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Review: Alfresco Grill Outdoor Kitchen – Westchester County

Written by Appliance Dude | November 6th, 2015

Here’s another pic of an Alfresco kitchen that we worked on this past summer.
You’ll see an ALX2-42SZ along with access doors and a refrigerator which I believe was a Summit. I just wrapped up chatting with a grill service tech who handles many of the leading premium gas grills and his take is that Alfresco is the best made of the bunch.
Food for thought!

Alfresco 42" Grill with access doors and fridge in Westchester County NY.

Alfresco 42″ Grill with access doors and fridge in Westchester County NY.

Alfresco grill in Westchester county. Come see the largest Alfresco display at Curto's - 914-793-5600

Alfresco grill in Westchester county. Come see the largest Alfresco display at Curto’s – 914-793-5600

New Alfresco ALXE Grill Pics – Curto’s Westchester County

Written by Appliance Dude | November 3rd, 2015

I used to get asked “Why do you make those Appliance Dude videos?”

And my answer was(is) always the same:

To help.

I helped this gentleman in Sonoma California with some questions on his outdoor kitchen and lo and behold, a new Alfresco 42″ ALXE and 65K BTU Versa Power Burner were on the way to him…and an invite for me and the Mrs. to visit when we are in the wine country. Gotta love it!

The new Alfresco ALXE242SZ grill and Versa Power burner on cart.

The new Alfresco ALXE242SZ grill and Versa Power burner on cart.

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Alfresco 36″ ALX2-36 Grill Pics: Curto’s

Written by Appliance Dude | October 14th, 2015

This is a great pic of an Alfresco grill outdoor kitchen. Why?
It really articulates the broad array of options that you have when piecing together an Alfresco kitchen. Warming drawer? Check. Sink package? Check? A variety of storage sources? Check.
In this kitchen the following was used, from left to right:

Alfresco Side burner
36″ Alfresco ALX2-36 grill
Alfresco AB-36 Doors
Alfresco 30″ Warming Drawer AWD-30
Alfresco AB-DDC-R Door and Drawer Combo
Alfresco Sink Package
Alfresco Single Door AB-23R

Alfresco Outdoor Kitchen

Alfresco Outdoor Kitchen

Alfresco Grill in Scarsdale NY – Curto’s Review

Written by Appliance Dude | October 12th, 2015

Alfresco ALX242SZ 42″ Grill in Westchester County

We are enjoying a beautiful Indian summer here in Westchester County which has provided continued opportunities for summer grilling. Even with the higher temps, fall decorating abounds and in this photo provided by one of my Scarsdale customers she decided to frame her Alfresco grill with a mum plant. Anyone for grilled butternut squash?


The grill under the cover is an Alfresco 42″ ALX2-42SZ which is their 42″ offering with a sear burner. This is the most popular ALfresco model and now is the time to act on ALX2 models as they will soon go on clearance to make way for the newer ALXE models.
If you are interested in purchasing an Alfresco grill please visit our showroom or visit our Alfresco online showroom

An Alfresco ALX242SZ grill in Scarsdale NY. The mums certainly provide a beautiful Autumn framework!

An Alfresco ALX242SZ grill in Scarsdale NY. The mums certainly provide a beautiful Autumn framework!

Alfresco ALX2-42SZ Grill – Westchester County NY

Written by Appliance Dude | October 1st, 2015

Here is an Alfresco 42″ grill in Bronxville NY accompanied by storage doors, a side burner and the Alfresco URS-1 28″ fridge. The line is about 9 ft long and shows that you don’t have to build something that Frank Gehry would be envious of when it comes to designing an outdoor space. There is enough here for cooking, prepping and plating…job well done by another happy Curto’s customer.

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Here we have a simple Alfresco outdoor kitchen in Bronxville - ALX242SZ grill, side burner, storage doors and the Alfresco URS-1 outdoor fridge.

Here we have a simple Alfresco outdoor kitchen in Bronxville – ALX242SZ grill, side burner, storage doors and the Alfresco URS-1 outdoor fridge.

New Alfresco Grill Pics : Reviews/Ratings

Written by Appliance Dude | April 24th, 2015

7/30/15 – Editor’s note: The new Alfresco ALXE grills have just been released. For more information on them please visit the new Curto’s Alfresco blog at curtos.com

Feast your eyes on some new Alfresco grill outdoor kitchen pics. The pictures probably do a better job explaining all of the possibilities with the Alfresco line of grills (which can be dizzying once you start poring though their catalog). As I’ve stated to many folks walking through the showroom doors, if you are a serious griller (or aspire to be), especially one who envisions using their grill year round, Alfresco is the way to go because of the safety features and protection it provides for the wiring and igniters (which are always the problematic parts on grills).
Enjoy and if you want to see the Alfresco built-in grill with its various accoutrements come visit the Curto’s showroom in Westchester County NY.

Alfresco's new ALXE series grill

Alfresco’s new ALXE series grill

Alfresco grill with Steamer/Fryer Insert

Alfresco grill with Steamer/Fryer Insert

Alfresco Grill Herb Smoker

The Alfresco Grill Works!

The Alfresco Grill Works!

Review: Why Alfresco Makes the Best Grill – Reason #1

Written by Appliance Dude | April 15th, 2015

The Appliance Dude expresses much love for ALfresco grills and for reasons that are not so obvious. Let the review roll

Let me count the ways that I love Alfresco grills…too numerous to mention so we’re going to break this down into multiple blog posts.
I’m not going to focus on BTU output, searing zone widths or the vast array of accoutrements that the company offers. Boring. Let’s get SOMEWHAT under the hood but focus on more practical reasons, like…

1. Safety
When was the last time a salesperson or a grill company (in their marketing literature) expressed safety features offered by their grills? It seems like the narrative is always about BTU output in the burners, what alloy the burner is made of, how nicely they can sear the thickest of steaks and whether there are backlights behind the knobs.

Let’s change the narrative and talk safety.

First, Alfresco has created a unique smoker box that has a solid stainless buffer built into the front of it. That means small prying hands, who may pull it out won’t be able to access the hot materials that may be already be inside the box. ALfresco also doesn’t have holes on the bottom of the smoker box (unlike some other premium grill manufacturers) so hot residue can’t fall out and tumble onto your wood deck.

Alfresco smoker tray with built-in buffer

Alfresco smoker tray with built-in buffer

Second, the ignition button is tucked away on the top left side of the manifold (control panel). Once again this means that small prying hands won’t be able to gain easy access to it. This is a far cry from some other brands where the ignition button is placed in a spot that begs to be pressed!

Alfresco's grills have tucked their ignition buttons in safe place from small hands!

Alfresco’s grills have tucked their ignition buttons in safe place from small hands!

Third, Alfresco is known for its vented cooling system that runs on both sides of the front of their grills. While this has been explained as a convention to keep the back of the control panel cool so as not to fry the igniters and wiring inside, an added benefit is that it keeps the front control panel and knobs at the outside ambient temp so you won’t have to worry about small children (or your griller!) getting burned by brushing up against the front of the grill or touching the knobs. Remember that directly behind the manifold is the firebox which could be running at temperatures over 1000 degrees F. Hot!

Alfresco's grill side vents allow the manifold to remain at ambient outdoor temperature avoiding risk for a nasty burn.

Alfresco’s grill side vents allow the manifold to remain at ambient outdoor temperature avoiding risk for a nasty burn.

More to come….