Posted in DANVER, Outdoor Grills, Outdoor Hoods, Outdoor Kitchens

New Product Watch: Outdoor Kitchen Hood

So who needs an outdoor hood you ask? Anyone who enjoys outdoor living. Here in Southern California where we spend a great deal of our time enjoying our backyard patios, outdoor cooking is second nature for some. 
With DANVER’S recent introduction of the first Stainless BBQ grill hood built at 32 inches deep, there are more design placement options than ever for locating the BBQ grill.

Knowing that my readers may ask the question “why do I need a hood in my backyard?” I have taken time to interview the great folks at DANVER.

Q: “Why do I need a hood for my BBQ?, My BBQ is not in a covered area and I have been doing fine without one so far.” 
DANVER responds: You only need a hood for a covered area. For instance, most outdoor kitchens in FL are open and do not require hoods. However, DANVER has seen a growing trend throughout the country for outdoor living and entertainment areas that included not only kitchens, but also TVs and sitting areas. Even in colder climates homeowners are looking to invest in outdoor living spaces they can use year-round. These particular areas are normally covered increasing the demand for outdoor hoods.

Q: “Why can’t I use a standard stainless steel hood for my outdoor BBQ?”

DANVER responds: Besides the extra installation and costs mentioned before, the UL listing for outdoors hoods is different. Some stainless steel hoods may work for both indoor and outdoor kitchens, but not all of them. It depends on the hoods ability to handle direct flame.

Q: “Does my local building dept. require a vent hood for an outdoor BBQ?”
DANVER responds: If the outdoor kitchen and BBQ are under a covered area, Yes.
Q: “Where does an outdoor hood vent out to?”

DANVER responds: Considering it is in covered area- either straight up to the roof or straight up the back wall out to the area of the house that is not covered. The hoods are always attached to a wall.

For more information on designing with DANVER HOODS, follow the link below: 

Before DANVER’s production introduction, the deepest hoods available measured 27 inches front to back, which did not fully cover the depth of most outdoor grills. To compensate, installers had to build some sort of box to add depth, adding cost and complexity to the hood installation. To simplify installation and cut costs DANVER worked with a major U.S. hood manufacturer to develop a 32 inch deep stainless steel BBQ hood.

Introduced in Summer 2009, the BBQ Hood is available in 36 inch, 48 inch and 60 inch widths to work with various outdoor kitchen designs. The all stainless steel exterior design is easy to keep clean and eliminates grease traps. For even easier clean-up the baffle filters underneath the hood are durable and dishwasher safe. For builders, dealers and other installation professionals who want to build their own hood, Danver’s hood liner is available providing the same 32” deep capture area.
For more information on DANVER’s outdoor BBQ grill hood or to design your own outdoor kitchen, visit www.danver.com and call 888.441.0537.
About DANVER
Headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., DANVER is the leading provider of stainless steel cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living including island inserts, grills, specialty burners, pizza ovens, bartenders, refrigerators, freezers and beverage coolers, sinks and faucets, floating shelves and kitchen carts, and door and drawer fronts. DANVER is dedicated to providing a luxurious outdoor kitchen experience.
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Posted in New Products, Outdoor Grills, Stainless Steel, Ventilation, Who Knew

Are you game for a new grill?

Get ready to expose your dirty grill.
This just in:

DIRTY GRILLS GONE WILD’ CONTEST TO GIVE ONE SLOPPY
BARBEQUER A NEW LEASE ON GRILLING
We’ll find America’s dirtiest griller and give them an Epicure 36” Outdoor Grill by Dacor

PHILADELPHIA – November 24, 2008 – Grill, baby, grill. And if your efforts result in a greasy, mucky mess, the “Dirty Grills Gone Wild” contest may offer you a sizzling new start.

The contest is seeking the grossest grill in America. Its owner will receive a new Dacor® Epicure® 36” Outdoor Grill and Grill Cart and a year’s supply of Scott Shop Towels. To enter, contestants must submit a digital photo of their dirty grill by February 2, 2009 at www.dirtydirtygrills.com.

“Dacor changed the way people cook outside forever, with the introduction of the industry’s first built-in halogen lighting on an outdoor grill in 2001,” said Steve Joseph, Vice President of Marketing at Dacor. “Today, we’re focused on new standards of excellence, with a full line of appliances that feature brilliant style and performance details to heighten the cooking experience. With the same level of craftsmanship as our indoor cooking appliances, the Epicure Outdoor Grill is designed to provide superior cooking results, no matter if you are just grilling a few hot dogs or searing the finest cuts of steak.”

“As the makers of some of the most heavy-duty shop towels around, we’re all about cleaning things up,” said Lauren Collier, an Associate Marketing Manager for the Kimberly-Clark Professional DIY Business. “We’re looking to give one grubby griller a second chance, by awarding both a new grill and the cleanup tools to keep it that way.”

The contest is being promoted at barbeque competitions and football tailgate parties across the country, and will end the week after the Super Bowl. Organizers will also be shooting footage of grimy grills for a “Dirty Grills Gone Wild” video that will be posted on the contest web site as well as on other Internet sites.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, which includes Joey Mac’s Smoke Stax, the award-winning grilling team of Joe (Joey Mac) McManus and Wayne Styck.

“The Dirtiest Grill in America” will be anointed in February 2009.

THE DETAILS OF OUTDOOR COOKING
The Epicure Outdoor Grills, available in 52” and 36” widths, feature brighter halogen lighting to illuminate the cooking surface so the barbecue can continue long after the sun goes down. A patent-pending, optional ceramic sear burner, placed inside the firebox, offers high intensity cooking for perfect searing.

Brilliant Illumina(TM) Burner Control Knobs glow blue when the grill is on, for increased safety and aesthetic appeal to indicate when a burner is in the “on” position and the redesigned premium canopy hood is lighter and more user-friendly.

Three U-shaped stainless steel burners operate at 20,000 BTU on grill models without the optional ceramic sear burner. Grills that include the ceramic sear burner will feature two high-output U-shaped stainless steel burners. An infrared ceramic rotisserie burner with a heavy-duty removable motor conveniently attaches to the grill when needed, providing limitless cooking options for the outdoor chef. For additional safety, Dacor’s Perma-Flame(TM) technology will automatically reignite the burner flame in the event that it is extinguished unexpectedly.

About Dacor: Founded in 1965, Dacor is the innovator of the most stylish, luxury kitchen appliances that provide the optimum ownership experience for people who are passionate about the details of cooking. The company has introduced many industry firsts including an infrared ceramic gas broiler inside an electric Pure Convectionä self-cleaning oven, an outdoor grill with built-in halogen lights, and the world’s only 30” dishwasher. Based in California, family-owned Dacor offers a complete line of luxury kitchen appliances that includes ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, refrigerators, dishwashers, warming drawers, microwaves, ventilation hoods, wine storage and outdoor appliances.

For more information on Dacor, its product line and local dealer locations, visit www.dacor.com, contact Customer Care at (800) 793-0093 or visit the Dacor Design & Culinary Centers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago or San Francisco.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional: Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is one of four global business segments of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The Kimberly-Clark Professional DIY business provides professional solutions for home improvement and car care projects to make fixing up and cleaning up fast, easy and efficient. For more information, visit www.kcdiy.com.

Posted in New Products, Outdoor Grills, Stainless Steel, Ventilation, Who Knew

Are you game for a new grill?

Get ready to expose your dirty grill.
This just in:

DIRTY GRILLS GONE WILD’ CONTEST TO GIVE ONE SLOPPY
BARBEQUER A NEW LEASE ON GRILLING
We’ll find America’s dirtiest griller and give them an Epicure 36” Outdoor Grill by Dacor

PHILADELPHIA – November 24, 2008 – Grill, baby, grill. And if your efforts result in a greasy, mucky mess, the “Dirty Grills Gone Wild” contest may offer you a sizzling new start.

The contest is seeking the grossest grill in America. Its owner will receive a new Dacor® Epicure® 36” Outdoor Grill and Grill Cart and a year’s supply of Scott Shop Towels. To enter, contestants must submit a digital photo of their dirty grill by February 2, 2009 at www.dirtydirtygrills.com.

“Dacor changed the way people cook outside forever, with the introduction of the industry’s first built-in halogen lighting on an outdoor grill in 2001,” said Steve Joseph, Vice President of Marketing at Dacor. “Today, we’re focused on new standards of excellence, with a full line of appliances that feature brilliant style and performance details to heighten the cooking experience. With the same level of craftsmanship as our indoor cooking appliances, the Epicure Outdoor Grill is designed to provide superior cooking results, no matter if you are just grilling a few hot dogs or searing the finest cuts of steak.”

“As the makers of some of the most heavy-duty shop towels around, we’re all about cleaning things up,” said Lauren Collier, an Associate Marketing Manager for the Kimberly-Clark Professional DIY Business. “We’re looking to give one grubby griller a second chance, by awarding both a new grill and the cleanup tools to keep it that way.”

The contest is being promoted at barbeque competitions and football tailgate parties across the country, and will end the week after the Super Bowl. Organizers will also be shooting footage of grimy grills for a “Dirty Grills Gone Wild” video that will be posted on the contest web site as well as on other Internet sites.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, which includes Joey Mac’s Smoke Stax, the award-winning grilling team of Joe (Joey Mac) McManus and Wayne Styck.

“The Dirtiest Grill in America” will be anointed in February 2009.

THE DETAILS OF OUTDOOR COOKING
The Epicure Outdoor Grills, available in 52” and 36” widths, feature brighter halogen lighting to illuminate the cooking surface so the barbecue can continue long after the sun goes down. A patent-pending, optional ceramic sear burner, placed inside the firebox, offers high intensity cooking for perfect searing.

Brilliant Illumina(TM) Burner Control Knobs glow blue when the grill is on, for increased safety and aesthetic appeal to indicate when a burner is in the “on” position and the redesigned premium canopy hood is lighter and more user-friendly.

Three U-shaped stainless steel burners operate at 20,000 BTU on grill models without the optional ceramic sear burner. Grills that include the ceramic sear burner will feature two high-output U-shaped stainless steel burners. An infrared ceramic rotisserie burner with a heavy-duty removable motor conveniently attaches to the grill when needed, providing limitless cooking options for the outdoor chef. For additional safety, Dacor’s Perma-Flame(TM) technology will automatically reignite the burner flame in the event that it is extinguished unexpectedly.

About Dacor: Founded in 1965, Dacor is the innovator of the most stylish, luxury kitchen appliances that provide the optimum ownership experience for people who are passionate about the details of cooking. The company has introduced many industry firsts including an infrared ceramic gas broiler inside an electric Pure Convectionä self-cleaning oven, an outdoor grill with built-in halogen lights, and the world’s only 30” dishwasher. Based in California, family-owned Dacor offers a complete line of luxury kitchen appliances that includes ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, refrigerators, dishwashers, warming drawers, microwaves, ventilation hoods, wine storage and outdoor appliances.

For more information on Dacor, its product line and local dealer locations, visit www.dacor.com, contact Customer Care at (800) 793-0093 or visit the Dacor Design & Culinary Centers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago or San Francisco.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional: Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is one of four global business segments of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The Kimberly-Clark Professional DIY business provides professional solutions for home improvement and car care projects to make fixing up and cleaning up fast, easy and efficient. For more information, visit www.kcdiy.com.

Posted in Back splashes, Counter tops, Kitchen Trends, Outdoor Grills, Outdoor Kitchens, Trends in Tile, Tuscan

Tile Murals

Imagine being able to transfer any image onto marble, ceramic and glass tile to create tile murals?

Alicia Tapp Designs is very excited & proud to announce
the availability of art from
Contemporary & Award Winning Artists and Photographers
in a variety of themes and techniques~ from Tuscany landscapes to
Renaissance and spiritual paintings to be transferred onto your choice of
marble, ceramic and glass tiles. ..Indoors or Outdoors

Whether your project is indoors or out, ( kitchen back splash, floors, counter tops, patio or pools),there are innumerable ways to customize your design.

Alicia Tapp Designs offers unlimited ideas on their web site. AliciaTappDesigns.com


Posted in Back splashes, Counter tops, Kitchen Trends, Outdoor Grills, Outdoor Kitchens, Trends in Tile, Tuscan

Tile Murals

Imagine being able to transfer any image onto marble, ceramic and glass tile to create tile murals?

Alicia Tapp Designs is very excited & proud to announce
the availability of art from
Contemporary & Award Winning Artists and Photographers
in a variety of themes and techniques~ from Tuscany landscapes to
Renaissance and spiritual paintings to be transferred onto your choice of
marble, ceramic and glass tiles. ..Indoors or Outdoors

Whether your project is indoors or out, ( kitchen back splash, floors, counter tops, patio or pools),there are innumerable ways to customize your design.

Alicia Tapp Designs offers unlimited ideas on their web site. AliciaTappDesigns.com