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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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Commercial Charcoal Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate Charcoal Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate
$1,563.00
Charcoal Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate Charcoal Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate
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.
We set out to make an adjustable grate grill for the customer who wants to cook over charcoal only. (Hence the 6" deep firebox.) The grill comes in 36" X 20" X 6", 48" X 20" X 6" and 60" X 20" X 6", features an adjustable height grate with your choice of expanded metal, 3/8" rods, or Argentine grate. All configurations are NSF certified.

Cost for 36" X 20" X 6" Cost for 48" X 20" X 6" Cost for 60" X 20" X 6"
$792 with Expanded Metal Grate$990 with Expanded Metal Grate$1485 with Expanded Metal Grate
$816 with 3/8" Round Rod Grate$1020 with 3/8" Round Rod Grate$1530 with 3/8" Round Rod Grate
$833 with Argentine Grill Grates$1042 with Argentine Grill Grates$1563 with Argentine Grill Grates
$833 with 3/8" Individual Square Rod Grates
$1042 with 3/8" Individual Square Rod Grates$1563 with 3/8" Individual Square Rod Grates

When ordering, $1563 will be authorized, but tell us in the notes which size grill and type of grate you want, and we will only capture the amount for the model you specify. Alternately, give us a call and we'll take the order.

We make an optional 85 lb. max whole animal rotisserie for this grill. $500.
Bear Series Argentine Grills Argentine Grill Kit with Rear Brasero
Bear Series Argentine and Umbrian Wood Burning Grill Pits Argentine Grill Kit with Rear Brasero, Drip-pan, Cables, Side Rails, Ratchet Lock, and Wheel
NorCal Ovenworks announces a line of BBQ grills meant to be the ultimate wood burning grill pits for residential use. One of the most beautiful wood burning barbecue grill pits we have ever built, these Argentine barbecue grills feature heavy duty 3/16" steel construction, a rear brazero (Argentine ember maker) to make embers for authentic Argentine style cooking, our signature wheel, and a traditional sloped Argentine style angle iron grill grate with drip pan to avoid flareups. In addition, our Bear Series of Argentine grills feature a brick lined floor for firebox protection and heat retention.

Our Bear series of grills has an optional cart with 4 casters for the ultimate in Argentine Grill mobility.

Dimensions:
  • Goldilocks Umbrian Grill: 23 X 32 X 42 features a steel plate brasero and a 3 position grate, inspiration from Umbria
  • Baby Bear Argentine Grill: 36.5 X 32 X 63
  • Mama Bear Argentine Grill: 45.5 X 32 X 63
  • Papa Bear Argentine Grill: 63.5 X 32 X 63
  • Papa Bear Split Argentine Grill: 63.5 X 32 X 63 (Two independently adjustable cooking surfaces)

Available with front facing grill adjustment wheels if desired.



The Argentine Grill Kit with Rear Brasero is available to fit a 36.5.5X 32 X 12 firebox, a 42.5 X 32 X 12 firebox, or a 48.5 X 32 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 Rear Brasero for the most authentic Argentine grilling experience, and impress your guests with a wall of fire behind your grill!


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.
Infiernillo Outdoor Grill Oven Broiler Porteno Asado Cross Rotisserie Kit
Infiernillo Outdoor Grill Oven Broiler Porteno Asado Cross Rotisserie Kit
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
The Porteno Asado Cross Rotisserie Kit consists of a 48" base ring rail, and a  48" wheeled ring which holds four adjustable Patagonian crosses.

The NorCal Ovenworks Porteno Asado Cross Rotisserie Kit brings the spectacle of Asado to the forefront, where your customers can appreciate your authentic cooking techniques.
Install this Porteno Asado Cross Rotisserie Kit on a 2 brick high brick fire-pit, in a corner of your restaurant, under a hood, for the ultimate exhibition cooking show.

Please call for pricing and shipping charges. All Asado Catering Equipment is custom built to order.