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31 Days of Traeger – Rocking Beef Ribs

Written by Appliance Dude | October 3rd, 2017

We’re celebrating the re-launch of the Traeger Timberline this October with month long coverage on all things Traeger.
If you have any questions about Traeger products, especially the Timberline 850 and 1300, call us at 1-800-966-2878…we are Timberline experts!

Nothing like it when a member of the Brotherhood of Smoke sends in some photos from a Traeger cook…thanks to Anthony from Harrison in Westchester County, we have some Traeger smoked beef short ribs.

Anthony’s key is to keep it simple.

Start with the beef.

Add tabasco or hot sauce for a wet base.

Add the rub (in this case he used Meat Church’s Holy Cow rub.)

On to the Traeger for 5-6 hour smoke at 250 degrees

Periodically spray apple juice on to the ribs for added moisture

Pull them off the Traeger and rest for one hour…then dig in!

Beef RIbs Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Beef RIbs Traeger Timberline – Curtos.com

Holy Cow rub from Meat Church

AFTER SMOKING FOR 5 HOURS…..

Beef Ribs - Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Beef Ribs – Traeger Timberline – Curtos.com

Beef Ribs on Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Beef Ribs - Traeger Timberline - Curtos.com

Look at that Smoke Ring!

31 Days of Traeger Timberline – Pellets Rock

Written by Appliance Dude | October 3rd, 2017

We’re featuring the Traeger Timberline pellet grill all month here on the blog. If you have any questions about this incredible product call us at 1-800-966-2878 or check out our numerous postings online here and here.

I’ve used my Traeger Timberline 850 a ton since last April and one of the things that I’m always asked is whether we need to use Traeger pellets with it. The simple answer is no, but I would turn that around and ask why would you bother using another pellet brand? Traeger’s pellets are readily accessible (we offer them here at Curto’s year round), they are reasonably priced compared to more boutique brands, and the Timberline (and other Traeger grills) have been created to handle Traeger’s larger pellets.

Then there is the subject of product quality and trust. Traeger is one of the few pellet smoker manufacturers who not only create their own pellets, but they do it in-house in the USA. There is no fear of getting pellets that have chemical residue on them as Traeger only uses 100% natural hardwood – so that means no fillers or additives.

Traeger has always taken great measures to ensure that the pellet quality is also there not only from a food stand point, but also in the way that they perform. In order to get the holy grail of blue smoke, your wood needs the correct moisture ratio which Traeger’s pellets offer.

Traeger is so confident in their pellets that they have produced a web page devoted to Traeger pellets that will give you all the information that you need to make an educated decision as to whether they are the right choice for your smoker. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions.

31 Days of Traeger Timberline: It’s Back

Written by Appliance Dude | October 2nd, 2017

We’re featuring the Traeger Timberline pellet grill all month here on the blog. If you have any questions about this incredible product call us at 1-800-966-2878 or check out our numerous postings online here and here.

First smoke was Sunday October 1, when we made beef short ribs on our Timberline 850.
Traeger has made a few teaks to the Timberline since they first released it in March. I’ll get into the tweaks in a future post, but the most important
one is that they have cleaned up the software so the wi-fi works better. Production bottlenecks have also been cleaned up so more grills will be available.

Now, as for the short ribs….

I simply hit them with with olive oil, a little Jacobsen’s salt and Jake’s Grillin Coffee Rub.

I loaded the Timberline 850 with Cherry pellets, set the Timberline at 225F and then let them cook for 5 hours. At the 3rd hour I wrapped each short rib in foil, a technique I have never employed with ribs. The results were excellent – incredibly moist and loaded with tons of flavor thanks to the sinfully marbled interior. These were the best beef ribs I have ever smoked.

Traeger Timberline 850

Beef Ribs Smoked on Traeger Timberline

Beef rib smoked on our Traeger Timberline 850

Beef rib smoked on our Traeger Timberline 850

Traeger Timberline - Beef Ribs - Curtos.com

Beef rib smoked on our Traeger Timberline 850

Alfresco Grill Review: Perfect Burgers on the FireGriddle

Written by Appliance Dude | September 25th, 2017

Perfect burgers = Alfresco ALXE-42 Grill + Alfresco Solid Fuel Insert to cook with wood n fire + new tool.

Or as I like to call it….FIREGRIDDLING.

Watch the video for the details!

DCS Grill Outdoor Kitchen Review – Curtos.com

Written by Appliance Dude | September 18th, 2017

Recently finished this DCS outdoor kitchen in White Plains in Westchester County.
Watch the video for an in-depth analysis of the DCS products used as well as a rundown of the materials used to build the island. And remember, we ship DCS products FREE across the USA. Let us help you with your DCS outdoor kitchen!

Wolf 48 Range / SubZero 42 Fridge – Westchester County

Written by Appliance Dude | August 29th, 2017

This kitchen in Dobbs Ferry features all Wolf / Sub-Zero appliances along with a Bosch dishwasher and Jenn-Air compactor.
For the 48″ range we went with the Wolf DF486G, which is a dual fuel (electric oven, gas burners) and offers 6 burners on the top
with a griddle. Also note that the Wolf range has the stainless knob option instead of the red knobs which are Wolf’s trademark.
The refrigerator is a Sub-Zero BI42UFD/S/PH which is a 42″ French Door built in refrigerator in stainless with pro handles.
The pro handle on the Sub-Zero seamlessly matches the handles on the Wolf range.

Wolf dual fuel range - Curtos.com

Subzero 42" French Door Fridge

For more information on Wolf and SubZero appliances please contact Curto’s at 1-800-966-2878 or visit our showroom
1966 Central Park Ave
Yonkers NY 10710

3 Reasons to Buy a Speed Queen Washer

Written by Appliance Dude | August 28th, 2017

In this Speed Queen washer review, we focus on 3 salient points which should make you consider a Speed Queen for your next washing machine.
Speed Queen offers top load washers in both analog control knobs (AWN432) as well as electronic controls (AWNE432)

We ship Speed Queen quickly and offer free shipping. Call or visit us for more details.

Washer Broke? 3 Reasons to Buy a Speed Queen Washer

Written by Appliance Dude | August 23rd, 2017

In this Speed Queen washer review, we’ll explain why a Speed Queen washer is a fantastic choice to bring home

I can tell the look from a mile away. The customer will come into the showroom, no smile, eyes slightly glazed, with a harried, preoccupied countenance. They are definitely not visiting the Curto’s showroom for a new bbq grill.

“How can I help you?” I ask…

“My washing machine broke,” the customer says. “I have 3 days of wash growing in my basement. Help”.

We see this all the time. And when a customer is coming off a bad experience with their machine, whether it was consistent service calls/money spent out of warranty, or just a simple dissatisfaction with the machine, we know what to suggest.

A Speed Queen top load washer.

Spped Queen Washer Review

Speed Queen washer review

Unless you have a family of 10 or need to stack your laundry, the top loading Speed Queen washer AWN432 is the way to go. Speed Queen has produced washing machines for over 100 years and their reputation for producing best in class washers continues to grow.

Here are the three main reasons why we recommend a Speed Queen washer over other top loading washers:

1 – Speed Queen washers are born from a commercial heritage. If you go to a laundromat or any institution with large-scale laundry needs like a hospital, they are usually outfitted with Speed Queen laundry. Speed Queen has taken the platform they use for commercial application and uses parts of it for their residential products. For instance, most residential washing machines are made with a large amount of plastic. This is done to keep costs down, but will also fail quicker so the homeowner will need to purchase new machines sooner. Speed Queen washers use far more steel which will last longer, and Speed Queen tests their machines to the point of failure so they are made to hold up for close to 25 years.

2 – Speed Queen washers offer the best warranty in the business. While most other laundry manufacturers offer a standard 1-year warranty, Speed Queen offers a 3-year warranty on their knob machines like the AWN432, and an amazing 5-year warranty on the electronic control washers. Talk about having confidence in your product.

3 – Speed Queen washers wash better. Most of the Speed Queen story is in their warranty and their commercial heritage, but how do they clean?
Speed queen washers use a 210 degree agitator that strokes 68x per minute. This action ensures that the clothes and water are being moved through one another in a gentle, cleansing action.

If you want more information on Speed Queen washers and dryers, please call or visit the Curto’s showroom at 1966 Central Park Ave – Yonkers NY 10710. We will ship Speed Queen washers nationally. usually with free shipping!

How I Nearly Blew up My Alfresco Grill – Part 2

Written by Appliance Dude | August 20th, 2017

In Part 1 of this Alfresco Grill Review series I discussed how a mistake I made with the Alfresco rotisserie nearly set the grill on fire.
In Part 2 I detail another incendiary instance with the Alfresco grill, this time at the hands of the solid fuel insert SFI-POD. This accessory is amazing but MUST be used carefully.