Cleaning Your Cal Flame Grill

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To ensure safe and proper maintenance, we recommend you follow these directions carefully. Clean internal parts of the grill regularly as determined by the amount of use and foods cooked. The entire grill should be cleaned at least once a year. In addition, keep the area around your grill clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and liquids. Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. DISCONNECT ELECTRICAL SUPPLY BEFORE CLEANING ANY PART OF THE GRILL.

These instructions describe the best way to care for your stainless steel. They apply to grills and barbecue islands with stainless steel fixtures. Although stainless steel grills will discolor and accumulate grime with regular use, they can keep their original shine with periodic cleaning. We strongly recommend using a surface protectant to prevent smudging and surface rust from accumulating. The easiest way to clean the grill is immediately after cooking is completed. Doing so will extend the life of your grill, prevent grease fires, and present a pleasant appearance while you grill.

Stainless Steel Care and Cleaning

1. Clean Thoroughly clean stains, food, and grime using a sponge or damp cloth with warm water and a mild dish soap. Use Fantastik or Formula 409 to remove heavier soil.

2. Rinse Thoroughly rinse all surfaces and dry them completely with a clean towel. Do not allow stainless steel to air dry.

3. Polish We strongly recommend that you apply a surface protectant to all exposed stainless steel surfaces.

Spray a small amount of WD-40 or Sheila Shine on a piece of paper towel and rub with the grain over the surface of the appliance. Using a clean terry cloth or paper towel, polish the appliance by rubbing with the grain.

Follow these directions and your grill will be looking spiffy in no time!

Why Cal Flame is the Only Hearth and BBQ Manufacturer You Should Consider

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Over the years, Cal Flame has earned a reputation for producing quality BBQ islands, BBQ carts, BBQ hardware, fireplaces and fire pits that are at the forefront of innovation & design. Cal Flame is honored to have its home resort and BBQ products so highly regarded by Hearth & Home Magazine – a publication honoring innovation in design and technology for the hearth, patio and barbecue Industry.

But Cal Flame isn’t just highly regarded in publications. Customers rave about Cal Flame grills! Chelse Murphy of Atlanta, Georgia, praised our G4 Grill as “magic because every time [she] cooks on it, [her] food turns out perfectly.” Talia Madison of Portland, Oregon says her Cal Flame grill is “the best grill [she has] had, wow!”

What makes Cal Flame stand out from our competitors is our dedication to quality, because we want our customers to be happy with every purchase. Check out our website here to browse grills, fire pits, and more to turn your backyard into your own personal haven!

DIY Projects to Make Your Backyard BBQ the Event of the Season

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Stamps                                                                                                                               Cut parchment paper into square sheets, and then label them with stamps! This idea can be used for labeling rare, medium, and well done meat, as well as labeling meal options for your vegetarian buddies who love grilled veggies.

Chalkboard Menu                                                                                                       Make your guests’ mouths water as they read over a menu displayed on your CalFlame grill! Coat a piece of plywood, big or small, in black chalkboard paint. Then, grab some chalk and get to writing!

Hole Punch Plates                                                                                                    Paper plates save you a lot of time when it comes to clean up, but hardly add anything to the atmosphere. Try hole punching the side of your plates and tying napkins and plastic utensils to each plate with twine. Not only does is look snazzy, but it frees up a hand to scoop up more food!

Repel Bugs                                                                                                                 Don’t let insects bug your guests during your party! Add some sage to your warm barbeque after you’ve finished grilling for a natural way to ward off unwanted bugs.

S’mores Bar A backyard barbeque is incomplete without s’mores! Light up your CalFlame grill and roast some marshmallows, and don’t forget all the goodies! Set up the graham crackers and chocolate near the grill, and for an extra chocolate-y treat, keep chocolate syrup nearby.

Outdoor Living with Cal Flame

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A Cal Flame outdoor kitchen is the perfect way to extend your living space and add value to your home. Choose a barbecue island that’s right for your lifestyle.  Cal Flame has the widest selection in the industry – from 4 ft. to 10 ft. barbecue islands. With Cal Flame, you can customize your barbecue island with the gourmet grill and accessories of your choice. Complete the look of your island with your choice of granite, porcelain tile or natural stone tile countertops, and stucco or cultured stone base finishes – available in an array of elegant base designs. Choose from the widest range of barbecue island designs in various configurations to complement your personal Home Resort design, lifestyle and backyard landscape.

For additional information on Cal Flame outdoor kitchens, please visit: http://www.calflamebbq.com/

Cal Flame’s Friday Motivation

It’a the last Friday of August 2016, and it’s the last weekend before we’re officially in back-to-school mode. It’s time for one last final summer send off before returning to our normal day-to-day routine, and there is no better way to do so than with a one last summer cookout. 36a3689a92de35e4b08f4571397d39ea

For some Friday Motivation, look forward to having a cookout this weekend to celebrate the final days of summer. One last hoorah if you will, but of course you will still catch us grilling up a storm in the middle of a storm so no promises this is our last BBQ of the year. *wink*17_Family Cal Flame_Lg

Find more Cal Flame BBQ products such as state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens, fire places and fire pits to create a comfortable outdoor ambiance, as well as BBQ hardware and parts at www.calflamebbq.com.

BBQ Season is Here

Complete your backyard home resort lifestyle with high-end outdoor grills and hardware, custom barbecue islands, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits through Cal Flame BBQ.Cal-Flame-BBQ-backyard-enviroment

Just in time for BBQ Season, shop from a diligent line of hearth and barbecue products.

Cal Flame offers an extensive line of drop-in grill features for every BBQ enthusiast and grilling preference. With 25% more grilling capacity than other grill manufacturers and independent knobs with a patented design, Cal Flame is certain to be a show stopper!pavilion-pv7000-env-med

Customers can customize any 4-foot to 10-foot Barbecue Island with a gourmet grill and accessories of their choice. Complete the look of any island with a choice of natural stone tile countertops, and stucco or cultured stone base finishes – available in an array of elegant base designs.

In addition, Cal Flame outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are the perfect way to extend the outdoor season and seek warmth in the great outdoors. Instantly add a warm glow to any outdoor home resort, creating a calm, inviting ambiance. Designed with the finest material and craftsmanship, Cal Flame outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are built to withstand all outdoor elements for years of enjoyment.lbk-830-rl-env-med

Ready to be the envy of all your neighbors? Visit www.CalFlameBBQ.com to learn why we are a leading barbecue and hearth manufacturer in the industry. Our products are Made in the USA and delivered to your door to allow you to create a home resort suited to your needs.

Shop today: www.CalFlameBBQ.com

   

Grilling in the Springtime

Spring… the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the grill is heating. Springtime is around the corner which means there will soon be an abundance of produce available to take your grilling to the next level. Next time you are in the grocery store make sure to grab some fresh spring fruits and vegetables to add another dimension of flavor to your plate.avo4

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocadoes
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Vidalia onions
  • Zucchini

Vegetables cook quickly and delicious with just the right hint of smoke from the grill. Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and just the right amount of oil to keep them drying and sticking to the grill.

A helpful hint to remember is that although vegetables cook fairly quickly, they all vary in cooking times. Some take about a minute or two while denser vegetables, like potatoes, will take longer.

An easy way to cook a variety of vegetables is by putting them on a skewer. This will also prevent smaller vegetables from falling through. If you chop larger vegetables up, take into consideration cooking time. Relatively larger pieces will take longer than smaller pieces.Premium 4 Burner Grill

If you don’t have a diligent grill to use this springtime, don’t fret! Cal Flame BBQ has got you covered! We offer an array of drop-in grills, barbecue islands and accessories to complete you dream outdoor kitchen.

Contact us today at www.CalFlameBBQ.com to make this year a year full of memories that will last a lifetime!

Outdoor Living with Cal Flame

Extending your living space to the great outdoors is a simple way to take advantage of the entire square footage of your home. Instead of being “domesticated” Americans, there is a growing trend of making the backyard more comfortable to enjoy a paleolithic gathering.  GPV3032-Medium

According to HPBA, Americans have always “lived” outdoors, but the concept of Outdoor Living is a relatively new and rapidly growing lifestyle phenomenon. What is Outdoor Living? It no longer means just a few folding chairs, a picnic table, and a hibachi. It means bringing all the comforts of indoor living to the outdoors.

The mainstays of an outdoor room are:

  1. an appliance to cook;
  2. a dining table and chairs to sit and eat;
  3. a hearth product to extend the season.

Today’s consumers have an incredible selection of products to make Outdoor Living one of the most pleasurable aspects of owning a home.12143333_751258724985997_5222259300474666428_n

Cal Flame offers an entire line of grills and outdoor kitchens to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors. There is also a wide selection of outdoor fireplaces and firepits for a warm gathering at dusk.

For more information about Cal Flame, please visit the Cal Flame Website where you’ll be able to shop for the highest quality hearth and outdoor living products. Find a Cal Flame retail store near you to make the most out of your outdoor living.

Courtesy of HPBA. Read full article: http://www.hpba.org/consumers/outdoor-living 

Tips for Grilling in Winter

Cal Flame wants to ensure that you enjoy grilling all year long, including Winter! In some areas of the United States, extreme weather conditions can make grilling outdoors more difficult. Follow these tips for grilling in winter:

1.  Cal Flame Grills are Built to Last
The porcelain-enamel is glass fused to high-quality steel, and it is baked on at an estimated 1700 degrees Fahrenheit.  This superior quality that means that your grill will hold in heat well during the colder weather, and keep you grilling through the winter. Cal Flame BBQ grills are built to last and have been rigorously tested for performance. 

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2.  Cover Your Grill
Cal Flame BBQ Grill Covers are a must-have not only during the colder winter months to protect your grill from snow, but also during summer and fall to keep your grill scratch free and debris free. During the winter, your grill may be covered in snow so we suggest dusting snow off with a shovel.

3.  Keep it Charged
It’s a good idea to keep an extra tank of gas next to your grill for extra power. During the colder winter months it will take more gas to keep your grill hot how you want it. Having an extra tank will keep your grill going and prevent the need for returning to the store.grill-a-la-cart-series

4. Don’t Open Your Grill 
It is cold outside, opening your grill will reduce your grill’s temperature and extend your cooking time. Instead of peaking inside your grill to check on your food, get your grill to the desired temperature, set your meat, set your timer and close the lid. Keep the lid closed! Once your timer goes off, check on your meat.

5.  Stay Warm, Stay Safe
Make sure to keep yourself protected. Wear your protective grilling gloves and warm gear to protect yourself from extreme weather conditions. A Cal Flame outdoor fireplace or firepit also makes a great addition to your patio. 12143333_751258724985997_5222259300474666428_n

Cal Flame has a grill or outdoor kitchen perfect for your backyard or patio. Find it here: www.CalFlameBBQ.com 

Healthy Grilling

Millions of Americans promise themselves on January 1st to live a much happier and healthier lifestyle in the New Year. Most of those New Year’s resolutions involve either becoming wealthier or losing weight. Though, wealth is contingent on several other factors, did you know an efficient grill is an effective way to help you achieve your fitness goals? As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. Which means, its more important to watch what you put in your body than what you do to your body. waterfront hotel restaurant outdoors phuket thailand

Unlike cooking on a conventional stove top, grilling gives you the versatility to cook with more flavors while excess fat drips right off. Additionally, choose lean meats to cook to reduce fat intake, or trim any skin or visible fat to reduce fat. Marinade meats before cooking to transform recipes into a flavorful dish ready to be enjoyed. Some favorite marinade ingredients include wines, vinegars, lemon or lime juice, low-sodium soy sauce, honey, garlic, onions, herbs, and spices. Grills can also be used to cook vegetables and fruits to prepare healthy and delicious side dishes.

Meal Preparation – Instead of having a cookout for a single day, have a cookout for the week and retain your meals in containers to be enjoyed throughout the week. This way you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious homemade meal that can be reheated and consumed at your convenience. This will save you money and will save you the extra calories by practicing portion control.avo4

Cal Flame BBQ also offers convection grills that allow you to bake your favorite meats  and vegetables without any extra calories. Find the prefect grill for your home today at www.CalFlameBBQ.com. Make your resolution and keep it this year, with Cal Flame and healthy home grilling.

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