Viking VGCC548-8B Review: 48" Pro-Style Gas Range with Double Ovens
For those who understand the passion of cooking, it’s well understood that to create something extraordinary, it requires persistent talent and powerful tools. It already takes an exceptionally talented individual to love the craft that marries presentation, technique, chemistry, and personal taste all into one – what’s left is to find the perfect tools to compliment your cooking prowess.
There is no other highly regarded accomplice for a gourmet food-loving chef than a 48” professional style gas range, such as the Viking VGCC548-8B. (more…)
Holiday Shopping, made Simple: Black Friday at Elite Appliance and Designer Home Surplus
The Holiday season is already fraught with stress. But let’s face it, with all the rest of the holiday madness surrounding the season, why add more unnecessary anxiety when it comes to shopping?
Elite Appliance and Designer Home Surplus are here to make luxury kitchen shopping much, much easier. No more heading out before dawn to wait in line for a few dollars of savings, instead, make the most of your Black Friday shopping by upgrading your kitchen with an exclusive appliance deals online! No pants, no problem! (more…)
A Closer Look at the Jenn-Air JGD3536BS Cooktop
Jenn-Air Cooktops are some of the most oft sought after appliances in the industry for a litany of reasons. Jenn-Air’s obvious attention to perfect visual craftsmanship aside, the technical prowess in their designs shines through above all else.
Keep Your Kitchen Fully Stocked with Nostalgia - NEW Smeg Retro Line Dishwashers
Smeg has patterned itself to be an appliance brand that breaks the aesthetic mold of conventional kitchen appliances.
With their distinct designs, Smeg offers home chefs the option for a more warm and inviting atmosphere full of personality. The broad color choices and unique aesthetic of each brand give homeowners an opportunity to break from the predictable mold of the modern luxury kitchen and reflect their own personal style. (more…)
Beat Bobby Flay Winner, Chef Kevin Ashade, Showcases Skills in the Elite Kitchen
Coming from his winning appearance on the Food Network competition show "Beat Bobby Flay", Dallas Chef Kevin Ashade stopped by the Elite Appliance kitchen to give everyone a taste of the skill and passion it took to conquer the Food Network Superstar.
A graduate of The Culinary Institute of Dallas, Chef Ashade (or "Chef Kev") has over fifteen years of professional fine dining experience. He has served as both a sous and executive chef at a number of 5-star restaurants such as Craft at the W Hotel in Dallas, Nana at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, The Oceanaire Seafood Room Dallas, and at the Marriott World Center in Orlando and as a family/private chef for professional athletes in the MLB, NFL, and NBA. In 2013, Chef Kev founded GourmEATS Catering Services.
It's always a treat to showcase and host Dallas' unique, local talent - so if you're in the Dallas area, feel free to stop by our Elite Appliance Showroom to take in all the sights (and delicious smells) you're likely to encounter on any given day!
How to Season Your Outdoor Grill
The temperatures are beginning to rise, signaling the rise of Summer and the grilling season.
Whether you're looking for an outdoor grill or have one you're looking to break in, here's a tip to make sure you're getting the most from your outdoor kitchen!
Seasoning Your Grill
Seasoning your grill is a practice that should be second nature to grill users. It not only helps prevent your your grill grates from rust but it makes for much easier clean-up, as well.
For a quick and easy guide on How To Season Your Grill, take a look at the DCS Appliance video below:
Seasoning is only necessary for stainless steel cooking grates. Porcelain grates do not generally require any seasoning (but consult your grill's manual for specific instructions).
To season your grill, first ignite the burners and close the hood. You'll need to leave this closed for roughly 15 minutes, so it's perfect if there's any last minute food prep you need to do in the meantime. After the necessary wait time, using a paper towel and a pair of tongs, rub a solid amount of vegetable or canola oil on the surface grates until you've managed to get a sheen. Simple as that!
Don't forget to clean your grill after cooking and season it before cooking next time to maintain its cleanliness and grilling performance!
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large red onion, cut into wedges
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
In a large shallow baking dish, mix the yogurt, feta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Place the chicken in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate 3 hours in the refrigerator.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
Thread the chicken, onion wedges, and green bell pepper pieces alternately onto skewers. Discard remaining yogurt mixture.
Grill skewers on the prepared grill until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
Viking Vanquishes Bad Kitchen Air
No matter where in the kitchen your cooking surface is, Viking’s Professional Ventilation Hoods will exhaust the odor of cooking. Like all Viking products, ventilation hoods offer professional grade performance for your home. Viking makes a number of styles of hoods that including the Wall & Island hoods.
The Professional Series by Viking lets you choose from a number of styles ranging in width size from 24-inches to 66-inches and heights from 10-inches to 24-inches and has contemporary but simple designs that blend with any kitchen décor. An added feature in the 10-inch hoods is that they also have commercial type baffle filter system to take grease and heated odors out of the kitchen air.
And coupled with the Viking You Cook, We Clean Sales Event (through June 30, 2016), Elite Appliance will help making the decision to bring a beautiful Viking kitchen into your home even easier!