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What Makes an ARTEFLAME different than an OFYR?
The Arteflame Airflow System
Airflow is key to getting an efficient burn. Fresh air is drawn in from the bottom of the Arteflame. The fresh air is then superheated in the expansion chamber and injected right into the combustion chamber. This supercharged airflow fuels the fire resulting in an almost perfect burn with higher temperatures 1,000°F (559°C) and minimal smoke. Arteflame is unique with this feature.
The Ofyr has no internal airflow system.
How an Arteflame is born...
Every Arteflame is made by hand with exceptional care. Our grills will last a lifetime and we take great pride in producing the best functioning and the best looking grills available. All the Arteflame bowls are spun from a single piece of Corten steel so there are no seams or welds. We are unique in using this process. Click on the video to see how it is done.
The Arteflame fire bowl is made from a single piece of Corten steel that is spun into shape. There are no seams or welds to pop or break and the spinning process produces a unique organic shape. The Arteflame has a removable fire base for easy cleaning and an internal airflow system so there is minimal smoke and more heat. There is a ring welded inside of the top of the fire bowl to give extra strength and to allow it to be lifted and moved easily even when hot.
Seamless self centering Cooktop with Accessory Ring
The cooktop is centered on the ring welded inside the fire bowl so it does not need any weldments around the outside edge like the OFYR cooktop. The centering ring inside the fire bowl also strengthens the bowl against denting should it ever tip over AND allows the fire bowl to be lifted and moved by grabbing onto it. The Arteflame is easily be moved by 2 people even when hot.
OFYR; 2piece Rolled / Welded Fire Bowl Without Airflow
The OFYR cone made of 2 pieces that are welded together. These welds have a tendency to break over time as they get quite hot (Ofyr does not warrantee for commercial use). The Ofyr does not have a removable fire base with an internal airflow system. Not having proper airflow causes smoke because the wood is not burned efficiently.
The Arteflame fire bowl is spun from a single piece of Corten steel. This allows for a very pleasing and organic shape without any seams or welds. The bowl also allows for an improved airflow of fresh air that continually fuels the fire in the combustion chamber of the fire bowl. Inside the fire bowl is a removable fire base that has numerous vents that channel the fresh air into the combustion chamber. The removable fire base allows for easy thorough cleaning.
Internal Airflow; Smokeless Heat
Every Arteflame has an extensively designed internal airflow system. Air is guided to the combustion chamber where it is super heated. It then flows out through the center of the cooktop producing maximum heat with minimal smoke. Because of this superb airflow, the Arteflame produces substantially more heat with less wood and only minimal smoke. Sear steakhouse quality meals right in your own backyard. Grill the best steak you will ever have.
Accessory Ring with Flush Grill Grate
Because airflow comes through the Arteflame so efficiently, every Arteflame allows for a grill grate that lays flush with the cooktop right over the fire. The grill grate easily gets to over 1,000°F (559°C); perfect for searing steaks. The OFYR can't have a center grill grate as there is no air circulation. Because the OFYR does not have proper airflow, the center grill grate is highly elevated away from the heat so it is difficult to sear steakhouse quality steaks or make pizzeria quality pizza.
OFYR; No Airflow; More Smoke, Less Heat
The OFYR does not have an internal airflow system so all the air that fuels the fire enters and exits through the center in the cooktop. An inefficient airflow causes a poor burn that results in more smoke and less heat. Because of the lack of a fresh air supply the Ofyr can not have a flush center grill grate or pizza oven. Because the Ofyr does not have a flush center grill grate it not possible to sear steaks at high heat or make a proper pizza.
Fresh air enters from under the Arteflame fire base into the combustion chamber of the fire bowl. The fresh air is then super heated by the fire that sits right on top of the expansion chamber. This super heated air is then injected right into the combustion chamber. Even with the center grill grate installed, this airflow produces incredible heat without smoke. It is easy to get the center grill grate over 1,000°F (559°C). This makes it easy to grill steakhouse restaurant steaks on an Arteflame. It is also great for making pizzeria quality pizzas.
Arteflame Accessory Ring allows for many Options
The accessory ring allows for the center grill grate to lay flush with the cooktop. It also allows for the optional "Food Saver" and "Grill Grate Riser" to be used as both rest on the accessory ring.
Arteflame Rotisserie for Grilling Birds, Fish, etc.
The rotisserie clicks onto the accessory ring which locks it into place. The Arteflame Rotisserie uses a cordless motor that will spin up to 25lbs. Perfect for Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Ribs, Fish, etc.
Ofyr; Rotisserie Not Functional
The OFYR rotisserie is very tall and does not have an electric motor to turn the spit. It is used for smoking food more than grilling unless you can find someone to turn the spit by hand for an hour or so!
The Arteflame rotisserie locks onto the accessory ring that is mounted underneath the cooktop. This secures the rotisserie to the cooktop. The rotisserie has two positions which can be used simultaneously. Every Arteflame rotisserie comes with a battery powered electric motor that has metal gears for a long life.
Arteflame Stainless Steel Side tables
The ring inside of every Arteflame gives it extra strength and it also allows for accessories to be mounted on the outside of the grill. One example is the warming side tables. Each side table is 90 degrees so up to 4 can be mounted for a complete wrap around.
Arteflame Side Table Flexibility
The Arteflame side tables can be used in modules of 90 degrees. This makes them very versatile and it is easy to just use just what is needed. They slide in under the cooktop and lock onto the centering ring underneath. They are held in place by the weight of the cooktop. Because they are stainless steel, they can be left outside year round.
Ofyr; wood side table easily splits
The OFYR side table has a mounting system that the customer has to put together himself with screws. Because it is made of wood and in close proximity to the grill, it can dry out quickly and will need to be oiled regularly if left outside. The OFYR side table can not be left outside and needs to be stored in a climate controlled environment.
Side tables are a great addition to any grill. Perfect for keeping food warm or if you need some extra space to put down your utensils, spices, etc. The Arteflame warming side table is also used for the wood cutting board. It is important not to leave the wooden board outside as the sun will dry it out quickly. The Arteflame wooden cutting board doubles as a serving platter.
Arteflame Food Saver
The Arteflame accessory ring allows for the optional "Food Saver" to lock into the center of the cooktop. When using the grill grate riser to keep food warm and give a wood flavor, the food saver avoids food from rolling right into the open center.
Flush Grill Grate
The Arteflame allows the grill grate to lay flush with the cooktop. Having the grill grate so close to the fire makes searing steaks super efficient and easy. The grill grate can get over 1,000°F (559°C) to perfect the sear on your steaks. It is easy to grill steakhouse quality steaks on an Arteflame. The flush grill grate also makes moving food on and off the center grill grate absolutely seamless.
OFYR; No Flush Grill Grate
OFYR does not offer a flush grill grate because of airflow limitations. Ofyr only offers a raised grill grate that sits high above the fire. For maximum heat, you need the grill grate to sit right above the fire, like the Arteflame.
When you want your food to stay warm and pick up lots of smoke flavor, use the grill grate riser with your grill grate. The higher position greatly reduces the heat on the food so you will not be able to sear steaks or bake a pizza at this elevated level. To avoid food that is being grilled on the plancha from rolling right into the fire, use the Arteflame food saver!
Arteflame Pizza Oven
The pizza grill grate sits flush with the cooktop. This makes it easy to slide pizzas in and out of the oven. The oven is open to the front so it is easy to see your pizza and get it perfect. The pizza oven temperature can exceed 1,000°F (559°C) just like in the pizzeria so you get that perfect crust !
Arteflame Pizza Oven
The oven sits right on top of the fire using the included special pizza grill grate. The oven temperature can reach 1,000°F (559°C) just like a real pizzeria pizza oven. The high temperature gives you that perfect pizzeria crust with a nice wood smoke flavor.
Ofyr Pizza Oven
The Ofyr pizza oven is raised above the fire which dramatically reduces the heat in the oven. Pizza needs high heat to make a great crust and melt the toppings. The Arteflame pizza oven sits right on top of the fire and reaches the same temperature as a real pizzeria brick pizza oven.
The Arteflame pizza oven is a very popular accessory as it can get to over 1,000°F (559°C) and makes pizzeria quality wood fired pizzas! A pizzeria uses wood fired brick ovens to achieve these temperatures as this temperature is needed to get the perfect crust while grilling the toppings at the same time. Pizzeria quality crusts are crispy on the outside without being overcooked on the inside.
At this temperature, a pizza will be ready to enjoy within 90 seconds!