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Caliber announces the patent on the flue-way system for the Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (February 2020) – Caliber Appliances, makers of award-winning grilling equipment, proudly announces the patent on the flue-way system on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker. When grilling, this patented system assures better moisture retention in grilled goods. The efficient and unique triple layered insulated oven design of the Pro Kamado keeps heat and moisture in while using 40% less lump charcoal than ceramic grills. 

The Pro Kamado is truly remarkable in the variety of cooking styles it offers – grill, smoke, bake and rotisserie with one unit.  Weighing less than half of other kamado smokers makes this Pro Kamado a flexible focal area for entertaining.  The heat resistant outside shell also provides a cooler surface than ceramic grills.

Smoke with confidence with the Pro Kamado. Simply set the heat for low and slow at 225 degrees for 4, 5, or 6 hours and the smoker does the work. Brisket fans can run the smoker on a single stock of fuel starting at 225 degrees and see the temperature at 205 degrees — 12 hours later.

Baking with the Pro Kamado is enhanced with natural convection and added radiant reflection for better airflow and browning than competitive top vented grills.

The integrated rotisserie option on the Pro Kamado is a patent-pending industry exclusive.  The hands-free rotisserie turns chicken or turkey into a perfectly juicy, beautifully crusted entre in just over an hour.  The rear heat feature and indirect Blaze Basket™ are part of this exclusive system that rivals the flavor of any wood fired oven or commercial kitchen.

In addition to the proprietary features, the Pro Kamado is a top grade stainless steel, dual-walled insulated unit with better design and heating efficiency than other smokers.  The dual layer design and heating technology support the Pro Kamado’s efficient energy use.  The unit is available in stainless steel, turquoise, black, and red.  A hardwood handle upgrade kit and side shelve inserts along with custom color options are also available for that designer look.  Stainless steel cart and side shelf options also available. All available accessories include a blaze basket, pizza stone, rotisserie kit, step up grill rack, half and three quarter griddle plates, 10 quart cauldera iron cooking pot, rib rack and build-in leg kit. Stainless steel cart and side shelf options also available.

Caliber meticulously designs their products not just for power and efficiency, but for flexibility and versatility to satisfy the needs of grilling enthusiasts.

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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.

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

22” Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill & Smokers on carts shown

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Porcini Risotto

This is a wonderfully delicious recipe from Chef Adrian Giese of Mastro’s Restaurant in Los Angeles. He enjoys cooking on his Caliber Indoor Pro Range at home, and wanted to share this porcini risotto recipe with you.

Place the slices of porcini garnish on a cookie sheet and drizzle with one teaspoon of olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Bake in the oven at 350º F for ten minutes with the fan on. Heat the water to a boil in a separate pan and set aside. In a shallow sauté pan, add two tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onions and chopped porcini; sauté until the porcini are soft and the onions are translucent and sweet. Add the rice to the pan and sauté for about three minutes or until it takes on a light golden color. Prepare 2½ cups of hot water. Add the first ½ cup of hot water to the rice and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the water is mostly soaked up. Keep adding a ½ cup of water at a time until it is completely absorbed by the rice while you stir. Check the texture of the rice. If you prefer softer risotto, then add the last ½ cup of water. Once the desired texture and consistency is achieved, add the cheese and butter then salt to taste. Plate and drizzle with the remaining olive oil and garnish with the whole porcini slices. Risotto is best enjoyed as soon as it is finished. Bon appétit!

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, 1/8” diced 
6 oz. porcini mushrooms chopped into 1/3” cubes (reserve a couple whole mushroom slices for garnish)
4 Tbsp butter 
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
1 cup Arborio rice 
2 ½ – 3 cups of water 
¾ cup finely grated parmesan
Kosher salt to taste – about 2 tsp 
Fresh cracked black pepper 

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Caliber Announces Ferguson Golden Valley and Omaha as New Caliber Dealers in the Mid-West

Golden Valley, MN (December 2019) – Caliber Appliances, makers of award-winning grilling products, proudly announces Ferguson as a new dealer of Caliber’s indoor and outdoor products. Thanks to our partnership with Caliber’s mid-west distributor, Shady Oak Distributing Caliber products are available at Ferguson Golden Valley, Minnesota and Omaha, Nebraska. Ferguson is the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies, but has grown to be so much more to the homebuilder and design community. At Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Galleries, you’ll find the largest offering of quality brands, a symphony of ideas, and dedicated consultants to help coordinate kitchen and bath projects. When you walk into a Ferguson showroom, you’ll appreciate the incredible quality of products ranging from lighting fixtures, kitchen and bath sinks, kitchen stoves, refrigerators, and many more home appliances. 

Caliber enjoyed being part of a private firm event on December 10th for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at the Golden Valley, Minnesota store to celebrate our new relationship. The 42” Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill in a custom red color and the 22” Caliber Pro Kamado in red and both within Urban Bonfire cabinetry caught the attention of over 70 attendees. On December 12th, the Omaha store hosted a holiday event for industry leaders, designers, and builders. Here, Caliber’s 48” Indoor Professional Range with the French Top and six burners captured the attention of over 100 guests. See attached highlights from the event.

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ABOUT FERGUSON

Ferguson raises the bar for industry standards as the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes beyond plumbing. We are a diverse distributor that spans multiple businesses including HVAC/R, waterworks and industrial. In the past 65 years, we’ve grown from a local distributor to a $18.4 billion dollar company with more than 1,400 locations and over 27,000 associates nationwide. Our associates provide expert advice and a range of products and services our customers want to improve their construction, renovation and maintenance projects. Providing world-class customer service is a cultural belief that is demonstrated every day through our expansive product selection backed by our knowledgeable associates. 

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.

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

Caliber’s 42” Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill in custom red are 22” Caliber Pro Kamado in red (pictured with Shady Oak Distributing representatives) are now on display within an Urban Bonfire Outdoor Kitchen system at the Ferguson Golden Valley, Minnesota location:

The 48” Caliber Indoor Professional Range with French Top and six burners and custom brass bezels, trim and end caps and cherry wood handles is also now on display at the Ferguson Omaha, Nebraska location:

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Win a Caliber Pro Kamado in Sam’s Holiday Giveaway – Enter by 12.22.19

San Diego, CA (December 2019) – Caliber Appliances, makers of award-winning grilling products, proudly announces participation in Sam the Cooking Guy’s Holiday Giveaway! You can win a stainless steel Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill/Smoker, wooden shelves and cart, blaze basket, rib rack and cover as part of the giveaway. Caliber is also thrilled to have the Caliber Pro Kamado and Rockwell by Caliber Grill as part of the set in Sam’s cooking show. He’s cooked some amazing recipes on these grills that can be found here: https://caliberappliances.com/category/press/sam-the-cooking-guy/ In order to enter this giveaway you must follow the instructions in this video: https://youtu.be/ilMyY9tlqPU and enter by midnight on December 22, 2019. Winners will be announced on December 23, 2019.

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ABOUT SAM THE COOKING GUY

Sam quit a biotech job in July of 2001 to try his hand as the host of a travel show.  But a month before a trip to shoot in Tokyo and Hong Kong, September 11th happened – and that changed everything.He decided to stick with TV, but switched from travel to cooking and eventually landed a twice-weekly 2-minute cooking segment on a local morning news program.  The segments caught on and grew into a 30-minute show appropriately named ‘Sam the Cooking Guy’ – an irreverent mix of humor and easy-to-replicate recipes. It’s ‘reality’ cooking – in the sense that whatever really happens when he shoots, stays in the show.  Eventually, Discovery Health came along and ‘Just Cook This! with Sam the Cooking Guy’ was born. Known for his ‘big in taste and small in effort’ philosophy, Sam has 15 Emmy awards, 3 cookbooks and a dozen visits to the Today Show, He’s also creates video content for companies like Chosen Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond & Bumble Bee Foods, And his casually understandable YouTube series continues his simple style, with 6-15 minute episodes.  

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.

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

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Rotisserie Bourbon & Cane Syrup Glazed Ham

Chef Tony Matassa of BBQ Guys gets you ready for the holidays by showing you how to make this Whiskey and Cane Syrup Glazed Ham on a Rotisserie! The Caliber Crossflame Pro Gas Grill is perfect for giving this recipe a try this holiday season! It’s super delicious and a very easy alternative to the same old Turkey. Click on the video below and watch Chef Tony transform this ham into a delicious masterpiece.

The baste is also easy to prepare on the Caliber Power Pro Dual Top Burners while the ham is cooking.

Don’t miss the final ingredients to make the glaze. An amazing recipe on the Caliber Crossflame Pro Grill. For the full recipe click here.

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Chef Amanda of PIRCH San Diego takes the Caliber Range for a Test Drive

Chef Amanda Palomino is a seasoned chef. She joined PIRCH San Diego in their test kitchen over a year ago, and prior to that she battled it out in two seasons on Hell’s Kitchen with Chef Ramsay. Caliber was excited to have Amanda take the Caliber Indoor Pro Range on a test drive in anticipation of PIRCH adding this to their showroom. Chef Amanda seared salmon on the rangetop and also cooked it in the range at 425°F in the convection oven, and raved about the even heat of Caliber. She also baked two trays of chocolate chip cookies at the same time and couldn’t believe the evenness of the baking in the gas range, and said it’s better than the electric ovens she’s baked in that boast being the best.

Amanda also tested the quick boil of the 23,000 BTU burners and the 500°F simmer down capabilities and was very impressed. She additionally made a stir fry, and found no hot spots across the griddle. Chef Amanda is excited to have Caliber’s indoor range join their showroom floor at PIRCH.

Special thanks to Scott and Iliana from Season 1 Episode 12 of HGTV‘s Hidden Potential with designer, Jasmine Roth, for opening up their home as Chef Amanda’s test kitchen.

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Grilled Veggies

See how Sam the Cooking Guy cooks the “Best Grilled Vegetables Ever” on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill in this video below.

In this video Sam bastes the veggies with a delicious sauce that you’ll need to watch the video for the recipe.

Chef Sam ends with this amazing grilled veggie sandwich that also includes a delicous and easy spread on that toasted foccacio bread. Who says gilled veggies are boring? For this recipe you definitely have to watch the video.

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Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shanks

Chef Adrian Giese is a seasoned chef and executive chef of Mastro’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Adrian was so excited to install a 36″ Indoor Professional Range in his home that he wanted to share some of his favorite recipes with the Caliber community.

Now that we’ve stepped into the fall season, Chef Adrian’s Mediterranean braised lamb shanks made on the Caliber Indoor Pro Range is the perfect recipe to share as his first of what he hopes to be many more culinary delights from his kitchen.

Generously season the lamb shanks with salt, coriander and black pepper. In a small cast iron Dutch oven, heat up the oil on a medium heat and sear the lamb shanks on all sides until you have a rich golden brown color. Remove the shanks and set aside. In the same pan, turn down to a medium low heat and add the onions, carrots and anchovies. Sauté until slightly translucent. Then add the garlic, tomato paste, and chopped herbs and sauté until the garlic smells sweet (about two minutes). Place the shanks back into the pan along with any juices and add the red wine. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to release all the bits. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Place the lid on top and turn the heat to low and cook for 1-3/4 hours. Remove the lid and simmer for another 1/2 hour to reduce the liquid. The meat should be tender and falling away from the bone. Adjust the seasoning of the sauce with a little salt and add one tablespoon of butter for extra richness and shine.

Ingredients:
2 Lamb shanks
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Medium onion – 1” dice
4 Baby carrots peeled and sliced 1/2” thick
4 Large cloves garlic – roughly chopped
2 Brown cured anchovies (optional)
2 Packed Tbsp Italian parsley finely chopped
1 Tbsp chopped oregano
1 tsp thyme leaves de-stemmed
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp cracked coriander seeds
6 oz red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon / Chianti)
1- 1/2 cups chicken stock
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked pepper
1 Tbsp butter

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PIRCH Social Gathering

What better grill to involve in another social gathering hosted by PIRCH, but the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. Guests were in awe and said, “I get you are grilling, but very fun that we can also socialize!”

Photography Courtesy of Lera Welch

Chef Chris of Luxury Reps and Chef Amanda of PIRCH (San Diego, CA) made an amazing dish of grilled pork belly, polenta and shrimp while entertaining with new homeowners from a Ranch Santa Fe neighborhood. This was a great way to meet new neighbors while also getting ideas on what to include in their outdoor landscaping.