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Outdoor Living: The Chef-Designed Outdoor Kitchen, via DCS Outdoor Appliances

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Outdoor Living: The Chef-Designed Outdoor Kitchen, via DCS Outdoor Appliances

April 26, 2021

We often look to chef’s kitchens for small, smart details, borrowed from professional cookspaces, that make cooking seamless: think easy-reach utensil storage, warming areas, and multi-basin sinks for easy cleanup. But we’ve yet to see the same principles applied to outdoor kitchens—until now.

In warm weather, and especially now, we love the idea of not only eating and gathering but cooking outdoors, too. Enter the outdoor kitchen components from DCS Outdoor Appliances, an outfit started in Southern California, dedicated to creating premium grills and outdoor cookspaces. Their new outdoor kitchen is a collaboration between DCS and their ambassador, the French-born, LA-based chef Ludo Lefebvre, along with his design team, helmed by Marie Flannigan. Every element—from the kitchen layout down to the height of the burners—is finely tuned for ease of cooking, all with the eye of a professional chef. Plus, the kitchen is versatile, ideal for grilling but also for cooking paella or crawfish boils atop the Power Burner, even baking in the close-top grill.

Take a look at the ultimate outdoor kitchen, with chef-designed elements for a super-functional outdoor space:

the suite of individual outdoor appliances is laid out linearly in this poolsid 10
Above: The suite of individual outdoor appliances is laid out linearly in this poolside kitchen, part of Chef Lefebvre’s vision for ease of movement from fridge to grill to griddle to burner.
the flat top 30&#8\243; griddle (left) is designed to add flexibility to an 11
Above: The flat-top 30″ Griddle (left) is designed to add flexibility to any outdoor kitchen with separate temperature zones and precision thermostatic control, so you can cook different dishes at the same time. It can be built in or mounted on a freestanding cart and also has a slide-out drip tray for easy cleanup. At right is the 24″ Power Burner.
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Above: The 24″ Power Burner is designed for multiple sizes of pots and woks. The DCS team and Flannigan raised the burner slightly so that it sits flush with the other appliances for easy movement of pots and pans, another small but impactful detail driven by Chef Lefebvre.
a detail of the versatile power burner, with specially designed grates that acc 13
Above: A detail of the versatile Power Burner, with specially designed grates that accommodate all sizes and types of pots and woks—no need to stop mid-prep to make adjustments.
the 48&#8\243; grill, rotisserie and charcoal is designed to be an all in o 14
Above: The 48″ Grill, Rotisserie and Charcoal is designed to be an all-in-one outdoor cooking appliance, with intuitive built-in lighting to illuminate your cookspace (perfect for after dark); an easy-lift hood that can be maneuvered with one hand; an extra cooking area above the main grill space that can accommodate a broiling pan for slow-roasting, making sauces, or keeping dishes warm; a built-in charcoal smoker tray; and an infrared rotisserie burner. (The rotisserie rod is cleverly stored under the drip pan handle.)
just like indoor kitchens, outdoor cook spaces need good storage, too. kit out  15
Above: Just like indoor kitchens, outdoor cook spaces need good storage, too. Kit out your space with DCS’ storage collection of stainless steel drawers, cabinets, mini pantries, even a Trash Bin, shown here, with two full-size removable bins that’s sealed for protection from weather and pests.
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Above: A set of stainless steel 24″ Outdoor Refrigerator Drawers features two stacked drawers that can be used for food or beverages so you never have to venture inside for ingredients or a cold drink. The design features rapid cool-down technology, precise temperature stability, and ample interior space (5 cubic feet).
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Above: Keep your mise en place in the top drawer, chef style, with bowls of ingredients at the ready. The bottom drawer can act as a wine storage drawer to keep bottles cold for outdoor gatherings.

For much more on the offerings, head to DCS Appliances.

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