Since the company was founded in 1989, DCS has been using high-end materials to create powerful, long-lasting appliances from high-end materials, and Appliances Connection is proud to be adding the new DCS infrared burner to this lineup. Infrared burner grills have been around for years, but recently they have grown increasingly popular thanks to their high power output and their energy-efficiency. What makes an infrared gas grill from DCS stand out, though, and what can you expect from an infrared BBQ grill? The experts at Appliances Connection have answers for these questions and more.
DC7 Infrared Grill Overview
DCS's new DC7 series of infrared grills brings advanced technology and a high BTU output to backyards all around the United States. Let's go over some of the grills' features.
Fuel type: DC7 Series grills can be fueled with either natural gas or liquid propane. This allows you more installation options and more versatility in designing your outdoor kitchen.
Size: DCS offers these infrared gas grills in widths of 36 in. and 48 in., with the smaller option providing 871 sq. in. of grilling surface and the larger one giving you a whopping 1,182 sq. in. of grilling area. Either size will get you an extremely versatile secondary cooking area. You can use this area as a keep-warm zone, or for roasting and slow cooking. With either size, you can build these grills into an outdoor kitchen or buy a separate cart to create a freestanding infrared BBQ grill.
Materials and construction: Like all DCS grills, these units are made with high-grade 304 stainless steel that resists corrosion and damage from the elements. More than that, you can flip your grill's dual-sided grate for perfect sear lines, or for gentle treatment of delicate food items. The infrared sear burner delivers up to 25,000 BTU per hour on each burner, providing you with temperatures between 300° F and 1,100° F. Thanks to the integrated temperature gauge, you can precisely control this temperature as well, enabling you to use these grills as pizza ovens if you want.
Advanced features: The suite of advanced features that DCS offers is vast. Their grills' Grease Management System™ is one of their major selling points: this system channels drippings and oils away from the burner while the grill is running. This minimizes the risk of flare-ups, even when grilling at high temperatures (which is always an important concern with infrared grilling). Meanwhile, the halogen Smart Beam™ grill light lets you keep on grilling even long after the sun sets. And the heavy-duty rotisserie burner can handle up to 50 lbs. of weight.
The Benefits of Infrared Grilling
Infrared grills have a lot of benefits, which is one of the reasons they have become so popular recently. A few of these benefits include:
- High-quality searing: Because of their powerful, even heating, infrared grills provide great, consistent sear marks.
- Quick heating: Many infrared grills can preheat in just a few minutes, meaning you can cook faster and feed more people.
- Improved moisture retention: The consistent heating of infrared grills means juicier food and more tender meat.
- Fewer flare-ups: The infrared plate adds a level of safety to your grill that you don't get with traditional gas.
What is an infrared grill?
Infrared grills use infrared technology as a heat source. Some of these place the infrared element in the rear for rotisserie cooking, but many infrared grills place a large element in a central area to maximize heat while minimizing flare-ups.
How does an infrared grill work?
An infrared grill works like a gas grill in the sense that it uses a gas-fueled flame as a heat source. Infrared grills place a special heating element (usually made from ceramic, glass, or metal) to provide quick, efficient heating to your food.