When it comes to high quality, durable outdoor kitchen products, nothing beats a grill or built in accessory made by hand in America. There are many advantages to buying a barbecue grill or outdoor kitchen accessories made in the U.S.A. There are a few decent brands built overseas but the mass majority are built using inferior materials, constructed with unskilled labor or manufactured utilizing sub standard techniques in order to cut costs. Quality American-based manufacturers, on the other hand, only use high grade, thick gauge stainless steel and other premium materials in addition to utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques using highly skilled labor. Other advantages include better access to replacement parts and responsive customer service. So if you want to build a high quality outdoor kitchen with products that are built to last, then choose American made gas grills and accessories.
One of the most important advantages that come with grills made in the U.S.A. is that American-based manufacturers are much more likely to use higher grades of stainless steel. Ideally, a grill will be constructed using 304 grade with a minimum 16 gauge. Lesser grades and thinner gauges of stainless steel are not as durable and tend to rust out. Many grills made overseas or those found at the big box stores in the U.S.A. are typically made with thin 430 stainless steel or only have 304 on the outer skin of the grill hood. Although these grills may look shiny and impressive, they will not hold up nearly as well to the rigors of outdoor grilling as grills made with 304 stainless steel. Microscopic stress fractures in the carbon quickly develop, resulting in surface corrosion. Inexpensive grills are not welded or seamless, instead, they are bent or screwed together creating seams that will trap moisture and grease, further contributing to their deterioration. The American-made grills and accessories featured on this site, on the other hand, are handmade using advanced welding techniques along with heavy gauge 304 stainless steel.
We have selected only American-based companies who all design and manufacture their grills and outdoor kitchen products in the U.S.A. All of these companies have many years of experience in manufacturing premium products, and all show a commitment to quality and innovation when designing and constructing their grills and outdoor kitchen accessories. So if you are looking for a high performance grill and accessories to build your outdoor kitchen with, you can’t go wrong with choosing products from AOG/Fire Magic, Alfresco/Artisan, Cookshack, Delta Heat/Twin Eagles, EVO, Lynx, Memphis, Solaire and TEC.
There is a wide array of different built-in outdoor kitchen accessories available from our American-based manufacturers, including side burners, outdoor refrigeration products and other types of drop-in appliances. They are all made to complement the American made grills and islands or other built-in units to expand the outdoor chef’s cooking and entertaining capabilities. If you like assistance in sifting through the various brands features for comparison, please contact us today at American Made Gas Grills!