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ALFRESCO™ Gourmet Grills A division of Superior Equipment Solutions, Inc. 3020914 7039 East Slauson Avenue Commerce, CA. 90040 Ph.: (888) 383-8800 Fax: (323) 726-4700 Web: www.alfrescogrills.
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.
(Safety, cont.) When lighting a burner, always pay close attention to what you are doing. Be certain you are depressing the correct igniter button labeled for the burner you intend on using. When using the grill: do not touch the grill rack, burner grate, hood or immediate surrounding area as these areas become extremely hot and could cause burns. Use only the handles and knobs provided for operation of the grill. For proper lighting and performance of the burners keep the ports clean.
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 & 10 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 grill. Briquette tray located over the gas burners GAS CONNECTION—LIQUID PROPANE (LP) NEVER CONNECT THE GRILL TO AN UNREGULATED GAS SUPPLY. Before proceeding, ensure the unit is fitted for LP gas. Connecting to an improper gas type will result in poor performance and increased risk of damage or injury.
The LP gas cylinder must be constructed and marked in accordance with the specifications for LP gas cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The cylinder must be provided with a shut off valve terminating in an LP gas supply cylinder valve outlet specified, as applicable, for connection type QCC1 in the standard for compressed gas cylinder valve outlet and inlet connections ANSI/CGA-V-I.
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.
To connect the regulator / hose assembly follow the next steps: 1. Locate the regulator and gas connection point in the rear right side of your BBQ unit (remove the rear panel from the BBQ cart to gain access - in cart mounted models). 2. Attach a 1/2” FPT x 1/2” MPT (male-to-female) elbow to the regulator (see figure # 3). 3. Fasten the hose connection to a 1/2” MPT x 3/8” COMP (compression flare fitting) connected to the elbow. (see figure # 3).
TO TEST: Make sure all control valves are in the “OFF” position. Apply the soap solution described above to all fittings. Turn the gas supply on. Check all connections from the supply line, or LP cylinder up to and including the manifold pipe assembly. Soap bubbles will appear where a leak is present. If a leak is present, immediately turn off gas supply, tighten any leaking fittings, turn the gas supply back on, and recheck.
Keep your face away from the grill as far as possible and pass a lit, long stem match through the notch in the grill rack to the ports of the burner you are trying to light. When attempting to light a burner with a match, ensure that the correct burner control knob is used. Position the match near the burner ports. Push and turn the control knob to “HI”. Repeat procedure on each burner if necessary. If the burner does not light in 4 seconds turn the knob OFF, wait 5 minutes and try again.
If the burner does not light in 4 seconds, turn knobs to “OFF” and wait 5 minutes to allow any accumulated gas to dissipate before trying again. If the burner will not light after several attempts, then it can be lit with a match 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”.
AIR SHUTTER ADJUSTMENT: A sheet metal cap at the inlet of the burner called the “AIR SHUTTER” regulates the amount of air that enters into the burner for combustion. The air shutter is locked in place by a screw, which must be loosened prior to lighting the burner for adjustment. The air shutter adjustment screws are accessible with a flat screwdriver by removing the burner. Loosen the screw of the air shutter. Reinstall the burner.
ADJUSTMENT STEPS: 1. Follow lighting instructions by setting the control knob on “HI” and allow the burner to preheat for 10 minutes. 2. Turn the control knob to “LOW” and wait for the burner temperature to drop and stabilize. 3. Attempting adjustment at any setting other than LOW can create a dangerous condition. 4. Remove knob by pulling straight away from control panel. 5. Insert a small blade screwdriver into the valve stem Figure # 5 to begin the adjustment. 6.
USING THE GRILL: Grilling requires high heat for searing and proper browning. Most foods are cooked at the “HI” heat setting for the entire cooking time. However, when grilling large pieces of meat or poultry, it may be necessary to turn the heat to a lower setting after the initial browning. This method will cook the food through without burning the outside. Foods cooked for a long time or basted with a sugary marinade may need a lower heat setting near the end of the cooking time.
To assure that an IR burner is lit, very carefully place your hand 8-10 inches away from the burner surface. If you do not feel the heat of the burner, shut off control knob, wait five minutes, and attempt to relight. ROTISSERIE MOTOR: The rotisserie motor is capable of turning up to a 50 Lb. cut of meat or poultry, with a maximum diameter of 12”. The rotisserie motor is an integral part of the grill, mounted on the rear bottom of the unit.
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. As a general rule, foods will cook in less time than they would take on an ordinary grill. By turning food frequently (approximately every 2 minutes), excessive charring is simply avoided.
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 BOIL: Follow instructions for steaming but leave the steaming plate out. Add as much water as necessary to cover the foods being cooked, but never fill the Steamer/Fryer more than halfway. 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.
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.
Bleaches: Most common domestic bleaches & sterilizing solutions contain chlorine in the form of sodium hypochlorite. If used in concentrated form, bleaches can attack the stainless steel, causing pitting of the 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.
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.
Check to make sure that the burners and the drip tray are clean and free from obstructions. Clean if necessary. NOTE: No part of the grill should ever be lined with aluminum foil as it will interfere with airflow and can cause a low heat condition in the firebox and a high heat condition inside the control panel. BURNER BLOWS OUT: First determine if the problem is being caused by location.
Should you need to replace the light bulbs in your Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill, please refer to the following steps : LIGHT COVER REMOVE THE 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. REMOVE THE LIGHT BULB Reach inside the light fixture and remove the light bulb by pulling it straight out of the socket.
FRONT PANEL LED LIGHTING REPLACEMENT: To replace an LED light, simply detach the light assem- bly rail located at the bottom of the bullnose of the front panel of your Alfresco™ Gourmet Grill. As shown below: please refer to the following steps : BULLNOSE FRONT LED RAIL WITH LIGHTS FINGER PUSH THRU EACH SLOT PULL OUT AND DOWN AND DROP OFF FROM PANEL ENSURING TO CAREFULLY PULLOUT LIGHT ASSEMBLY ALONG WITH CABLE PLUG.
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.