Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 63, December 2018
Hello! Welcome to our December 2018 issue and 63rd edition of our Lion monthly newsletter. On behalf of all of us at Lion Premium Grills, we’d like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season! It’s been an exciting year and it feels incredible that it seemed to pass by so quickly. In any case, December may not be grilling season but it is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming year’s warmer months (whether you’re working on renovating your yard, or adding an outdoor kitchen or buying a grill and cart). It’s been an exciting year It’s honestly incredible that we are already in December; this past year seemed to fly by quickly. We have quite a bit of content lined up for this month’s issue that we hope you’ll enjoy. We’ll go into more detail just below on what features for our December issue. Again, thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to visit our site or purchase our products, we greatly appreciate it!
Starting things off, we have a great in-depth analysis of our single and double side burners — these accessories are essential for the full spectrum grilling experience and they make multi-tasking a bit easier (saving you from constantly going back and forth from the grill to the kitchen). Following that we have a review of our 32″ L75000 grill from Answer.com that we hope you’ll find informative. We also have an in-depth analysis on the benefits of 16 gauge stainless steel which is the grade of steel that we use to construct our products. We also have a featured recipe this month that’s a favorite around the office – grilled shrimp with rosemary. It’s really quick and easy to prepare as well which is always a plus! Thank you for taking the time to check out our newsletter and website and we hope you enjoy the content!
Lion Premium Grills Side Burners: Examining Our Single & Double Side Burners
We regularly feature one of our accessories or grill components and provide a closer, in-depth look at the item in question. This month we’re taking a look at two related items that add totally new dimensions to your cooking — our premium single and double side burners. A side burner can amp up your grilling possibilities as well as streamline your cooking experience and cleanup. With a double side burner you can even use a Wok outside while simultaneously grilling. We hope you enjoy this breakdown and analysis!
We take exceptional pride in crafting only top of the line, high-end and most importantly — impeccably constructed — products. Of course, this quality and care carries over to what we consider one of the most, if not the most, essential accessory for any outdoor grilling set-up: the side burner. The most common and practical choice is our single side burner which is what we are focusing on right now. So, why do we consider the side burner to be an essential component? There’s a myriad of reasons, including the fact that it really opens up your options as far as what you can prepare for a meal essentially by being much more practical than running back and forth from the outdoor grill island to the kitchen and back (and for some food this would be nearly impossible to do simultaneously). Now you can easily cook up side dishes while grilling up delicate scallops or what have you. Let’s break it down a bit further.
Quality is obviously of the utmost importance; if a product has a wonderful degree of usage but breaks easily, it invalidates the whole purpose of the item in the first place. This is vital to us so we use only high grade, 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel for our side burners. This makes our burners extremely resistant to rust as well as making them resistant to bending, bowing, warping or any damage of that sort. These are heavy duty and built to last. The side burners have a definite heft and weight to them and are top of the line bar none.
When we designed our single side burner we wanted to make certain that we were going to create a beautiful companion piece to our grill that not only matched the sleekness of it's visual design, but also carried over that raw grilling or cooking power. We believe we accomplished that as our single side burner is capable to outputting 15,000 total BTUs. That's quite a bit of power! You can actually use these to COOK, not merely as something to keep dishes or sauces warm.
Functionality & Versatility
We’ve ensured that our side burner is of the highest quality and that it packs a punch in terms of heat output. That’s not quite enough for us because we wanted to make sure that our side burner was easy to use, maintain, as well as being versatile enough to handle multiple cooking functions. Simply press and turn the knob to ignite! We love details and as we stated, versatility so we added that by making a reversible cooking grate. You can use it in a standard, flat fashion to cook with standardized pots and pans or you can flip it over so that the grate is in a convex position turning into a wok grate. To protect the grate there is a 304 grade stainless steel hanger style side burner cover / hood. It features a beautiful handle for easy removal.
We are very discerning when it comes to making sure all of our products fulfill what we feel are the most important criteria: make sure they are constructed with only the best materials, make sure they look sleek and well designed, and make they function at top of the line capabilities. Our double side burner is a prime example of our quality control process – it not only hits all of those goals but exceeds them. This is an amazing addition to any outdoor kitchen or BBQ island. Multitasking is made that much easier, convenience is increased one-hundredfold, and the ability to do all of this opens up new grilling and cooking possibilities.
Add New Dimensions To Your Grilling Experience
The convenience factor should be immediately apparent when taking a look at our double side burner. Having two individual burners at your fingertips, literally right next to your grill, is unbelievably handy. They pack quite a wallop in terms of heat generation which allows for actual cooking, and not just keeping sauces warm and such (although it can do that perfectly as well!). The beautifully sturdy cast grates are reversible, with a standard pot holder on one side and a wok grate on the other. Now you can simmer sauces, soups, etc. in a pot or pan while simultaneously sauteing in a wok, another pan, etc. The double side burner really does open up a tremendous amount of grilling possibilities and is an essential piece in any outdoor kitchen.
Visual Appeal Factor
Our double side burner was designed with maintaining ultimate functionality while providing a ton of visual appeal. The way our 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel shimmers and sparkles in the sunlight is a sight to see. It’s heavy duty, and just attempting to lift this side burner will demonstrate just how sturdy and well constructed it is. Polished front face temperature control knobs, our subtle and tasteful Lion logo, and cast grates add even more visual punch. The golden color burner plates add the finishing visual touch; we’re quite proud of how great our double side burner looks.
Power & Build
Our double side burner packs a powerful punch, there is absolutely no questioning that. It features two separate burners that are capable of outputting roughly 15,000 BTUs a piece. This allows our side burner to actually be used for cooking, flash heating, using them with a sautee pan, and more. They are full fledged cooking units. Again, as with all of our items the double side burner is crafted from top of the line, 16 gauge stainless steel. It’s the real deal and the quality will shine through as it demonstrates its ability to endure the elements, resist rust, and handle an enormous workload if need be without a hitch. Our cast stainless burners are powerhouses as previously stated. Our easy to turn knobs and ignition system make starting and using our side burners a cinch. It is the complete package with regards to all other side burners on the market.
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.”
Only the Best – The Benefits of Using 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 – Mario’s Grilled Shrimp
Mario Batali is a world renowned chef, author, and restauranteur. He is most known for his authentic Italian cuisine. This month we are presenting a classic grilled rosemary shrimp recipe that is one of our absolute favorites from Chef Batali. It is also quite easy to prepare. Grilled shrimp is usually always amazing, but the herbs and techniques utilized for Mario Batali’s variation elevates this dish to the next level. Here are the ingredients and directions to make this dish:
- 1 bunch Italian parsley, leaves only (about 2 cups loosely packed)
- 1 bunch basil, leaves only (about 2 cups packed)
- 2 cups fresh bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds large shrimp (21-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 12 large,sturdy rosemary sprigs about 8 inches long for skewers
- 2 lemons, cut into wedges
Pull off most of the leaves from each rosemary sprig, leaving a nice tuft of leaves at the top. Using a sharp knife, cut off the bottom of the sprig on a diagonal to give you a sharp point. Soak in water for at least two hours, or overnight.
Toss the parsley and basil leaves into a food processor, add the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of the olive oil, and zap until the herbs are chopped and the bread crumbs look green. Transfer to a pie plate or wide shallow bowl, add the shrimp, and toss to coat well.
Skewer 4 or 5 shrimp on each rosemary spring (the easiest way to do this is line up 4 or 5 shrimp at a time on a work surface and run a skewer through them; then separate them slightly so they will cook evenly). Dredge on both sides in the bread crumb mixture, place on a platter, and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the gas grill. Put a griddle on the grill to preheat.
Spritz or brush the griddle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place the skewers on the griddle and cook, turning once, just until the shrimp are opaque throughout and some of the crumbs are browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with the lemon wedges.
Exceptional Grill. I Could Not Be More Pleased!
“I felt the need to write this review as a way to extend my satisfaction with the Lion 40-inch grill. The aesthetics actually caught me off guard when I saw this up close and personal. I did not expect it to look as good as it does and it definitely has that “solid” feel to it that showcases the overall build quality. The high grade stainless steel does indeed make a world of difference. The temperature gauge, the knobs, even the logo are all tastefully done. This is not flimsy in the least and in the 5 months I’ve owned this grill it’s held up exceptionally well. The 5 burners and 90,000 btus are very powerful and make for an excellent grill in terms of most anything — grilling vegetables, steaks, chicken, and seafood is a breeze. Clean up is quite easy as well, and thus far I have yet to encounter any real issues or malfunctions with this grill. I’m very impressed with this product.”
Dr. K Harrison
Phoenix, AZ – 40″ L90000 Grill– bbqguys.com