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Alfresco ALXE56-BFG Grill Review

Written by Appliance Dude | December 18th, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you the Alfresco ALXE 56 BFG grill or as we affectionately call her….THE PIANO!!

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

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!

How I Nearly Blew up My Alfresco Grill – Part 2

Written by Appliance Dude | August 20th, 2017

In Part 1 of this Alfresco Grill Review series I discussed how a mistake I made with the Alfresco rotisserie nearly set the grill on fire.
In Part 2 I detail another incendiary instance with the Alfresco grill, this time at the hands of the solid fuel insert SFI-POD. This accessory is amazing but MUST be used carefully.

Alfresco Grill Review – To Sear or Not To Sear

Written by Appliance Dude | August 18th, 2017

Do you need an inline sear zone burner in your premium gas grill? The industry upsells them as a sexy feature and I drank the KoolAid for a bit myself, but I’m changing my mind.
Especially if you own a grill that has a dedicated sear burner that cannot be removed. I’d rather have more normal grilling real estate. Watch the vid, hope it helps

Westchester County / Bedford Outdoor Kitchen Pics

Written by Appliance Dude | August 11th, 2017

A Westchester County Outdoor Kitchen that Screams VALUE

Here is an outdoor kitchen in Bedford Westchester County that uses an Artisan by Alfresco 36″ grill head with 32″ access doors and a Marvel MO24RAS1RS 24″ refrigerator. The couple did not want to spend a fortune on the outdoor kitchen grill equipment. Instead they bypassed an Alfresco and Lynx and decided upon Alfresco’s “little brother”, the 36″ Artisan. The Artisan grill – ARTP36 – shares some features with the Alfresco. These include the same briquette cooking system and igniters/wires that are encased in heat-resistant silicone. The grill is also made in the same California factory as the Alfresco.

For the kitchen masonry they used natural stone veneer in Mosaic pattern. For the countertops they used polished and sealed Bluestone. Many people love the way Bluestone looks but they shy away from using it as an outdoor kitchen counter top b/c of its propensity to stain. In this case the Bluestsone is sealed which will protect it from the elements as well as potential spillages.

If you want to learn more about the Artisan grill line or design an outdoor space contact us at Curto’s at 1-800-966-2878 or visit at 1966 Central Park Ave in Yonkers.

Artisan 36 grill

Artisan 36″ Grill in Westchester County outdoor kitchen

Artisan ARTP-36 Grill

Artisan 36″ Grill and 32″ Access doors

Artisan ARTP36

Artp36 Grill in outdoor kitchen