Super Bowl Green Grilling Tips

Super Bowl is this Sunday, which means time to dust of that ol’ grill of yours. Below are some helpful “green” grilling tips from Cal Flame so you can grill your favorite meals and appetizers this weekend without harming the environment.

Gas vs. Charcoal

  • Although it doesn’t offer the same flavor as charcoal, the cleanest, most energy-efficient grilling option is gas grills (natural gas or propane), with electric grills coming in a distant second.
  • The demand for natural gas and electric products certainly has environmental impacts, (offshore drilling, hydro-electric dams and coal-fired power plants), but these two options still offer the cleanest, most energy-efficient way to burn fuel.
  • Wood and charcoal burners pollute the air with tiny particles of soot that can contribute to chronic lung and heart problems.

Use Organic Meats & Produce

  • Look for free-range meats that have been grass-fed or produced using certified organic feed.

Use Eco-Friendly Briquettes

  • Briquettes or lump charcoal are NOT completely earth-friendly because burning either of them can cause pollution.
  • Producing wood-based lump charcoal can contribute to global warming and/or deforestation.

Dispose of Ashes Properly

  • Wood ash is alkaline. It can be used in the garden as a fertilizer, but only if you’re trying to neutralize very acidic soil so apply it with care.
  • Charcoal ash contains chemical residues which are harmful to plants and should be disposed of in the garbage.

Light Your Fire without Fluid

  • Chimney starters and electric probes are good alternatives to lighter fluids, which emit harmful
  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) when lit. They are inexpensive (usually $12-$15) and provide a fast, reusable, pollution-free alternative for lighting up the grill.

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The Original Green Machine

Cal Flame leads the way with grills that are both Eco-friendly and pocketbook-friendly. Long before it became fashionable to burn cleanly and efficiently, Cal Flame grills have been at the forefront of green cooking. For many years, no other grill has been designed to provide healthier grilled food and a cleaner environment!

Not all stainless steel burners are created equal! Cal Flame grills feature commercial-grade cast stainless steel burners that provide a unique green grilling experience. Cast burners are far more efficient than typical steel burners and have a number of Eco-conscious features:

  • Cast burners require less energy -> less fuel -> less $$$
  • Cast burners retain heat longer due to their extra thick size
  • Less fuel means less toxins are released into food and the environment
  • Cast burners provide a cleaner and healthier eating experience
  • Cast burners heat the grill evenly
  • Cast burners cost less to run due to lower fuel requirements
  • Cast burners are not subject to burn-through like stainless steel sheet metal burners
  • Cast burners are designed to last longer than typical stainless steel burners

Each Cal Flame grill is built to the same exacting standards and with the same environmental and budget conscious outcome in mind:

Green Grilling = Good for You and the Environment!

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