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Meadow Creek SM48 Santa Maria Grill


The SM48 is Meadow Creek’s unique handmade spin on the popular Santa Maria style grill. With a flashy stainless steel crank mechanism, height-adjustable grate, and easy-rolling turf tires, this grill is as versatile and rugged as it is pretty.


Inspired by the 150-year barbecue tradition of California’s Santa Maria Valley, this classic grill will grab attention at any cookout.

Meadow Creek’s spin on the Santa Maria style centers on the stainless steel crank wheel and cable system that raises and lowers the grate over the fire. The mechanism is big and easy to handle, cranking up with a satisfying clicking sound and locking automatically when released.

The crank height adjustment is the signature feature of Santa Maria grills, since it lets you switch instantly from searing to slow cooking, without moving your coals and meat around. But our Santa Maria still gives you total access to your coals with a hinged front panel that swings down to expose the charcoal tray and just as quickly locks closed again.

The 22×48-inch welded grate holds enough barbecue for a crowd, and like all our grates, it’s made of stainless steel so you can focus on cooking, not fighting rust.

Roll your Santa Maria right to where you need it with the 13-inch turf tires, whether your work area is concrete or grass.

Finally, you can cook classic Santa Maria style barbecue on a legendary handmade Meadow Creek pit. Some dreams really do come true.


  • Eye-catching traditional Santa Maria style stands out at cookouts.
  • Rust-free stainless steel crank wheel and handle, cables and connectors, and bearing-mounted pipe shaft and collars
  • Rust-free food-grade T304 stainless steel grate smoothly adjusts from 5” to 30” above the fire for perfect heat control.
  • 11-gauge welded steel grill body with attractive black matte heat-resistant paint
  • 13-gauge slide-out charcoal pan insert for easy fueling and cleanouts
  • Hinged front firebox panel for quick and convenient fire access
  • 8 spin vents (4 in front and 4 in back) for total fire control
  • Solid 13-gauge shelf for storing tools or supplies
  • Sturdy wagon chassis with 13” air-filled turf tires for easy rolling
  • 1-1/8” pillow block bearings for smooth raising and lowering of grate
  • Optional Lid: Stainless steel thermometer and 3 standard vents

Additional Information

Overall Dimensions

33”W x 68”L x 73”H

Cooking Area

6.875 sq. ft. (990 sq. in.)

Grate Dimensions

22 x 45

Grate Style

Wire Grid With 1/2” Spacing

Metal Thickness, Main Grill

11 Gauge

Metal Thickness, Charcoal Pan

13 Gauge

Metal Thickness, Bottom Shelf

13 Gauge

Clearance Between Shelf and Bottom of Grill


Grate Height

5” – 30”

Optional Lid Metal Thickness

13 Gauge

Optional Lid Height


Max Grate Height With Optional Lid Closed


Crank Bearings

1-1/8" Lock Collar Pillow Block

Net Weight

400 lbs.

Shipping Weight

550 lbs.

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