Caliber Crossflame Silver 35-Inch Built-in Gas Grill Review

Caliber Crossflame Silver 35-Inch Built-in

$2,400
9.1

Construction Quality

9.0/10

Temperature Control

9.5/10

Features

9.0/10

Flare-ups

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

  • High Heat Output
  • Even Heat
  • Solid Construction

Cons

  • Two-Burner Configuration
  • Small Capacity

Specifications

  • Two 25,000 BTU stainless steel U-shaped burners
  • 560 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 765 square inches
  • 50,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • Complete welded 304 stainless steel construction
  • Two level stainless steel rod cooking grates
  • Peizoelectric single spark ignition
  • LED control panel
  • Made in the United States by Calibur Appliances

Full Review – Caliber Crossflame Silver 35-Inch

The first thing you learn when researching gas grills is that most everyone is related. Not by blood, but by business. The two people that started the Caliber Appliances Corporation both came out of Dynamic Cooking Systems (DCS). Caliber, like DCS makes a wide range of cooking appliances including an impressive line of outdoor kitchen equipment. The thing about coming from an established company is that you know what they might not be doing right and are ready to innovate.

The Caliber Crossflame 35-Inch is a small, simple gas grill insert. The innovation comes from how it is all put together. The burners on this model don’t pump out an impressive amount of BTUs for the size (50,000 BTU maximum output under 560 square inches of primary grilling surface), but they do put out the heat in a virtual sea of flame. Each of the two burners are actually several tubes of high grade stainless steel, focusing the flame straight upwards and spreading it over the surface evenly. This makes of a consistent heat front to back and side to side allowing the grill to be more efficient and heat fast.

This gas grill does not use cast stainless burners or extremely heavy cooking grates, which helps keep it a little less expensive than the competition. A comparable DCS grill is well over a thousand dollars more than this grill, putting Caliber between the ‘discount’ brands and the highest end manufacturers. For an outdoor kitchen installation, this is a mid-range grill and while small and simple, it has plenty of space for most people’s needs.

One point with this model that should be added is that it is very much a none standard size. While there is little standardization in built-in gas grills, this is oddly out of the norm. This may make replacing or upgrading this model a little more difficult.