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LTR20081044, Rev. A
This manual applies to the following equipment:
2 burner grill
3 burner grill
4 burner grill
4 burner convection grill
5 burner grill
5 burner convection grill
Standard single flat side
Deluxe single side burner
Deluxe double side burner
Standard side by side burner
Deluxe double side by side
Two burner cart
Three burner cart
Three burner cart with double
side burner
Four burner cart
BBQ08CR4000DSCU Four burner convection cart
with double side burner
Four burner convection cart
BBQ08CR5000DSCU Five burner convection cart
with double side burner
If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
This appliance is for OUTDOOR USE
Copyright 2008 Lloyds Material Supply, Inc. All rights reserved. Duplication without written consent is strictly prohibited.
Cal Spas™ and Cal Flame™ are registered trademarks.
Due to continuous improvement programs, all models, operation, and/or specifications are subject to change without
prior notice.
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Installation / Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cabinet Cut-out Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leak Testing Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Liquid Propane Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Grills in Barbecue Islands . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Rotisserie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Side Burners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating Your Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Grill Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Lighting the Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Basic Grill Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Cooking with the Rotisserie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Cooking with a Side Burner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cooking with a Convection Grill . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Light and Fan Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Drip Pan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care of Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Covering Your Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After Use Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Light Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing and Replacing Infrared Burners . .
Replacement Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Location of Serial Number Plate . . . . . . . . . . .
Grill Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cal Spas Customer Service Department
1462 East Ninth Street
Pomona, CA 91766.
Toll Free: 1-909-623-8781
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Safety Instructions
Safety Instructions
WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause
injury or property damage. Read the installation, operating and maintenance instructions
thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment.
Placement and Location
Cal Flame™ grills are designed for outdoor use
Never locate this appliance in an enclosed room,
under a sealed overhead structure, or in any type of
enclosed area such as a garage, shed, or breezeway. Keep clear of trees and shrubs.
Do not place this grill under or near windows or vents
that can be opened into your home.
Cal Flame™ grills are not intended for installation in
or on recreational vehicles or boats.
Maintain sufficient distance as to not overheat any
overhead combustible material such as a patio cover.
The area surrounding your new grill should be kept
clean and free from flammable liquids and other combustible materials such as mops, rags or brooms, as
well as solvents, cleaning fluids, and gasoline.
Do not use the grill, grill cabinet, or area surrounding
the grill as a storage area for flammable or plastic
items. Do not store liquid propane (LP) cylinders in
the vicinity of this or any other appliance when it is
not being used.
Before installing built in grills in enclosures, copy all
product information such as model number, serial
number and type of fuel and store information in a
safe place. This information is located on a plate located behind the grill and is visible when the hood is
lowered or on the right side of the chassis. There is
an area on the back cover of this manual where you
can write down this information.
Your Cal Flame™ grill must be plugged into a permanent, grounded 220V outlet with a dedicated 15A
RCD breaker.
Do not use an extension cord to supply power to
your Cal Flame™ grill. Such use may result in fire,
electrical shock or other personal injury. Do not install a fuse in the neutral or ground circuit. A fuse in
the neutral or ground circuit may result in an electrical shock hazard. Do not ground this appliance to a
gas supply pipe or hot water pipe. Keep any electri-
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Read all instructions before
you operate your grill.
cal supply cords and the fuel supply hose away from
any heated surfaces.
To prevent fire and smoke damage, remove all packaging material before operating grill.
Before you start cooking, clean the entire grill thoroughly with hot, soapy water. This is necessary to
remove residual solvents, oil and grease used in the
manufacturing process. The grates should also be
thoroughly cleaned in the same manner.
Do not use grill for other than intended use.
In the event that a burner goes out, turn burner
knobs to the full OFF position, fully open the grill
hood and let it air out. Do not attempt to use the grill
until the gas has had time to dissipate.
Never use the grill if the drip pan is not properly installed. Drip pan should be pushed all the way to the
rack located just under the grill. Fire or explosion
can result from an improperly installed drip pan.
Keep all electrical supply cords and the rotisserie
motor cord away from the heated areas of the grill.
What To Do If You Smell Gas
• 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 or your fire department.
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Safety Instructions
Never use the grill or side burner in windy conditions.
If used in a consistently windy area a windbreak will
be required. Always adhere to the specified clearances listed in this manual.
Never line the grill or side burners with aluminum
Do not install or operate your grill unit in such a manner that the cross ventilation openings are blocked.
Fresh air must be able to pass though installed
vents to safeguard against residual gas accumulation. Failure to allow proper ventilation may cause
fire or explosion.
When handling gas line and connectors, do not allow them to come in contact with any metal surfaces
of the grill or cabinet. Do not drop connectors.
Do not use fuel such as charcoal briquettes in gas
Gas sources to the grill and side burners must be
regulated. Do not operate grill or side burners if
regulators have been removed, fire or explosion can
Never leave the grill and side burners unattended
when in use. When using pots and pans, boil-overs
will cause smoking and greasy boil-overs may ignite.
Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a
flaming pan. Turn the appliance off and smother the
flaming pan with a tight-fitting lid, a cookie sheet or
a flat tray. For flaming grease outside of the pan,
smother it with baking soda or use a dry chemical or
foam-type fire extinguisher.
Never allow clothing, pot holders or other flammable
materials come in contact with or be close to any
grate, burner or hot surface until it has fully cooled.
Never wear loose fitting or hanging garments while
using your grill. Fabric may ignite and result in personal injury.
When using the grill, do not touch the grill rack,
burner grate, or immediate surroundings as these
areas become extremely hot and can cause burns.
Use handles or knobs.
Only use dry pot holders and do not use a towel or
other bulky cloth in place of pot holders. Moist or
damp pot holders used on hot surfaces can cause
Do not heat any unopened glass or metal container
of food on the grill. Pressure may build up and cause
the container to burst, possibly resulting in serious
personal injury or damage to the grill.
Do not reach over your grill or any other surfaces
when hot or in use.
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Maintenance and Repair
Spiders and other insects can nest in the burners of
the grill and block the gas and airflow to the burner
ports. This creates a dangerous condition that can
result in a fire behind the valve panel. Inspect and
clean the burners periodically and follow the guidelines in the Cleaning and Maintenance section of
this manual.
Unless specifically recommended in this manual, do
not repair or replace any part of the grill. A qualified
technician should perform all service. Any repairs
made by a non-Cal Flame approved dealer technician will void your warranty.
When your gas grill is not in use, turn off the gas at
the supply valve.
Storage of a grill indoors is permissible only if the
gas supply is disconnected.
Precautions Regarding Children
Never leave children unattended in the area where
the grill is being used. Close supervision of children
is necessary when any appliance is use near children.
Do not store items of interest to children around or
below the grill.
Never allow children to sit or stand on any part of
the grill.
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Installation / Assembly
Installation / Assembly
Most cities and counties require permits for exterior construction and electrical circuits. In addition, some communities have codes requiring residential barriers such
as fencing and/or self-closing gates on property to prevent unsupervised access to the property by children
under the age of five. Your dealer can provide information on which permits may be required and how to obtain
them prior to the delivery of your equipment.
We recommend the installation, adjustment and service
of your new grill be performed by qualified installers and
service technicians to ensure proper operation and prevent accidents.
When planning your Cal Flame™ grill location, access to
gas lines and power source should be considered. The
location with the shortest gas line run is recommended.
A grounded, dedicated, 220V 15A RCD power source is
required for use of your appliances.
When determining a suitable location, consider factors
such as exposure to wind, proximity to traffic paths, and
windows that open into the home.
Locate barbecue grills only in well-ventilated areas
and only on solid, flat foundations (e.g. deck or cement
IMPORTANT: Cal Flame™ grills are manufactured to operate on liquid propane (LP) gas and cannot be converted. To verify the grill’s operating fuel, check the serial number label in the back of the chassis as you are
looking at the grill from the front. LP will be marked on the operating tab, indicating the proper operating fuel.
Attempting to convert Cal Flame™ grills from one fuel to another may result in serious injury and will void the
warranty coverage.
Always check the rating plate to make sure the gas supply you are hooking up to is the gas type the grill is manufactured for.
Cabinet Cut-out Dimensions
Your Cal Flame™ grill is designed for easy installation into a non-combustible enclosure. The supporting deck or
counter must be flat and level. When determining the final location of your grill, adequate cross ventilation must be
present to prevent gas from being trapped in the event of a leak.
The drawings at right shows the cabinet cut-out dimensions for gas grills and the side burner.
Model Number
2 Burner Grill
59.1 cm
59.1 cm
23.5 cm
3 Burner Grill
59.1 cm
59.1 cm
23.5 cm
4 Burner Grill
78.1 cm
56.5 cm
23.5 cm
5 Burner Grill
97.2 cm
56.5 cm
23.5 cm
Deluxe Single
Side Burner
30.8 cm
55.2 cm
18.4 cm
Deluxe Double
Side Burner
31.5 cm
55.3 cm
18.4 cm
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Cut-out for barbecues, side burners and
slide-in accessories
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Installation / Assembly
Model Number Description
Drop In Standard Side
29.2 cm 45.1 cm
7.0 cm
Standard Side by Side
61.6 cm
50.2 cm
10.8 cm
Deluxe Side by Side
64.1 cm
18.4 cm
Cut-out for drop in accessories
Leak Testing Procedure
Perform a leak test at least once a year whether the gas supply has been disconnected or not. In addition, whenever
the gas supply is connected to the regulator or whenever any part of the gas system is disconnected or replaced,
perform a leak test.
As a safety precaution, remember to always leak test
your grill outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Never
smoke or permit sources of ignition in the area while
doing a leak test. Do not use a flame, such as a lighted
match to test for leaks. Use a solution of soapy water.
1. Prepare a leak testing solution of soapy water by
mixing in a spray bottle one part liquid soap to one
part water.
If you are unable to stop a leak:
1. Turn all control knobs back to the full OFF position.
Shut off the gas supply to the grill and release
pressure in the hose and manifold by pushing in
and turning any of the control valves one quarter
turn counter-clockwise.
2. Make sure all the control knobs are in the OFF position.
3. Call an authorized gas appliance service technician.
3. Turn on the gas. Turn the gas supply valve counter
clockwise one turn to open.
Do not use the appliance until the leak is corrected.
4. Apply the leak-testing solution by spraying it on
joints of the gas delivery system. Blowing bubbles
in the soap solution indicates that a leak is present.
5. Stop a leak by tightening the loose joint or by replacing the faulty part with a replacement part recommended by the manufacturer.
6. Turn all control knobs back to the full OFF position.
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Liquid Propane Gas
Tank Requirements
For plumbed-in LP installation, use a convertible regulator and set it for LP gas.
Maximum line pressure for plumbed-in propane is 14”
WC (3.5 kPa). Minimum line pressure for propane is
11” WC.
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The grill unit must be used with the gas pressure regulator. The regulator will control and maintain a uniform gas
pressure in the manifold. The burner orifices have been
sized for the gas pressure delivered by the regulator.
WARNING: Attempting to operate the grill unit without
the gas regulator installed could cause an explosion and
possible death.
LP Gas Hook Up
An enclosure for an LP gas cylinder shall be vented by
openings at the level of the cylinder valve and at floor
level. The effectiveness of the openings for purposes of
ventilation shall be determined with the LP-gas supply
cylinder in place. This shall be accomplished in one of
the following manners:
1. One side of the enclosure shall be completely
2. Enclosures that have four sides, complete with a top
and bottom:
a. At least two ventilation openings at cylinder
valve level shall be provided in the sidewall,
equally sized, spaced at 180º (3.14 rad), and
unobstructed. Each opening shall have a total free area of not less than 7.1 cm²/kg (one
square inch per pound) of stored fuel capacity,
and not less than a total free area of 64.5 cm²
(10 square inches).
b. Ventilation openings shall be provided at floor
level and shall have a total free area of not less
than 7.1 cm²/kg (one square inch per pound)
of stored fuel capacity and not less than a to-
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tal free area of 64.5cm² (10 square inches). If
ventilation openings at floor level are in a sidewall, there shall be at least two openings. The
bottom of the openings shall be at floor level
and the upper edge no more than 127 mm (5
inches) above the floor. The openings shall be
equally sized, spaced at 180º (3.14 rad) and unobstructed.
c. Every opening shall have minimum dimensions
so as to permit the entrance of a 3.2 mm (1/8
inch) diameter rod.
Transporting and Storing LP Gas
Transport only one cylinder at a time. Ensure the cylinder
is secured in an upright position with the control valve
turned off and the dust cap in place. Store cylinders outdoors and out of reach of children. Do not store cylinders
in a building, garage, or any other enclosed area.
Installing the Transformer
All grills with electrical components such as lights or a
convection fan will require the transformer to be installed
and plugged in before you can use it. This needs to be
done before the grill is inserted in the barbecue island.
When the transformer is attached to the grill chassis,
use care in placing the grill in the island cutout to avoid
hitting the transformer.
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1. Remove the transformer and the metal screws from the plastic bag.
2. Place the grill on a sturdy surface and tilt it back to show the underside of the grill.
3. Using the metal screws, attach the transformer to the left side of the grill near the internal electrical connection.
Attach the metal plate to the outside surface of the grill as shown in the figure below.
4. When you have firmly tightened the screws and nuts, connect the plug from the transformer to the grill. Screw
on the stainless steel retainer.
Installing Grills in Barbecue Islands
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You will need a second person to help you to avoid
damaging the grill, the transformer, or your barbecue island.
Before installing a grill or side burner in any island or cut
out, make sure that the opening is not bigger than the
outside frame of the grill unit. The grill should rest on
the lip of the frame. For drop-in accessories, adequate
cross ventilation must be designed into enclosure to ensure the drop-in grill or side burner does not become
Installing the Rotisserie
Attach the two brackets to the sides of the grill, one on
each side, using two screws as shown below.
Slide the rotis motor on one of the brackets as shown below. The rotis motor will work on either side of the grill.
Remove the metal cap protecting the outlet that provides
Pay careful attention to the location of gas lines. Gas
lines should be routed away from sources of heat and
should make as few bends as possible.
Check to see if gas line connections will be accessible
when grill is installed.
If gas line connections are not easily accessible
when the grill is installed, support the grill above
counter level and attach the gas lines to the grill.
When the gas connections are made, slide the grill
into the cut out.
If gas line connections are accessible when the grill
is installed, slide the grill into the cut out and then
attach the gas lines.
Be very careful not to kink gas lines when lowering the
grill or side burner into the cut out.
power for the rotis motor. Plug in the motor cord and
screw on the retainer nut to keep the plug in place.
Keep your fingers away from where the grill will be supported on counter. Your fingers could become trapped
and serious injury could occur.
Check to make sure the grill is level and is supported
around the entire outside edge. If the grill is not level or
is unstable, use non-combustible shims under the outside lip to stabilize it.
Perform the leak test procedure as described earlier in
this manual.
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Installing Side Burners
1. Assemble a 9.5 mm pipe nipple to the 9.5 mm pipe tee using Teflon tape or pipe sealant. Use only sealant that
is approved for use on LP gas.
2. Install the pipe tee assembly to the grill intake pipe. Tighten assembly and align the branch opening of the tee
with the hole of the cabinet.
3. Connect the flexible hose (male end) to the pipe tee.
4. Install and secure the side burner into the island by simply setting it in place.
5. Connect the female end of the flexible hose to the side burner intake pipe.
6. Connect gas supply to the grill.
7. Check for gas leaks using soap water solution.
Items included with barbecue
1) One 9.5 mm "T" adapter
2) Two 9.5 mm hose fittings
Regulator is NOT included with barbecue.
"T" Adapter (9.5 mm threaded)
To grill, located
underneath and
behind grill
From Grill
Open barbecue door. Install flexible hose with regulator to
gas source, then connect other end to "T" adapter.
Make sure to use gas rated tape seal when installing
adapter to insure proper seal.
To side burner, located
underneath behind burner.
From Side Burner
9.5 mm fittings
To gas source
Take the other end of "T" adapter with flexible hose attached
and connect to end of male fitting located underneath and at
the back of the grill. (Use gas rated tape seal on all
Connect the last open line to the side burner.
NOTE: You will need to use a gas rated
sealer on gas connectors that are not flared.
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C (Use gas rated tape seal on all connections)
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Operating Your Barbecue
Operating Your Barbecue
Read all instructions before you operate your grill.
Cal Flame grills are for outdoor use ONLY.
We recommend you wash your entire grill with soap and
water prior to lighting it for the first time. Oils are used
during the manufacturing process and some residual
oil may still be on the stainless steel parts of your grill.
Washing will reduce the possibility of discoloration. We
also recommend you keep your grill covered when not
in use. This will minimize the amount of dust and dirt
that accumulates on your grill and extend the life of your
Remember to use your Cal Flame grill safely by following these reminders:
It is dangerous to use barbecue grills and side burners in any manner other than for what it is designed
Do not use charcoal in a gas grill or side burner or
electric grill.
Do not heat sealed containers such as cans or jars
on grills or side burners. Explosion may result resulting in injury or death. Any sealed container,
such as a pressure cooker, must have a properly
operating pressure relieve valve to minimize explosion hazard.
Never put combustible material such as paper, cloth,
or flammable liquids on your grill at any time. Do not
use grill, side shelves, cabinets, or any area around
grill to store flammable materials.
Never operate main burners and rear infrared convection burners at the same time. Excessive grill
temperatures will result. Never allow your grill temperatures to exceed 260ºC (500ºF).
Grill Controls
The controls shown at right are for Cal Flame™ drop-in grills. Familiarize
yourself with these controls before using your Cal Flame™ barbecue.
Grill Knob Operation
Infrared Burner
Infrared Burner
Infrared Burner
Light Switch
Light Switch
BBQ07874CPE - 4 Burner Grill
BBQ07875CPE - 5 Burner Grill
NEVER cover the entire cooking or grill surface with griddles or pans. Overheating will occur and burners will not
perform properly when combustion heat is trapped below the cooking surface.
CAUTION: NEVER spray water on a hot gas unit. This may damage porcelain or cast iron components.
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Operating Your Barbecue
Lighting the Grill
Each time you light the grill, check the following:
Inspect the hose before using the grill. If there is
excessive abrasion or wear, or if the hose is cut,
it must be replaced prior to using the grill. If you
need a replacement hose, contact your Cal Flame
Ensure the area around the barbecue is clear of
flammable substances such as gasoline, yard debris, wood, etc.
Ensure there is no blockage of the airflow through
the vent space located below the face of the unit.
Ensure the burner flames burn evenly along both
sides of each burner with a steady flame (mostly
blue with yellow tipping). If burner flames are not
normal, check the orifice and burner for insects or
insect nests.
Ensure the in-line gas valve is always shut OFF
when the barbecue is not in use.
Do not operate the side burner with its cover closed
or the back burner with its cover installed.
Electronically Lighting the Grill and Infrared Burners
Manually Lighting the Grill and Infrared
1. Open the hood.
WARNING: Do not use standard matches or cigarette
lighters to perform match lighting procedures. Serious
burns can occur and lighters can explode.
2. Keep your face as far away from the burners as possible.
3. Rapidly rotate the burner knob counter clockwise
past the light position to HIGH. You will hear a loud
click as the electronic lighter produces a spark.
4. Listen for the sound of the gas igniting. If the burner
does not light on the first try, repeat immediately.
5. If the burner does not light after three attempts, turn
the control knobs to the OFF position. Wait five minutes until the gas clears before attempting to light it
6. Repeat the procedure or try the manual lighting procedure below.
7. Upon successful lighting, repeat the process on the
other burners you wish to light.
8. To shut off the burners, rotate the knob and turn to
OFF. It is normal to hear a popping sound when the
burners are turned off.
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1. Open the hood.
2. If you have just attempted to light the burner, allow
five minutes for any accumulated gas to dissipate.
3. Slide out the drip tray from the grill.
4. Keep your face as far away from the burners as possible.
5. Light and insert a long stem match, holding it near
the burner ports.
6. Push in and turn the control knob just past the LIGHT
position to HIGH.
7. Listen for the sound of the gas igniting. If the burner
does not light after five seconds, turn the control
knobs to the OFF position. Wait five minutes until
the gas clears before attempting to light it again.
8. If the burner does not light after several attempts see
Troubleshooting Guide in the back of this manual.
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Operating Your Barbecue
Basic Grill Operation
Before lighting, make sure all burner controls are off. Do
not attempt to light the burners if the smell of gas is present. Check the connection with a soap and water solution after attaching the hose. Make sure there is gas in
the tank and it is sitting upright.
1. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
2. Light the grill burners using the instructions on the
previous page.
3. Turn the control knob to HIGH and preheat the grill
for 15 minutes. Close the top cover during the appliance preheat period.
4. Place the food on the grill and cook to desired completion. Adjust heat setting if necessary. You may
set the control knob to any position between HIGH
and LOW.
5. Allow the grill to cool and clean the drip tray after
each use.
Do not leave the grill unattended while cooking.
Cooking with the Rotisserie
The rotisserie burner is an infrared type, which provides
intense searing radiant heat. It is designed to cook items
from the back using infrared heat. The location of the
burner allows the placement of a rotisserie-basting pan
(NOT included) beneath the food to collect juices and
drippings for basting and gravy.
The rotisserie does not require an additional outlet as
it is powered by a 12-volt input located on the side of
the grill connected with a stainless steel sheathed power
1. To load the rotisserie rod, hold the handle firmly while
sliding one of the fork assemblies (prongs facing
away from the handle) onto the rod. Push the rod
through the center of the food, then slide the other
holder (prongs toward the food) onto the rod. Center the meat on the rod and push the fork assemblies
firmly together. Tighten the thumbscrews. To secure
any loose portions of your meat, use butcher string
(never use nylon or plastic string). Place a basting
pan under the food to collect the drippings.
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2. To use the rotisserie, first mount the motor on the
left side of the grill. Place securely onto support
3. The rod of the rotisserie system is assembled into
the motor by placing the pointed end into the motor
and resting the threaded end on the support at the
side of the grill. Once the rod is pushed as far as
possible into the motor, the grooved end of the rod
should rest on the right side bracket.
4. If necessary, to offset unbalanced loads, slide the
counter weight on to the rod. With the counter weight
loose, allow the loaded rod to rotate and come to a
stop. Now rotate the counter weight above the rod in
a vertical position and tighten the thumbscrew. You
can slide the counter weight away from or closer to
the rotisserie rod as needed for balanced operation.
Once lit, the rotisserie burner will reach cooking
temperature in about one minute. The orange/red
glow will even out in about five minutes.
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Operating Your Barbecue
Cooking with a Side Burner
Always use the proper size pan. Pans should be no smaller than 12.5 cm (5 inches) and no larger than 28 cm (11
inches). Select utensils with flat bottoms large enough to cover the burner. The use of under-sized utensils exposes
the sides of the utensils to direct contact with a portion of the flame. This can scorch utensils and hamper cleanup.
Excessive flames on large stainless steel pots can result in permanent discoloration. For best results, we recommend commercial quality aluminum pans and utensils.
Never leave the grill and side burners unattended when in use. When using pots and pans, boil-overs will cause
smoking and greasy boil-overs may ignite.
Always position handles of utensils so they do not extend over adjacent work areas or cooking areas. This reduces
the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to accidental contact with the utensils.
Cooking with a Convection Grill
A convection grill has an internal fan that circulates heated air evenly throughout the grilling area when the hood is
closed. Cooking in this way distributes heat more efficiently so you no longer have to be concerned with “hot spots”
on the grill where food tends to burn. The fan switch is located at the far left of the front panel of the grill.
Intake/Recirculation Fan
Light and Fan Switch
The ON / OFF switch controlling your halogen light is
located at the control panel on the front lower left side.
Certain models of the Cal Flame grill are equipped with
either one or two halogen light.
Your grill must be plugged into a permanent grounded
220 VAC outlet with a dedicated 15A RCD breaker. DO
NOT cut or remove the ground prong as this may result in fire, electrical shock or other personal injury. This
electrical source provides power to the lights.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance
Clean internal parts of the grill regularly as determined
by the amount of use and foods cooked. The entire grill
should be cleaned at least once a year.
In addition, keep the area around your grill clear and
free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors and liquids. Do not obstruct the flow
of combustion and ventilation air.
Care of Stainless Steel
Spiders and small insects occasionally inhabit or make
nests in the burner tubes, obstructing the gas flow.
Sometimes this results in a type of fire in and around the
gas tubes called “flashback”. To reduce the risk of flashback, this procedure should be followed at least once
a month or when your grill has not been used for an
extended period of time.
Do NOT use wire wool pads, scrappers, harsh abrasive,
scoring materials, bleaches, or harsh cleaners on your
grill or allow salt and vinegar mixtures to remain in contact for a long period of time. This will cause scratching,
scoring, rusting and pitting.
IMPORTANT: Prior to starting this procedure, turn OFF
all of the gas control knobs, shut off the fuel supply, and
disconnect the fuel line.
We recommend that you clean stainless steel components with a cleaner that is approved for stainless steel
and only clean when the grill is cool and in indirect light.
Never use steel wool.
1. Remove burners from the grill by carefully lifting each
burner up and away from the gas valve orifice.
Covering Your Grill
2. Use a wire brush to clean the outer surface of each
burner to remove food residue and dirt. Clean any
clogged ports with a stiff wire such as an opened
paper clip.
When not in use and after cooling, cover your grill with
our full length, zippered side canvas cover. (See your
local Cal Flame dealer for details.) The cover will help
protect your grill from detrimental effects of weather and
environmental pollutants. Never put a cover on a hot
grill. Allow the grill to cool before covering.
3. Inspect each burner for damage (cracks and holes).
If any damage is found, replace the burner and discontinue grill usage.
4. Upon reinstallation, inspect the gas valve orifices for
cleanliness and condition and the location of the igniters.
After Use Care
The easiest way to clean the grill is immediately after
cooking is completed and after turning off the flame.
Drip Pan
Scrub the grill rack with a brass bristle barbecue
brush and hot soapy water.
The full width drip pan will collect grease from the main
grill area. The pan should be cleaned after every use to
avoid the possibility of a grease fire. Be sure to allow the
drip pan to cool prior to cleaning. You may clean the drip
pan with a solution of warm soapy water. Make sure to
rinse thoroughly to avoid staining.
Wipe the grill with a damp soapy cloth and rinse with
warm/hot, clean water. For more tenacious deposits, including oil, grease and water-borne deposits,
use a multipurpose cream cleanser and apply with
a soft, damp cloth.
Dry with a soft, dry, clean towel if preferred.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Light Bulb Replacement
WARNING: Never attempt to replace a light bulb when
the grill is in use. Serious burns will result.
WARNING: Never touch halogen bulbs with your bare
fingers. Use a tissue or a small piece of paper to handle
bulbs. Oils from your hands will damage halogen bulbs.
Light Removal
1. Open the grill hood and locate the glass light covers
at the back of the grill.
2. Using a small screwdriver, gently pry the light cover
away from the housing. Be extremely careful prying
off the light cover. You may damage the light cover
as a result.
3. Unscrew the two screws located at the side of the
white ceramic light fixture.
4. Pull the burnt bulb out of the socket.
Light Replacement
1. Using a tissue or small piece of paper, carefully push
a new bulb into the socket, making sure both wires
on the bulb go into the light socket evenly.
2. Tighten the two screws on the side white ceramic
light fixture.
3. Carefully replace the light cover by snapping it in
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Problem: Smell of gas is present
Solution: Check for loose connections in the gas line. Perform a leak test following the procedure described in
this manual.
Burner does not ignite
Use the following procedure with the figure below.
Check the position of the sparker tip. It should be pointing forward towards the front of the burner.
Make sure there is a blue spark at the electrode tip to the burner.
Make sure the igniter wire is connected firmly to the valve ignition device and the electrode.
Make sure the valve orifice is free of any debris, dust or grease.
Make sure the valve orifice is aligned inside the front hole of the burner.
If there is no spark at all, replace the electrode or igniter wire.
Note: Turn off the gas at the source while troubleshooting.
Problem: Burner tube is misaligned over the orifice
Solution: Reposition the burner tube so that it is properly seated over the orifice.
Problem: Obstruction in the gas line
Solution: Remove the fuel line from grill. (Do not smoke or perform any maintenance in the vicinity of an open
flame.) Open the gas valve for one second to blow out any debris. Close off the gas valve and reconnect the fuel line securely.
Problem: Yellow Flame
Solution: Once the entire burner is operating, check the flame color to be sure that it is mostly blue. Some yellow at the tips may be present due to impurities in the fuel. If the flame is golden or yellow in color, the
reason could be seasoning salts, oil film, or other foreign matter on the burner.
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Problem: Plugged orifice
Solution: Unplug the orifice as follows:
Remove cooking grills, flame tamer and grease tray.
Remove burners from the bottom of the firebox by pulling the cotter pin from beneath the burner
peg using a standard screwdriver or needle nose pliers.
Carefully lift each burner up and away from the gas orifice.
Remove the orifice from the control valve.
Gently clear any obstruction with a fine wire.
Reinstall the orifice, reinstall the burners over the orifices, and seat each burner peg into position
hole at the bottom ledge of the firebox.
Replace all cotter pins.
Replace cooking components and grease collectors.
If an obstruction is suspected in the control valve, contact your local Cal Flame dealer for assistance.
Problem: Misalignment of Igniter on Burner
Solution: •
Check for proper position of the electrode tip, which should be pointing forward towards the front
of the burner and free of grease to allow proper sparking.
The ignition wire should be connected firmly to the valve ignition device and electrode. Replace
the ignition wire if it is frayed or cracked.
With the gas supply closed and all control knobs set to the off position, check each position igniter
individually for the presence of a spark at the electrode. Push each knob in fully and rotate it about
1/4 turn to the left (counter-clockwise) until you hear a loud click. The trigger hitting the strike block
should produce a blue spark at the electrode tip. Return control knob to the off position before
checking the next igniter.
While the grill is still hot, wait for a minimum of five minutes before commencing re-ignition. (This
allows accumulated gas fumes to clear.) If all checks / corrections have been made and the gas
grill still fails to operate properly, contact your local Cal Flame dealer.
Problem: Flashback
Solution: When fire occurs in and around the burner tubes, immediately turn off gas at its source and turn the
control knob clockwise to the ‘OFF’ position. Wait until the grill has cooled off and then clean the
burner tubes and burners as described on page of this manual.
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Removing and Replacing Infrared Burners
4. Carefully remove the locking pin with your fingers.
1. Disconnect or shut off the gas line connect to the
grill. Wait until the burners cool down.
2. Open the hood and remove the grate and flame
tamer on top of the burner you want to replace.
3. Through the access door underneath the grill, find
the round stud and locking pin that locks the burner
you want to replace.
5. Raise the stud from the locking hole and move the
burner forward carefully to release it from the ignition and gas supply valve.
6. Take the burner out of the grill and store it in a safe
and dry place.
7. Install the infrared burner. Align the gas inlet on the
burner with the gas supply valve on the grill and
torch tube with ignition. Make sure they align perfectly. Slide the stud at the other end into the locking
8. Adjust the infrared burner. Make sure the burner is
aligned and in position.
9. Install the locking pin. Through the access door underneath the grill, find the stud to lock the burner in
place. Install the locking pin. Make sure the locking
pin is secured correctly.
10. Repeat steps 2 through 9 if you want to replace other burners.
11. Put back the grate you just removed. (You don’t
need the flame tamer for infrared burners.)
12. Reconnect or turn on the gas line.
If you want to change back to regular burners, just follow
the procedure above in reverse order.
Replacement Covers
2 burner / 3 burner grill
5 burner with deluxe 2 side burner
4 burner grill
Standard single flat side burner
5 burner grill
Standard side by side flat burner
2 burner / 3 burner cart
Deluxe double side burner
4 burner cart
Deluxe double side by side burner
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Grill Specifications
Electrical supply: 220V AC / 50 Hz
Country of destination
Gas category
I3+ (28-30/37)
I3 b/p (50)
Gas and supply pressure
G30 / 28-30/37 MBAR
G30 / 50 MBAR
2 burner grill
8.78 kWh
3 burner grill
16.4 kWh
4 burner grill
21.9 kWh
4 burner convection grill
21.9 kWh
5 burner grill
28.4 kWh
5 burner convection grill
28.4 kWh
Standard single flat side burner
4.4 kWh
Deluxe single side burner
4.4 kWh
Deluxe double side burner
8.78 kWh
Standard side by side burner
8.78 kWh
Deluxe double side by side burner
8.78 kWh
Two burner cart
8.78 kWh
Three burner cart
16.4 kWh
Three burner cart with double side burner
25.18 kWh
Four burner cart
21.9 kWh
Four burner convection cart with double side burner
30.68 kWh
Four burner convection cart
21.9 kWh
Five burner convection cart with double side burner
37.18 kWh
Location of Serial Number Plate
The serial number of your Cal Flame grill is located on
the back and is visible when the hood is down as shown
at right.
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