Outdoor Kitchen Ideas
Q. How do you get an insanely great outdoor kitchen complete with kickass grill equipment…yet avoid spending boatloads of cash?
A. Do an Alfresco Artisan outdoor kitchen!
Artisan is a line of outdoor appliances by our friends at Alfresco. If you’ve followed my blog or watched any of my YouTube videos, you know that I’m a big Alfresco fan. Actually, I believe that is the best of the premium gas grills.
Artisan is what I call the “stealth Alfresco”.
For a fraction of the cost of an Alfresco, you are able to get:
– virtually the same cooking system
– the same open air plenum which cools the front of the grill, preserving it’s delicate wired innards
– the same silicone-sheathed wires and igniters which are heat resistant up to 600 degrees
– the same in-home warranty
– built and assembled ENTIRELY in the same plant in sunny California
The Artisan comes in 2 sizes for built ins – 32″ and 36″
It offers a rotisserie, optional infrared sear burner that can be installed/removed with the ease of a pin and lights on the knobs and one (very bright!) light in the hood canopy.
We recently finished an Artisan outdoor kitchen in Westchester County, pictures are listed below. In this kitchen we used:
36″ Artisan grill head – ARTP-36
30″ Artisan Access doors – ARTP-DD
Artisan Trash Chute – ARTP-TC
Marvel Outdoor 24″ Fridge
Alfresco Artisan Outdoor Kitchen in Westchester County NY
Alfresco Artisan 36″ Grill Heard – ARTP-36 with 30″ access doors
Artisan ARTP36 Grill head with 30″ access doors.
Cast iron skillet in pizza oven
Marvel Outdoor Refrigerator
Alfresco Artisan Outdoor Kitchen with front view of pizza oven
Side view of pizza oven in Alfessco Artisan outdoor kitchen in Westchester County
Alfresco Artisan Outdoor Kitchen
The Appliance Dude Starts His Review of Alfresco Grills and Pizza Ovens
We’ve finally hit 50 degrees here in NY for a few days running…the snow is melting, daylight savings has kicked in, the crocus are starting to peek through the soil…all I need to do is catch my first sight of a Robin and I’ll be fully afflicted with Spring Fever!
And with the onset of Spring we welcome outdoor grill season here at Curto’s (which has actually become a year-round thing for us). We’re starting to get phone calls about Weber’s, DCS, etc…
From a product standpoint what I am most excited about this season is our commitment to the Alfresco outdoor culinary system line. Huh? Let’s avoid the marketing gobbledy gook and call it as it is – Alfresco makes absolutely kick-ass outdoor grills and their gas-fired pizza oven has received rave reviews from customers.
I wasn’t sold on Alfresco for the last few seasons as they were being distributed by Viking, who, aside from having their own set of internal issues, couldn’t seem to decide whether to promote Alfresco or their own lineup of Viking outdoor product. So the end result was that we sold a bunch of DCS grills!
However Alfresco is now being distributed by the pros at Almo Premium Appliances and they took the time to sit down with the Appliance Dude and some of my grill dudes and walk us through why this grill system is simply better than the competition. And you know what? I buy it..so much so that I’m sending a 42″ over to my parent’s for this summer, which is the site of most of my family’s grilling shindigs.
I’ll spend some time in a future post talking details about the Alfresco grill and Pizza Plus oven system. For now, feast your eyes on some desperately needed photos that us folks in the Northeast can savor as we wait to ignite our grills for the first time. The snow is melting folks, the time is nigh!