TEC Grills: Taking Inspiration From The Sun

Infrared grilling is definitely the wave of the future when it comes to grilling. Through the testing of innovative design, and engineering, TEC has come up with the most incredible grills that run on infrared heating. In the future, your foods can be grilled to perfection in minutes!

TEC, also known as Thermal Engineering Corporation is, in basic terms, is a heat company. Be it a very advanced, branched out, incredibly dynamic heat company at that! Their line of products is long, and varies from actual products, to finishes, manufacturing equipment, and especially their superb infrared gas grills. Industrial scale equipment, or grills for home use- as masters of design and engineering they have created a lasting mark on grill technology.
TEC first began using infrared technology in their grills 25 years ago, however the first entirely infrared grills did not hit the market until 10 years years ago. Infrared grills are a profoundly different alternative to both conventional gas and charcoal grills, and the end results are incredible flavors and textures. In all of their many revisions, quality has always been a concept never compromised. Grill repair can always be done, but building with excellent engineering and materials can be likened to preventative medicine.
If you are unfamiliar with infrared grills or cooking with infrared heat, it can really seem like a world of difference from regular gas and charcoal. Infrared heat is similar to the heat of the sun, in mechanics. The sun heats by radiant heating, as the rays actually do not carry heat, and in transit through space they are not hot. Once they contact the object is when the heat begins. In this process, because it is such a direct heat source, very little energy gets wasted. Infrared grills take the sun as inspiration. Using gas to heat the material, which will then emit this infrared heat source that powers the grill, and cooks your food. Once the heat source is turned on, the time spent waiting for the grill, or the cooking tile, to heat up is merely minutes. This shorter heat time translates to a shorter cooking time, and a shorter cooling time- saving plenty of time all around. That is one of the many features that sways those who are on the fence about infrared. If you grill frequently, and are short on time, you can still have a delicious grilled meal cooked in no time flat.
Perhaps the biggest advantage going for infrared grills is their ability to perform. There is no other method of cooking that sears as quickly, and at the same time produces an unbeatable tenderness, sacrificing none of the savory juices within meat.
Since the 1980′s, TEC has set its sight upon improving infrared technology. Their grill parts are as cutting-edge as it gets, and many improvements have been made since their first infrared grills hit the market. The earliest set-up produced 35% of its radiant heat from ceramic tiles, but it was not powerful enough to really hit its potential. The newest configuration involves a high temperature radiant glass panel, paired with the specifically designed of stainless steel, totally free of ceramic. The radiant heat is created by the burner, which works with small flames. The glass panel then equalizes the powerful radiant heat, and levels it over the cooking area in an even layer. An even temperature means that there are no flare-ups, and no unnecessary hot or cold pockets lingering on the cooking surface. This method expels the hot air away from the food, to avoid over-drying. This modern design has fulfilled the goal of reaching 100% radiant heat.
TEC infrared gas grills are forerunners in the grill world. Champions of technology, and the pursuit of building the perfect grill, are the mainstays when it comes to TEC’s mission. As time passes, they continue to evolve and improve upon their past successes. If you’re going for infrared, go for TEC!

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Gas Logs: All In The Making

Gas logs, FireBalls, FireShapes, and fire stones products are made to be indestructible. They are made to be used continuously, and many times over, and capable of handling extremely high temperatures. They are made to tolerate propane and natural gas, and hold flames consistently for extended periods of time. The can be burned in traditional masonry fireplaces, as well as in ventless fireplaces under appropriate conditions. Does it ever come to mind the extent of effort, of the process behind them? Do you ever wonder how these marvels of heat have been created?

Originally, gas logs were supposed to look like actual logs, but not much thought was given to them. They did resemble wooden logs, slightly, but it was quite obvious that they were simply an imitation. The Rasmussen company expanded this concept, and artistically developed their logs to be nearly identical to true wood. Their first designs were carved, with textured crevices, nooks, and markings to keep them as authentic as possible. As romantic and artisanal this process was, they found creating a true replicate of nature’s prototype was best done by moulding actual wood. Today, they offer many different versions of logs, to where you can almost choose the specie of the wood you are wanting. Birch, oak, and pine are staples, and there are plenty of different variants.

The materials that gas logs are made of are very hi-tech. Ceramic refractory materials that can withstand extreme temperatures are the main base. On the interior they are fitted with steel piping for the gas mechanisms.

The process begins with two different sizes of lightweight, expanded shale aggregate, which are the basic building blocks. They work in conjunction to fit together in a ceramic bond. The glue that locks the aggregates together is a high temperature cement, and has the ability to exceed 2300 degrees. Once these are mixed, they are poured into latex rubber moulds. Actual wooden logs are used as a mould. A single mould takes  three days to create, in an intricate process. In the mould, steel rod reinforcements are implemented. These ensure an even heat throughout the entire log during burning. The general color is slate gray, and then they get colored with a unique coloring process that can remain colorfast beyond the heat of the fire.

In line with always keeping the customer in mind, gas fire sets have been expanded beyond the look logs. Not everyone wants logs that are realistic, and seeing this, Rasmussen created the Alterna line of products to offer different looks that work with many different styles of interior design. Made entirely of the same innovative ceramic materials, and reinforced with steel, these sets work just like the vented and unvented gas logs do. These looks are far more modern, and allow you to use your vented or ventless fireplace as more than a means of heating a room. Your fireplace can be an object of décor, a showpiece that draws in the eye. One of the most desired of the Alterna log sets is the FireGlitter. This look is available in different colors, and is created with high temperature glass, which serves as a bed that holds the gas fire. As the fire burns, the flames’ light hitting the shards of glass creates a captivating, sparkling design. Unlike real stones, FireShapes stones will not become combustible in a fire, and will create a modern, organic look in your fireplace. Available in different colors, a custom look can be created for the perfect accent to your home. Entirely contemporary, and lending a very geometric feel, FireShapes are an entirely unique display of style. FireBalls have a timeless look, resembling cannonballs, yet in a very modern way. They can be uniform in size, or they can vary depending on the appearance you want.

Classic or modern, and built to last a lifetime, gas logs and Alterna gas sets are made with superior materials, in an everlasting form.

 

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How To Use Gas Logs Safely

If you have been reading along with past posts, you know that gas logs are overflowing with benefits. There are countless reasons as to why they are a smarter alternative than regular wood for burning in your fireplace. Here is more information on using them, just to give a more broad background on gas logs, and different Alterna gas products with proper safety.

The safety of gas logs is well documented. However, it must be considered that they are fire products, and do come with dangers. Your manual’s directions need to be followed explicitly, and never used in any other way, because fires and explosions are risks. The manual contains invaluable information, and should be kept for the entire duration that you own and use the product. Storing anything flammable, including anything with flammable vapors and liquids near a burning gas log fire is a very bad idea, and can be a quick way to a disaster. Because it is a gas product, if you smell gas you must act wisely. Do not turn on any switches, as they can cause ignition. The same goes for using a phone. Leave the dwelling, and use the phone of a nearby person or business and call your gas supplier. They will direct you on how to handle the situation, and give you steps to follow. If they cannot be reached, the fire department should be called to assess the situation.

When you install an unvented gas fireplace burner, you have to follow the local codes that are in place for such devices. If local codes do not exist, follow in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54.

Gas logs, fire balls, fire shapes, fire glass, and fire stones were made to be burned only in specific housings. Traditional vented fireplaces and those meant for solid-fuel burning, and are constructed of masonry meant to withstand extreme fires are fine. Fireplaces which are portable, and built to be installed, as well as unvented models are also great for burning gas logs. These are what they have been designed and created for. If you own a factory-built fireplace, read it’s instructions carefully, because not all are made to be used with ventless gas logs. If it claims that the particular model has not been tested with gas logs, do not take the chance in testing it yourself. A dangerous situation can be created.

A fireplace creates such a powerful, intense heat that it is capable of heating a home. Because of this, if you are using an unvented fireplace, please keep it far away from foreign objects, curtains and draperies, blankets, and furniture. All people that will be within close proximity of the fireplace should be aware of the dangers of getting too close, as well as the notion of clothing becoming ignited. With all consideration, any children should be kept under close supervision as to avoid injury and burns. Any type of combustible material should be stored far away from where the fireplace is. Do not ever store, even temporarily, any type of clothing, fabric, or flammable material on top of a fireplace. All servicing, repairs, and installations should be performed by qualified, experienced professionals. At a bare minimum, a vented fireplace should be cleaned professionally once annually to ensure a proper environment for burning fires. It should be free of loose paint, creosote, soot, ash, and any type of debris.

A fireplace, as beautiful as it may be, can be an extremely dangerous asset. Extreme caution should always be used when a fire is lit. When all safety precautions are heeded, and the environment is monitored for secure burning, a fireplace is an invaluable addition to any home. Happy fire-burning!

 

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Fire Gel Recall Warning!

This month, nine different companies recalled their fire gel products due to serious concerns of safety, after numerous reports of severe burns and flash fires were reported. Approximately 2 million products have been pulled from the shelves of retailers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that there have been a few dozen of such cases, where the decorative items became dangerous when consumers could not tell if the flames were extinguished, and poured additional gel into the burning pot, causing splattering flames and a violent fire eruption. 65 people have been hospitalized with severe burns, and two others tragically died as a result of their injuries. This is the inherent problem, and upon purchase, the products had only minute warnings on the external wrapping, which ultimately ended up in the garbage.

Fire pots, also known as gel fires, have become one of the hottest items out there in terms of home and patio decor. If you like candles, you will really like fire pots. If flames are your thing, you have probably seen them. The concept is pretty amazing; a gorgeous ceramic urn-type of object, with a metal cup in which the fire gel gets poured into. There are many different designs, styles, and sizes of fire pots that makes incorporating them into your home very easy. They can be used indoors or out, but most people choose the latter as it is safer. The gel is considered to be very clean burning, and does not pollute the air. Then, the gel gets lit, and voila! you have an ethereal, large, dancing flame. The only problem lies in the danger. Sadly, as cool as this type of fire is, they are extremely dangerous. Alcohol-based fire gels are combustible, and the fire they create is not easily put out with water, or conventional methods of extinguishing. Far more effective are dry chemical extinguishers, which are not the most readily kept on hand.

These are the brands that have been recalled: Smart Solar USA, BondManufacturing, Bird Brain Inc, Luminosities Inc Pacific Decor Ltd, Fuel Barons Inc,  Sunjel Company, Real Flame, Fuel Barons Inc, and Lamplight Farms Inc.

If you own a fire pot, and choose to continue using it, keep in mind some precautions that may come in handy: Most importantly, do not pour additional gel onto an existing fire. If you are not sure if the flames are still going, wait a while. Make sure you own a chemical fire extinguisher, and keep it in a close, convenient place to where you will be using the fire pot. If a fire does occur, do not attempt to put it out with an onslaught of water, or the old faithful “stop, drop, and roll.”

If you are craving fire, and need another method to get your fix, we highly suggest going with gas logs in your fireplace or a ventless fireplace, or a fire pit for your backyard or patio. These modes of fire are bit more safe, and on the plus side, your inner pyro-maniac will be thrilled at having a larger fire to play with!

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Great Balls Of Fire For the Ventfree Fireplace

Ventless fireplaces are all about options. They offer the consumer much flexibility, and the availability to get pretty creative in their decorating choices. One of the most interesting choices of accents as far as unvented fireplaces go, are the fire balls. Fire balls look like cannon balls, and have a very stylish look that is at once modern and classic. This look is very popular, and many people find that it can work in so many different interior décor schemes. When fully set up, the balls create a pyramid on the burner, and display a somewhat rigid structure. When lit, the presentation is beautiful and is a very balanced contrast of flames and sculpture. If you have a fire pit, fire balls can also be used in lieu of gas logs or wood logs for an equally stellar display.

Gas fire balls are manufactured by the Rasmussen company. They have been made to withstand temperatures exceeding 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. Creating these durable ceramic balls is a labor-intensive process that has blended a variety of materials such as shale, alumina refractory cement with their ceramics. Shale is known for its strength, while bonded refractory cement performs beautifully under the pressure of intense heat. There are eight different colors you can choose from for your fire balls. These colors are pigmented by hand, using non-paint colorings that are resistant to being altered by heat. These colorations are entirely environmentally conscious, and do not pollute, or give off any type of odor during burning.

The fire balls can work with ventless gas fireplace burners of three different sizes: 20,” 24,” and 30.” Designed for convenience and streamlined look, the gas valve is tucked out of visible sight on the burner. With each of these burners, you are able to customize the options you want. You can choose between two different styles of burner, either black or stainless steel. Both have a very contemporary, sleek look and can give a different appeal depending on the room they will be going into. Stainless steel offers a somewhat more timeless feel, and can blend perfectly into an art deco interior. Black is also a little less flexible, and will make any dust apparent, so if you live in a locale that is known to have dusty air, it will require simple dusting to ensure the slick look. Another option to choose between is the choice of whether to go for a manual control valve or a remote control. The remote gives you the ability to raise and reduce the flame with a switch, and can be wireless, however this transmitter is sold separately. The remotes come in several different styles, from basic to those with features with temperature and timer switches. As an additional feature, you can also get a wireless wall switch that works with your fireplace, similar to a control for an air conditioner unit.

As a fireplace, a ventfree setup with fire balls emits a very strong, intense heat. Because the fireballs are ceramic and therefore quite dense, they have the ability to hold and radiate a lot of heat. During burning, very little flame actually comes into contact with the balls. This allows them to remain very clean and perform well. Gas fire balls are nicely affordable, selling for $13.50 individually, and $139 per dozen set. While many people choose to purchase their fire balls in a uniform color, some prefer to mix up the colors and create a more mottled, random look. If you want a somewhat natural feel, you can get fire balls in different size, so the appearance is more random and has a less structured feel to it.

 

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The Beauty Of Nature In A Vented Fireplace

Fireplaces are the ultimate feature in home design. They truly do abide by the old adage that great design is a combination of form and function There is absolutely no denying the beauty of a wood-burning vented fireplace, and I don’t know of anyone who would contest that. A fireplace can add so much to a space, and is always a major highlight within the décor. Not only does a fireplace encourage a warm, luxurious and cozy atmosphere, their main purpose serves to heat the home.

Despite all of the physical beauty, and the appeal of using materials from nature, wood is not the most ideal form of fuel. It poses the issue of requiring storage. Trees have to be cut down in order to burn it, therefore valuable forest is being diminished. Also when burned, wood does pollute with the gases that are emitted. And after the embers have faded out, you are left with residual filth, tar, ash, and dust that require immediate cleaning. If you are not cutting and gathering yourself, you then have to buy it, lug it home, and store it. If you use your fireplace for anything more than pleasure, and have to use it to legitimately heat your home, you will likely be burning many hundreds of lbs. throughout the year’s cold months. Does that seem a little impractical to you? It most definitely does to me. Perhaps if this is what you’ve always done, it might not seem like such a big deal, or that much of a time consuming process. But if you had an option that eliminated all of the aforementioned burdens, and it did everything that a traditional wood fire does, wouldn’t it seem entirely practical?

Gas logs are the answer. Real Frye gas logs are the industry’s most trusted, as well as the best in terms of customer satisfaction. Made specifically to be used in a traditional vented fireplace. An entirely new concept that is changing the way people light fires in their homes, these are a truly fantastic innovation. Made of an extremely high quality ceramic, and reinforced with centrally placed steel rods gives gas logs the ultimate assurance of strength. They can handle extreme temperatures easily, and they perform under pressure with stellar results. They have been designed and diligently crafted to replicate natural wood to an extreme measure. Aspects such as the crevices in bark, the variations in color, the textured nuances that occur from fire’s charring are all taken into account when these logs are created. There are over 50 different styles of wood looks you can choose from so that even the slightest detail can be to your liking. Different wood arrangements are created, and the looks are quite interesting in how the setups are made to duplicate the natural properties of the types of wood. American oak, English oak, split oak, white birch, golden oak, charred cedar, coastal driftwood, and rustic oak are just a sample of the offerings.

When using gas logs, a burner is necessary. Also made by Real Frye, these house the gas logs effortlessly and are made to ensure optimal performance. They accentuate the beauty of the painted log and fire, creating a fabulous presentation. Different sizes are available, and can accommodate nearly any vented fireplace. Remote controls for adjusting and controlling the flame height, and switching off and on are standard features that make using gas logs so much easier, more pleasant, and far more convenient that using traditional wood.

Like a fireplace, gas logs are also a marvel of design innovation. Fireplaces have obviously been around a whole lot longer, but when advances occur to improve upon the past, it makes enjoying the ordinary so much more exciting.

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Top 5 Fire Essentials For Winter

1.            Vented Fireplace Gas Logs. There is definitely a reason that gas logs are at the top of the list. There are so many benefits to using them, that it really is no surprise that they are as hot of an item right now. They easily replace the use of ordinary wood logs, and do a much better job as well. They are reusable, do not require extensive storage, and do not create a mess as they burn. They are also able to be lit instantly with a switch, and therefore, do not force you to wait for the room to be heated.

 

2.            Ventless Gas Logs. Right behind those used in vented fireplaces, ventless gas logs are used in ventless fireplaces and are a brilliant alternative to a traditional fireplace. These versatile fireplaces enable anyone who             desires the warmth and heat of a hearth to have one in their home, without the trouble, time, and expense of having one built and installed into the structure of their home. They are also used perfectly in apartments, and homes that are not able to be built into. Just like an ordinary fireplace, a             ventless version will provide heat and ambiance, with the convenience of being able to simply turn it off once you are through with the fire. Though it may be a bit radical by comparison, a great effort has been applied to ventless fireplaces and ventless logs to give them much realism, because there is an enormous esthetic appeal when it comes to the beauty of enjoying a fire.

 

3.            Chimney Termination Caps. If you have a vented fireplace, you know that proper chimney care is entirely necessary. You are most likely also aware of the necessary components that are needed to keep your chimney functioning accordingly. Before you light the year’s first fire, make sure that your chimney has been inspected; by yourself if you know what you’re doing, or by a trustworthy professional. A thorough cleaning and chimney sweep are also not things you want to skip out on, too. Most importantly, however, is the necessity in making sure your chimney termination cap fits properly, works properly, and has not been damaged in ay way. A chimney cap ensures the safety of your fireplace, and can be replaced very smoothly if yours needs to be switched out. You have the option of purchasing either to a specific size, or to go with a universal design, which are meant to fit any and all chimneys. Above all, this is very simple, yet very important aspect for any homeowner with a chimney to pay attention to.

 

4.            Fireplace Tools. To keep your fireplace under control, and to handle a fire with ease and convenience, you have to have the right tools. They are sold in sets to make life easier, and you have the ability to buy the set that works perfectly for you. If you need just a single item, chances are, you can buy just that piece. These sets often come with snazzy holders that coordinate all of the accompanying pieces, and make storing them a very simple ordeal. As you want them nearby at all times when you have a fire going, they have been designed for displayed right alongside your fireplace. Fireplace screens are a tool that is absolutely a requirement of anyone with a vented fireplace. Screens provide security, and allow you to enjoy the fire at a safe distance without fear of flying sparks. They also come in a multitude of different design schemes, and can coordinate to any décor.

5.            Fire Pits. If you do not own a fireplace, and prefer to enjoy fires outdoors, a fire pit is a wonderful option to host a fire. Especially if you live in a location such as Southern Florida, where the winters are mild, an indoor fire is not always practical or even wanted by many people. A fire that is created in a fire pit can be controlled very easily. Fire pits are also a fantastic addition to any outdoor space, and they make gatherings just that much more interesting. And, unlike indoor fireplaces, fire pits have an allure all their own because they are used outside, in open air and beneath the stars; its just a little more primal!

 

 

 

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Using Baskets When Grilling

There are plenty of different accessories that accent your grilling experience. From different tools that make it easier, more fun, or add just a little extra convenience, to those that are quite necessary and really help your grill last longer, grill accessories can do wonders.


One of the most versatile and interesting tools you can add to your repertoire of accessories for your bbq are grill baskets. There are several types, and they can do different things for your during the entire process. They can be used to hold foods such as vegetables during prep, be used to actually grill with, and they can used to supplement the process of grilling; for instance, you can use them to flip steaks.


There are baskets that are hand held, and grilling baskets that attach to other bbq accessories, and there are rotisserie baskets, which are made for using with your rotisserie. One safety note is that if you are interested in purchasing a basket for your bbq grill, go with one that has a long handle, preferably with a gripping substance, such as plastic or wood on the handles. Also on this note, if you plan on washing your baskets in the dishwasher, make sure they do not have wooden handles. As you can guess, this is to avoid burning your hands in the heat of the moment. Many baskets conveniently are designed with non-stick interiors, which work beautifully for cooking foods in them.


For the rotisserie, baskets can really do wonders. They can perfectly hold the shape of different meats, and enclose whole chickens, Cornish hens, and even turkey breasts for perfect, secure cooking. Baskets also work great for keeping control of items of smaller proportion, like wings, chicken fingers, fish sticks, and vegetables, without worry of losing pieces to falling within the crevices of the grill. Grill rotisserie baskets come in so many different sizes and shapes, so you can definitely get creative in your choices of these.
Adjustable baskets are pretty popular because they up the versatility factor, and allow you to purchase fewer baskets if you are inclined to using different types and styles. If you opt for this variety, strong hinges are highly encouraged because when cooking heavy items like sizeable steaks, or whole chickens, hinges of weaker variety can spring off when the basket is forced to close upon the item.
When it comes to grilling fish, nothing works better than baskets. When you place a fish filet directly onto the grill, quite often it flakes and falls to its demise in the fire below. Flipping it also presents a problem, and can cause similar flaking. A basket alleviates this issue because all you need to do is flip the basket.
When grilling lots of smaller, loose things like shrimp and cubed vegetables, a shaker basket works great. Foods go into the basket, and the basket onto the grill. Some of these baskets are made with removable handles, so you have the option of entirely closing the grill. When you want to shake the basket from time to time, simply place the handles back on, and shake for even grilling.
Baskets are commonly available in three different surface finishes: stainless steel, porcelain coated, and non-stick. They are all great, and provide different results. Some people prefer stainless steel for its ability to cook very evenly and distribute heat well. Porcelain baskets are loved because they need less attention when it comes to cleaning. Non-stick baskets are best in situations where the foods are going to be cooking for very short periods, such as with thinner fish, sliced and chopped vegetables, and chicken fingers.
As you can now see, baskets are a phenomenal way to enhance your grilling experience, expand your grilling capacities, and simply cook better food!

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DCS Grills Call For Dynamic Care

DCS, also known as Dynamic Cooking Systems, is known not just for their exceptional product, but also in how they back it up. They are greatly loved for their ability to communicate with customers, and pride their company in fantastic service. Like any method of cooking involving heat, grilling does have its risks, and there are cautions, no matter how “common sense” many may seem, are necessary to observe and follow. One thing DCS should be highly respected for is their wisdom in giving their customers a wealth of information regarding the care, and proper usage of their grills. Not all companies are so specific, and delve into such detail regarding the matter. Here are a few pointers that will keep your DCS in chef-worthy condition:

When cleaning your grill, it’s a good idea to wait until it has cooled after cooking, otherwise it can be easy to get burned. When you do clean, it’s a great idea to make sure all the controls are set in the “off” mode before cleaning because you really don’t want any surprises. Steam burns can also happen if you use a wet cloth or sponge to clean a hot grill, which is really not a fun way to close a great grilling experience. Use caution when cleaning a grill if it hasn’t cooled because certain types of chemical cleaners can produce toxic fumes when applied to a hot surface. Some cleaning agents can even ignite from exposure to high heat, which can create a really dangerous situation. Aerosol cleaners are not just bad for the environment, but they’re also pretty nasty when it comes to your DCS grill. As mentioned before, like other cleaners they too can ignite, and can also corrode the grill’s metal parts.

When handling foods on the grill, use only dry potholders. Moist, damp cloths or potholders can also create violent steam, resulting in steam burns. Never let potholders come into contact with a hot grill or the burner grates, as they can ignite.

Because grills deal with fire, there are a few different measures to take in avoiding fires. Flare-ups, however beneficial in terms of flavor they may be, can become a hazard. When you do grill, make sure to use the drip pan for fending off  flare-up causing drippings. Keeping the grease tray in place, at all times, and pushed as far as it goes is also greatly important because it catches the falling grease that runs the risk of fire and explosions. If you ever need grill repair, or DCS replacement parts, keep in mind that these are always viable options for extending your grill’s life.

Grills should only be used in areas with much ventilation. In combustible areas, indoors, garages, sheds, or any type of covered structure can cause explosions, fires, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide; all of which can be deadly.

DCS grills are meant for outdoor grilling and cooking only. While you grill, there are certain precautions you should observe to ensure a great experience. When grilling, using bbq tools designed with long sturdy handles is ideal to allow you great control as well as freedom from burns. A grill should never be moved while in use, as it can be extremely dangerous to move an appliance that is heated to such temperatures. It should be firmly in place, with all DSC grill parts secured when you use it, to ensure that the grill does not tip or fall over when in use, as it would definitely be a most unpleasant situation.

When you are grilling, always be sure to have a fire extinguisher, especially an ABC-rated one, within reach, or available with easy access because it’s always best to be prepared should a fire occur. Most people probably do not think of fires easily starting when grilling, but unfortunately, they can and do happen.

DCS grills are marvels! Using yours properly, and using certain precautions are so entirely necessary for maximizing the full enjoyment of your grilling experiences! A little care can go a really long way.

 

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Char-Broil Grill Parts: The Name Says It All

Char-Broil grills have been around for years, and in that time they’ve earned an enormous following of happy customers. As makers of quality grills, including charcoal, electric, gas, and now gorgeous commercial infrared models, as well as other outdoor cookers like smokers and fryers, with great prices, its very easy to see why.

To begin, the story of Char-Broil is an extraordinary foundation. No other brand can boast the title of being the largest and oldest brand of grills in America. When you consider what a pastime grilling and barbequeing are in America, and consider that it has been for the better part of the 20th century, it really is amazing to wear that claim. And wearing it proudly is what Char-Broil does! Since their humble beginnings in 1948, to the present as makers of literally hundreds of different grills, sold by the masses throughout the country. In 2008, a sixty year span of selling grills, Char-Broils had sold 2.4 million grills since their beginnings.

No matter the cost, most grill makers have always sought to create grills that their customers could use through the years. It’s not just a vessel for cooking on; grills are a foundation of culture, and can be the centerpiece in a myriad of good times and great memories. The quintessential backyard bbq is always looked forward to, in all corners of the country from the onset of Memorial Day, through the 4th of July, and ending with a bang on Labor Day. As Americans, we grill during these warm weather celebrations, and do so with pride and fanfare. Char-Broil grills were designed to be used for many years, and their loyal customers will happily attest to that fact. Many people today still continue to use Char-Broil grills they purchased a decade, or longer, ago. A grill, especially a Char-Broils, was not meant to be discarded easily.

Most grilling lovers develop serious attachments to their grills, and look to keep them for as long as possible. An entire sector of this industry is devoted to weather-resistant covers that protect and arm grills as if they were in a war zone! When something breaks on a grill, or if something simply wears out with use, grill repair fixes it! This is yet another brilliant facet of this industry, which aficionados are more than pleased with, as it exists to ensure the life of your grill.

As Char-Broil has created hundreds of different grills over the years, it may seem unlikely, perhaps even overwhelming to look for a part when needed. However, Char-Broil bbq grill parts are actually not hard to come by, and certain reputable dealers will be able to source nearly anything you are looking for.

Char-Broil has always been about making top-quality grills that provide great features, and a wide range of versatility. Chances are, if you are looking for something specific in a ready-made grill, Char-Broil makes it! They started their company focusing on gas grills, but saw room for expansion within the entire scope of all grilling products. Today, in addition to gas and charcoal grills, they focus a great deal of their technology on infrared grills, which have become increasingly popular. Infrared technology is the modern ecological answer to traditional grilling because of its minute use of fuel, while creating extremely high temperatures for perfection in searing.

Since the beginning, Char-Broil has always stayed ahead of the curve, and done their best to please their customers. They couldn’t have built a 63 relationship of devotees otherwise! Today, they run a variety of different social media platforms to constantly communicate with customers, from different websites to printed newsletters, where information can be shared about grills, cooking, and recipes. From past to the present, Char-Broil has always remained true to providing excellence in grilling.

 

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