Cal Flame Introduces a One-of-a-Kind BBQ Island

Cal Flame BBQ does it again! The renowned hearth and barbecue manufacturer has introduced a modest-sized outdoor kitchen with the same amenities as a larger unit, setting a new standard within the industry. The LBK-402 BBQ Island, which requires a small footprint of 6-feet for installation, can accommodate 3 adults comfortably on the unique side table.lbk-402-env-med

“Outdoor entertaining is a growing trend within our industry and we want to make sure that nobody is left behind. Our goal at Cal Flame is to offer an outdoor kitchen unit complete with all the bells and whistles for any size yard,” said Casey Loyd, President of Cal Flame. “The Cal Flame LBK-402 outdoor kitchen is going to raise the bar in barbecue manufacturing when it comes to smaller-sized BBQ Islands.”

The LBK-402 BBQ Island comes standard with a 4-burner stainless steel Cal Flame grill, a 27-inch access door for storage under the grill, and an outdoor electrical outlet. Each customer can further customize their BBQ island with their choice of colored tile and stucco, or upgrade to natural stone tile and cultured stone panels.

Additionally, under counter LED lighting and an iPod stereo system can also be added to convert the LBK-402 BBQ Island into a complete outdoor entertainment center. Consumers and their guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of any yard that has a Cal Flame LBK-402 BBQ Island installed.

“It’s the perfect time to get the LBK-402 BBQ Island for consumers that want to grill like a professional chefs at their summer cookouts,” said Loyd.

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Customers are encouraged to visit their local certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer to find more information about the LBK-402 outdoor kitchen including pricing, availability and customization.

Additional information about the Cal Flame LBK-402 Outdoor Kitchen can be found here.

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

   

Earth Day with Cal Flame

COOK YOUR WAY TO EARTH DAY

Cook a little greener! Instead of using your oven or microwave to prepare meals, use your Cal Flame grill to cook delicious and nutritious meals your entire family will love.

The perfect outdoor kitchen for any backyard, the Cal Flame LBK-402 BBQ Island has a unique side table that can comfortably seat up to 3 people for a small gathering. The unit is standard with a P4 4-burner grill, access door, and outdoor electrical. Durable Ameristone Stucco and your choice of elegant natural rock or stone are available in assorted colors and textures to match your exterior Home Resort design. Countertop options include granite or tile made out of porcelain or natural stone, and can be customized with single or two-tone colors to complement your style.

Expand your BBQ island capabilities with optional packages available. Turn your Cal Flame LBK-402 into the center of attention with an LES iPod Station Stereo System and speakers. Enjoy nighttime grilling with added under counter LED lighting. Make your backyard a complete Home Resort destination.LBK402 Environment

Did you know: You can eat meat and still be eco-friendly!  Grass-fed usually means that cows that are pasture-fed – a more environmentally friendly method of ranching!  These animals enjoy open pasture and the natural ecosystem they have always known, rather than the often criticized conventional methods that have become the norm. 

Grass-fed beef has many health benefits it contains one of the richest sources of cancer-fighting fatty acids like CLA and is lower in fat than its conventional counterparts.

Enjoy Earth Day and beyond, come home to a Cal Flame outdoor kitchen this summer to bring the family closer together to create new memories. Please visit the Cal Flame Website for purchasing information, product images and videos.

St. Patrick’s Day Cook Out!

We’re seeing green! How are you spending St. Patrick’s Day this year? Don’t head out to your local Irish bar, this year enjoy a barbecue cook out on your Cal Flame outdoor kitchen without the crowds! It’s easy and simple:

First off, the beer! A Cal Flame Kegorator neatly stores a full-sized keg inside your island. Best of all, the insulated kegorator keeps the keg nice and cool, all you have to do is pour. Want something a little more festive? Make sure to add a few drops of green food coloring to your pint glass before pouring.

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What’s on the menu? Prepare some traditional Irish food for the big cook out.

Corned Beef Hash: Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F). Arrange the celery, carrot, onion, and garlic in a 9-by-13-inch heavy-duty foil pan. Place the corned beef on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the contents of the spice packet over the corned beef and rub into the surface of the meat.

Shamrock Salad: Remove woody ends from asparagus and cut into equal lengths. Cook peas and asparagus in boiling salted water for around 2 minutes or until just tender but still crisp. Drain, pat dry and place into a bowl with rocket, spinach and celery. Combine a olive oil and vinegar dressing, add salt and pepper to taste and mix well through. Pour over salad, and toss.

Keep your fresh veggies inside your optional refrigerator for a crisp and fresh tasting side salad.16902_650880725023798_7382688532155587238_n

Don’t have a Cal Flame Outdoor Kitchen yet? Make sure to visit the newly renovated www.CalFlameBBQ.com to find a certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer near you! Maximize your outdoor living space with BBQ Islands, outdoor fireplaces and firepits, or simply remodel with outdoor accessories from Cal Flame to give your backyard or patio a whole new look and feel.

Grill a Little Greener

In recent years, more and more people are becoming aware of the Eco-Friendly Movement. When it comes to grilling, we can choose to grill a little greener to reduce and limit the permanent damage being done to Mother Earth. Between choosing products that reduce the use of natural resources, to being a little smarter when cleaning our grills, it’s really up to us to make a difference.

Though there doesn’t seem to be an obvious eco-friendly choice when it comes to what fuels your grill, there are still a few things you can do to lessen the environmental impact of your weekend barbecue.17_Family Cal Flame_Lg

Follow these simple tips from ChowHound.com on how to grill and be environmentally friendly.

Use Nontoxic Cleaners
It’s best to clean your grill with a heavy-duty grill brush and some elbow grease, but if you’re going to use a spray-on cleaner, go for one that’s nontoxic.

Buy Sustainable Charcoal
If you’re buying lump charcoal, look for brands like Wicked Good, Nature’s Own Chunk Charwood, and the Original Charcoal Company, which are made from sustainably harvested wood. Lazzari also produces a 100 percent mesquite lump charcoal made from prunings, dead and fallen wood, and selectively harvested wood.

If you opt for briquettes, avoid instant-light varieties—they’re soaked in petroleum products—and conventional briquettes that use fillers like coal dust and petroleum binders.

Grill Good Food
What’s on top of your grate is just as important as what’s underneath it. Try to use seasonal, local, and organic produce and meats.

Put Down the Lighter Fluid!
There’s no need to use toxic lighter fluid to ignite charcoal when you can use a chimney starter. They’re simple: Stuff some old newspaper in the bottom, fill the top with charcoal, and light the paper. At around $10 to $15, they’re also cheap. Plus, your food won’t have any off flavors from unburned lighter fluid residue.  You can also make one out of an old coffee can by removing both ends, using a church key bottle opener to cut holes around the bottom rim, placing the chimney on top of your grill, and proceeding with the newspaper, charcoal, and ignition.Food-on-grill-1024x807

For more information about Cal Flame, please visit 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!

Grilling in Winter

El Nino has complicated things a little bit for us barbecue lovers. Heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures and a little wind can be troubling when trying to enjoy a barbecue cookout that is OUTSIDE. But, there are some things you can do to try to enjoy some grilling in winter. IMG_1545

The Globe and Mail have written up a little guide of things you can do to make your outdoor party a little more enjoyable this winter, amidst all of the craziness El Nino has brought us:

Here are some dos and don’ts for how to get started with hosting your own outdoor party this winter:

Do keep it simple.

For winter cooking outdoors, Rose suggests meals that lend themselves to slow cooking, like barbecue. “The longer, the slower, the better,” he says. Whether you’re using your grill, an outdoor oven or an open fire, he suggests dishes like roasted pork butt or brisket and adding wood chips to enhance flavour. “If you start early in the morning, then there’s little work to do when guests arrive,” Rose says. Add simple vegetable sides like roasted potatoes, mushrooms and cauliflower – ideally also cooked over the fire – and you’ve got an impressive and satisfying meal.

Don’t complicate beverages.

Dark spirits are made for winter drinking by the fire, both inside and out. Just one bottle of highquality whisky and a few glasses are all you need. It’s warmth in a bottle – and it’s also one of the easiest ways to serve drinks. Ron Swanson would approve.

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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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