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Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ Elements

Caliber’s featured dealer, Brown Jordan, received quite the buzz during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for it’s Outdoor Kitchens’ Elements by designer/architect, Daniel Germani. Within this design they include and highlight the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill. See why this new design is receiving such accolades. Design Milk is drawn to the “13 Bold Colors That Will Take Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen up a Level” and click here for the full story. In Kitchen and Bath Business (KBB), see why editor Chelsea Butler also choose this design as one of her top picks during KBIS in this article.

Metropolis Magazine loves how designers and manufacturers are collaborating to create bright ideas. “In a new line for Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, designer Daniel Germani discards cookout clichés in favor of candy-bright finishes and a furniture-like frame. (For traditionalists, a stainless-steel option without the powder-coat finish is also available.) The modular units offer integrated handles, drawers, and pass-through cabinets.”

To see more on Brown Jordan’s Outdoor Kitchen Elements featuring the Caliber grill, click on the video above.

To see why this design caught Interior Design’s eye at KBIS and was one of their Best of Year 2020 designs, click here.

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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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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.

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Win a Caliber Pro Kamado in Sam’s Holiday Giveaway – Winner Announced

San Diego, CA (December 2020) – 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, stainless steel shelves and cart, blaze basket, 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 subscribe to his youtube channel and enter by tagging your post #samsgiving2020 by midnight on December 20, 2020. Winners will be announced in 2021. Here’s more information on SamsGiving2020: https://youtu.be/2kz_QY_XI7E?t=877

Ivan Vazquez is the lucky winner of the Caliber Pro Kamado in this year’s #SamsGiving2020.

See Sam’s announcement of the winner in this video by clicking here.

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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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Chef Vaughn on the Caliber Pro Kamado

Watch Chef Vaughn of Anvil Appliances in Utah smoke and sear carne asada on the Caliber Pro Kamado. He makes a delicious rub for the carne asada using these ingredients: four garlic cloves minced, two Jalapeno’s minced, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, two limes – juiced, one orange – juiced, two Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup avocado oil.

Chef Vaughn also adds soaked apple chips to the kamado to create a unique smoky flavor. For the full video, click here or on the video below. And, contact Anvil Appliances Salt Lake City Design Center location if you want to test drive a Caliber Appliance with Chef Vaughn.