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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 Infiernillo Outdoor Grill Oven Broiler
Charcoal Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate Infiernillo Outdoor Grill Oven Broiler
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.
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
Bear Series Argentine Grills Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero
Bear Series Argentine and Umbrian Wood Burning Grill Pits Argentine Grill Kit with Side 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 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.
Argentine Grill Kit for Santa Maria Firebox Asado Catering Cross and Grill Table (windlblock)
$799.99
Argentine Grill Kit for Santa Maria Firebox with Drip-pan, Cables, Side Rails, Ratchet Lock, and Wheel Asado Catering Cross Table (Large) for Patagonian Lamb Roast Plus Grills for Chorizo
The Argentine Grill Kit for a Santa Maria Firebox (a pit, which is enclosed on all 4 sides) is available to fit a 36.5 X 24.5 X 12-24 firebox, a 42.5 X 24.5 X 12-24 firebox, or a 48.5 X 24 X 12-24 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 for a Santa Maria Firebox, 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. Shown with more traditional 3/8" round rod grate, the Argentine Grill Kit for a Santa Maria Firebox is available with any of our grates. Note that there are 4 pieces of box channel holding the trim (simulating bricks) in the photo.

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.

Truck or Trailer portable Asado Catering Cross Table, consisting of a fire table which should be lined with split firebricks and 4 crosses.

Dimensions:

Fire Table: 48" dia, and 24" high a top of bricks Brick lined fire surface is 27" X 27" Uses 18 9" X 4.5" X 1 1/4" split firebricks Install all but 1 split firebrick without cutting Comes with 4 crosses, 2 are 60" X 24" and 2 ate 48" X 24" .

Customer supplies the spit firebricks.

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