ALFRESCO™ Gourmet Grills A division of Superior Equipment Solutions, Inc. 3020914 1085 Bixby Avenue City of Industry, CA. 91745 Ph.: (888) 383-8800 Fax: (323) 726-4700 Web: www.alfrescogrills.com GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: ! DANGER IF YOU SMELL GAS: 1. 2. 3. 4. SHUT OFF GAS TO THE APPLIANCE EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN FLAME. OPEN LID. IF ODOR CONTINUES, KEEP AWAY FROM THE APPLIANCE AND IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR GAS SUPPLIER AND OR FIRE DEPARTMENT. ! DANGER S’IL Y A UNE ODEUR DE GAZ: 1. 2. 3. 4.
F AVERTISSEMENT H AVERTISSEMENT PIÈCES ÉLECTRIQUES ET COMPOSANTS. GAZ INFLAMMABLE DÉBRANCHER TOUS LES BLOCS D'ALIMENTATION ET LES PILES AVANT DE LES RÉPARER. DÉBRANCHER TOUS LES GAZ PROPANE OU GAZ NATUREL DE CET APPAREIL AVANT DE PROCÉDER À L'ENTRETIEN. TESTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH: ANSI Z21.58b-2012 / CSA 1.6b-2012 The Standard for Outdoor Cooking Gas Appliances. Installation of this cooking appliance must be made in accordace with local codes.
READ THIS CARE AND USE MANUAL CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE USING YOUR GRILL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, BURN HAZARD OR OTHER INJURY. KEEP THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. When properly cared for, your Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill will give safe, reliable service for many years. However, extreme care must be used since the grill produces intense heat, which can increase accident potential.
• For proper lighting and performance of the burners keep the ports clean. It is necessary to clean them periodically for Optimum performance. The burners will only operate in one position and must mounted correctly for safe operation. • Clean the grill with caution. Avoid steam burns; do not use a wet sponge or cloth to clean the grill while it is hot. Some cleaners produce noxious fumes or can ignite when applied to a hot surface.
LOCATING AND ASSEMBLING THE GRILL: When determining a suitable location for your grill, take into account concerns such as exposure to wind, rain, sprinklers, proximity to traffic paths and keeping any gas supply line runs as short as possible. Locate the grill only in a well-ventilated area. Never locate the grill in a building, garage, breezeway, shed or other such enclosed areas without an approved ventilation system. Never locate the grill over, under or next to unprotected combustible construction.
FREE STANDING MODELS: Complete the following steps: 1. Remove all packaging materials. 2. Ensure that the burners are positioned correctly on their orifices, and are fully seated onto their supports. 3. Position the briquette trays onto their support ledge. 4. Make the connection to the gas regulator according to the instructions on pages 8 through 11 for your gas type. 5. Allow a minimum of 3” clearance around all sides of grill cart for proper air movement. 6.
BRIQUETTE TRAY INSTALLATION: Remove top grills. Briquette trays located over the gas burners GAS CONNECTIONS: NEVER CONNECT THE GRILL TO AN UNREGULATED GAS SUPPLY. Total gas consumption (BTUH) with all burners set on “HI” is a follows: LIQUID PROPANE (LP): MODEL: ALXE-30SZ ALXE-36SZ ALXE-42SZ ALXE-56SZ ALXE-56BFG LP GAS 63,100 82,000 84,200 122,000 116,900 NG GAS 64,200 85,800 88,200 124,000 122,900 Before proceeding, ensure the unit is fitted for LP gas.
LP GAS CONNECTION TO LP TANKS: Your Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill for use with LP gas comes equipped with its own regulator, which MUST NOT be removed. There is also a secondary high capacity, hose/regulator assembly for connection to a standard 20 Lb. LP cylinder. The LP gas pressure regulator and hose supplied with this unit must be used without alteration. If this assembly needs to be replaced use only the type specified by Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill for this appliance.
! CAUTION ! WARNING CYLINDERS MUST BE STORED OUTDOORS IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. YOUR ALFRESCO™ GOURMET GRILL’S PRESSURE REGULATOR HAS A MAXIMUM INPUT PRESSURE OF 14” WC. (OR APPROX. .5 PSI) , AND A SAFETY LIMIT OF 69” WC. (2.5 PSI). DISCONNECTED LP CYLINDERS MUST HAVE THREADED VALVE PLUGS TIGHTLY INSTALLED, AND MUST NOT BE STORED IN A BUILDING, GARAGE OR ANY OTHER ENCLOSED AREA. THE GAS MUST BE TURNED OFF AT THE SUPPLY CYLINDER WHEN THE UNIT IS NOT IN USE.
NOTE: To ensure proper heating performance of this appliance, verify that the gas line supply pressure is adequate (7.0” W.C. supply pressure is preferred) to maintain 4.5” W.C. manifold pressure. Use a minimum 1/2” ID flex hose to prevent gas starvation. NATURAL GAS CONNECTION: Ensure that the service pipe supplying the Grill is fitted with a shut off valve conveniently positioned and easily accessible as an emergency gas shutoff.
LEAK TESTING: GENERAL: Although all gas connections on your Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill are leak tested at the factory prior to shipment, a complete gas tightness check must be performed at the installation site due to possible mishandling in shipment, or excessive pressure unknowingly being applied to the unit. Periodically check the whole system for leaks, or immediately check if the smell of gas is detected. BEFORE TESTING: • Do not smoke while leak testing. • Never leak test with an open flame.
! WARNING ! WARNING HOOD MUST BE OPEN WHEN LIGHTING THE GRILL. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LIGHT THE GRILL IF THE ODOR OF GAS IS PRESENT. HOOD SHOULD NOT BE CLOSED FOR LONG PERIODS WHEN IR BURNERS ARE IN USE. ! AVERTISSEMENT ! AVERTISSEMENT LE CAPOT DOIT ÊTRE OUVERT LORSQUE L'ALLUMAGE DE LA HOTTE DU GRIL. N'ESSAYEZ PAS D'ALLUMER LE GRIL SI L'ODEUR DE GAZ EST PRÉSENTE. NE DOIT PAS ÊTRE FERMÉ PENDANT DE LONGUES PÉRIODES LORSQUE DES BRÛLEURS IR SONT UTILISÉS.
PUSH TO IGNITE REAR BURNER: Repeat the same operation as explained on the front burner but using the side burner left hand control knob. If either burner does not light within 4 seconds, turn knob to “OFF” and wait 5 minutes to allow any accumulated gas to dissipate before trying again. PUSH & TURN TO “MAX” NOTE: To ensure proper spark ignition, do not change the gap between the electrode wires and the burners. The optimum gap is preset at the factory between 1/8” and 3/16”.
BURNER ADJUSTMENTS: NOTE: Alfresco grills are available with both U-burners and IR burners. The following instructions apply only to the U-burners. IR burners do not require adjustment and need only be checked visually for proper performance. On high, an IR burner should glow red evenly over its entire surface.
Flames should be blue and stable with no yellow tips, excessive noise or lifting. SET-SCREW AIR SHUTTER ADJUSTMENT CUP 1” MAXIMUM 3 /8” MAXIMUM U-BURNER FLAME SIZE Figure # 4 LOW HEAT SETTING ADJUSTMENT: NOTE: THE LOW HEAT SETTING ON YOUR GRILL IS PRESET AT THE FACTORY. ADJUST ONLY IF ALTITUDE OR ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ARE CAUSING POOR, LOW HEAT, PERFORMANCE. ! WARNING NEVER ADJUST THE BURNER SO LOW THAT IT MAY GO OUT DURING USE. DO NOT OPERATE THE GRILL WITH THE LOW HEAT SCREW REMOVED.
OPERATING THE GRILL: Figure # 6 U-BURNERS: Each U-burner is rated at 27,500 BTU. (See figure # 6). The grill burners encompass the entire cooking area and are side ported to minimize blockage from falling grease and debris. Above the burners there are stainless steel briquette trays with ceramic briquettes. The briquette tray is a fundamental part for the performance of the grill. Do not cook on the grill without them.
NOTE: The hot grill sears the food, sealing in the juices. Proper preheating browns the meat and produces darker sear marks. Place the food on the grill and sear both sides as recommended on the “Infrared Grilling Tips” section on page 19. DO NOT leave the grill unattended while cooking. ROTISSERIE BURNERS: Your Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill is capable of performing back burner rotisserie cooking.
ROTISSERIE GENERAL COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: As a general rule, rotisserie cooking will take 15 ~ 20 minutes per pound of meat. Keep the hood closed as much as possible to improve performance. INFRARED GRILLING TIPS: Even for an experienced chef, infrared cooking can, at first, present a bit of a challenge. By following these simple tips, you will soon be producing juicier, more flavorful foods than you have ever experienced before.
One tray of wood chips will usually last about one hour. During extended grilling, chips may need to be added several times. Pull the drawer only partially out of the grill to add chips while in use. Never remove the hot smoker tray completely from the grill. To improve smoke performance, keep the hood closed as much as possible while food is grilling. NOTE: If not thoroughly soaked, the wood chips will flare up during grilling.
TO FRY: 1. Remove the right grate and place the Steamer/Fryer into the grill as shown above. 2. Fill the Steamer/Fryer no more than one-third full with oil. Be careful not to spill oil onto the burner as damage and / or fire will result. 3. Follow lighting instructions on page 12. Allow grill to preheat for no more than three minutes, then reduce heat to no more than medium. Use an appropriate thermometer to bring oil to proper frying temperature, usually between 350 °F ~ 375 °F. 4.
STAINLESS STEEL CARE: Stainless Steel is widely used for catering and residential kitchen equipment because of its strength, its ability to resist corrosion and its ease of cleaning. In fact, stainless steel ranks alongside glass and new china in terms of “ease of cleaning” and in percentage removal of bacteria during washing. As a result of these virtues, the metal is often taken for granted and it is assumed that no problems will arise during its usage.
surface. They should always be used to the strengths prescribed by the manufacturer and should be thoroughly rinsed off with clean water immediately after use. All cleaning agents containing hypochlorite are unsuitable for long term contact with stainless steel and, even when used in the highly diluted form, they can produce pitting under certain conditions. Foodstuffs: In general stainless steel is fully resistant to all foodstuffs in common use.
U-BURNER CLEANING: Clean the exterior of the burner with a brass wire brush. Clear any stubborn scale with a metal scraper. Clear any clogged ports with a thin wire. Never use a wooden toothpick as it may break off and clog the port. Shake out any debris through the air shutter. Use a flashlight to inspect the burner inlet to ensure it is not blocked, if obstructions can be seen, use a stiff wire to clean out the burner throat.
TROUBLESHOOTING: BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE: If your ALFRESCO™ Gourmet Grill does not function properly use the following checklist before contacting your dealer for service. You may save the cost of a service call and the inconvenience of being without your grill. Additional troubleshooting tips can be found on our website at www.alfrescogrills.com. SPIDER AND INSECT WARNING: Spiders and insects can nest in the burners of this or any other grill, and cause the gas to flow from the front of the burner.
BURNER BLOWS OUT: First determine if the problem is being caused by location. If location is subject to high winds, reposition grill to provide some protection by placing the back of the grill toward the wind. Check the gas supply and flame characteristic according to the procedure under Low / Insufficient Heat. Check to ensure that burners are correctly positioned in the grill according to the procedure on page 5. Correctly installed burners should be seated firmly with no side-to-side movement.
INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT: Should you need to replace the light bulbs in your ing steps : Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill, please refer to the follow- REMOVE THE LIGHT COVER LIGHT COVER The light covers are supported by a spring mechanism on the light fixture. Simply pry open the light cover from the left or right sides by hand only. DO NOT USE ANY TOOLS as you might chip the tempered glass cover.
FRONT PANEL LED LIGHTING REPLACEMENT: To replace an LED light, simply detach the light assembly rail located at the under the bullnose of the front control panel of your Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill. BULLNOSE FRONT FINGER PUSH THRU EACH SLOT STEPS: 1. Pull Out (SNAP OUT) and Down. 2. Drop of the panel carefully ensuring the LED panel comes down with the electrical plug connector on the left side. 3.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT CLEANING AND STORAGE CONSIDERATIONS: In order to maintain your grill in clean working order, it will be necessary, under certain conditions, to take additional precautions: • • • If your gill is located in a coastal area, it will be exposed to salty air which is corrosive.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE WARRANTY SERVICE ONLY: VISIT US ON THE WEB AT: www.alfrescogrills.com OR CALL US AT (866) 203-5607 Please provide: • • • • Model Number & Serial Number: • Grills - Located under the drip pan. • Refrigerators - Located inside on the upper left corner. Gas Type Date of installation A brief description of the problem.
Alfresco ™ Gourmet Grills Limited Warranty GRILLS (Residential use only) LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY Alfresco will repair or replace any stainless steel part including all fabricated stainless steel components, stainless steel burners and standard round grill grates (excluding what is covered in the Five Year Limited Warranty) to be defective from workmanship and when subjected to normal residential use and service.