ARTEFLAME CLASSIC 40" GRILL - TALL ROUND BASE
ARTEFLAME CLASSIC 40" GRILL - TALL ROUND BASE
The Arteflame Classic 40" grill with tall round base and cooktop elevate the art of outdoor cooking with the sleek, contemporary look and outstanding functionality. Building a wood or charcoal fire in the center of the grill, the cook top heats from the center out. This heat pattern results in higher cooking temperatures closer in as compared to the outer edges so a variety of foods can be cooked at various temperatures all at the same time. When not in use as a grill, Arteflame can also be enjoyed as a fire bowl with the cooktop on or off, providing warmth and a social and serene ambiance.
The Arteflame Classic 40" grill is a one of a kind grilling experience. The cooktop is made of 1/2" carbon steel and the spun bowl is a high grade of US CORTEN steel or "weathering" steel. The round base is also crafted of CORTEN steel and is designed with "Classic" lines and unsurpassed functionality.
All Arteflame Classic grills have the accessory ring under the cooktop so that the optional sizzle grate can be dropped in and lay flush with the cooktop.
See specifications tab at the bottom of this page for specification & product details.
- Arteflame grills are designed to last a lifetime so they are all steel and very heavy. Complete product pallets can weigh over 500lbs.!
Note: When your grill arrives, the cooktop will be silver (unseasoned). It will develop the dark color shown in the images once it has been seasoned and used several times.
Grills designed to add life to your party
Because our grills convert easily into fire pits, people gather around them long after the cooking is done. Our grills are made to last and create great memories for many years to come.
Arteflame grills combine art, form and function – exhibiting timeless style and refined taste. The Arteflame family of products is proudly designed and crafted in the heart of the American Midwest using only US steel.
The natural patina of each grill is as unique as its individual owner. Arteflame grills are considered to be hand crafted pieces of art but best of all, Arteflame grills function like no other, making each dish a masterpiece.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my Arteflame stain my concrete patio?
Every Arteflame is designed so that the corten steel never touches the surface it sits on. Euro grills come with a stainless steel footer and all other Arteflame grills come with screw in feet that lift the grill off the ground. This avoids stains and also allows air to flow into the grill from the bottom.
Why do I need an Arteflame Grill?
The Arteflame was designed to solve two issues; -1- traditional grills are unsightly and -2- they are never the center of any outdoor get together. Ever wondered why so many parties end up in your kitchen? That is exactly what happens around an Arteflame. It becomes the center of the outdoor party. People love seeing the fire and get mesmerized by the sight and smell of delicious food. Better get some extra utensils as everyone has a tendency to want to join in and start grilling as well.
Arteflame grills are also designed to be absolutely gorgeous. They are designed to be the centerpiece in any back yard. All Arteflame grills also double as fire pits giving them another unique function traditional grills just don't have.
Carbon Steel vs Cast Iron
Why use carbon steel cooktops rather than cast iron? What is the difference and why is carbon steel any better?
Carbon Steel and Cast Iron are very similar. This is why both are very good for cooking and grilling. The main difference is that Carbon Steel contains about 1% Carbon while Cast Iron contains 2% - 3% Carbon. This difference might not sound like much but the carbon effects the grain structure of the metal. As the Carbon gets added to the steel mix, Carbon has a tendency to clump together into lumpy carbides and form pockets of pure carbon (graphite). When this happens, the metal becomes very hard and very brittle. It disrupts the grain of the metal, making it irregular, brittle and prone to cracking. This is the reason why Cast Iron often cracks or breaks. When Cast Iron is heated unevenly, the heat differential causes stress in the metal as the thermal expansion is uneven. When this stress encounters a pocket of carbon, Cast Iron cracks. This is also why Cast Iron often breaks when it is dropped. The area of high carbon is extremely brittle and can’t stand the shock.
Because Carbon Steel has only 1% Carbon, this phenomena is negligible and much easier to control and prevent from happening. The grain structure in Carbon Steel is very uniform and virtually impervious to heat stress or shock. In addition to this, Carbon Steel is “rolled” in the steel mill. It is forced between heavy rollers while the steel is hot. After rolling the steel and getting it to the right thickness, the steel is “doused” with cold water that causes the grain structure to freeze in place. This makes Carbon Steel very strong and the choice material to cook on. Even with uneven heat loads or dropping Carbon Steel, it will not break or crack. This allows for a lifetime of use.
The larger the surface area and the thinner the material, the more prone Cast Iron is to cracking and breaking. In a grill, the heat is never uniform. This makes cast Iron an especially poor choice for grill inserts. For this reason, all Arteflame cooktops, inserts, griddles and Burger Pucks are made of Carbon Steel.
What is the Arteflame made of?
Every Arteflame grill is made from CORTEN steel or "weathering" steel.This steel is expensive but exceptionally tough and weather resistant.It is especially formulated to be outside and has a natural, beautiful patina that is permanent.There simply is no other steel like it.
All Arteflame cooktops, inserts and grill grates are made of carbon steel. This has proven to be the absolute best material to cook on. It doesn't break or crack like cast iron, it is not harmful to the human body like Aluminum and does not contain Cadmium like chrome plated steel grates do. It does not have lead as porcelain coated steel does either. This makes Carbon Steel the absolute best cooking solution.
Is it safe for wood decks?
We recommend placement of tiles or a grill mat under your Arteflame should you decide to locate it on a wood / Tyvek deck or any other flammable surface. The tall Euro base or the tall round base of the Classic 40 do not get hot enough to pose any direct issue on flammable surfaces. The tall round base has an ash catcher so that any ashes are caught and do not contact your deck.
Should you choose, you may also put sand or stones in the bottom of your Arteflame to catch any loose embers. The low bases ARE NOT recommended for wooden or manufactured decks as they also function as fire pits and the fire bowl will transfer heat to the deck. We recommend using stone / concrete tiles or a grill mat underneath any Arteflame grill as a safety precaution.
How do I clean out the wood and charcoal ashes from my grill?
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