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“Best Gas Grill In The World” – Bekins Customers Give It A Try

Best Gas Grill In The World - Kalamazoo Outdoor Event

We fired up the “best gas grill in the world” Saturday and cooked for our customers. Carsten from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet showed customers outside our Grand Rapids showroom how to cook on the Hybrid Fire Grill and the Artisan Fire Pizza Oven. Customers even made and cooked their own pizzas! Plus, our very own Erika made delicious cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. You can see in the photo it consisted of gummy kabobs on candy grates.

Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed out, you can still see the Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet grill and pizza oven in our showrooms.

The Best Grills – Durability And Performance Matters

Best grills - durability and performance

THE BEST GRILLS PROVIDE THE BEST VALUE

We talk about the importance of value instead of price. You should think about how long a product will last. The best grills serve as a perfect example.

The price tags on our grills can shock some new customers. However, take a look at the curb on junk day. If you buy a cheap grill, be prepared for:

  • taking a whole day to assemble it
  • hot spots
  • poor performance in the winter
  • and junking it after only a few years

The grills we provide at Bekins perform well, last a long time, cook well in the winter and come with warranties on the most important parts.

So we ask you, which grill truly provides more value?

SEE THE BEST GRILLS IN OUR SHOWROOM

GRILLING THIS LABOR DAY? ADD A LITTLE FLAVOR WITH BEKINS

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This weekend signifies your turn to host summer’s last hurrah. You’ve got the grill and the grilling accessories, but how about a little flavor to make your food stand out?

Whether or not you bought one of the variety of grills offered at Bekins, we encourage everyone to come in for the accessories that go with them. If you have a Kamado-style or gas grill, we have you covered with griddles, pizza stones, starters, charcoal and much more. You can even get a 3-piece set of tongs, spatula, and a grill fork for $6.99!

Yet, have you tried some of our sauces and rubs? Many come in traditional flavors, but we also offer ways to provide a unique kick to your feast this weekend.

Grilling accessories at Bekins
Get a three piece Grillpro set at Bekins for only $6.99. It includes a spatula, tongs and a grill fork.

GRILLING SAUCES AND RUBS AT BEKINS

BIG GREEN EGG BARBECUE SAUCE

Big Green Egg says to try their sauces with your favorite pizza and calzones, or try some in place of ketchup for burgers and fries. Kick up the flavor of baked beans and potatoes, mix them in your favorite meatloaf or spice up your Bloody Mary mix. Zesty Mustard Honey and Vidalia Onion Sriracha might really mix it up at your feast.

Big Green Egg Grilling Sauce

KAMADO JOE GOURMET MEAT RUB

Kamado Joe says all of their rubs are specially formulated with organic evaporated cane juice as well as corn starch to keep the sugars from liquefying and dissipating. The formula leaves more flavor in your grilled meats along with less risk of burning and blackening. Maybe try the Peach or Warm Spice flavors to test your taste buds this weekend.

Kamado Joe Grilling Rub

BOURBON BARRELL KENTUCKYAKI

The Kentucky-style hot and spicy teriyaki sauce adds flavor to beef, pork, chicken, fish, stir-fry and grilled veggies.

Kentuckyaki Grilling Sauce

WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON SUGAR

In the vanilla flavor, a Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Bean is added to raw Demerara sugar to enhance the rich caramel flavors with a hint of vanilla for added complexity. Try sprinkling it on grilled salmon.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Vanilla Sugar

DIZZY PIG GOURMET GAME ON! WILD GAME/RED MEAT SEASONING

Fresh coffee, chipotle chiles, and a hint of ginger provide some of the unique touches to Game On! Seasoning works best on venison, game and red meat. It can also flavor soups, stews and pan dishes. You can even use it as a finishing spice.

Dizzy Pig Grilling Seasoning

try one and let us know!

If you try out one of these sauces or spices, let us know what you think! Leave a comment on this blog entry, or connect with us on our Facebook page.

APPLIANCE EDUCATION: BEKINS HOSTS NKBA EVENT

Appliance Education NKBA Event 2

We challenge you to find a person who knows more about appliances than Scott Bekins. Bekins hosted the West Michigan chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) in Grand Rapids Wednesday night. Scott Bekins provided appliance education and discussed how the industry has changed.

A big thank you goes out to Wolf, Hestan and DCS who each sent representatives to grill food for the event. An expert from Whirlpool’s WLabs answered questions about its new Vessi Fermentor & Dispenser. Paradigm filled our concourse with music from their outdoor speakers.

DCS and Big Green Egg also donated gifts for our attendees.

It was an honor to meet so many local experts in the kitchen and bath industry.

A slideshow below includes photos from the event.

Ready. Set. GRILL!

Big Green Egg Grill - Football is in the air

Mini MaxTailgate in style with the Big Green Egg Mini Max grill!

This compact grill, weighing only 90 lbs., is the perfect size for tailgating and comes with a sturdy, easy to grip carrier!

Its stainless steel cooking grid is large enough to cook 4 burgers at a time, measuring 13 inches in diameter, and has endless options for your party’s menu.

Speaking of menu, give these Smoked Brat Kabobs from Johnsonville a try.

 smokedBratKabobs - Johnsonville Image

Smoked Brat Kabobs

 

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes + (1 hour marinade time)

Cook Time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
  • 1⁄4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons hot mustard
  • 1 package (14 ounces) Johnsonville Smoked Brats
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1⁄2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges

 

Instructions

  • In a resealable plastic bag or bowl, combine soy sauce, apple juice concentrate and hot mustard for marinade. Add vegetables. Seal bag or cover container; refrigerate for one hour.
  • Drain and reserve marinade.
  • Set the EGG for direct cooking at 350°F/177°C.
  • Thread sausage and vegetables alternatively on the Big Green Egg Flexible Skewers ($15.50/ set of 2). Brush with reserved marinade.fire-wire-skewers-800sq-600x600
  • Grill on EGG for 15 to 20 minutes or until sausage is hot and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade.
  • Serve immediately.