It is a grill located in the Krusty Krab kitchen behind the order window, and is in between a stool and the deep fryer. It is gray in color and has a grayish dark-blue stove. Below it, there are several switches used to control the temperature of the grill (in Fahrenheit).
According to Mr. Krabs, the model is a Grill King 3000.
Role in series
The grill is usually used by the restaurant's fry cook, SpongeBob. Due to his obsessive attachment to his job, he finds it hard to adapt to the different nature of any other restaurants' grills, as seen in "Welcome to the Chum Bucket."
Instances of removal/replacement
The Krusty Krab grill has often been taken out of the kitchen when non-Krabby Patty items are introduced to the menu, much to SpongeBob's horror.
- In "Bossy Boots," the grill is removed from the kitchen so SpongeBob can properly make salads.
- In "Bucket Sweet Bucket," SpongeBob and Patrick are ordered by Plankton to grab everything from the Krusty Krab and put them in the Chum Bucket, including the grill.
- In "Krusty Dogs," the grill is removed once again so SpongeBob can make the customers the restaurant's brand new popular menu item of the same name.
- In "Home Sweet Rubble," Mr. Krabs installs the grill in SpongeBob's living room.
- In "The Grill is Gone," SpongeBob places the grill outside to air-dry after he cleans it, and it is stolen and turned into a go-kart by a group of children.
- The heat of this grill has harmed the employees quite a few times.
- In "Nature Pants," the grill catches fire. A fire fish then comes and puts out the fire.
- In "Big Pink Loser," to see if he is copying him, SpongeBob puts a fake hand that looks like his on the grill while Patrick does the same to his actual hand, causing the latter to burn his hand from elongated exposure to the grill.
- In "Graveyard Shift," during the montage of SpongeBob praising the Krusty Krab's 24/7 hours of operation, he burns his hand from the grill.
- In "Just One Bite," Squidward burns his face on the grill after a failed attempt to eat a Krabby Patty that SpongeBob made.
- The grill is sometimes relocated from its normal position under the window, such as in the episode "My Pretty Seahorse," where the grill is across from the window.
- In "Karate Choppers," the grill has a built-in oven that's never seen in any other episode.
- The grill is used as a shortcut to the inside of the Krusty Krab in "The Clash of Triton" when SpongeBob and Patrick are shown removing the stove and emerging from the inside.
- In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, SpongeBob calls the grill "Old Gertrude."