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Scarsdale Outdoor Kitchen Plan – Curtos.com

Written by Appliance Dude | December 4th, 2017

Sometimes the simple approach is the right approach.
In this outdoor kitchen in Scarsdale NY, the owner decided to minimize the amount of appliances in the island and instead focus on simplicity, functionality and leveraging his nearby indoor kitchen.

For more info on planning your outdoor kitchen visit our showroom here or call us at 800-966-2878

Alfresco 56 Grill Review: The Burners

Written by Appliance Dude | October 24th, 2017

The Alfresco 56 jumbo grill dwarfs its 36″ and 42″ little brothers. So why does it use the same amount of non-sear burners as those smaller standard models? It’s all about the cooking system…watch the video below and remember we ship Alfresco grills NATIONWIDE.
Call us @ 914-793-5600 for assistance on Alfresco grills or any other other premium grill brand.

Alfresco ALXE56BFG Grill Review – Heavy Hood?

Written by Appliance Dude | October 23rd, 2017

We affectionately call the Alfresco ALXE56BFG “the Piano”. The largest premium gas grill, I have been asked numerous times if the grill’s hood would be extremely heavy, particularly for those who may be challenged in terms of their wrist or forearm strength.
Watch the below video where I address these concerns, and also show a user-created video which showcases the ease in lifting the Piano’s canopy!

Remember, we ship Alfresco grills across the USA, and yes, we ship for FREE. Call us at 1-800-966-2878 for more info.

The Best Outdoor Refrigerator? Alfresco’s URS1-XE

Written by Appliance Dude | October 20th, 2017

What is the best outdoor refrigerator?

When we look at the list of premium outdoor refrigerators, most start around $2500 in price and can easily climb over $3000.
They are all 24″ wide, winterization is simple (they don’t need to be pulled inside during the colder months of the year) and usually offer a plastic white interior.

However when you look at the Alfresco outdoor refrigerator, model number URS1-XE, you see sizeable differences.
The first glaring difference is that the URS1-XE is 28″ wide instead of the standard 24″.

The Alfresco outdoor fridge can be converted into a kegerator – Alfreco-built keg dispensing tower inserts into rear of refrigerator leaving top center free of obstruction. Beer Dispensing kit includes a stainless steel tower with faucet, a CO2 tank, beer lines with quick disconnect, pressure gauges and a drip tray with anti-splash grate.

All stainless steel construction inside and out
1,000 BTU all-weather refrigeration system for deep cooling, This powerful compressor does maintain temps better and will also allow you to recover quickly after opening the door.
Certified to NSF standards (National Sanitation Foundation)
Temperatures uniquely adjustable from 27 to 56 º F
Commercial fan-driven fin evaporator cooling inside
Fully front breathing
Commercial polyurethane shot-in-place foam insulation
User-friendly digital control with lighted display
Door-activated internal lighting

31 Days of Traeger – Rocking Beef Ribs

Written by Appliance Dude | October 3rd, 2017

We’re celebrating the re-launch of the Traeger Timberline this October with month long coverage on all things Traeger.
If you have any questions about Traeger products, especially the Timberline 850 and 1300, call us at 1-800-966-2878…we are Timberline experts!

Nothing like it when a member of the Brotherhood of Smoke sends in some photos from a Traeger cook…thanks to Anthony from Harrison in Westchester County, we have some Traeger smoked beef short ribs.

Anthony’s key is to keep it simple.

Start with the beef.

Add tabasco or hot sauce for a wet base.

Add the rub (in this case he used Meat Church’s Holy Cow rub.)

On to the Traeger for 5-6 hour smoke at 250 degrees

Periodically spray apple juice on to the ribs for added moisture

Pull them off the Traeger and rest for one hour…then dig in!

Beef RIbs Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Beef RIbs Traeger Timberline – Curtos.com

Holy Cow rub from Meat Church

AFTER SMOKING FOR 5 HOURS…..

Beef Ribs - Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Beef Ribs – Traeger Timberline – Curtos.com

Beef Ribs on Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Beef Ribs - Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Look at that Smoke Ring!

31 Days of Traeger Timberline – Pellets Rock

Written by Appliance Dude | October 3rd, 2017

We’re featuring the Traeger Timberline pellet grill all month here on the blog. If you have any questions about this incredible product call us at 1-800-966-2878 or check out our numerous postings online here and here.

I’ve used my Traeger Timberline 850 a ton since last April and one of the things that I’m always asked is whether we need to use Traeger pellets with it. The simple answer is no, but I would turn that around and ask why would you bother using another pellet brand? Traeger’s pellets are readily accessible (we offer them here at Curto’s year round), they are reasonably priced compared to more boutique brands, and the Timberline (and other Traeger grills) have been created to handle Traeger’s larger pellets.

Then there is the subject of product quality and trust. Traeger is one of the few pellet smoker manufacturers who not only create their own pellets, but they do it in-house in the USA. There is no fear of getting pellets that have chemical residue on them as Traeger only uses 100% natural hardwood – so that means no fillers or additives.

Traeger has always taken great measures to ensure that the pellet quality is also there not only from a food stand point, but also in the way that they perform. In order to get the holy grail of blue smoke, your wood needs the correct moisture ratio which Traeger’s pellets offer.

Traeger is so confident in their pellets that they have produced a web page devoted to Traeger pellets that will give you all the information that you need to make an educated decision as to whether they are the right choice for your smoker. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions.

31 Days of Traeger Timberline: It’s Back

Written by Appliance Dude | October 2nd, 2017

We’re featuring the Traeger Timberline pellet grill all month here on the blog. If you have any questions about this incredible product call us at 1-800-966-2878 or check out our numerous postings online here and here.

First smoke was Sunday October 1, when we made beef short ribs on our Timberline 850.
Traeger has made a few teaks to the Timberline since they first released it in March. I’ll get into the tweaks in a future post, but the most important
one is that they have cleaned up the software so the wi-fi works better. Production bottlenecks have also been cleaned up so more grills will be available.

Now, as for the short ribs….

I simply hit them with with olive oil, a little Jacobsen’s salt and Jake’s Grillin Coffee Rub.

I loaded the Timberline 850 with Cherry pellets, set the Timberline at 225F and then let them cook for 5 hours. At the 3rd hour I wrapped each short rib in foil, a technique I have never employed with ribs. The results were excellent – incredibly moist and loaded with tons of flavor thanks to the sinfully marbled interior. These were the best beef ribs I have ever smoked.

Traeger Timberline 850

Beef Ribs Smoked on Traeger Timberline

Beef rib smoked on our Traeger Timberline 850

Beef rib smoked on our Traeger Timberline 850

Traeger Timberline - Beef Ribs - Curtos.com

Beef rib smoked on our Traeger Timberline 850

Alfresco Grill Review: Perfect Burgers on the FireGriddle

Written by Appliance Dude | September 25th, 2017

Perfect burgers = Alfresco ALXE-42 Grill + Alfresco Solid Fuel Insert to cook with wood n fire + new tool.

Or as I like to call it….FIREGRIDDLING.

Watch the video for the details!

DCS Grill Outdoor Kitchen Review – Curtos.com

Written by Appliance Dude | September 18th, 2017

Recently finished this DCS outdoor kitchen in White Plains in Westchester County.
Watch the video for an in-depth analysis of the DCS products used as well as a rundown of the materials used to build the island. And remember, we ship DCS products FREE across the USA. Let us help you with your DCS outdoor kitchen!

Wolf 48 Range / SubZero 42 Fridge – Westchester County

Written by Appliance Dude | August 29th, 2017

This kitchen in Dobbs Ferry features all Wolf / Sub-Zero appliances along with a Bosch dishwasher and Jenn-Air compactor.
For the 48″ range we went with the Wolf DF486G, which is a dual fuel (electric oven, gas burners) and offers 6 burners on the top
with a griddle. Also note that the Wolf range has the stainless knob option instead of the red knobs which are Wolf’s trademark.
The refrigerator is a Sub-Zero BI42UFD/S/PH which is a 42″ French Door built in refrigerator in stainless with pro handles.
The pro handle on the Sub-Zero seamlessly matches the handles on the Wolf range.

Wolf dual fuel range - Curtos.com

Subzero 42" French Door Fridge

For more information on Wolf and SubZero appliances please contact Curto’s at 1-800-966-2878 or visit our showroom
1966 Central Park Ave
Yonkers NY 10710