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Grill Safety 101: Grill Placement & Fire Safety

Grilling In The Fall On A Memphis

No matter what season it is, grill fires happen. According to the National Fire Protection Association, around 10,200 home fires involve grills each year. To avoid the worst-case scenario, it’s critical to understand proper grill placement and some basic fire safety tips. Where You Place Your Wood Pellet Grill Matters You shouldn’t place your wood pellet grill just anywhere in your yard. To avoid fire and damage to your grill, here are some placement tips to remember: Give your grill a good foundation. Your grill should have a firm foundation such as a concrete or brick slab. Make sure it isn’t placed directly on grass or other organic material. If sparks fly, this material could ignite. Ensure your grill has space. Don’t place your grill…

What Is a Wood Pellet?

100% natural wood fire grill pellets

Grillers are looking for better alternatives to gas and charcoal. That’s why wood pellet grill use is steadily growing. Although current pellet grill ownership is only at 3%, 11% of prospective buyers plan to purchase one in the coming year. Wood pellet grills use versatile and sustainable fuel: the wood pellet. What Is a Wood Pellet? A wood pellet is a ¼ inch or smaller piece of hardwood. They’re made using recycled materials such as wood shavings and sawdust and burn just like regular firewood. How Does a Wood Pellet Work? The pellets start their cooking journey in a storage container connected to the grill, known as the hopper. Once loaded, pellets venture into the cooking chamber via the grill’s auger. As the heat increases,…

Next-Level Grilling: Must-Have Features You Need in Your Outdoor Kitchen

Coquitlam Garden With Memphis Grills
An outdoor kitchen space takes the comforts of your indoor kitchen outdoors and creates a space for you and your family to enjoy year-round. As you design your dream outdoor space, consider this: there’s so much more available to you than a simple cooking area. 5 Must-Have Features for the Complete Outdoor Kitchen Space What does the average spend, $13,000, on an outdoor kitchen get you? Most homeowners creating the perfect outdoor kitchen space aren’t skimping. Here are the must-have features in their design: Multiple cooking surfaces: Multiple cooking surfaces mean more space for preparing your favorite meals. This includes additional burners on the outdoor stove, warming racks and even rotisseries. Some grills, such as our wood pellet grill, allow you to bake, smoke and...

Homeowners Are Craving Luxurious Outdoor Kitchens

Memphis Pellet Grill Outdoor Kitchen
It’s summertime and more homeowners are looking for ways to take indoor living into the great outdoors. Even though seven out of ten adults within the U.S. already own a grill or smoker, some homeowners are taking it to the next level by building a luxurious outdoor kitchen around it. Outdoor Kitchens Are Growing in Popularity According to the most recent Home Design Trends Survey provided by the American Institute of Architects, outdoor cooking spaces are topping the list of most wanted kitchen features for the second year in a row. Why do homeowners crave an outdoor kitchen space? An outdoor kitchen provides all the comforts of an indoor space with the opportunity to grill and enjoy favorite dishes in the fresh air year-round. Plus,...

Fourth of July Grilling Favorites

Darlene's Apple Pie
Fourth of July—the red, white and blue middle of summer. What could be more perfect than celebrating with friends and family while enjoying a perfectly cooked meal on your American-made Memphis Wood Fire Grill? We’ve put together a great summer menu that celebrates America, being together and backyard foods at their finest. All Your Summer Favorites With the versatility of your Memphis Grill, you can update beloved menu standards with a fresh and delicious spin that people will rave about for years. Memphis gives you a one-stop outdoor workstation where you can smoke, grill, roast and bake everything to perfection. Our carefully designed features and Wi-Fi control capability make backyard hosting a snap. A Meal Worthy of Fireworks In selecting these favorites, we made it...

Dads & Grilling: The Perfect Combo for Father’s Day

Basted Mushroom on Memphis Grill
No accessory says “Dad” more than a grill. Since the beginning of modern-day barbecuing, dads and grilling have been synonymous. Like a caped superhero, we celebrate the aproned American Father, spatula in one hand, tongs in the other, ready to provide truth, justice and the American Buffet! The Best of the Best When Dad steps up to his Memphis Wood Fire Grill, he knows he’s using the finest grilling machine American engineering has ever devised. We make it easy for Dad on his special day. With our unparalleled grilling, smoking and baking features, he knows the meal will come out perfect. With our unlimited remote cooking control, Dad can have a cold one and enjoy his day until the mouth-watering smorgasbord is ready to serve....

Where’s the Beets? Grilling Is About More Than Meat

Grilling Veggies With Pellet Grill
Let’s be honest, you probably didn’t buy your Memphis Wood Fire Grill to up your salad game. Most people associate our grills with delicious steaks, low-n-slow smoked brisket, roasted chicken, tender and juicy ribs and 1,001 ways to please a ravenous bunch of carnivores. We would never deny that our grills are uniquely capable when it comes to making perfect beef, pork, poultry, seafood and more. But that doesn’t mean that your Memphis isn’t also a powerful tool when it comes to the preparation of delicious vegetables. In honor of the countless farmers' markets ramping up to their glorious summer peaks, here is a look at some of the meatless dishes your Memphis can create. Flavor Is Sprouting Up Everywhere Whether you are looking to...

The Freedom to Grill, Smoke, Sear and Bake

Triple Berry Pie Recipe
The backyard barbecue is hard to beat in terms of classic 4th of July traditions. While fireworks might take the top spot for some, gathering together with friends and family for some outdoor cooking is our favorite way to celebrate Independence Day. Hot dogs and burgers are always welcome, but with your Memphis Wood Fire Grill, you should feel free to kick it up a notch this 4th of July. Perfect for Entertaining One of the best things about a Memphis Grill is that it allows you more freedom to interact with your guests while you cook. With a traditional grill or smoker, you are taking a chance every time you turn your back on what’s cooking. Thanks to our Intelligent Temperature Control System and...

Graduate to the Next Level of Outdoor Cooking!

The last few months of the school year are winding down. For some, it means the end of one chapter of life and the beginning of the next. High school and college graduations are important milestones. Many people take the opportunity to gather family and friends to celebrate these achievements. While graduation parties are (hopefully) a lot of fun, they can also be stressful. Feeding a large crowd takes preparation. It can also be shockingly expensive. With the help of your Memphis Wood Fire Grill, you can please your guests without having to break the bank. Oh, The Dishes You’ll Prepare! Here are a few recipes that can help you pull off the perfect graduation gala. Smokey Meatball Appetizer Meatballs are excellent for entertaining. There’s...

A Day at the Park: Picnicking With Your Memphis Grill

It’s April, and the Farmer’s Almanac assures us that winter has to let go one of these days. Green grass, sunshine and all-around beautiful days will soon be here. That means picnic season is upon us. Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill can help you whip up a picnic basket that will impress more than just the ants. Grilling, Smoking and Baking for Your Picnic Some recipes are better than others when it comes to packing the perfect picnic basket. It’s hard to beat a rack of ribs or smoked pork chops when you’re able to eat them hot at the table. Those dishes are a little less perfect when sitting on a blanket with your family. What you need are recipes that can travel well,...

The Perfect Easter Feast Made On Your Memphis Grill

Smoked Easter Ham on Pellet Grill
Right off the bat, it is important to answer the most important question about the Easter holiday: When is Easter this year, anyhow? In 2019, Easter Sunday falls on April 21. The second most important question is how to best celebrate this holiday with the people you care most about. In our opinion, food brings out the best in all of usand is one of the easiest ways to bring everyone together at the same table for good conversation. When it comes to creating the perfect Easter feast for your family or friends, we highly recommend pulling out your Memphis Wood Fire Grill and letting it work its magic for a truly transformational experience. Ease Your Cooking Woes With Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill Preparing...

Get Ready, Get Set, Grill! Spring Cleaning at its Best

The official start of spring is upon us. Piles of snow are melting away under the power of glorious sunshine. While winter may very well have another gasp or two in it, the time has come to get ready for a new season. That means dealing with the grime and clutter that tends to build up during cold weather. When it comes to spring cleaning, don’t forget your Memphis Wood Fire Grill and your outdoor cooking space! Getting the Most Out of Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill As with most tools, your Memphis Wood Fire Grill works better when it is properly maintained. That means regular cleaning, including a thorough cleaning at least once a year. Spring is the perfect time to make sure your…

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