Yoder Smokers 36" El Dorado Santa Maria Charcoal Grill

Yoder Smokers 36" El Dorado Santa Maria Charcoal Grill

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Original Price: Current Price: $4,695.00

  • Santa-Maria style live-fire cooking
  • Yoder Smokers quality
  • Made in the USA
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The Yoder Smokers' 36" El Dorado Santa Maria Charcoal Grill isn't just another barbecue grill; it's a gateway to a rich tradition of open-fire cooking. This grill pays homage to the centuries-old Santa Maria-style grilling technique, which originated in California's ranches. Its design and functionality transport users back to the roots of barbecue, offering a genuine and immersive cooking experience that harkens back to early barbecue traditions.

Crafted with Yoder Smokers' renowned quality and durability, the El Dorado stands as a testament to generational craftsmanship. Built with thicker steel and superior construction, this grill is engineered to withstand the test of time, promising longevity that can be passed down through generations of grill enthusiasts. It's not just a cooking tool but a culinary companion that inspires creativity and captivates guests with the spectacle of live-fire grilling.

One of the standout features of the El Dorado is its ability to provide a truly authentic Santa Maria-style cooking experience. With the grill's cantilevered arms, users can effortlessly adjust the height of the cooking grates, allowing for precise control over cooking temperatures. Whether you're searing steaks close to the coals or roasting large cuts with the grate set higher, this grill offers versatility and flexibility to accommodate various cooking styles and preferences.

In addition to its functional design, the El Dorado Grill is equipped with several innovative features that enhance its performance and usability. The custom cast hand wheel, for instance, allows for effortless adjustment of the grates' height, while the tub within a tub design ensures even heat distribution and retention for consistent cooking results. The grill's insulated front door and thick insulated firebox further contribute to its efficiency and safety, minimizing heat radiation and ensuring that heat is directed toward the food rather than escaping into the surroundings.

Overall, the Yoder Smokers' 36" El Dorado Santa Maria Charcoal Grill is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and engineering, offering a blend of tradition, innovation, and quality that sets it apart in the world of outdoor cooking. Whether you're a seasoned barbecue enthusiast or a novice looking to elevate your grilling game, the El Dorado is sure to impress with its performance, durability, and timeless appeal.

Key Features:

  1. Santa Maria-Style Cooking: Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of open-fire grilling, where you control heat by raising and lowering the food directly over the fire – a truly primal cooking experience.
  2. Made in Kansas, USA: Support American craftsmanship and ingenuity with a grill designed, built, and assembled in the US.
  3. Generational Quality: Built with Yoder's signature thicker steel and superior construction, ensuring durability and longevity that can be passed down through generations.
  4. Cantilevered Arms: The cantilevered arms provide an open feel, allowing you to maneuver freely around the grill without obstruction while adding a distinctive aesthetic touch.
  5. Custom Cast Hand Wheel: Featuring a ratcheting system, the hand wheel allows effortless adjustment of the grates' height for precise control over cooking temperatures.
  6. Tub within a Tub Design: The inner tub is fully lined with 1.75” firebrick, ensuring even heat distribution and retention, while the outer tub acts as an insulator, keeping the exterior cooler for added safety.
  7. Insulated Front Door: The well-insulated front door minimizes heat radiation, allowing you to comfortably stand nearby without worrying about excessive heat exposure.
  8. Thick Insulated Firebox: Enjoy extremely even heat and enhanced safety with the fully insulated firebox, ensuring the heat radiates up into your food and not towards the sides or bottom.
  9. Chain-Lifted Grates: Grates are lifted and lowered by a chain mechanism, offering durability and reliability over traditional cable systems.
  10. Wood Storage Rack: Conveniently store wood within reach.


  • 810-square inches of cooking area - two 18.2″ x 22.5″ cooking grates
  • Full firebrick-lined firebox
  • Double wall construction
  • Inner firebox constructed from 10-gauge steel
  • Outer shell constructed from 12-gauge steel
  • 9" deep firebox
  • Insulated front drop-down door
  • Cast-iron hand wheel with auto-stop ratchet
  • Cantilever arms with 15" of vertical adjustment
  • Industry-leading heavy-duty chain drive
  • Sealed bearings on the adjustment shaft
  • 12-gauge stainless steel v-channel grates
  • Integrated removable stainless-steel grease trays
  • Integrated ash cleanout drawer with cleanout channels
  • Outer coating can withstand 1200°F
  • Stainless steel side shelves
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout
  • Robust cart with storage and 10" cast-iron casters
  • 58.9" L x 76.9" H x 34" D
  • 780 lbs

Chef Tom introduces the new El Dorado Santa Maria Charcoal grill from Yoder Smokers.

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