Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 66, March 2019
Welcome to the March issue of our monthly newsletter! We’ve hit our 66th edition and we hope you’ll continue to visit us if you’re a returning visitor or that you’ll enjoy your stay if this is your first time checking in with us. The traditional grilling season is already almost upon us and those who are prepping for summer are already getting everything in order when it comes to BBQ grills, BBQ islands, and outdoor kitchens. 2019 is progressing rapidly and planning and preparing that new backyard upgrade is essential if one wants to be ready for those prime summer months.
Following is a quick breakdown of the content we have lined up for this issue. This month’s issue features a delicious variation on the grilled ribeye which kicks up this traditional item up a few notches — amazing if you love steak like we do. We have an in-depth look at our 32″ L75000 BBQ grill which breaks down our grill’s features and more. We also have a great video log of our 40″ L90000 grill and grill cart. Rounding things out we have some tips and tricks on the best way to maintain your Lion grill and get it prepped for the upcoming grilling season. We really hope you enjoy this month’s issue! Thank you for the support!
Lion Premium Grills – Video Log of Our 40″ Grill & Cart
Here’s a great video from Mike Sorbin that showcases our 40″ grill and cart. He really does a great job of going over the different features and accessories in an informative manner. What is also much appreciated is that he mentions details that are often overlooked in other videos such as the placement of the cotter pins on the cast stainless burners and so on. We really appreciate the time and effort put in by Mike Sorbin and would like to thank him!
“I have been nothing but impressed with this large and solidly built gas grill. The heat is quite even throughout the surface with only a slightly higher cooking temp at the very back of the burners. The rotisserie works extremely well and I have cooked several 12-15 lb turkeys on it with a result that is perfectly moist and tender. I recently started using the solid grill surface included in the kit and love it. It is great for bacon, sausage and seafood which may fall through the normal grill grates. Don’t know why this isn’t a standard for all grills.”
-Review by M. Lopez – Tucson, AZ – BBQGuys – 40″ L90000 Stainless Steel BBQ Grill
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe: Grilled 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
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 – A Closer Look at Our L75000 BBQ Grill
Let’s start at the top. 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!
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.
Lion Premium Grills – Getting Prepped for Grill Season : How to Maintain Your Lion Grill Parts
Cleaning & Maintaining Your Grill for Optimum Permance
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.