How to Grill a Porterhouse Steak on a Cal Flame Grill

Ingredients:

1 2”-thick Porterhouse steak, trimmed (about 2 lb.)

Olive oil

Himalayan Pink Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

 

Prep:

 

The night before grilling, pour marinade over the desired type of meat.

 

Cover, and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

 

Allow steak to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

 

Before you grill, lightly coat the meat with olive oil.

 

Extra option: If you have a Cal Flame smoke tray, soak your chips in water for 30 minutes before you grill. When you begin to grill, make sure you smoke chips are in the grill for added flavor.

 

Let’s Begin:

 

Start by making sure your Cal Flame Grill Exclusive V-Grate Cooking Grate surface is clean.

 

Ignite your grill and raise the heat to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit

 

When the grill is heated add Vegetable oil on the grill to prevent sticking.

 

Season the steak and keep it simple. The real secret is using Himalayan Pink Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper.

 

Steaks grill quickly so you may only need to turn them over once. If you flip too much you may experience loss of flavor.

 

Depending on how you like your meat cooked is the cooking time. Reference Below:

Rare: 125°F – 130°F

Medium-Rare: 130°F – 135°F

Medium: 140°F – 145°F

Well-Done: 160° and higher

 

 

Cal Flame features that will enhance your porterhouse steak:

You can choose to place your steak in the sear zone if you like a slight crisp.

Cal Flame Sear Zone

Another option is to add the Cal Flame Charcoal Accessory to your grill for added flavor along with adding the smoke tray for flavor as well.

Cal Flame Charcoal Tray

Cal Flame Smoke Tray

Rest the steak on a plate or cutting board before you start cutting. Letting the steak settle will give juices time to soak into the meat.

Enjoy your meat grilled to perfection and cooked evenly on your Cal Flame Grill.

 

 

Top 4 Exclusive Features on a Cal Flame Grill

Since we first discovered grilling, people have really enjoyed outdoor cooking. Since then, outdoors enthusiasts have sought more convenient, powerful and professional barbecue grills and accessories. Homeowners around the world all have one thing in common: The desire to cook outdoors. Now you can do this with style and function! Cal Flame is the first and only manufacturer to offer you the commercial grade equipment to build a true outdoor kitchen. We offer EXCLUSIVE features that you can not find anywhere else in the industry. Let’s begin:

 

Discover Top 4 Exclusive Features on a Cal Flame Grill by going to our blog!

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1. Exclusive Handle for all Cal Flame barbecue grills – a single-piece solid stainless steel curved high-polished design.

2. Exclusive Warming Rack Locking Tabs hold the Warming Rack in the up position when the Rotisserie is in use. Disengage the locking tabs to hold the Warming Rack in a choice of 2 positions.

3. Exclusive Convection Grill for up to 30% faster grilling with 20% less fuel. 75,000 BTU and a powerful and exclusive 110V convection fan uniformly circulate heat when the grill is closed. Heat distributes evenly for efficient grilling time and improved grilling results – no more hot spots!

4. Exclusive V-Shaped Cooking Grates are uniquely shaped to prevent smaller food items from falling through. Solid stainless steel construction is dishwasher safe.

 

All Cal Flame Grill Series is ETL and CE listed and constructed using 304 or 430 Commercial Grade Stainless Steel, double-walled construction, and cast stainless steel or porcelain burners.

New Cal Flame Fire Pit Models for 2018

This year Cal Flame has released a Fire Pit Series that will make outdoor living a treat! Say hello to the latest innovation from Cal Flame that will create an atmosphere to make any backyard thrive.

Enhance the ambiance of your outdoor living space and create a relaxing home resort with this contemporary firepit. The FPT-R1050T includes a four (4) piece fire log set and lava rocks, stainless steel burner emits 55,000 BTU’s, Liquid Propane or Natural Gas, and Piezo ignition system which is a battery-powered electronic ignition on/off switch. You can customize with your choice of Ameristone Stucco in 5 different colors, 8 Cultured Stone styles, accent trim with Porcelain Tile or Natural Stone Tile.

With four models to choose from, you can customize with your choice of Porcelain Tile and Ameristone Stucco finish in 5 different colors and 8 cultured stone styles. Each Fire Pit includes a square firebox, except for the model FPT-RT501M, which is a rectangle curve.

Enjoy cozy evenings under the stars with the simple ignition of the FPT-H401 Firepit and brings a new dimension to your entertaining! The FPT-H401 comes standard with four (4) piece fire log set and lava rocks, stainless steel burner emits 55,000 BTU’s, Liquid Propane or Natural Gas, and Piezo ignition system which is a battery-powered electronic ignition on/off switch. Customize with your choice of Ameristone Stucco in 5 different colors, 8 Cultured Stone styles, accent trim with Porcelain Tile or Natural Stone Tile.

Fire Pits will carry a 4-piece 16” log set with lava rocks. Each burner output comes with 55,000 BTU, powerful enough to be seamless and effective. Including an 18” vertical door you are able to store liquid propane to keep the area safe and organized. Additionally, you can hook the fire pits up to natural gas as an option.

Enhance the ambiance of a cocktail party or small gathering with the FPT-S301 Tempered Glass Table Top Firepit. It is a stunning contemporary vision of lights, beauty and style that will amaze your guests and transform your space into an elegant outdoor lounge. It comes standard with a four (4) piece fire log set and lava rocks, stainless steel burner emits 55,000 BTU’s, Liquid Propane or Natural Gas, and Piezo ignition system which is a battery-powered electronic ignition on/off switch. You can customize with your choice of Ameristone Stucco in 5 different colors, 8 Cultured Stone styles, accent trim with Porcelain Tile or Natural Stone Tile and LED lights.

The height of the FPT-H1050T is 45” inches which are relevant to a bar height, including a footrest. The other 3 Cal Flame Fire Pit models are 25” inches, which is relevant to the same size as a coffee table. Therefore, you are able to comfortably enjoy a beverage or appetizers around the fire.

The inspired styling and simple elegance create an appealing outdoor ambiance with the FPT-RT501. Included is a stainless steel burner which emits 55,000 BTU’s, Liquid Propane or Natural Gas, and Piezo ignition system which is a battery-powered electronic ignition on/off switch. You can customize with your choice of Ameristone Stucco in 5 different colors, 8 Cultured Stone styles, accent trim with Porcelain Tile or Natural Stone Tile.

On selected models, you are able to add extra features including LED lighting, multi-setting light show or simply program to your favorite single color for any occasion.

For more information please go to our website at https://www.calflamebbq.com/fireplaces-and-firepits/firepits/

 

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Luxury BBQ Kitchens are a Dream with the LBK-870

The LBK-870 is a two-piece island that comes standard with Porcelain Tile and Ameristone Stucco. You will find the 3” bottom trim a gorgeous feature that adds more style to grill on.


The LBK-870 comes standard with the P4 Grill that is a 4-burner grill with a total of 72,000 BTU. The P4 comes with a P-Grill Cover, Rotisserie, P-Griddle Tray and a P-Smoke Tray. Taking up 800 sq. in. on the island itself. Next to the grill, you will find a Side Burner that comes standard. This option is wonderful for additional side dishes.

 

The standard features to the LBK-870 will allow you to keep everything in one place and prevent you from constantly going in and out of the house. Coming standard with the LBK-870 is a 30” door for easy access to storage. Stainless steel sink with Faucet and Soap dispenser is great for keeping your grilling area clean. Furthermore, the stainless steel refrigerator is large enough to store beverages for the whole family.

 

You can always add optional features that include different styles of lighting, a sound system, umbrella hole, and other stone options. The LBK-870 is highly functional and a true luxury in any backyard oasis.

What Do You Do With Your Entertainment Center?

We all have our own lifestyle that perfectly suits who we are and for a good reason. When I sit back and look at the ODC-1 Paradise entertainment center I wonder what one would do with it. How would we use it? How do we decorate it? What food can we store in it? And how functional is this for my lifestyle? Well, let’s talk about this together.

Imagine your beautiful backyard filled with a nice pool, a relaxing Cal Spas Hot Tub, a Cal Flame Fire Pit, and now you are able to put an ODC-1 Entertainment Center with your backyard oasis. First thing is first – putting the TV in the center! A TV is great for the whole family for each and every occasion. When it’s sports season, put on the game! If it is a kid’s birthday party, let the little ones sit back and watch their favorite movie! When it’s ladies night turn on a sweet comedy and relax in your backyard for an exciting atmosphere.

The OCD-1 comes standard with two stainless steel refrigerators. I can only imagine the endless possibilities of food storage that we can get with this. We can use one refrigerator to stock beverages and the other refrigerator will work perfectly for appetizers and desserts! The 30” Access Doors comes in handy when it comes to storing dry food, utensils, paper towels, cups, and anything else that you may need. When it comes to spending time in the backyard, the refrigerator and access doors are perfect for keeping everything centralized. Save your energy running in and out of the house because we are keeping everything in one location.

Ah, my favorite part of the ODC-1 Entertainment center is the built-in top shelves. Why you ask? Because we can do so much with it! You can choose to make smoothies and/or create a mini buffet in front of the TV for guest to come up and enjoy. You can also add plants and knick-knacks to enhance the décor.

No matter what lifestyle you live, you will find many great uses for the ODC-1 Entertainment Center in your backyard. There is enough storage space for large families and entertainment, interior electrical is standard and you will find under the counter lights for when the sun goes down. Live life to the fullest and make your dreams come true.

Biggest & Baddest Grill You Have Ever Grilled On!

We have discovered many great benefits to cooking meals on a grill, and if you have a large family, you will want a large grill. The P6 is the perfect solution for entertaining guests and feeding your family. When purchasing a P series P6 grill you will also get a grill cover, rotisserie including 110v motor, griddle tray, and smoke tray.

The P6 is the ultimate chef’s dream! Made with commercial-grade materials and contemporary design with double walled welded structure and polished stainless steel finish. It has a total of 112,000 BTU output with 6 burners and 2 infrared burners. All parts are dishwasher friendly and easy to clean.

You have never seen a grill this size with so many perks. Protect your grill from weather damage using our P-Grill Cover that is included. Additionally, cook your meat perfectly with our motorized Rotisserie; this configuration spins itself! Furthermore, have you ever heard of cooking breakfast on your grill? Now you can make that happen. Enjoy all the breakfast classics such as bacon, eggs, and pancakes on our P-Griddle tray. Oh, and food has never tasted so good since the P6 comes with a P-Smoke Tray; infuse your BBQ with a smoky flavor!

You can always find a great meal to grill for your friends and family using the P6. With a carefully thought out design, we have launched our latest innovation so you can grill using top of the line products.

The P6 is our leading-edge design built for large families and entertainment.

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Customers are encouraged to visit their local certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer to find more information about the Premium 6 including pricing, availability, and customization.

ABOUT CAL FLAME ® Founded in 2000, Cal Flame is an
award-winning hearth and barbecue manufacturer that offers innovative backyard solutions for every home and budget. Cal Flame lineup includes grills, drop-in accessories, customized outdoor kitchens, barbecue islands, custom barbecue carts, fireplaces and fire pits. For more information about Cal Flame, visit www.calflamebbq.com.

What you need to know about our Custom Pavilion BBQ Islands

The time is finally here; you get to design your dream backyard. A backyard that is full of luxury and convenience for the whole family. Imagine each holiday spent in your private home with a marvelous grill that you get to call your own. Now it is time to make that dream happen. Cal Flame builds Pavilion BBQ Kitchens that are custom to your likings. We have five models you can choose to customize.

When it comes to customizing your BBQ Island, there are a few factors to think about. First, what are your color choices? We have a color chart to show you what materials are offered so you can make the best choice for your home. Next, it is time to choose your base accessories. Options are a 3” bottom trim, solid footrest w/ bottom, or a 2’ extension to make the island a total of 8’.

Now, it is time to think about which grill to implement. You can
choose to go with any grill that best suits your lifestyle, they all have their perks, but the most common standard grills are the Premium Grills.

When it comes to choosing how much storage you need we offer many options to avoid multiple trips to and from the house. To name a few, you can choose from single or double access doors, door and drawer combos, complete utility storage set, paper towel storage, and a propane tank drawer.

In your custom Pavilion, you can also choose accessory drop-ins. Drop in accessories are food warmer, cocktail center, bar, ice bucket, hibachi grill, and steel faucet & soap dispenser. Additionally, you can add a refrigerator to get your beer on tap! Or just add a regular refrigerator for your cool beverages.

All your entertainment in one location! When the sun goes down, the lights come on. Add LED lighting, under counter lights, and a FreedomTM Sound System to make your pavilion come to life at night.

Premium 6 – The Biggest Grill You Have Ever Seen!

Cal Flame BBQ is known to introduce new methods, ideas, and products. We are excited to announce our latest innovation – Premium 6. This grill has a total of 112,000 BTU output, that is six 15,000 high-powered cast stainless steel burners. Don’t worry about the cleaning, each of the pieces are removable and dishwasher safe.

With this grill, you will have no problem feeding your family and friends. The cooking area for this large grill is 1,100 sq. inches. The Premium 6 comes with full-sized rotisseries, which hold up to 35 lbs. Full-width warming racks with two positions for your convenience.

Another great feature is the heavy-duty flavor bars. This will seal in juices and protect against flare-ups. Some of the handiest tools that come with this grill are the exclusive heavy-duty Cal Flame knobs, a large thermometer, P-Griddle Tray, P-Smoker Box, and
P-Grill Cover.

The Premium 6 is constructed
with a commercial quality 304 stainless steel,
double walled welded, brass burner design, with a polish stainless steel finish.

Customers are encouraged to visit their local certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer to find more information about the Premium 6 including pricing, availability, and customization.

What will you do with your Outdoor Entertainment Center?

Do you love having guest over or just simply enjoying your patio? Then you will love our outdoor entertainment center. The whole entire family will fall in love. The ODC-1 has a four side LED light that highlight easy access storage areas. This will help you stay organized at night and enhance the aesthetic of your backyard. Not one, but you get two temperature controlled refrigerators. This is absolutely perfect for storing refrigerated food and multiple types of beverages. You also get a central bottom storage container that you can keep your snacks and/or accessories in. It is all about timing when it comes to food, and this will make your life so much easier. The Outdoor Entertainment Center is available in beautiful two-tone tile Tropical Brown for border and Tropical Cream for Field with Stony creek Amerstone Sruccos and stucco. Don’t worry; this will look perfect for your outdoor patio. If you think you can live with out the refrigerators, then you may be better off with the ODC-2. The only difference between the models is the two refrigerators on both sides.

What will you be watching on the Outdoor Entertainment Center? Through out the year you may find plenty of opportunities to bring family and friends over. Celebrate by watching the big WWE fight, or your favorite NFL team all season long. In addition, your favorite baseball team heading for the World Series, or if you are a soccer fan, the world cup! What about the kids you ask? Can you say outdoor movie night?! This is the perfect entertainment for parties or just relaxing on the outdoor patio.

Eat Healthy with Cal Flame BBQ Grills

Healthier Cooking Methods: Grilling versus Frying / Nutrition / Healthy Eating
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Cooking methods have a significant impact on the quality of food you consume. Grilling and frying are two popular methods used to cook food. To grill foods, you place them on a wire grid placed under or above a dry heat source. The food is cooked by thermal radiation. It is also referred to as broiling or pan grilling.

Fried foods are usually dipped into a fryer or pan that contains very hot oil or fat. Foods may be deep fried or shallow fried. The high temperatures and high heat conductivity cooks the food. This yields attractive, crispy food with a great aroma. However, the quality of food drops considerably when fried. Many fried foods can be grilled as a healthier alternative.

Disadvantages of Frying

When foods are fried, they absorb a lot of fat. Even if the food was a low fat item, it ends up with a high fat content when fried. When consumed, it increases the blood cholesterol level. High cholesterol levels pose greater risks to health. Arteries get clogged over time. This prevents the smooth flow of blood and increases blood pressure. High cholesterol levels also increase the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Higher calorie intake from fried foods results in weight gain. It becomes more difficult to manage a healthy weight program when fried foods are eaten regularly in the diet. Other foods, such as vegetables, loose much of their moisture and easily perishable vitamins when fried. This is because of the extremely high temperatures of the heated oil. Although fried food may be tasty with a great texture, it is harder to digest than grilled foods. This is because of the high amount of fat absorbed by the food as it cooks. Foods with a high fat content exert more pressure on the digestive system and organs. This contributes to disorders of the digestive tract. It also exacerbates conditions such as ulcers and gallstones. A healthier cooking alternative to frying is grilling.

Health Benefits of Grilling

Grilled meats have a reduced fat content. This is because the fat drips off as the food cooks. It results in healthier meals and makes it easier to manage a low fat diet. Grilled foods also have lower calorie content than fried foods. This helps in weight management and keeping fit. Reduced fat intake helps to lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Healthy cholesterol levels improve cardiovascular health. Various health conditions such as obesity, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes become a risk with fried foods.

When you grill your food, it helps to reduce the risk of such diseases. It also ensures that you get more value out of your food. This is because of the shorter cooking time involved when you grill. It results in minimal loss of moisture and vitamins from vegetables. This ensures that as much of the nutritional content is retained in the food when cooked. Healthy cooking contributes to good health and overall wellbeing.