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Blackstone and Halo griddle support

Not sure if your existing Blackstone or Halo griddle will fit? Use this reference guide to check.

Many freestanding and tabletop griddles can be made to work in a semi-built in fashion by using our Tabletop Griddle Insert with the Grill Cabinet - Patio Line

This article details how to make sure your griddle can fit.

The guidance in this article applies to the Fusion Grill Cart and Ignite Grill Cart as well.

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Tabletop Griddle Insert

The Tabletop Griddle Insert is not intended for use with built-in griddles.

Note that certain griddles, installed with our Tabletop Griddle Insert may require a longer gas / propane hose and regulator than is provided with the griddle. Please consult your griddle's product manual for specific details on gas and propane hookups.

The insert works with both Matchless Cabinet countertops, or your own, sliding over the countertop and into the opening for the grill. It creates internal walls and a lowered surface for your griddle to sit on at a more natural height for cooking.

The insert will always be made in the maximum width and depth of the cabinet's cutout dimensions, but the height can be varied up to the maximum cutout height in the cabinet.

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Halo Elite 3B shown in a 36" grill cabinet with 8.25" griddle insert drop

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Griddle Insert detail

Griddle insert sizing for Patio Line cabinets

Cabinet Width (in) Inside width (in) Inside depth (in) Inside height (drop) (in)
30 26.5 25.75 Variable to cabinet max cutout height
36 32.5 25.75 Variable to cabinet max cutout height
42 38.5 25.75 Variable to cabinet max cutout height
48 44.5 25.75 Variable to cabinet max cutout height

Griddle insert sizing for Grill Carts

Cart Inside width (in) Inside depth (in) Inside height (drop) (in)
Fusion Cart 36.5 25.75 12
Ignite Cart - 66" 29.5 25.75 12
Ignite Cart - 72" 36.5 25.75 12
Ignite Cart - 78" 41.5 25.75 12

 

Griddle Insert "Drop" (inside height)

This measurement indicates how far below the counter height your griddle will be positioned. We offer several standard sizes for your convenience, but this distance can be adjusted based on the maximum cutout height allowed in your cabinet.
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Installing the insert

 

Will my griddle work?

Most standalone griddles are packaged with a stand, side shelves, and other accessories.

To determine if your griddle will work, you need to measure the base unit without these components installed.

For example, the Halo Elite 3B:

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When removed from its base and with the side shelves removed, the following measurements are used to determine fit.

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You must include any rear grease trap in the unit's depth dimension. 

Halo Griddles

All Halo Elite griddles work with an 8" drop measurement and will show as a standard selection for any products which fit.

The Halo Elite 2B, 3B and 4B will work in various Matchless Cabinet products. The table below details compatibility for each based on the griddle insert sizing in this chart.

  Elite 2B Elite 3B Elite 4B
Fusion Cart Yes Yes No
Ignite Cart - 66" Yes No No
Ignite Cart - 72" Yes Yes  No
Ignite Cart - 78" Yes Yes Yes
Grill Cabinet - Patio Line 36" and above 36" and above 48"

The front controls of any of the Halo Elite models will protrude out from the cabinet face some, but all 4 legs will securely rest on the griddle insert.

Halo 2B detailed dimensions:

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Halo Elite 3B detailed dimensions:

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Halo Elite 4B detailed dimensions:

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Blackstone Griddles

Blackstone makes a variety of griddles, many of which can be converted to use in Matchless Cabinet products. However, we cannot ensure compatibility with all models and it is important to take accurate measurements and understand the limitations here in making a determination on fit. 

The below details some of the well known models from Blackstone and fit with Matchless Cabinet products.

Keep in mind that some Blackstone models are marketed as "36 inch" which refers to the cooking surface width, and the unit's actual chassis may measure wider. Always measure your unit per this guide and contact us if unsure.

Blackstone Premium Built In Griddle with Hood - 28in and 36in

If using one of these two models, Blackstone sells with and without an insulated liner. The insulated liner model is not compatible with our products. Instead, use our Tabletop Griddle Insert.

These griddles work with a 7.5" drop and will show as a standard option with any products that fit.

The Blackstone Premium Built In griddles will work in various Matchless Cabinet products. The table below details compatibility for each based on the griddle insert sizing in this chart.

  Blackstone 28" Premium Built In Griddle with Hood Blackstone 36" Premium Built In Griddle with Hood
Fusion Cart Yes No
Ignite Cart - 66" No No
Ignite Cart - 72" Yes No
Ignite Cart - 78" Yes Yes
Grill Cabinet - Patio Line 42" and above 48"

 

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Blackstone 28" Premium Built In Griddle with Hood - Model 6028 or Model 6301 (Natural Gas)

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Blackstone Model 6028 or Model 6301 built-in dimensions

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Blackstone 36" Premium Built In Griddle with Hood - Model 6033 or Model 6303 (Natural Gas)

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Model 6033 and Model 6303 built-in dimensions

Blackstone - Other Models

Blackstone manufactures a variety of griddles with different features and form factors. For best compatibility, we recommend using one of their "original" model griddles, such as this Model 2122:

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To determine fit, you will need to measure the griddle with the base and side shelves removed, like this:
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With your measurements, refer to this sizing chart to determine if your griddle will fit.

Incompatible Models

Certain models may have features that are incompatible, such as an integrated hood that, when upright, would not clear the cabinet or cart's countertop:

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This particular model would not work, as the hood would not clear the countertop opening.

Other models, such as the below are tightly integrated to the base unit and do not convert to this type of installation:
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If you require any assistance in determining fit, please contact us.