The Bottom Line
The Altima line of gas grills has been discontinued. For a list of comparable products see my list of the Best Gas Grills over $4,000.
Altima Gas Grills are not only built to last (lifetime warranty on all stainless steel parts and burners) but also for versatility. You'll also get a 30,000 BTU infrared burner that can sear anything. With optional charcoal trays you can convert this grill to charcoal cooking in any one of the burner zones.
So you can have regular gas, infrared, and charcoal going all at once in a top quality stainless steel grill. What really makes this grill stand out is the firebrick lined firebox that gives this grill incredible evenness in its heating and cooking.
- Extremely even heating
- Very powerful infrared sear burner
- Optional charcoal baskets for charcoal cooking
- Full feature rotisserie system
- Options drive up the price
- Lightweight burners
- Limited availability
- Five 14,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners and one 30,000 BTU infrared sear burner
- 902 square inches of primary cooking space for a total grilling area of 1,142 square inches
- 70,000 BTUs maximum output from the main burners, plus 30,000 BTUs from the sear burner
- 14,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full kit
- Complete welded 304 stainless steel construction
- Electronic ignition
- Full width drip tray
- Ceramic firebrick lined firebox
- Available freestanding or as a built-in unit
- Made in the United States by SureHeat
Guide Review - Altima 48-Inch Freestanding Gas Grill
Many grills in this price range use large, powerful burners giving you only a few cooking zones. The Altima 48-Inch gas grill has six cooking zones including one, very powerful infrared sear zone.
With optional charcoal trays that drop in, under the cooking grates, you can set up a charcoal zone as well giving you a wide range of cooking abilities all at once. Add in a full function rotisserie system and this grill will do it all.
The feature that makes Altima gas grills really stand out is the firebox. Altima grills have a firebrick lined firebox giving this grill the cooking characteristics of a brick oven. This grill has a high, incredibly even heat. So from searing steaks for cooking pizzas to roasting chickens, this grill will cook it all, and at the same time.
The one falling down point with this grill really is the limited burners. Most grills in this price range use a heavier, more durable burner, but the stainless steel tubular burners on this grill are very similar to those on much less expensive grills.