|Close-up, the masonry firebox and backsplash/windguard of this Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero and Emberguard looks nice!|
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Gabriel, of Fort Worth, Texas called and asked for an Argentine Grill Kit with side brasero for his outdoor kitchen. The grill is in a slightly non-standard size. I just got his pictures today, and wanted to congratulate Gabriel on his new outdoor grill island. Nice job!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
A restaurant in Chicago sent me a picture of an Argentine grill kit, and asked if we could make one in black steel, as the one he had in stainless steel had some design issues, and did not work. I agreed, and drew one up for him, it looked similar to the SS grill, except MORE MASCULINE! 3 days later, I got a call from Patrick Lees, the set designer of Last Man Standing (a TV show starring Tim Allen), who sent me a picture nearly identical to what the restaurant in Chicago had asked for. The question was, can you make something like this, but in black steel. The answer was, yes, but the design is a little different. In addition, he needed to have room for some special effects, as this grill is installed on a TV set, not in a home or restaurant. I sent him the drawings meant for Chicago, we talked about some modifications, and he said he needed to get approval for the quote. He called me back on Monday, gave me a credit card, and two weeks later, we delivered the grill to Studio City, CA.
|The Argentine Grill Kit is installed in a brick hearth, with a beautiful hood above it.|
|Note that this Wood Fired Gill is split, and has front facing wheels.|
|Here's the Restaurant for Last Man Standing. NorCal Grill Kit is shown in Exhibition Kitchen.|
Posted by Gary Lee Knackstedt at 3:17 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015
|One of our newer customers.|
|This is a NorCal Ovenworks 48X34 Argentine Exhibition Grill. The customer has not put the bricks in yet.|
Note that the grill is constructed of Individual 3/8" Square Rods. A searing machine!
Posted by Gary Lee Knackstedt at 11:54 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015
We are updating our line of Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills to models more in keeping with authentic Brazilian Churrasco, meaning that our new line of rotisserie grills will have a larger space between skewers, and skewer design and caapacites more closely aligned with Brazilian churrasco. In addition, our new design features an adjustable skewer blade length of between 17.7 and 23.6 inches, which is closely alligned with grill sizes in America.
|NorCal Ovenworks 15 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill|
|NorCal Ovenworks 11 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill|
|NorCal Ovenworks 9 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill|
|Simple Skewer for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills|
|Triple Skewer for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills|
|3 Basket Grill Kit for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills|
|Chicken Liver Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills|
|Multi-purpose Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills|
|Fish Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills|
|NorCal Ovenworks Tabletop Skewer Holder|
|Our wall mounted, built-in Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill with gas infrared burners.|
|NorCal Ovenworks 30 Chicken Gas Rotisserie Roaster|
|NorCal Ovenworks 20 Chicken Gas Rotisserie Roaster|
Posted by Gary Lee Knackstedt at 10:55 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
In Tierra De Fuegos and Mallman on Fire, Francis Mallman is seen using what he calls an Armado. Basically, it is a firebox base,firebox basket/ember guard, chapa, and grill. Francis Mallman had his made round. After looking at his for a couple of years, I decided that we should make one. Ours is square, but functionally identical.
|First, an 18"X18" base, on 18" screw on legs.|
|Next, add an open basket to keep embers en, and the chapa or gill above the fire.|
|Here we have a chapa on top of the open basket. Anybody want pancakes, bacon, and eggs? How about some fried potatoes?|
|I suppose we could have continued with the griddle, but forget the bacon, let's change the menu to steak and eggs, or sausages and eggs. All on a NorCal Ovenworks Armado.|
Posted by Gary Lee Knackstedt at 8:33 PM
|Pellham, NH 2/17/2015|
|I'm afraid that this particular customer needed to add a bit more wood to the brasero of his Argentine Grill kit, but it's too late now. I remember that nasty white stuff, I caught an edge on my skis once, and ended up sliding headfirst, on my back, down a mountain. The sliding wasn't too bad, but the snow getting jammed down the open collar of my snow suit made me yell! I needed a mug of beer to recover.|
Posted by Gary Lee Knackstedt at 8:14 PM
Saturday, February 7, 2015
One of the most enjoyable parts of my job as NorCal Ovenworks Grill Engineer is meeting new friends, and working with them to achieve their individual dream. Francisco "Kiko" Azevado is the proprietor of the upcoming Gaucho Grill, in Blacksburg, VA. He asked for a multi-purpose grill that he could use for meats, vegetables, and also skewered items. The design is mostly his, as to function, we provided the manufacturing expertise.
|Here is Kiko in front of his new grill!|
|Note the nice exhibition kitchen, where everyone can see their dinner cooking.|
|Is anyone hungry yet?|
That box, the brasero, is the heart of the grill. The whole secret to Latin American cooking is cooking over embers. It really is that simple.
Posted by Gary Lee Knackstedt at 12:04 PM