Grillworks 20 AKA "The Grillery". The original! 20" wide by 20" deep grill area.

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Grillworks 20 AKA "The Grillery". The original! 20" wide by 20" deep grill area.

3,475.00

The 20 is the grill that started it all! Invented by Charles Eisendrath in 1978 (writer's note: my Dad! More story in the Additional Info area), this was the first model we ever made. Constructed fully by hand in 304 stainless steel and boasting our signature V-Channel 20" x 20" single surface, she is big enough for a small family to grill comfortably for friends for a lifetime. And importantly, compact enough to leave plenty of space on the patio.

Dan Barber borrowed one of these little guys to practice on while we designed his ultimate Infierno. Bobby Flay also borrowed a 20 for his BBQ Addiction show on the Food Network. He sent us thanks (in the photos). And the grill was auctioned to a fan of his :)

The 20 weighs in around 125 lbs and comes ready to go. Easy to move around wheelbarrow-style or by taking the legs and surfaces off individually (all cooking surfaces, fire grates and ash drawers simply lift off). She can even be installed as a quick "built-in" by putting the legs aside and placing her on a fireproof base of your choosing.

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The Grillery(tm) is the model that my father first went through 14 iterations to perfect. It is the grill that I stamped the serial numbers on to earn my allowance. It was the source of thousands of family meals both in Ann Arbor, Michigan and further north where our family farm is still located.

It was Dad's pride and joy, and then it went so much further, attracting the attention of the food luminaries of the time, who found they could be without one of their own. James Beard called for one, then wrote about it in his column, calling the little grill "Magnificent". New York Times food critic R.W. "Johnny" Apple said of his: "If the cave men had one, frying and boiling would not have been invented."

At the heart of all the grills we make today, no matter how elaborate or far-evolved they've become, is The Grillery.

- Ben Eisendrath

Dad's old Grillery does its job on the farm terrace back in the day.

Dad's old Grillery does its job on the farm terrace back in the day.