Making cutout measurements for a built-in grill may seem like a daunting task, but it can be useful to know how to do it, because it's a skill you'll be able to use for years to come, and teach others how to do it. It can also be fun being able to express your creative side and working on DIY projects such as creating cutouts. Instead of having to possibly hire someone to measure cutouts for your built-in grill, lets save you some money and show you how to measure properly. But make sure you actually have the grill first for better accuracy.
Steps For Measuring Cutouts
- Determine Cutout Width: Going from one side of your grill's head to the other, measure the width of the grill's head as that will be the width of the cutout slot.
- Determine Cutout Depth: Starting from the grill's front lip to the back of the grill, measure the grill's depth. This will be the distance your grill needs to slide into the back of the slot.
- Determine Cutout Height : Starting from the top of the grill head, then going down to the grilling surface, measure the height of your grill. But make sure to factor in additional height if your grill has accessories like a drip pan or a control panel on the bottom of the grill. The height will be distance of how deep your grill will sit into the slot.
Built-In Grills We Recommend
Part of their Prestige Pro series, Napoleon equips this 33" gas grill with a rear infrared rotisserie burner so you have intense heat when using the rotisserie. The grill in this model uses Napoleon's WAVE cooking grids, unique waved shaped grids that provide even heat transfer and prevents smaller food from falling through the grids. To add some color to this grill you can change the color of the RGB Spectrum Control Knobs to various colors and also adjust the brightness to your preference. The fascinating Jetfire Ignition uses a jet of flame for quick start-ups.
Along with three 25,000 BTU stainless steel burners, this 36 inch grill has a 3,500 BTU smoker burner and a 14,000 BTU rotisserie burner, allowing you to cook in a multitude of ways. DCS's Grease Management System reduces flare-ups when using this grill, then the drip tray collects grease and oils for an easier cleanup. When you want to cook at night, the Smart Beam illuminates the entire cooking surface with halogen lighting.
Lynx's Sedona grills fit comfortably into your built-in space while having well-balanced heating elements. The ProSear infrared burner delivers 23,000 BTUs of immediate heat, and is completely variable so you can use it for searing or even delicate dishes. The grill has an expansive grilling surface for more depth, giving you more space to work with when you're grilling. The blue LED illuminated knobs and the interior halogen lighting lets you work in the dark when needed.
When measuring cutouts, make sure to take precise measurements because the slightest mistake could cause problems when you want to cut out the dimensions. Also if you are going to make cuts for your built-in grill, use proper precaution and be careful to minimize injury. Don't be afraid to ask for help from a friend or someone that can help make the cutout process easier. The grills we recommended above are reliable in case you need some options to choose from. Enjoy your built-in grills that you helped prepare for.
Can you buy a grill assembled?
It depends on which model you choose and where you're buying a grill from. But it will be more costly to buy a grill assembled.
Can you convert a free standing grill to a built-in?
Select grills can be converted from freestanding to built-in or vice versa. Check with the manufacturer and manual.