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These are the grills dreams are made of. Kalamazoo has taken the concept of the outdoor kitchen to the next level. They make high performance gas grills and hybrid grills that can also burn charcoal or wood. Ever watch Chef Rick Bayless on PBS? When the Top Chef Professional winner and multiple James Beard Award winner cooks outdoors as he often does, it’s on a Kalamazoo. Lookit those super wide grates and that huge, roomy hood. They make outdoor refrigerators, freezers, wine chillers, keg tappers, ice makers, weather-tight cabinets, wok-ready cooktops, a lobster boil pit, warming drawers, and an awesome pizza oven. They claim that the seamless rain gutter surrounding their doors and drawers makes them a “weather-tight vault, the only cabinets that will keep your tools, linens, serving pieces and spices clean and dry no matter what mother nature throws at them.”

There are too many models to describe here, so let’s just drool over the top of the line, the 900GS. Practically everything is made from heavy 304 stainless. It has 100,000 BTU for the 864 square inch custom cut stainless steel grates, plus a 22,000 BTU rotisserie burner, a 22,000 searing burner, and a 32,000 wok-ready side burner. Kalamazoo claims the bow-ties shaped stainless burners are capable of 800°F guaranteed for life. There are two smoke trays, and you can order a pretty nifty looking cabinet style offset smoker box with shelves for charcoal, and water. Even the wheels are heavy duty. Normally my Gold Awards are reserved for products that are a balance of quality and price, and nobody will ever call Kalamazoo grills bargains, but the get the prize on quality features alone. Click here for more info and pricing: Kalamazoo.

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