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Speaking of DCS Outdoor Grills…

Written by Appliance Dude | August 3rd, 2011

…one of the features that most impresses me about the DCS outdoor grills is their grease management system.
I’ve been told that this system will not only minimize flare ups but will also make clean up of the grease pan much easier.
If you look at the inside of the DCS grill, you’ll notice that the part of the grill (under the grates) is tilted to the front of the grill.
This creates a run-off of grease which is then captured in a trough in the front part of the grill. Easy to remove, but more importantly it doesn’t
provide much of an opportunity for flare ups (which I am still experiencing on one of the high-end outdoor grills I am currently playing with).
Morale of the story is don’t get so hung up on BTU’s or brass burners or whatever is the marketing message of the day.
If you cook, you know what a pain in the ass flare-ups and grease capture is. This is something to check out.

Outdoor Grills…Wolf, Lynx and DCS

Written by Appliance Dude | August 2nd, 2011

The three premium outdoor grills that we offer are made by Wolf, Lynx and DCS.
I’m always asked which one I would choose out of the three and what I tell customers is that
you’re in a winning situation because you can’t go wrong with any of them. There are a myriad of other
companies making noise about offering “premium” outdoor grills. IMHO, those words are just that…noise.
Wolf, Lynx and DCS are the ones you need to focus on.

If you want the line that offers the most extensive product offering for a complete outdoor kitchen and who
is regarded as the leader in the outdoor grilling business, go with a Lynx.

If you are comfortable knowing that since Wolf is the leader of indoor high-end cooking appliances and feel that
will translate to the outdoor kitchen, I would go with the Wolf grills. (Note: I took a Wolf grill home this summer and
I’ve been very pleased with it).

Consider DCS if you want your dollar to travel the furthest and you like the idea of maximizing the square inches of your grilling surface – DCS does
this by leaving out the sear burner and instead turning the entire grill surface into a sear zone.

DCS and Fisher Paykel Appliances: Dead or Alive?

Written by Appliance Dude | July 16th, 2009

Dateline: Westchester County….

I find it amazing (and somewhat sad) how both industry insiders (and some consumers) are writing off the Fisher Paykel and DCS brands. There was some talk about Fisher Paykel’s financial solvency, but in meetings I had with a contingent from their home base in New Zealand, there are no worries.

So let’s talk product. IMHO, right now there is no better value buy in the high-end appliance cooking space than DCS. You can quote me on that. I’m going to devote a longer blog post to the merits of DCS but it will be worth it. It’s a damn good brand, so good that I’m even considering putting it in my own kitchen.

And as far as Fisher Paykel goes, if you are looking for a more Euro, sleek style for your kitchen and you aren’t doing built-in refrigerator, than Fisher Paykel offers enough appliances to make for a killer suite of appliances. And if the Fisher Paykel refrigerator isn’t appealing and you need to go with a SubZero, Monogram or the like, then you the Fisher Paykel appliance line of wall ovens, ranges, dishwashers and hoods will blend in seamlessly.

It’s a shame no one is talking about these brands because in these budget-conscious days that are so driven by VALUE, Fisher Paykel and DCS are brands that definitely deliver in the performance, looks and value columns.

And by the way, you can take Consumer Reports’ recent claim that Fisher Paykel dishwashers have the highest rate of problems, I can refute that. Simply put, Curto’s has sold its fair share of Fisher Paykel dishdrawers throughout Westchester County, New Jersey, New York City other pockets of the US and the complaints have been few and far between.