Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 53, February 2018
Welcome to the February 2018 edition and 53rd issue of our monthly newsletter! Thank you for visiting, we hope you enjoy this jam-packed issue. We are quickly approaching that time of year where people are already preparing their grilling set-ups for the encroaching warmer months; cleaning and servicing their grills, renovating their backyards, and so on. With that in mind, we have quite a few features lined up for this edition which we’ll break down below.
Here’s what we have lined up for this issue of the Lion Newsletter. Kicking things off we have an in-depth feature that breaks down the advantages from using 16 gauge stainless steel which is what we utilize throughout our product line. Following that is a recipe for a classic — the grilled bone-in ribeye steak — which is one of our absolute favorites. We also have a feature that goes into detail on how to properly clean and maintain your grill and another that breaks down how you should check your gas connections before firing up your grill after an extended period of non-use. We also have a brief Before and After feature in this issue. We would all like to thank you for taking the time to check out our products — we hope you enjoy!
Only the Best – Why We Craft Our Items From 16 Gauge Stainless Steel
Our grills and products at Lion Premium Grills are constructed from 16 gauge 304 stainless steel. What are the benefits to using this grade of stainless steel and why do we use it in our manufacturing process? Before we delve into that, let’s first go over what stainless steel is and why it’s used in our process.
Simply put, stainless steel is an alloy of chromium, nickel, and iron. The combination of these various metals and elements creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. It is called stainless due to the fact that the properties of this metal are rust resistant. Chromium is known for its hardness and is what makes stainless steel highly resistant to corrosion and discoloration. Nickel is a high luster metal that is also known for its high corrosion resistance. Austenite is a nonmagnetic solid solution of carbon in iron that is used in making corrosion-resistant steel. Stainless steel by definition resists corrosion but not all stainless steel is created equal; in fact, the level of corrosion resistance varies and is dependent on various factors in the manufacturing process such as temperature, exposure to oxygen, and the chemical composition of the metal. Slight variations in the chemical composition can create huge variations in the quality of the stainless steel.
The gauge describes the thickness of the stainless steel itself. The lower the gauge, the thicker and heavier the stainless steel is. A heavier gauge can prevent warping, bowing, and denting of the metal. Heavier is not always better though as sometimes this prevents the welding and forming of said stainless steel during manufacturing. The 16 gauge stainless steel we use is perfect as it maintains heaviness and durability, but also allows us to shape the steel during manufacturing for our grills and products. It is perfect for the high quality we demand.
304 is the grade of the stainless steel we use. It is comprised of at least 8% nickel and is used for its ability to provide an extremely high level of corrosion resistance as well as the ability to maintain the capacity of the metal to be welded, shaped and formed during the manufacturing process. This is highly important for design purposes as well as durability and quality.
Other grills may prove to be susceptible to rust, damage and corrosion due to cost cutting corners that other manufacturers may take. The grills will just not last. In contrast, we use only the highest quality of gauge and grade to maintain the highest standards possible for our luxury grills and products. Quality of construction is of the utmost importance at Lion Premium Grills and the methods and quality of stainless steel we use is the basis for these standards and why we use 16 gauge 304 stainless steel!
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe: Bone-In Ribeye Steak
While grilling a steak may seem self-explanatory, it’s all about the subtle techniques that makes a truly excellent steak. This month we have a delicious preparation of one of our favorites amongst all of us at Lion Premium Grills – the bone-in ribeye steak. With that said, this month’s recipe comes from renowned chef, Emeril Lagasse. It’s a very easy prep, but the end result is completely unbelievable as far as taste and flavor are concerned. This is one to remember, savor, and enjoy. Here’s the recipe:
- Four bone-in rib steaks
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Emeril’s Original Essence or Creole Seasoning
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
INGREDIENTS FOR STEAK RUB
- 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
- Allow the steaks to come to room temperature for up to 1 hour.
- Rub the steaks on both sides with the vegetable oil, and season them liberally with Original Essence, kosher salt, and pepper.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and preheat a grill, grill pan, or cast-iron skillet to medium-high.
- Grill the steaks until they are seared on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Then transfer the steaks to a baking sheet, place it in the oven, and cook until the meat reaches the desired temperature, 140 degrees for medium-rare.
- Remove the steaks from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Lion Premium Grills – Getting Prepped for Grill Season : How to Maintain Your Lion Grill Parts
Cleaning & Maintaining Your Grill for Optimum Performance
It’s a given that keeping a well maintained gas BBQ grill and cleaning it regularly will keep it in tip top condition for years to come. One of our goals was to also ensure that any type of clean-up, whether it be the grids or the burners, was quick and relatively easy. We would like to provide some quick tips for maintaining a beautiful BBQ grill.
Cleaning Your Lion BBQ Grill Burners
Before you start it is ESSENTIAL that you make sure that the fuel line to the grill is disconnected. Please also make sure that any of the control knobs on the grill for any of the individual burners are off! This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and must be followed to ensure your safety and security when cleaning any of the grill burners. In this case, accidents can be avoided, just please take the proper precautions. Once this is complete, the process can begin. Remove the cooking grids and extract the burners carefully from the orifice they’re set in. We recommend using a wire brush to clean the burners off. Slosh off all of the caked food matter, oils, grease, etc. that coat the outer layer of the burner with the brush; try to clean up/out any of the flame ports on the burners as some most likely will be clogged which reduces burner performance. If the burner looks to be damaged do not continue to use it; you will need to order a new one. If everything is fine, place the clean burner back into place and re-attach the gas valve orifices.
Cleaning Your Lion BBQ Flame Tamers
Cleaning the flame tamer is a cinch; it does not need to be cleaned after every usage of the grill, just please regularly check to see if the tamers need to be cleaned. When it’s time to clean, the process is really easy. Remove the cooking grids and take out the flame tamers from their original position. Prepare your wire brush along with a solution made of soup and warm water. Soften the various residue and caked on gunk with the brush; you may scrub vigorously. Once finished, please all the flame tamer to dry completely before placing it back into position in the grill.
Cleaning Your Lion BBQ Cooking Grids
It is recommended that you clean your cooking grids very regularly; it’s preferential to do so after a few usages of the grill. Make sure that the cooking grids have had time to cool off. Once they have you can gently remove them from the grill itself. You can submerge them in a soap and warm water solution and gently use a warm wash cloth to clean off any particles or residue that remains.
Lion – Before & After!
We enjoy showcasing our customer’s backyards after they’ve switched out their old grill with our Lion model. Below you’ll find an example of what we’re talking about; the first image shows the customer’s old grill that while functional looks to be due for a replacement. The design is outdated as you can see; the angular, box-like appearance does not hold a candle to the clean and sleek design of our Lion 40″ 5-burner grill which is in the second picture. The appearance of our grill as well as the performance vastly outmatches the old model that this customer was using; just the addition of it to this bbq island completely renews the entire visual appearance of the entire unit.
Professional Cooking Tool
“Having installed the Lion L75000 3 weeks ago, and using it every day since here are my observations. 1) The Natural Gas connection is on the rear bottom left of the unit. 2) The light connection is on the rear bottom right of the unit. 3) The grill with all options in the box weigh about 200 pounds but the grill can easily be picked up and installed with two semi-strong people. 4) The oven can go from zero to 450 degrees in about 6 minutes with all burners on High. 5) The burner knobs are marked “OFF” “PUSH TO TURN” “HIGH” “LOW”. Thank goodness the designer of this unit trusted the user to figure out that “MEDIUM” is between HIGH and LOW, I do appreciate that. 6) The double wall cover is touchable while the over temp is 300 degrees or less. Even at 450 degrees you won’t burn yourself. 7) The black fabric cover fits quite nicely around the oven. Not messy looking. 8) If there are any “HOT” spots on the cooking surface, I’ve not found them yet. 9) Complaints that the grill bars are too far apart are not true. I’ve not lost any food between the grill bars. 10) The Lion L75000 is all Stainless Steel. The outside cleans best with Stainless Steel cleaner. And it does look sharp. 11) The instructions are very clear. 12) Each burner started the first time we used it and every time since. 5 STAR GRILL.”
Santa Fe, New Mexico – 32″ L75000 Grill– shopperschoice.com
Lion Premium Grills – Getting Prepped for Grill Season : Checking Your Gas Connections
Safety is paramount when utilizing anything that uses combustibles. As such, it is ESSENTIAL that you follow the proper protocol when using your Lion Premium Grill (or any other gas powered grill for that matter). There are a few tips that you can follow that will help you in safely checking, maintaining, and operating your gas grill. Checking for gas leaks and checking the gas supply connection before usage is very important. Here’s what you need to do.
Checking for Gas Leaks
A few essential tips:
- NEVER test for gas leaks with a lighted match or any open flame.
- NEVER light grill with the BBQ grill lid closed or before checking to ensure that the burner tubes are fully seated over the gas valve orifices.
- If you smell gas or any other similar odor, IMMEDIATELY extinguish the flame to the grill; if no flame is lit, DO NOT light a flame or ignite anything. Shut off the gas to the unit, open the hood to the grill, and if the odor persists call your gas supplier.
- A very important rule is do not smoke while checking gas supply connections or while lighting the grill. Doing so is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
- If you are using propane, make sure that your cylinder is properly filled.
- Make certain that each burner tube is properly set in place over the proper valve orifice.
- Make sure all gas connections are securely tightened; check using the soap solution test described above.
- Make certain to open the hood of the grill before lighting.
“I recently renovated my backyard and was looking for a suitable grill for my outdoor kitchen. I did some research and liked what I read about Lion’s grills in comparison to some of these other brands so I went ahead and bought the L75000 model. When I finally got it I was super impressed by the quality. It’s very heavy duty and solid, it doesn’t feel flimsy or cheap. It’s just a great grill and I can’t say enough about how happy I am with it. Thanks to Lion for making a product that I can feel proud to show off!”
Andrew - www.bestofbackyard.com