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NorCal Ovenworks Inc.
Commercial and Residential Wood Fired Grills


Designed by Gary Knackstedt, BS/MS Mechanical Engineer
Quality Grills for Quality Results using Methods Almost Forgotten




We design and build: Argentine Grills, Asado Catering Equipment, Built-In Grills, Built-In Grills for Complete Modular Kitchens, Portable Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, Santa Maria Grills, Smokers/Smoker-Grills, Tuscan Grills, and Uruguayan Grills



Our equipment is featured at the Ritz Carlton/Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando Florida, The Ritz-Carlton, in Naples, FL, and the Ritz-Carlton, in Lake Tahoe, CA!

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Infiernillo Outdoor Grill Oven Broiler Charcoal Catering Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate
$749.00
Infiernillo Outdoor Grill Oven Broiler Charcoal Catering Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate
Our Infiernillo Outdoor Grill, Oven, and Broiler is extremely versatile. Potential customers are advised to read "Seven Fires" by Francis Mallmann for ideas on using this infiernillo. Simply assemble as shown, add fuel to the upper and lower fuel trays, pull the food grate to the frame side without fuel, load the fuel grate with food, and slide the food grate between the two fuel trays.This grill assembles and disassembles for easy shipping, storage, and transport.

  • Use as a whole animal cooker
  • Use for baking salt crusted dishes
  • Add optional steel curtain sides to the grill to enclose the space between fuel trays like an oven
  • Order the grill with 3 foot legs instead of 5 foot legs, steel curtain sides to hang from the food grate, and cook over the portable fire pit that is created
This grills consists of:

  1. 1 Food Grate, 54"X27"
  2. 2 Wood/charcoal fuel grates, 54" X 27"
  3. Rack System with 6 5 foot high legs
Options include:

  1. 3 foot legs instead of 5 foot legs to make a grill
  2. steel curtains to shield the fire from wind and retain heat
  3. heavy duty or multi spit rotisseries for whole animals or multiple chickens
  4. special fire hall chicken grates
We set out to make a charcoal grill for the unique requirements of a caterer who wants to cook over charcoal. The grill comes in 36" X 24" or 60" X 24", features an adjustable height grate, a shallow firebox, only 6" deep, and all of the components break down for easy storage inside the firebox. Our attempts at standardization have once agan been thwarted, we will equip this grill with several choices of wheels/casters, and will even weld the legs and attach a lower shelf/leg brace upon request. Haul a dozen of these in your pickup or trailer, set up quickly and easily, and when done, store in a compact space.

Argentine Exhibition Grill Commercial Charcoal Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate
Charcoal Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate
An Exhibition Argentine Grill made of 3/8" thick steel, with rear brasero. Another of our exhibition grills designed to be the center of attention. Guests will love the wall of fire emanating from the back of the grill as meats are cooked on an Argentine grate over embers that are raked forward as needed.

  1. Dimensions from 30" to 96" wide by 30" deep.
  2. Available with or without ash drawers which are required for indoor restaurant use.
  3. Available as an Argentine Grill (shown)
  4. Available as a Montevideo Parrilla as used in the Port Market in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  5. Optional rotisserie for turning a whole animal or primal cut up to 300 lbs.
  6. Optional Argentine Crosses for roasting whole animals Patagonia style.
  7. Available as a built-in (shown) or on legs or a cart.
  8. Available with a flexible mounting system for multiple configurations.
We were approached by a chain of Latin American Grocery Stores in Texas with the requirements for a grill to charbroil very large quantities of split marinated chicken. The grill had to be specifically for charcoal, put a good sear on chicken, have a split grill for versatility, be adjustable to finish cooking the chicken without burning, and above all, be more rugged than their toughest employee!

Constructed of 3/8" thick steel, with a 3" X 2" "C" Channel" Grill Hoist frame instead of the standard 2" X 1" So far, we have built this grill in two sizes, 72" X 36" X 6" and 96" X 36" X 6". There is a 12" backsplash on the rear of the grill, 8 inch sides, and 6 inch front. The grill grates are our signature individually removable 3/8" square rods for the ultimate sear and grill marks.
Exhibition Catering Grill Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero
Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero, Drip-pan, Cables, Side Rails, Ratchet Lock, and Wheel
An Argentine Exhibition Catering Grill. Another of our exhibition grills designed to be the center of attention. This two walled firebox can be insulated.
  1. Dimensions from 30" to 96" wide by 30" deep.
  2. Available with or without ash drawers which are required for indoor restaurant use.
  3. Available as an Argentine Grill in single or split grill configuration.(shown)
  4. Available as a Montevideo Parrilla as used in the Port Market in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  5. Optional rotisserie for turning a whole animal or primal cut up to 300 lbs.
  6. Optional Argentine Crosses for roasting whole animals Patagonia style.
The Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero is available to fit a 48.5X25.75X12 firebox, a 54.5 X 25.75 X 12 firebox, or a 60.5 X 25.75 X 12 firebox as well as in custom sizes. Argentines use a brasero to create hot embers, which are raked under the grill to provide a clean, lightly smoky heat source. Americans, who appreciate a heavier smoke flavor, often purchase the Argentine Grill Kit without Brasero, giving them the flare-up reducing benefits of the Argentine style V-grate (cook chicken skin on, bone in without flare-ups) while still providing a smoky flavor. Buy the Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero for the most authentic Argentine grilling experience.

The Argentine Grill Kit has so many options that we created a whole catalog for it. Click Here to Download the Argentine Grill Kit Catalog.

We have built Argentine Grill Kits in dimensions from 32" Wide X 20" Front to Back to 96" Wide X 36" Front to Back. We can split them in half, although we recommend a 60/40 split on sizes of 60" wide or more.
We have front facing wheels, chain wheel operators, and many features that we are waiting for adventurers to ask for. Challenge us, we like nothing better than to make something cool! Ask us, we would love to steam punk a grill!

The Argentine Grill Kit can be adapted to be:

  • Free Standing
  • Installed on a Masonry Firebox
  • Installed in a Fireplace
  • Installed in a fireplace provided by NorCal Ovenworks
The Argentine Grill Kit can be equipped with Argentine V-Grates, Cast Iron Grates, Round Rod Grates, Expanded Metal Grates, and Mesh Grates.