The Bottom Line
- Small, full height gas grill
- Versatile cooking system
- Heavy cast iron cooking grate
- Unprotected cast iron needs extra care
- Complete side panel has to be removed to access propane tank
- Fold out side table is very small
- 24,000 BTU maximum output from two main burners
- 21-inch diameter cooking are (346 square inches)
- Two circular stainless steel tubular burners in an outer-inner ring configuration
- Includes a lid for roasting and smoking
- Slide out, wooded work table
- Electronic (AA-battery) ignition
- Propane tank, cover, and other accessories (griddle, pizza stone) sold separately
- Made in China by Fuego North America Inc.
Guide Review - Fuego Element 01 Stainless Steel Gas Grill
The combined output of the two ring burners in this grill is 25,000 BTUs. That is low for a grill this size, but the use of heavy cast iron cooking grates and the proximity of the burners to the cooking surface give this grill a high heat output. Also, the circular design is simply more efficient than a square box.
There is one important word of warning about this grill. The top section of this grill, including the cooking grate is bare cast iron. While this is the perfect metal for holding and conducting heat, it needs special care to prevent it from rusting. I know that a few people have complained about this, but the cost of cast iron is the care. If you are not going to season and care for this grill you really shouldn't pay the money for it.
This is an expensive grill. The stainless steel version runs around $600USD. There is a gray version Fuego Element EG02AMG that runs around $500USD and a copper version Fuego Element EG03AMG for around $450USD.