Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 85, October 2020
Hello and welcome to the October 2020 issue and 85th edition of the Lion Premium Grills Newsletter! Fall season has arrived but that doesn’t mean you have to stop grilling; as a matter of fact we find the cooler temperatures and beautiful weather an even better reason to head outdoors and hit the grill! Barbecuing during these months can be wonderful with the changing fall colors; it’s a great time to relax outside with the family. We hope you can enjoy our line of grills and outdoor products and we thank you for any support. This month our newsletter is packed with content which we’ll detail below.
Here’s what we have lined up for this month’s issue: kicking things off, we have an in depth feature on our single and double sideburner accessories; we really go into detail about both products which we hope you’ll find informative. We follow that up with a review showcase from “The Grilling Life.” We feature a few excerpts from this great review about our 32″ grill. We also have a fantastic recipe this month — a mouthwatering grilled steak sandwich. This is fairly easy to prepare and very much worthwhile once you taste it! Next up we have take a detailed look at our island base options including our variety of finishes (rock, stucco, rock stucco, brick) and stucco colors. Rounding things out we have another great video from Texas Style Cuisine that includes a delicious grilled chicken and marinade recipe. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue and thank you again for visiting us!
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 – Glowing Review from “The Grilling Life”
We just came across a really great and comprehensive review of our 32″ L75000 BBQ grill from Patrick at “The Grilling Life.” This is a great website that is ideal for anyone interested in outdoor grilling; below you’ll find some select excerpts from the review that we’d like to highlight. Again, we would like to thank Patrick for his wonderful review of our grill!
“Finding a grill that can withstand constant Texas heat, the frigid winters of Colorado, or the humidity of Florida can prove challenging. Not to mention, I have yet to hear “You know what I really enjoy doing? Moving my grill from under the protected covered patio to beside the pool each weekend”. That is just a pain.
Lion understands the need for an all-weather grill that can stand up to the elements and this Lion Premium Grill solves this problem. They have built this grill with a 304 stainless steel grade frame and housing to withstand all weather conditions so you can have a built in grill on the patio, poolside, or wherever you desire to grill!
With the abuse that a grill can take from high temperatures to extreme weather conditions, you are going to want a high-quality grill from a company that stands behind their product.
The last thing you want to encounter when dealing with a broken grill is a poor customer service experience from the company and no warranty.
Lion stands behind their products 100% and builds their grills to last. The burners, cooking grids, and stainless-steel housing on the lion l75623 grill are all covered under a lifetime warranty.
To sum it all up, the L75623 is a phenomenal grill that I would suggest to anyone who is looking for a high quality, high performance built in grill.
The large cooking space, power output, stainless-steel design, and interior lights are just a few of the features that I would want, and Lion has given it to us all in one with this grill.”
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe: Grilled Steak Sandwich with Horseradish
Welcome to our monthly featured recipe. For this issue we’re featuring a delicious flank steak sandwich topped off with a homemade horseradish sauce. This recipe is both easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering; Pair this with a craft ale and enjoy!
- 1/2 medium red onion (halved lengthwise, with root end intact)
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1-1/4 lb. flank steak
- 4 large sandwich rolls, split
- 1/2 oz. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/2 cup using a rasp grater)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbs. prepared horseradish
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- 2 cups loosely packed mixed spring greens (about 2 oz.)
- Preheat your Lion Premium Grill to medium high heat. As it’s heating, lightly brush your grates with olive or canola oil.
- Cut the onion half through the root end into 6 wedges, keeping the root end intact.
- In a medium bowl, toss the onion wedges with the olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
- Grill the onion for 5 minutes, then flip over and continue to grill until softened and lightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Season the steak with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and grill, flipping once, until cooked to your liking, about 10 minutes for medium rare or 12 minutes for medium. Transfer the steak and onion wedges to a cutting board, tent the steak loosely with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Toast the rolls cut side down on the hot grill pan until lightly browned.
- Combine the cheese, mayonnaise, horseradish, and cayenne in a small bowl and spread it on the bottom halves of the rolls.
- Trim the root ends from the onion wedges. Thinly slice the steak across the grain. Divide the onion, steak, and greens among the rolls and serve.
Lion Premium Grills – Island Base Options
We offer — in addition to our assortment of countertop construction options — a wide variety of options for customizing the materials that are used to construct our BBQ island bases. We can construct the island base from four major materials (with a wide variety of options for certain choices of materials):
- Rock Stucco
Below we will discuss each individual base material in more detail.
Rock Finish (Aspen California Fit & Smokie California Fit)
Our “California Fit” rock finish is one of our favorite ways to build a BBQ island. Visually, the intricacy of the cobbled rock pattern can not be beat. It adds a certain sturdiness (functionally and in appearance) as well as being extremely pleasing to the eye. It adds a sense of depth and dimension as well due to the complexity and look of the construction. The ledge like nooks and crannies are stunning. The stones are slim fit which adds a sleek, measured look to the unit.
Our rock finish comes in two color schemes with the Aspen California Fit tending more towards a tan, beige appearance. The Smokie California — which you can see in the image above — consists of darker grays, charcoals, and similar colors. Both are pure eye candy and really bring out the best with concern for any of our countertop choices (it doesn’t matter if it’s granite or tile, it’ll look incredible). Below you’ll see a close up image of our Aspen California Fit rock finish:
Brick & Used Brick Finish
We love the usage of brick for our BBQ island base finishes; the distinct look and texture of brick, the eye catching classic appearance that is part and parcell of expert bricklaying. Using brick for your BBQ island instantly adds pop and visual complexity while also adding a sense of “strength” and weight to the unit itself. Brick has been used for roughly 5,000 known years; it is a huge part of human history and civilization!
The hardiness and durability of brick is a key component in its usage for our base building. We offer a classic fiery red brick finish and a used brick finish (adds a distinct weathered and worn look) as seen in the pictures. It’s a classic, a staple, and perfect for any BBQ island. Below you’ll find a close up of our Premium Q with a used brick finish.
Stucco is a great finish all-around; it is durable, visually appealing, and weather-resistant. We love the added texture it provides to our bases and we offer a vast assortment of colors; you’ll most definitely find the color you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for subtlety or adding a zing of color, we have what you need. Above you’ll see a sampling of what we have to offer for our stucco finishes. There are more colors for our stucco finishes which you can find by checking out our Options and Upgrades section. Below you’ll see a pic of our Superior Q BBQ island with the Aspen stucco finish. You can really see the texture of the stucco in these specific images.
Rock Stucco Finish
Rock Stucco, like standard modern stucco, is a fantastic, well-rounded finish. It inherits all of the positives of standard stucco — very eye pleasing, weather resistant, durable — but spices things up a bit by incorporating tiny rock pieces into the stucco to create an even more textured look. You can see the speckled appearance that rock stucco provides in the photos above. We have two options for rock stucco — Champagne Grey and Stoney Creek. Below you’ll find our Advanced Q BBQ island with a beautiful Champagne Grey rock stucco finish.
Lion Premium Grills – Texas Style Cuisine With Chef Johnny!
We always love to feature videos from the great, multi-award winning Chef Johnny of Texas Style Cuisine. We find them an absolute pleasure to watch and his recipes are always — to put it simply — mouthwatering. Not only that, but his instructions are thorough and very easy to follow and he always provides great tips to improve your grilling technique. Many thanks to Chef Johnny for using our products and you can find his channel by clicking here.