DCS & SHARP
Firing up the backyard grill will always be the clearest shortcut to living summer to its fullest. Not only does cooking outdoors mean that we get to soak in the warm glow of the sun, but barbecuing is also the perfect way to make use of everything fresh and local. To make the most of both your farmer’s market asparagus and your relaxing backyard setting, it helps to have an outdoor kitchen that balances pro performance with polished, contemporary design. Enter the DCS Series 9, an expertly engineered range of outdoor appliances ready to help home chefs do their summer cooking justice. The Series 9 grill and full selection of mix-and-match cooking attachments, which include everything from specialty griddles to powerful burners, allow you to create a built-in outdoor kitchen configuration to suit your space and entertaining style. Especially at a time when al fresco dining at home is still the hottest reservation in town, there’s no better way to set great summer memories in motion.
With that in mind, here’s how we’d put the DCS Series 9 through its paces in three of our favourite outdoor cooking environments.
1. OUTSIDE THE CITY BACKYARD LIVING
With more than enough backyard space at your disposal, you can max out with the type of full-scale kitchen set-up that could rival most restaurant operations. Of course, your real challenge then becomes serving your dinner guests something that lives up to the professional look of your impressive space. Thankfully, when it comes to cooking up ambitious culinary undertakings that score high in both taste and technique, Series 9 products will ensure you wow a crowd. The all-in-one smoker, charcoal, and gas grill lets you choose your preferred cooking method to infuse your main course with supercharged flavour or extra-juicy texture. Your combination of grill and specialty cooking attachments offers you every cooking option imaginable, from braising, deep frying, and rotisserie to boiling, wok cooking, and baking, allowing you to make and serve an entire meal outdoors and catering to a variety of food preferences.
2. CONDO SPACES
Along with featuring a sleek modern design that makes for a natural complement to contemporary downtown living spaces, DCS appliances are compact enough to fit on small city balconies. As a busy urbanite, it can be all too easy to subsist on a diet of unsatisfying takeout, but a grill of your very own could be just the motivation you need to finally start preparing elevated versions of your favourite grab-and-go meals, like rotisserie paired with quick and easy sides. The Series 9 Grill’s tuckaway rotisserie rod can accommodate up to 50 pounds of meat, while the infrared rotisserie burner allows for easy yet precise control of searing. The end result? A low-effort churrasqueira-quality masterpiece that’s crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. Plus, the satisfaction of having made it yourself.
3. COTTAGE LIVING
After working up a serious appetite during your afternoon paddle, you want a reliable, high performing grill that can deliver a precise heat and bring out the best in your ingredients. The unique ceramic rod design of DCS’s grills works to evenly distribute high heat and prevent any stray hot or cold spots, ensuring the best-possible outcome for classic weekend fare like burgers, sausages, and anything else you throw at it. Visiting the cottage during the winter? Stainless steel construction and all welded joins ensure that DCS’s rugged appliances can withstand the outdoors all 365 days of the year. And the grill’s controlled heat temperature gauge and tight seal are ideal for techniques like slow-braising — just the thing to warm you up after December outdoor activities.
CUE UP THE ‘CUE
The best summer recipes keep things simple. Here are three specialty cooking attachments ready to help with all of your summer cooking needs.
TO BOIL: DCS 24″ POWER BURNER
Elevate your next New England clambake by opting for this high-pressure burner ideal for boiling and any cooking requiring a flame.
TO SEAR: DCS 30″ GRIDDLE
Achieve the perfect texture on your next ahi tuna steaks. A slide-out drip tray makes for easy grease clean-up.
TO GRILL: DCS 30″ ALL GRILL
Bring intense heat to recipes like cedar-plank salmon with a hefty 50,000 BTU of total power.