The Gaucho Grills Brasero is a heavy duty firebox that provides an area to start burning your wood or charcoal and is also your primary tool for never running out of heat during extended grilling sessions. The wood or charcoal start burning in the brasero, eventually dropping down out of the box as glowing embers. Simply slide your embers under your grill plates, leaving a few under the brasero to ignite your next batch. While your food is grilling, you can add more charcoal or wood so you have new embers ready when everyone starts shouting for more!  Our Brasero is designed to allow air to flow up and through the enclosure, helping to ignite the wood and providing adequate air flow to efficiently burn your wood and charcoal and create the embers and glowing coals needed for true asado style grilling.

  • The Gaucho Grills Brasero has a unique, patent pending, shuttle feature that allows both wood, lump charcoal, and charcoal briquettes to be efficiently burned and converted into glowing embers.  With the brasero shuttle in the wood position, your logs are held in the enclosure over top supporting cross beams, perfectly arranged to keep the wood in place while burning, but strategically spaced to allow prepared embers to drop down onto your grill floor and be moved over under your grill plates.
  • Moving the shuttle into the Charcoal position closes the gaps in the brasero keeping your charcoal in place inside the enclosure. When the charcoal is at the proper stage to be released for grilling, simply slide your shuttle mechanism back and forth to release the embers you need and slide them over to your grilling area. Our Brasero feature is available on all our grill models and can also be purchased as a stand-alone unit to complement your existing grill at home.

(Braseros are standard on the stand alone grills, and a optional feature of the grilling inserts)

Crank Wheel
Temperature Control


The crank wheel is your temperature control.  A simple turn of the wheel raises and lowers your grilling surface over top your embers.  The ratchet release lever locks your wheel in place when not in use. To engage the wheel, simply raise the lever and crank up or down as needed.
The crank wheel is fabricated from aluminum and has a matte blasted finish with the Gaucho logo engraved around the center. Right and left hand crank wheels are available to suit your needs. 



When installing a grilling insert into an enclosed fireplace, it's important to have the temperature control crank wheel mounted on the outside of your hearth enclosure.  Gaucho Grills fireplace inserts can be delivered with the necessary tooling and hardware in place to mount your crank wheel on either side of your outside wall.  Just let us know the thickness of your side wall and we'll provide the extension shafting and everything you need to complete your installation. 

FireBrick Lining

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Each Stand-Alone Gaucho Grill comes fully lined with a layer of firebrick
covering the grill floor and side walls. The firebrick layer creates a superb base foundation that provides extreme heat concentration throughout your grilling area.

'V' Groove Grill Plates

Gaucho Grills ‘V’ Groove Grill Plates are modeled after the traditional style grill plates used in Argentina. Extremely durable, constructed 100% from stainless steel, these grill plates will channel your juices into the supplied drip trays, dramatically reducing flare ups and annoying hot spots created by dripping grease. Each grill plate is reversible allowing them to be placed into the grill in reverse to create a flat grilling surface in addition to the traditional pitched configuration.  For cleaning convenience, the grill plates easily break down into smaller
plates that can fit into your sink or dishwasher.