The Bottom Line
The specifications on this gas grill are fantastic. The heat output is high and even, making for fantastic grilling. The full rotisserie system is versatile, powerful, and very functional. However, it is the construction that gets all the attention here. The amazing design of this gas grill is executed with the highest level of quality control. It is for this reason that manufacturing of this product line was moved from China, back to the United States.
Now manufacturing can be watched more closely and made to the most exact of specifications.
- High-quality stainless steel construction
- Excellent Design
- Great rotisserie system
- Loads of options, extras, and accessories available
- Limited distribution
- Three 20,000 BTU stainless steel U-shaped burners
- 525 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 699 square inches
- 60,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 15,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with two position rotisserie mounting and stainless steel rotisserie motor
- Complete welded 304 stainless steel construction
- Stainless steel rod cooking grates
- Electronic (9-volt battery) ignition
- Two internal mounted halogen lights
- Made in the United States by Delta Heat
Guide Review - Delta Heat 32-Inch Gas Grill Model# DHBQ32R-B
Dante Cantal is considered one of the greatest grill designers in history.
Since 2000 he has been the genius behind Twin Eagles and a few years ago introduced the much more affordable Delta Heat line. To hold down costs, these stainless steel gas grills were made in China. Unfortunately for the Chinese, Dante felt that quality control could not be maintained, and starting with the 2013 product line, has brought production back to Southern California.
As it turns out, that there wasn't a real cost savings to manufacturing in China anyway. The result is one of the best-designed and best-built gas grills on the market, and for around $2,300USD (depending on features and configurations).
The Delta Heat 32-Inch built-in gas grill is a powerful, and I mean powerful, 3-burner gas grill. In reviewing this grill I am looking at the standard 32-inch grill with the rotisserie burner. Built from 304 stainless steel, this model is also available as a freestanding grill (See Delta Heat 32-Inch Model# DHBQ32G-F).
There is a lot of competition in the $2,000 to $3,000 stainless steel insert range, largely from small companies importing from China. Generally, the first step in determining if any of these grills are of good quality is to look at the seams in the back. It is in the places that few people look that you can really see the difference in quality. I have gone over this grill in the back, in the places, few people other than an installer are going to see and the welds are even and clean.
I have to say that this is simply put one of the best built-in gas grills on the market, regardless of price. The biggest issue I have is the limited availability.
This is an authorized dealer product, so it isn't going to be found in national chains or large stores. This is a quality product and it is sold by people who appreciate it. This means that it might not be available everywhere and getting a hold of one may be more complicated. Hopefully, this will become a popular grill it deserves to be and we will see much larger distribution.