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Instagram Live March 15th at 1pm

Join Caliber’s Executive Vice President, Dan Nichols, on March 15th at 1pm on Instagram Live (@Caliberappliances) as he walks designer and home chef, Alison Kent (@alisonkenthomekitchen), through the features of her new Caliber Indoor Professional Range.

The French Top is one of the unique features that will be covered in this demonstration and an introduction to Alison’s new range. Alison purchased her range from our dealer in British Columbia, Canada, Midland Appliance. If you miss the event, check back at this link for the post of the recorded video. Click here to see why Alison chose a Caliber Indoor Pro Range.

If you missed the Instagram LIVE event, click below or here to watch the recorded introduction.

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Disappearing Lid Utility Patent Granted on the Rockwell Grill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (February 2021) – Caliber Appliances, makers of award-winning grilling products, proudly announces the utility patent granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) including the fully retractable “disappearing” lid on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. This grill was designed for David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, an award-winning cross-disciplinary architecture and design firm, exclusively as an installation for one of Rockwell’s projects. The Rockwell Grill is the world’s first estate-scaled, 360 degree walk around, Social Grill™ and this patent truly makes this product unique.

The feature of the fully retractable patented “disappearing” lid with a special counterbalance mechanism allows for a smooth transition from open to close with ease.  When opened the hood disappears under the cooking element creating a grilling surface that is accessible from all sides. The Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill is designed to foster socializing and is inspired by the act of gathering around the hearth or campfire.  By design, the grill allows guests to stand on all four sides during grilling, and a focal area when keeping food warm while entertaining. 

This grill also offers an Industry exclusive, 20,000 BTU patented Crossflame® Burner for ultra-even grilling plus radiant technology.  The freestanding exterior grill is built from heavy-gauge, powder coated, aviation-grade aluminum and is draped over a custom Brazilian cherry stand that is hand rubbed for a fashionable looking finish.

The Rockwell by Caliber Built-In Social Grill comes standard in 304 Stainless Steel and is available as a 2-burner 42″ model and a 3-burner (a 20,000 BTU infra-red sear burner included) 48″ model for custom/built-in applications. 

Custom RAL colors and wood handle upgrades are also available on freestanding and built-in applications.

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ABOUT CALIBER

Caliber Appliances is dedicated to innovative design and superior engineering down to the smallest detail.  Caliber’s focus on excellence in form and function has led to award-winning status for their gas barbecues and multi-function wood smokers and rave reviews in the market for its restaurant-like food. Even famed designer David Rockwell chose Caliber to build his newest line of grilling entertainment centers.  Caliber delivers True American Luxury in grilling with premium products that can transform an outdoor kitchen into a commercial grade Culinary Center. The Caliber line of outdoor products includes the Crossflame® Pro Grill, Caliber™ Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker, the Rockwell by Caliber™ Social Grill and Power Pro Dual Top Burners.  The Caliber Indoor Professional Range and Rangetop series complements the outdoor suite of products.  Caliber has been recognized with “Product of the Year” awards and is the recipient of two Vesta Awards from Hearth & Home magazine along with a Special Mention Architizer Award.

ABOUT DAVID ROCKWELL

David Rockwell has amassed a 250-person award-winning, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice based in New York City with satellite offices in Madrid and shanghai.  Boasting a legendary design resume ranging from restaurants (Nobu), hotels (W and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), airport terminals, and hospitals, to award shows (the 2009 and 2010 Academy Awards) and film/Broadway sets, Rockwell has a personal affinity for food spaces and is recognized by some of the world’s most renowned chefs.

Contact:  Lisa Nichols • (714) 848-1349 • lisa@caliberappliances.com   

The 60” Rockwell by Caliber™ Social Grill™
The 42” Rockwell by Caliber™ Built-In Social Grill™

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Sweet Coconut Macaroons

Enjoy these delicious and easy to make macaroons baked in the Caliber Indoor Pro Range with Chef Dan just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Caliber range is outfitted with a true chef-sized oven that provides even baking results thanks to its proprietary tri-flow convection technology and ultra-efficientcient flue design. Making the perfect cookie is now easy with this revolutionary new design and your Valentine will love you for making these delicious cookies!

Sweet coconut macaroons baked in the Caliber Indoor Pro Range.

Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Drop teaspoon-sized scoops of batter onto a well-greased cooking sheet 1-inch apart. Press down coconut balls with the back of the spoon to pack the mix so it won’t spread apart during baking. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before removing so they do not fall apart. Do not wait too long, because they will stick to the sheet. Cool on wire racks. Enjoy this sweet treat!

Ingredients for 4 dozen cookies:
5 1/3 cups (14 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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Midland Appliance (British Columbia, Canada)

Our featured Caliber dealer this month is Midland Appliance. Midland was founded in 1984 and created from the desire to give people the highest quality selection of appliances in British Columbia. Since then, the company has maintained its local roots operating two showrooms in both Vancouver and Richmond. Striving to create a quality luxury appliance buying experience, Midland is constantly showcasing the latest in appliance trends on their showroom floors. Caliber has joined Midland through our Canadian distributor, Pacific Specialty Brands.

The featured display picture of the 48″ Caliber Indoor Professional Range: 6 Gas Burners & French Top resides at the Richmond, BC location. Designer and Home Chef, Alison Kent, was drawn to this Caliber display along with the unique details and craftsmanship of the Caliber range during the research process for her own kitchen renovation project. See why Alison choose the Caliber Indoor Pro Range for her own kitchen in this article.

The 36″ Caliber Indoor Professional Range: 4 Gas Burners & Griddle is displayed at the Vancouver location.

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Smoked Chicken Wings

The Super Bowl is on its way, and chicken wings are always a crowd-pleasing appetizer. This smoked chicken wing recipe using the Caliber Pro Kamado will keep your guests begging for more, and is one of Chef Dan’s favorite recipes. 

Wash your wings, then add your favorite dry rub or soak in a marinade, preferably at least one day before. You can even make them Asian style with sesame seeds and using a teriyaki marinade, like shown in the picture above, or just add a dry rub, like pictured below.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it for easy access. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 250ºF. Once the temperature has settled, place your chicken wings directly on the grate. If you have the step up grill rack, this can almost double your cooking space. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 20-45 minutes of the 1½ -2 hour cooking process. After this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your wings. The meat is cooked when a thermometer probed into the wing reaches 165ºF. Enjoy the amazing juicy smoky flavor you get from the Caliber Pro Kamado, guaranteed to make your wings stand out from the rest on Super Bowl Sunday.

Ingredients for Smoked Wings:
30-40 chicken wings
Your favorite dry rub or marinade
Apple and pecan smoking chips

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Appliance Decisions – The Caliber Range

Designer and home chef, Alison Kent, came to Caliber through our friends at Midland Appliance in British Columbia, Canada while she explored her options for an indoor range. Her final decision was ultimately the Caliber Indoor Pro Range and she shares her research process in her blog, but below are some of the highlights from her article.

Here are some of the things Alison found when researching her big appliance decision:

“I initially looked at Wolf, but for some reason I just wasn’t captured. Without the ability to customize to suit the design I wanted, and the low-BTU options for the 36″ size (max 20k, just 2k higher than what my Frigidaire has?!), Wolf left me feeling ‘meh’. I took a look at Lacanche and Le Cornue for the color customization and ‘design’y’ look, but the reviews were messy, and I can’t reconcile the brain behind a high-placed towel bar that blocks my view of ALL THE KNOBS?! Also two tiny ovens weren’t going to fit my catering-sized trays, AND only 15k-17k highest BTU, even less than my cheap little Range (which surprisingly has actually lasted many years and THOUSANDS of cooking hours). I turned instead to the Hestan or the Caliber, and honestly I feel I would have been happy with either choice. Great interior oven space, thoughtfully designed, and 25k-30k high burning BTU’s in the 36″ models. These are COOKS appliances, just what I was looking for. It came down to the smallest details, and Caliber ultimately won my heart for this round.”

Here’s also the Why behind Alison’s decision:

  1. The first thing that struck me was the refined detailing. It looks SHARP. Thoughtfully designed and built. Milled to perfection in every detail. I’m guessing if what I can see has been meticulously designed, hopefully the bits I can’t see are as well.
  2. I could get it in BLACK! In fact, they have a wide variety of customizations, as every single Range is built-to-order in Huntington Beach, CA. I also chose white LED vs the standard orange.
  3. Depth! My Kitchen now and soon both feature 30″ deep counters – a standard in many of the Kitchens I’ve designed, and I’ll rave about that in another post. The Caliber is 28″-33″ deep. Perfection. This extra deep Range with a decent center-to-center measurement on the elements means my pots and pans WILL ACTUALLY FIT when I’m using all 5(6) burners!
  4. Can we talk about the 120 individual FLAME PORTS on each burner?!?! I’m anticipating some maintenance here, but presumably in exchange for ultimate heat control.
  5. Handy spoon rest, vs useless towel bar that blocks the view of my controls (hello, OTHER RANGES??! WHY?!). It felt like I was back at Cooking School using Commercial stoves.
  6. BTU’s. While there was one other 36″ Range with a higher BTU option (Hestan w 30k), the 25k on the French Top here is still a good 7k more than what most other Ranges have. Also – French TOP that CONVERTS INTO A WOK spot!! Perfect for making delicate sauces all the way up to stir frys. To compare, a Commercial range typically uses about 60k BTU, not legal in a Residence unfortunately LOL!

For Alison Kent’s full blog article, click here.