Standard on all MAK Grills as of May 1, 2020. Available as a retrofit or upgrade on all Two-Star Generals before serial #3191 and One-Star Generals with serial #1093 to #1692.
We designed the FlameZone® to incorporate a funnel that forces more hot air from the fire-pot upwards to the cooking grate level. This substantially increases the top-end cooking temperatures on the grill. This system helps your MAK Grill achieve hotter cooking temperatures more quickly. It also reduces heat recovery time whenever the grill lid is opened.
**Customers with MAK 1-Star Grills with Serial Number 1091 and below, please get in touch with us before ordering the FlameZone Kit.**
Made entirely from American 304 stainless steel, our FlameZone™ technology takes pellet grill versatility to the next level. Not only can you smoke your favorite foods to perfection, you can grill and sear with direct heat through the perforated holes.
MAK Grills feature a centrally-located removable firepot that sits in the middle of the pit. The FlameZone™ uses a funnel system that sits just above the firepot to divert heat toward the primary cooking surface. A diffuser fits directly over the top of the firepot and inside the funnel to evenly disperse heat to the cooking surface.
The FlameZone™ pan sits under the primary grill grates and covers the entire funnel. 88 perforated holes in the top allow heat to pass through, and will enable you to use the entire primary cooking space of the smoker as a grill—direct heat but the indirect flame will allow you to capture a perfect sear without drying out your food. It also means you won’t have food or grease falling directly into your firepot.
When you want to switch back to smoking, baking, or roasting (i.e., indirect cooking), cover the perforations in the FlameZone™ pan with our stainless-steel covers. With a separate lid for the front and back, you can even cover the back section to smoke a steak and then move it to the front uncovered section for a nice reverse sear.
The FlameZone™ has revolutionized our grills. Not only is heat redirected to the grate (where it’s most needed), the funnel system means your pit will reach setpoint temps faster. You’ll also see better heat distribution, more efficient pellet consumption, much hotter grilling temps, and more smoke, all due to the superior heat management of the FlameZone™ system.
It improves so many aspects of pellet grill cooking you’ll kick your gas or charcoal grill to the curb!
The MAK FlameZone™ comes standard on all 2-Star Grills, and is available as a retrofit kit for 2-Star Grills built before the 2017 model. You can also purchase a FlameZone™ kit for MAK 1-Star Grills (older models may require a Quick-Change kit rather than the complete funnel system).