Primate Gas Grill & Griddle
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The Grilla Grills Primate is one of the most versatile grilling beasts we’ve ever dreamed up. With all of the function of a high-end griddle AND gas grill, this steak-searing, hash-slinging Primate is the answer to your propane prayers. With heavy-duty stainless steel construction, safe & easy to clean grease management, and an insulated hood this beast clearly meets Grilla Grills high-standards of quality!
A Rugged Exterior Built for the Elements
If you know Grilla Grills, you know we base everything we build on heavy-duty stainless steel so your grill is around for the long haul. We know that if you're going to put a high-end grill and griddle combination in your backyard, you want it to look great, and be tough enough to withstand the elements. This beautiful grill beast will look fantastic on your patio whether it's alone, next to a smoker, or placed next to our outdoor kitchen setup!
The Primate is a gas powered cooking machine and can be fueled by a propane tank, or by hooking it up to a natural gas source. (Natural Gas hookup sold separately.) With four lines of burners which can be run together, or independently, the Primate pumps out 60,000 BTU of cooking power!
When starting your Primate, the electrical igniter will continue to spark as you hold down the soft-rubber toggle. Once one burner is ignited, the subsequent burners will automatically ignite without having to depress the ignition button again, as long as they are open for gas to flow.
Double-Wall Insulated Lid
We've heard time and time again that wind is a killer when working on a gas grill or griddle. Nobody wants a breezy day to ruin a good cook, and we definitely don't want to put our grill away for winter either! So how did we fix that? With Grilla Grills signature double wall insulation. We ensured the lid to our grill and griddle will hold in that heat your Primate is working so hard to pump out. So no matter the conditions, you're able to rock out some incredible edible treats for the family!
ClearView Grease Management System
When we tested this grill, and asked our owners what was most important to them, we found grease management to be a huge sticking point! Because of that, we spent extra time to design a dual-reservoir system that will make grease-trap clogs and overflow a thing of the past.
With our ClearView Grease Management System the Primate will give you the ability to monitor your runoff better than ever. When the griddle is in use, a large drain opening will allow you to watch as the grease drains into your easy-clean stainless steel hopper. You'll be able to easily monitor the drain, and it's housing, to ensure the tunnel is clear of debris.
While being used as a grill, there is a large grease catch that spans the entire length of the cooking surface. When you want to clean the tray, simply pull the handle at the front of the unit and the entire shelf will come out, allowing you to clean it out without having to go inside the body of your grill!
Built From the Ground Up with Your Feedback
This piece of equipment is something we’ve been working on behind the scenes for YEARS. We’ve been listening to the complaints and suggestions the community had about other gas grills/griddles and doing everything we can to make this the toughest, most convenient one on the market. This grill never would have been a possibility without the support and feedback that people like you have been sharing with us since we started with the OG years ago. So thank you for helping us to make something that we think, is the most impressive combination gas grill & griddle on the market!
The Primate Has Cooking Area to Spare
The Primate's dimensions give you every opportunity to cook for a crowd:
- Main Cooking Area: 490 Sq. In.
- Grill grates made from 5/16-inch stainless steel rod
- Removable Grill Grates and Steel Griddle
- Double Wall Insulated Cooking Chamber
- 4-15,000 BTU burners for a total of 60,000 BTU
The Primate's overall dimensions are as follows:
- Height: 41.5"
- Width: 62"
- Depth: 25"
- Weight: 190 lbs. | 86 kg.
- Option 1: Propane Tank (Hookup Included w/ purchase)
- Option 2: Natural Gas (Hookup Available for Additional Purchase)
Grilla Grills offers a 4-year limited warranty on all factory defects and many other issues as well. With Grilla Grills customer service, you'll deal with real, American people at our offices in either Michigan or Texas. For more detailed information on what is included in the warranty for your grill, click this link!
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We accept the return of products that are defective due to defects in manufacturing and/or workmanship for 30 days from the date of purchase. Any fulfillment errors we make resulting in shipping incorrect products will also be accepted for return 30 days from the date of purchase.
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Cooking with this griddle is awesome! Still getting use to heat zones and temperatures of the griddle... install was easy... only problem was one of the treaded rivets fell out during install... not a big deal I can just use a bolt... still waiting to use the flame grill
So far I have cooked Mexican street tacos and hamburgers it is fun cooking outside and easy to do on this griddle
Where do I start? I received my Primate roughly 11 days ago. I promptly dragged it into our garage and began assembly with my wife and four-year-old son. After an hour or so, we had the grill ready to go. The instructions were understandable, parts easy to identify and screws were clearly labelled. I was surprised at the heft of the grill grates as well as the griddle, which is reinforced at the bottom to prevent warping. After assembly, we immediately took the grill outside and prepared our first meal. Since then, my wife and I have used it to cook meals for our family of five (four adults and one 4-year-old) every day with incredible and consistent results. Initially, I went on a bit of a grilling "binge" cooking burgers, various steaks, veggies and more to try to get a feel for the Primate. Everything turned out perfectly seared, juicy, tender, and flavorful. All of us here are well-versed in the kitchen and have a love for grilled food, but the Primate has really surprised us with the how amazing each meal has been. Toward the end of our meals, I find myself wondering what to grill the day after, eager to repeat the experience. At the rate we are going, the grill will pay for itself in no time just from the savings of cutting fast food/dining out. I would have liked to have tried the griddle before writing my review, but I have been using the grill grates nonstop. I have no doubt that the griddle will work wonderfully and will update my review if I can once I have had the chance to thoroughly test it. Notable Features Heats Up Quickly - Cooks Fast Up to 600F in less than 10 minutes in 10-25F Michigan weather. Seems to withstand windy weather as well. Pretty much every meal I have cooked has been done in around 10 minutes or less after pre-heating around 500-600F. Solid Design and Construction Feels sturdy and like it will last. Several friends have seen this thing and have said the same. Many compliments about the attractive design. Large Cooking Area Larger than expected even knowing the size prior to ordering. See attached photos with banana for scale. Storage, Sturdy Shelves, Utensil/Paper Towel/Towel Holders We use the shelves every time we cook and having some additional storage in the cabinet below, even as temporary storage, is extremely helpful. I will be buying some leather straps for hanging my tongs, flippers, and other utensils. Low-Profile Lid I initially thought that the lower profile lid would be undesirable as it could restrict cooking height, but I found an unexpected benefit. While cooking, I noted that the lid design created a broiling effect that caused cheese atop burgers to brown nicely and allow for faster cooking overall. This has made thoroughly cooking veggies like zucchini, broccoli, onions, and cabbage extremely easy. Everything goes on and comes off at basically the same time. Service/Support I contacted Grilla with a couple questions after assembling and using the Primate. They were able to assist me very quickly and answered all my questions. I got a very down-to-earth vibe from Mike at Grilla Grills and was treated very well. A grill is only as good as the company that stands behind it and they definitely do. Issues/Concerns I haven't experienced any issues of significance with the Primate but did feel it necessary to mention that it can be a bit difficult to move if not on a flat surface/deck once it has been assembled. I don't think this is an issue for most but should be noted if you want to be super mobile. Conclusion I really have nothing but good things to say about the Primate. I did a lot of research, sifting through a number of web sites, reddit posts and user comments across many sources before making my decision. I'm extremely pleased with both the quality of the grill and the company behind it. So much so, that I've already put an order in for the Alpha Grilla smoker and have recommended Grilla to everyone that fancies themselves an outdoor cook. Stay tuned for that review!
Love this grill, very well made and makes great food. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Great to hear, thanks for the review Justin!
This grill is awesome. Love the fact that you can convert to grill or griddle I use this grill all the time!!!
Great to hear that you like it so much Andy. Thanks for sharing!