and firepits.

Available on-line and at independent hearth, patio and pool stores.

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Max Good

As AmazingRibs.com's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, Max Good is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max loves barbecue so much that he took his barbecue sauce recipes, had them bottled, and now sells them around the country.

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