Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 57, June 2018
Hello! All of us at Lion Premium Grills would like to welcome you to the latest installment of our monthly newsletter. This is our 57th issue and summer is about to be in full swing. Being outdoors with your family and friends is a priority and implementing a very desirable BBQ island set-up is vital. It’s the perfect place to congregate and socialize and it is the perfect backyard centerpiece during these beautiful summer evenings. Our grills, islands, and accessories are the perfect addition to any backyard.
We have quite a bit of content lined up this month starting with an in-depth look at our stainless steel cooking grates — we compare them to other common composition types and we hope you’ll see why ours are top tier. Following that is a wonderful skirt steak recipe that is not only delicious but quite easy to prepare. We also have a glowing review of our L75000 32″ grill and an in-depth look at our 40″ L90000 grill. We also have a great video clip of our products courtesy of Pro Tech (they’re located in Northern California). We hope you enjoy this issue and we thank you for taking the time out to check out our products and website!
Lion Premium Grills – The Importance of High Quality Cooking Grates
Cooking Grids: Types of Grids & Why Lion Has the Best Quality
It may not immediately spring to mind as one of the more important components of a BBQ grill, but the cooking grids are vital items. Some may think that it’s not really a big deal when it comes to the quality of the composition of the cooking grids themselves, but that’s not true in the least. You need high quality grids unless you want to encounter problems with rust, rods bending and warping, food sticking to the grids, and more. Grids tend to be made from many of the same materials as burners and other BBQ components; at Lion we use our high grade 304 stainless steel which is the best on the market bar none.
304 Stainless Steel Cooking Grids
As with all of our other accessories and components, we use 304 grade stainless steel for the creation of our steel rod cooking grids. 304 stainless steel is the best commercial grade steel and has always proven to rise above the rest when it comes to the overall quality and durability it possesses. Other grades of stainless steel are lighter, not as durable, and tend to corrode and rust easier. Our 304 grade is the opposite of that; it’s sturdy, heavy duty, resistant to rust, and heavy gauge. You can feel the quality by just holding our grids and feeling the weight of the item. Stainless steel grids have great longevity and can withstand all types of weather conditions. Our grids are also very easy to clean and maintain. The qualities are numerous, which is why we feel our 304 Stainless Steel Cooking Grids are the best you’ll find.
Compare Other Popular Types of Cooking Grids Below:
Cast Iron is very heavy duty, making it extremely durable. Cast iron grids will be able to maintain great heat and are generally excellent for all manner of grilling. The main problem is that cast iron is difficult to maintain and needs to be oiled and cleaned on a constant basis. It is also susceptible to rust, which is not what you want from the very product you will be grilling your food on. Good, but the downsides of cast iron for an outdoor grill outweigh any benefits. We feel that stainless steel just performs at a higher rate while also being much more durable and easier to maintain.
When you’re searching for cooking grids, chrome coated is one to definitely stay away from. Chrome coated grids will no doubt be the cheapest, but that also means that the quality is very low-grade. These grids will be cheaply and quickly made; they are usually cheap metal that is covered with a chrome coating. These rust rapidly as the coating wears off very fast exposing the metal beneath to the elements. The price point is low and the quality is the same. It is recommended that the consumer stay away from these as the “value” gained is quickly lost as these grids expire quite quickly.
Not as low quality as the chrome coated grates, but not much better either. Porcelain coated grids suffer from the same problems as the chrome grids, which is that the coating tends to chip and wear off, leaving the steel beneath to rust rapidly once it comes into contact with the elements. Another downside to porcelain coated grids is that the porcelain will chip easily if it comes into contact with any metal grilling tools. You must use grilling tools with caution as a few chips will quickly lead to a rust encrusted cooking grid. Low quality and not recommended.
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe – Char Grilled Skirt Steak with Grilled Onions, Peppers, & Salsa
Welcome to this month’s featured recipe! We have a classic grilled skirt steak but made to perfection by world renowned chef Mario Batali. Chef Mario Batali is also a writer and owner of such eateries as Carnevino in Las Vegas, Del Posto in NYC, and Chi Spacca in Los Angeles. Here Batali presents a delicious recipe for grilling skirt steak — a nicely marbled cut of meat that is excellent with a variety of marinades — and adding a delicious salsa verde along with grilled onions and peppers as accompaniment. This preparation is absolutely mouthwatering. Check out the recipe below!
1 packed cup parsley leaves
1 packed cup basil leaves
1 packed cup mint leaves
2/3 cup capers, drained
2 large oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Hot smoked paprika, for sprinkling
1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds skirt steak
In a small bowl, combine the parsley, rosemary, thyme, garlic and olive oil. Spread the mixture all over the steak. Cover and refrigerate on a platter for at least 4 hours or overnight.
In a food processor, combine the parsley with the basil, mint, capers, anchovies, garlic, mustard and sugar and process to a paste. With the machine on, slowly pour in the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper.
Light your Lion BBQ grill and preheat. Scrape most of the marinade off the steak and season the meat with salt and black pepper. Grill over high heat for about 3 minutes. Turn the steak and grill for 2 minutes longer, until browned outside and medium-rare within. Grill your onions, poblano and bell peppers. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 3 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain and sprinkle with smoked paprika.
Lion Premium Grills Review- Exceptional Grill!
Larry Gaian — Answer.com’s resident BBQ & grill expert — just delivered a comprehensive review of our 32″ stainless steel L75000 BBQ Grill. Not only is Mr. Gaian’s overview of our grill incredibly detailed, it’s also positively glowing! We are extremely pleased to have met Larry’s rigorous standards with concerns for the overall quality of our product. The following is an excerpt from the featured article. Enjoy!
“The Lion 32-Inch Stainless Steel Built-In Natural Gas Grill is one of the best outdoor gas grills for numerous reasons. First, the grilling area is 647 square inches for the main grill. There is an additional 183 square feet of grilling space on a secondary location, for a total of 830 square inches. It has four burners and has a total of 60,000 British thermal units (BTUs) of surface heating.
The grill has an exterior made of 304 stainless steel. The cooking grid is made of stainless steel as well. There is an optional infrared main burner, although it is not always included. It does come with a rotisserie back burner with 15,000 BTUs itself. This system also includes a smoker in the design and a temperature gauge on the outside of the grill for easy monitoring.”
“For people who are looking for a solid outdoor grill, the Lion 32-Inch Stainless Steel Built-In Natural Gas Grill offers a number of good features. It has 304 stainless steel construction that is commercial grade. This ensures that it will last for years. The grill also has four very powerful burners, which provides good overall cooking ability. The temperature gauge makes it easy to monitor the conditions and to adjust as necessary.
Also important about the Lion 32-Inch Stainless Steel Built-In Natural Gas Grill is that it as interior lighting that makes it possible for you to see what you are doing no matter what time of the night it is. A large cooking area, high-end features, and a lifetime warranty on the stainless steel frame, cooking grids, and the stainless burners all make it a good overall investment.”
Lion Premium Grills – An In-Depth Look at Our 40″ L90000 BBQ Grill
Our grills feature an XL temperature gauge which is mounted on the front lid; as the name states, it’s extra large for ease of use and readability. It’s lined with polished stainless steel and it registers temperatures in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. The front lid of the grill also comes equipped with our polished stainless steel XL full length handle. Opening your grill hood is a breeze and our eye catching handle not only looks beautiful but it’s also constructed from high quality stainless steel.
The grill hood is dual layered and like the rest of the grill is comprised of 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel which is rust proof and highly durable in addition to being one of the highest grades of stainless steel available commercially. You can feel the hardiness and density and the high quality of construction upon examination. The inside of the hood comes equipped with polyurethane grommets which provide protection against the hood scraping the inside of the grill lip; these grommets are comprised of highly resilient polyurethane which adds additional impact and abrasion resistance.
The interior of the grill has dual lighting which makes grilling during the evening a breeze by allowing the user to maintain the proper amount of illumination during anytime. The inside of the grill also comes equipped with a warming rack which is fully adjustable and perfect for keeping any variety of food warmed by way of the infrared back burner that also comes standard with our Lion grills. The back burner is crafted from ceramic and outputs 15,000 total BTUs making it the perfect tool for slow roasting or cooking. Parallel to the back burner is our rotisserie kit and mounted rotisserie motor. The rotisserie motor is stainless steel geared and has the ability to hold and rotate up to 40 lbs. Rotisserie chicken, prime rib, etc. are perfect for this! The five cast stainless steel burners output a total of 15,000 BTUs each, which puts the grill at a total of 90,000 BTUs (including the rotisserie back burner).
Our stainless steel smoker box is sitting on the grill grates; this handy device allows you to infuse your food with a multitude of new options and flavors. Basically, you can fill the smoker box with wood chips, etc. and add that wood smoked flavor to whatever you happen to be grilling, the options are almost endless. The griddle plate is also set on the grill itself; this item also expands your grilling possibilities by allowing you to cook eggs, bacon, and a huge variety of other items directly on your grill. This two accessories can prove to be essential to anyone’s cooking arsenal and best of all, they come included with our grills!
The control panel features a stainless steel light switch, full sized XL knobs, and a full size drip tray. Push and turn knobs work beautifully to actually ignite your grill burners; they’re also designed with user functionality in mind. The full size drip tray is also very easy to pull out of the grill and also set back into place. As has been mentioned before, our grill is constructed from 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel which makes our grills the heaviest in their class, bar none.