The Bottom Line
This gas grill was designed to be an affordable (just under $2,000USD) completely 304 stainless steel grill with all the features. It isn't fancy and it might seem like it isn't that affordable, but this grill is what you get when no short cuts are taken. Designed and built by the same people who make Fire Magic gas grills, this is a great grill for the person serious about cooking and who wants to have it all in a package that will last for many years, but doesn't want to spend several thousand dollars for a big name brand.
- Complete 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Fire Magic Engineering
- Excellent Grease Management System
- Heat is a little uneven
- Basic gas grill
- Three 16,000 BTU stainless steel U-shape burners
- 630 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 808 square inches
- 48,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 304 stainless steel welded rod cooking grids
- Double layer hood with center mounted thermometer
- Electronic Ignition
- Funneled grease management with slide out drip tray
- Made in the United States
- Optional 10,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full rotisserie kit
Guide Review - American Outdoor Grill 36" T-Series Built-In Gas Grill
R.H. Peterson, makers of Fire Magic Gas Grills, wanted to introduce a line of "affordable" stainless steel gas grills and came up with the American Outdoor Grill (frequently called AOG). This is the built-in grill you get when the maker of one of some of the most expensive grills on the market, strips down the gas grill to the most basic design but still provides you with a full feature, 304 stainless steel grill.
The American Outdoor Grill T-Series is manufactured in the same facility in Southern California where all R. H. Peterson products are made and have been for decades.
At the heart of this grill is a triple "U" shaped burner system that gives you an even heat because the flame is spread out evenly inside the firebox.
The 48,000 BTU maximum output seems a little light for the 630 square inches of primary grilling space, but the efficient design makes up for underpowered output. The stainless steel rod cooking grates are heavy and hold a lot of heat, which will give good grill marks. You will get plenty of heat out of this grill and certainly be able to get a good sear on meats. The firebox is welded, sealed, and double lined so you won't get grease running down the back or pooling in corners like you do on many grills. This reduces flare-ups and helps keep the grill clean.
There is an optional rotisserie system that includes a 10,000 BTU rear mounted infrared burner and full rotisserie kit with a 12 to 15 pound capacity rotisserie motor. The T-Series line includes a whole host of outdoor kitchen accessories, cabinets, and features so it is possible to equip an entire outdoor kitchen with matching pieces from the side burners to the refrigerators.