American Gourmet American Gourmet
600 Series
Série 600
Product Guide Model 12301567
Guide d'utilisation du produit
Modèle 12301567
Tools needed for assembly:
Phillips Screwdriver, Flat Head Screwdriver
Two adjustable wrenches, Hammer
Outils requis pour l'assemblage :
Tournevis cruciforme, Tournevis à lame plate,
Deux clés réglables, Marteau
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FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY
POUR USAGE EN MILIEU EXTÉRIEUR UNIQUEMENT.
CAUTION:
WARNING:
Read and follow all safety statements, assembly instructions, and use
and care directions before attempting to assemble and cook.
Failure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions could result in
serious personal injury and/or property damage.
INSTALLER/ASSEMBLER:
CAUTION:
Leave this manual with consumer.
Some parts may contain sharp edges. Wear protective gloves
if necessary.
CONSUMER:
Keep this manual for future reference.
WARNING:
CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD
Burning charcoal inside can kill you. It gives off carbon monoxide, which
has no odor. NEVER burn charcoal inside homes, vehicles, or tents.
ATTENTION :
Lisez et respectez toutes les consignes de sécurité, les instructions
d'assemblage et les directives d'emploi et d'entretien avant d'essayer
d'assembler cet appareil ou de l'utiliser pour la cuisson.
CAUTION:
THIS UNIT IS HEAVY!
without a helper.
AVERTISSEMENT :
Omettre de suivre toutes les instructions du fabricant pourrait
causer des blessures graves ou des dommages matériels.
ATTENTION :
Certaines pièces peuvent présenter des bords coupants.
Portez des gants de protection au besoin.
INSTALLATEUR / ASSEMBLEUR :
Vous devez laisser le présent manuel au client.
CLIENT :
Conservez ce manuel pour pouvoir le consulter ultérieurement.
DO NOT attempt to assemble
ATTENTION :
CET APPAREIL EST LOURD! NE PAS essayer de l'assembler
sans aide.
AVERTISSEMENT :
DANGER DE MONOXYDE DE CARBONE
La combustion de charbon de bois à l'intérieur peut causer la mort. Cela dégage du monoxyde de carbone, qui est un gaz inodore. NE BRÛLEZ
JAMAIS de charbon à l'intérieur d'une maison, d'un véhicule ou d'une tente.
If you have questions or need assistance during assembly, please call 1-800-241-7548. To insure your satisfaction and for follow-up service,
register your appliance online at www.charbroil.com/register Si vous avez une question quelconque à poser ou si vous avez besoin d'aide au
cours de l'assemblage, veuillez composer le 1-800-241-7548. Pour assurer votre entière satisfaction et pour obtenir des services de suivi,
enregistrez votre appareil en ligne sur le site www.charbroil.com/register.
42804814 - 09/12/11
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARNING
Product Record Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Symbols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Preparing to use your Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
FAILURE TO READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR
LIGHTING CHARCOAL MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL
INJURY AND OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
WARNING
Grill Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cooking Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
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Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Parts List/ Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Hardware List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Assembly Instructions, French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-28
Registration Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
This instruction manual contains important
information necessary for the proper
assembly and safe use of the appliance.
Follow all warnings and instructions when
using the appliance.
Safety Symbols
The symbols and boxes shown below explain what each heading
means. Read and follow all of the messages found throughout
the manual.
DANGER
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or
unsafe practice which, if not avoided, may result in minor
or moderate injury.
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Most surfaces on this unit are hot when in use.
Use extreme caution. Keep others away from
unit. Always wear protective clothing to prevent
injury.
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Keep children and pets away.
•
Do not move this unit during operation.
•
Never substitute gasoline, kerosene or alcohol
for charcoal starter. In some states, the use of
charcoal starter is prohibited by law. In this
case, paraffin-based starter cubes can be
substituted for charcoal starter. Never use
charcoal starter fluid with an electric starter.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
1. Combustible by-products produced when using
this product contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or
other reproductive harm.
2. This product contains chemicals, including lead
and lead compounds, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
Wash your hands after handling this product.
WARNING
All surfaces can be hot during use. Use protection
as required to prevent burning.
Do not use this unit on or near combustible surfaces
or structures such as wood decks, dry leaves or
grass, vinyl or wood siding, etc.
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION.
CAUTION
For residential use only. Do not use for commercial
cooking.
PREPARING TO USE YOUR GRILL
Before cooking with your grill, the following steps should be closely followed to both cure the finish and season the interior
steel. Failure to properly follow these steps may damage the finish and/or impart metallic flavors to your first foods.
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Brush
all interior surfaces including grills and grates with vegetable cooking oil.
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Build a small fire on the charcoal grate, being sure not to lay coals against the walls.
Close lid, position butterfly dampers at approximately one quarter turn open. This burn should be sustained for at least
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two hours. Begin increasing the temperature by opening the butterfly dampers halfway and adding more charcoal. Your
grill is now ready for use.
Rust can appear on the inside of your grill. Maintaining a light coat of vegetable oil on the interior surfaces will aid in the
protection of your grill. Exterior surfaces of the grill may need occasional touch up. We recommend the use of commercially
available black high temperature spray paint. NEVER PAINT THE INTERIOR OF THE GRILL!
Please see information regarding Uncoated Cast Iron Grates below.
First Time Use:
Before using a cast iron grate or other cast iron cooking tool, wash it thoroughly with a mild dishwashing liquid to remove the
protective wax coating applied for shipping. Rinse with hot water and dry completely with a soft cloth or paper towel. NEVER
ALLOW TO DRAIN DRY OR WASH IN A DISHWASHER. Now season the grates to prevent rust and sticking.
Seasoning:
A solid vegetable shortening is recommended for the initial seasoning. Spread a thin coating of solid vegetable shortening
over the entire surface, including all corners, with a paper towel. Do not use salted fats such as butter or margarine.
Preheat grill for 15 minutes; carefully place grates in the grill. Allow the grill to heat grates for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Allow the fire to
burn out on its own, and leave cooking grates in grill until they are cool. Your cast iron cooking grates are now ready to use.
To Prevent Rusting:
Re-season your grates frequently, particularly when new. If rust occurs, it is an indication that the grates have not been
seasoned enough or the seasoning has been burned off. Clean with a heavy brush like Char-Broil’s Brush Hawg. Reapply
vegetable shortening and heat as indicated above to re-season the grates.
Maintenance:
Do not do a burn-off after you grill, but rather leave the cooking residues on the grates to keep a protective coating on the
cast iron. Do a burn-off just before you grill. The more you use your cast iron grates, the easier the maintenance will be.
Store in a dry place. If you store your grates for an extended period of time, grease very lightly with vegetable shortening,
then wipe dry with a paper towel.
GRILLING
Charcoal is recommended, however, wood or a combination of both may be used as the fuel source for grilling with the fuel
source placed and ignited on the ash pan. Do not build too large of a fire. We recommend starting a fire with no more than 2
pound of charcoal (approximately 30 briquettes) and adding more as needed during cooking. After allowing the fire to burn
down, place the cooking grate on the unit. Failure to read and follow instructions for lighting charcoal may result in serious
personal injury and/or property damage.
GRILL MAINTENANCE
Frequency of clean up is determined by how often the grill is used. Make sure coals are completely extinguished before
cleaning inside of the unit. Thoroughly rinse with water and allow to air dry before using again. Wipe out the interior of the
unit with a cloth or paper towels.
When finished cooking, and the unit has adequately cooled, clean out all remaining ashes. Ashes collect moisture, which
can lead to premature rusting and decay. Periodically coating the interior surfaces with vegetable oil will aid in the protection
of your unit. Also, occasional touch up of the exterior paint will be required. Black, high-temperature spray paint is
recommended. NEVER PAINT THE INTERIOR OF THE UNIT.
Cooking Surface: If a bristle brush is used to clean any of the grill cooking surfaces, ensure no loose bristles remain on
cooking surfaces prior to grilling. It is not recommended to clean cooking surfaces while grill is hot.
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COOKING TIPS
Building Your Fire
1.)
Stack charcoal briquettes or wood into a pyramid-shaped pile on top of the charcoal grate.
We recommend using 2 pound (approximately 30 briquettes) to start your fire, adding more
as needed.
2.)
If using lighter fluid, saturate the charcoal briquettes with lighter fluid and let it soak in for
approximately 5 minutes. If using a chimney starter, electric starter, or other type of fire
starter, light your fire according to the manufacturer's instructions.
3.)
After allowing the lighter fluid to properly soak in, light the pile of briquettes in several
locations to ensure an even burn. Always light the fire with the grill lid open.
Leave lid open until briquettes are fully lit. Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal
lighter fluid in grill and may result in a flash fire when lid is opened.
4.)
Never add charcoal lighter fluid to hot or warm coals as flashbacks may occur causing
injury.
5.)
You are ready to begin cooking when the pile of briquettes ashes over and produces a red
glow (approximately 12 – 15 minutes).
6.)
Depending on your cooking method, either leave the briquettes in a pile or spread evenly
across the charcoal grate using a long-handled poker.
*Always use caution when handling hot coals to prevent injury.
Know When Your Fire is Ready
Successful charcoal grilling depends on a good fire. The general rule for knowing when your coals
are ready for grilling is to make sure that 80 percent or more of the coals are ashy gray. If you
have less than that, the coals are not ready, and if all of them are glowing red hot, the fire is
probably too hot. Here are a few steps you can take to adjust the temperature of your fire:
If it is too hot, spread the coals out a bit more, which makes the fire less intense.
Raise or lower the adjustable charcoal grate.
Partially close the vents in the grill, which reduces the amount of oxygen that feeds the fire.
Use the indirect grilling method, with coals to either side of a drip pan and the food over the
pan rather than directly over the coals.
In the event of a severe flare-up, spray the flames with water from a squirt bottle. Be
careful, spraying with water tends to blow ashes around and make a mess.
Add briquettes 2 or 3 at a time to increase the burn time. Allow 10 minutes for coals to ash
over before adding more.
THE HEAT OF THE COALS
WARNING
seconds you can
hold the palm of
your hand 4 inches
above the coals
Always open lid BEFORE opening the ash door to
check fire or fuel.
Always open the ash door slowly. Never attempt to
look inside the grill while opening the ash door when
the grill is in use.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in
injury.
Unburned gas can accumulate and cause a flash fire
if the lid is not opened first.
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temperature range (Fº)
400 to 450
visual cues
HOT COALS
2
MODERATELY HOT
TO HOT COALS
3
MODERATELY HOT COALS
4
325 to 375
significant coating of
gray ash; red glow
MODERATELY COOL COALS 5
300 to 325
thick coating of gray
ash; dull red glow
375 to 450
barely covered with
gray ash; deep red glow
thin coating of gray
ash; deep red glow
Direct and Indirect Grilling
Direct Grilling - For most grilling, the ignited coals are spread in a single layer under the food. This
is called direct grilling and is appropriate for relatively quick-cooking items such as hamburgers,
steaks and most seafood. The single layer of coals emits even, steady heat, whether the grill lid is
open or closed, and represents the way most people grill. For more control, pile some of the coals
on one side of the grill where they will emit intense heat. You can move the food around on the grill,
setting it over the very hot coals when you want to sear it or when a thick piece needs to cook a
little more quickly. You can also use the adjustable charcoal grate and dampers to control the
temperature in your grill.
Indirect Grilling - For items that take longer to cook, you will want to use indirect grilling. This
method is for long, slow cooking in a covered grill. For indirect cooking, the coals are piled two or
three coals deep on one side of the grill, or divided and piled on two sides. This leaves an empty
space next to the coals or between them. Food cooked over indirect heat is often started over
direct heat and then moved to the cooler (empty) part of the grill for even, slow cooking. To make
the heat as even as possible, construct two piles of coals. It is common to place a metal drip pan in
the empty space beside or between the coals, which is filled with water, wine, beer, broth, or a
combination. Place the food directly over the drip pan. This injects a little extra moisture into the
cooking environment and also catches dripping juices, which makes clean-up a little easier and
reduces the possibility of flare-ups. (Remember to keep a spray bottle filled with water on hand to
extinguish any flare-ups.) Once you get used to the indirect method, you may prefer to use it for
more grilling tasks. Although it may take a little longer, it is an excellent cooking method and a sure
way to prevent the food from burning and to promote even cooking.
Grilling with Wood Chips/Wood Chunks
For a more robust smoke flavor while using charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal, try adding wood
chips or several wood chunks to the fire. Wood chunks are available in a variety of natural flavors,
and can be used alone or in addition to charcoal. As a general rule, any hardwood that bears a fruit
or nut is suitable for cooking. However, different woods have very different tastes. Experiment with
different woods to determine your personal favorite, and always use well-seasoned wood. Green or
fresh-cut wood can turn food black, and tastes bitter.
Our Recommendations:
Chicken - Alder, Apple, Hickory, Mesquite, Sassafras, Grapevines
Beef - Hickory, Mesquite, Oak, Grapevines
Pork - Fruitwoods, Hickory, Oak, Sassafras
USDA Recommended
Lamb - Fruitwoods, Mesquite
Internal
Cooking Temperatures
Veal - Fruitwoods, Grapevines
Ground Meat
Seafood - Alder, Mesquite, Sassafras, Grapevines
Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb......................................160°F
Vegetables – Mesquite
Turkey, Chicken.................................................165°F
WARNING
•
Most surfaces on this unit are hot when in use.
Use extreme caution. Keep others away from
unit. Always wear protective clothing to prevent
injury.
•
Keep children and pets away.
•
Do not move this unit during operation.
•
Never substitute gasoline, kerosene or alcohol
for charcoal starter. In some states, the use of
charcoal starter is prohibited by law. In this
case, paraffin-based starter cubes can be
substituted for charcoal starter. Never use
charcoal starter fluid with an electric starter.
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb
Medium Rare.......................................................145°F
(let stand 3 minutes before cutting)
Medium................................................................160°F
Well Done............................................................170°F
Poultry
Chicken & Turkey, whole.....................................165°F
Poultry Parts.......................................................165°F
Duck & Goose....................................................165°F
Fresh Pork
Medium Rare......................................................145°F
(let stand 3 minutes before cutting)
Medium..............................................................160°F
Well Done..........................................................170°F
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