KitchenAid has introduced a new outdoor grill collection created to make entertaining beyond the kitchen even easier and more enjoyable. Scheduled for availability in the fall, are powerful built-in and freestanding grills, incorporating several unique conveniences such as dual timers, an automatic shut-off and a fuel time remaining indicator, all designed to enhance the outdoor cooking experience by removing unnecessary guesswork. These outdoor grills also feature warming drawer, adjustable warming rack, side burners, and rotisserie, allowing you to easily multitask without sacrificing the end result.
In addition to 27″, 36″ and 48″ freestanding and built-in grills, the new collection offers everything for creating a complete outdoor kitchen, including powerful built-in side burners, warming drawers with a slow cook function, grill canopy hoods, a refrigerator, ice maker, built-in refreshment center, a sink with a top or bottom mount option, a single on/off lever faucet, built-in trash and utility drawers and access doors for built-in grills. Options for built-in side burners include a new power burner with output ranging from 5,000 BTU to 50,000 BTU, a single infrared sear burner, and double 18,000 BTU side burners with either side-by-side or front-to-back configurations.
A unique user interactive LED system further enhances outdoor cooking, providing you with better control for both timing foods on the grill and tracking cooking fuel. This system includes Flame Time, a timer that will shut the grill off based on a specific time set, a Fuel Time Remaining indicator that audibly and visually indicates when fuel is low and specifies the cooking time left with remaining fuel, and an easily programmable independent digital timer that can be used simultaneously with Flame Time for tracking several different dishes at once.
All grills feature the unique KitchenAid Even-Heat system with 22,500 BTU stainless steel burners, angled sear plates and dense grate patterns for consistent heat over the entire grill surface. Also standard on all models is a smoker box and a rotisserie kit. For slow roasting, all 48″ models feature double 10,000 BTU infrared rotisserie burners, while the 27″ and 36″ outdoor grills offer a single 15,000 BTU infrared rotisserie burner. A 23,000 BTU infrared sear burner, found on select 36″ and 48″ models, provides the heating power to perfectly sear even the thickest cuts of meat.
Additional design elements that will delight outdoor cooking enthusiasts, include a new hood assist feature that alleviates the weight of the grill hood so that it can be easily opened and closed with one hand. Other highlights are a built-in thermometer on the grill lid exterior for gauging internal grill temperatures, adjustable interior warming rack, and hot surface ignition for easy and dependable lighting.
An electric warming drawer, featuring a unique slow cook function that can be used to cook side dishes or help keep cooked food warm, is available on select 48″ and 36″ size freestanding grill models or as a built-in option. A Flare-Up Management System found on all outdoor grill models effectively channels dripping oils and grease away from burners to help reduce flare-ups and messes. Removable drip trays and a pull-out tank drawer simplify cleaning of the grill’s interior and installation of propane tanks. Other design elements include BBQ tool and towel hangers, foldable shelves and large, commercial-style casters, two of which can be locked, for easy maneuvering. KitchenAid.