1. I like charcoal-grilled taste... why would I switch?
Cooking with the FlameDisk® provides a delicious flame-grilled taste. Juices from your meat drip down on to the lid of the FlameDisk®, creating a great, smoky, flame-grilled flavor as your food is cooking.
The questions to ask yourself
If you answered yes, we recommend the FlameDisk®, the charcoal alternative!
No! The FlameDisk® uses ethanol. When ethanol burns it releases mostly heat, carbon dioxide (the gas we exhale with each breath) and water vapor. The smoky, flame-grilled flavor resulting from meat juices dripping onto the lid of the FlameDisk® is second to none. Grill with confidence!
FlameDisk® uses solidified ethanol as the main fuel ingredient. Our ethanol comes from corn, a renewable resource. FlameDisk® starts immediately (ready to use 4 minutes after lighting) and provides a consistent and reliable flame (as with all grilling, flare-ups may occur when grease drips down.) FlameDisk® cools quickly when the fuel is used up (cool to the touch in 10 minutes).
Please note that the fuel in the FlameDisk® is flammable. In addition, you should never consume any components of the FlameDisk® and eye irritation may occur if fuel contacts eyes. We urge you to read all warnings and instructions before use.
The ethanol in FlameDisk® is not produced from petroleum/fossil fuels; it is produced from corn, a renewable resource. Ethanol is an excellent source of energy and heat. Please read and follow all warnings and instructions before use.
The FlameDisk® container is made of aluminum which can be disposed of in your trash or recycled according to local requirements for recycling of aluminum. It may only be recycled in communities where aluminum products may be recycled. Before disposing of FlameDisk®, burn all fuel completely and then let cool an additional 10 minutes before handling. The peel-off film cover of the FlameDisk® should be placed in your regular garbage. The carton may be recycled in communities where printed paperboard is accepted for recycling. Please check your community recycling policies.
Yes, the smoky, flame-grilled flavor from the FlameDisk® is awesome!
No, the FlameDisk® cooks food at about the same rate and temperature as a charcoal. For example, if you typically cook your burgers five minutes on each side with charcoal, it won’t be much different with the FlameDisk®. The most significant difference is that the FlameDisk® works best when your grill lid is not used.
No. The FlameDisk® is a single use product.
No. The FlameDisk® is not refillable.
Just shield your grill from wind and carefully relight the FlameDisk®.
Do not relight FlameDisk® after it has been intentionally extinguished. FlameDisk® is a non-refillable single use product.
Please note, the flame may be hard to see. Assume fuel is lit, even if you do not see flames.
The FlameDisk® should be lit using a multi-purpose lighter such as our BIC® Multi-Purpose Lighter. You can also use a long match.
You have at least two options:
If you are using a smaller grill, use one FlameDisk® to cook multiple “rounds” of food. Since the FlameDisk® will burn for about 35-45 minutes, you can cook several “rounds” of burgers with one FlameDisk®. And, you can also use another FlameDisk® after the first one is done.
To cook more food using a larger grill with a greater grilling surface, just place two FlameDisks side by side in your grill ... that works great too.
We have developed the FlameDisk® packaging to maintain the integrity of the fuel for at least two years as long as the film cover is not removed until you are ready to light the FlameDisk®.
Keep and store away from children and away from flame, sparks and heat. FlameDisk® may take longer to light if stored at colder temperatures (below 50˚F).
Please also note that the fuel in the FlameDisk® is flammable and we urge you to read all warnings and instructions before use.
No, the FlameDisk® is for outdoor use only.
No, FlameDisk® is a charcoal alternative. Do not use in a propane/gas grill.
For complete product warnings and instructions, visit the Warnings & Instructions page. Here are a few tips:
FlameDisk® can be found seasonally* at these fine retailers in select store locations throughout the U.S.
*FlameDisk® is a seasonal grilling product. Therefore, year-round product availability may be limited depending upon the climate and location of where you reside in the U.S.