Unusual Foods to Grill:

Peach Pie the Easy Way
Caramelized peaches wrapped in a buttery crust and then cooked over a charcoal grill until crispy and golden brown? Yes, please. These half-moon pies aren’t just delicious; they’re also the neatest way to eat a gooey, oozy fruit pocket, since you don’t have to worry about cutting slices (just let people pick theirs up and eat with their hands). 

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Cal Flame Owners Give a Great Review of the 5 Burner Convection Grill

I got the 5 Burner Convection Grill shortly after it was first introduced, back in 2008. We built a concrete station with natural stone to hold it. The unit has worked great 5 years and no hiccups other than the halogen bulbs burning out recently. The grill will not rust as promised and if you purchase the cover it will stay looking great. Finally I have a grill that is easy to clean, due to the stainless components. I grill, brush lightly when done. Let grill cool and next day come back and brush the grease away. The drip tray makes for easy cleaning. The only thing I would say that may be a drawback to some, is until you learn the grill it has hot spots. Near the right back corner and cool spots in the first few inches of the grill across the front. I mostly only need the right 2 burners but for my big parties I need all 5 burners and I am glad I have them… .Matthew Benedict, Coral Springs, FL

 (pictured below in the Cal Flame Grand Pavilion GPV3032 outdoor kitchen island) 

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Cal Flame Top Gun Gas Grill Review

Top Gun Grill
By Chef Tony Matassa, ShoppersChoice.com, LLC.

The Skinny:
Convection technology means faster cooking time & even heat; innovative glass window lets you watch food cook; rugged cast stainless burners that last; full line of outdoor accessories.

Things To Love:
The first thing that catches our eye is the hood mounted glass window. This lets you monitor your BBQ while it’s cooking, and when you turn on the interior lights it looks really cool. We also like the angled hood design and stylish curved handle which stands out nicely. Cal Flame also has exclusive v-shaped cooking grids and multicolored control lights. Another nice feature is the front splash guard with vent to help keep grease away from controls.

The grill is powered by five, commercial-grade cast stainless burners. Cast stainless is popular on premium gas grills, mostly due to their unyielding strength and ability to radiate extremely high heat. Top Gun also uses Cal Flame’s exclusive convection technology, which uses a fan to circulate hot air evenly throughout the grill (the same technology can be found in many indoor ovens).

A couple of other nice extras include independent ignition on each burner, and any cast burner can be swapped out with an optional searing burner for even more grilling options. (Searing burners are excellent for creating the grill marks that everyone loves.) The grill also includes rotisserie and a built-in smoker box.

Cal Flame produces a complete line of outdoor kitchen products, which is a nice benefit if you’re building an outdoor kitchen and would like to have matching components.
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Things To Consider:
Top Gun has innovative features and good performance, but it doesn’t excel with flare-up control since it uses flavor bars instead of stainless grids to reduce flare-ups. The cast burners offer high temperatures but doesn’t have a wide temperature range when you need to cook at low temps. This grill also doesn’t have a double lined hood, to hold in high heat and protect the hood from discoloration. Even though this grill doesn’t include the searing burner, you can still add it as an option.

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Grilling a delicious steak is not difficult, but these tips can help the backyard cook do an even better job. Photo: Wikipedia For the next five months or so, backyards across America will be filled with the smell of smoke, the sizzle of cooking meat, and the fun and camaraderie of […]

Vesta Award Winners Make an Impact at HPBExpo

March 14, 2014 by patiohearthblog

Patio & Hearth Blog features Cal Flame Master Chef Outdoor HPB Island

At this month’s Hearth, Patio, Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) in Salt Lake City, a number of manufacturers won Vesta Awards for product innovation and product excellence. The Vesta Awards are sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine. Here is an overview of some of the Vesta Award winners. Congratulations to all.

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The Master Chef Outdoor HPB Island features an illuminating countertop with raised bar seating for up to ten guests to comfortably enjoy a wide range of eye-catching innovations including under counter lighting, a kamado grill and a large open cooking space.   At the center of the island is Cal Flame’s exclusive Four-Burner Convection Grill – built to provide superior heat distribution and designed to reduce grilling times. The Cal Flame Convection Grill provides an 800 square inch cooking surface with (4) 15,000 BTU high powered burners that grill, simmer, and sear your favorite meats to perfection.  Programmable LED lights add ambiance and décor while two cascading waterfalls, a luminous fire pit, and heart warming fireplace provide a calming therapeutic show that is sure to soothe the senses.  www.calspas.com

 

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Island!

Cal Flame Master Chef Hearth Patio Barbecue Island

Cal Flame Master Chef Hearth Patio Barbecue Island

From entertaining guests to relaxing at home, transforming your backyard and patio into the ultimate home resort destination has never been easier with the Cal Flame Master Chef Outdoor Hearth, Patio, Barbecue Island. You can grill, cook, cool, store, and wow your family and friends with countless hours of relaxation and entertainment.

The Master Chef Outdoor HPB Island is the perfect blend of sophisticated style and innovative design that encompasses the idea – home is where the hearth is.  An illuminating countertop with raised bar seating allows for up to ten guests to sit comfortably and enjoy a wide range of eye-catching innovations.  Programmable LED lights add ambiance and décor while two cascading waterfalls, a luminous fire pit, and heart warming fireplace provide a calming therapeutic show that is sure to soothe the senses.

Under counter lighting and a large open cooking space also compliment the Master Chef giving any culinary enthusiast enough room and tools to prepare their favorite recipes while creating an environment that can be enjoyed by all. At the center of the island is Cal Flame’s exclusive Four-Burner Convection Grill – built to provide superior heat distribution and designed to reduce grilling times. The Cal Flame Convection Grill provides an 800 square inch cooking surface with (4) 15,000 BTU high powered burners that grill, simmer, and sear your favorite meats to perfection.

In addition to a grilling area, the Master Chef also includes an integrated kamado built into the island and accessible from the countertop. The versatile design and shape of the kamado grill make smoking meats and baking breads possible.

A complete beverage center rounds out the island, adding convenience and functionality. Cal Flame’s Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Ice Maker make entertaining guests easy while offering a storage solution for fresh ingredients and an ice solution for preparing exotic drinks and spirits replacing the need to visit your kitchen indoors.

The Master Chef HPB Island is also equipped with a state of the art iPod® dock, four 6” waterproof speakers and a fully integrated sound system that works with any personal Bluetooth® enabled device.

For added convenience, the Master Chef Island also includes a durable Cal Flame 30” Stainless Steel Double Access Door and recessed shelves which provide staging and shelving for condiments, accessories, and tableware.

For more information about the Master Chef Island from Cal Flame, please visit www.calflamebbq.com or follow us on Facebook

Cal Flame featured on Good Morning America

Cal Flame WIN’s the “Battle of the Grills,” on Good Morning America! 
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A Grill Masters Dream!

The Grand Pavilion Outdoor Kitchen by Cal Flame is every grill master’s dream and completely stocked with everything you need to grill the ultimate meal.
Photo: The Grand Pavilion Outdoor Kitchen by Cal Flame is every grill master's dream and completely stocked with everything you need to grill the ultimate meal.

Gourmet Grilling at its Finest

Only Cal Flame offers an extensive line of drop-in grills features a grill for every BBQ enthusiast and grilling preference, from porcelain to charcoal to convection. Like all Cal Flame products, Cal Flame drop-in grills are engineered using the latest technology and product innovations. Cal Flame’s exclusive removable V-shaped grill grates have been designed to lock in the heat and prevent smaller food from falling through. Cal Flame grills also offer 25% more grilling capacity than other grill manufacturers and feature independent knobs with an exclusive patented design.

For additional information on Cal Flame products, please visit: www.calflamebbq.com