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Did you ever think what would make your backyard picnic tastier? There are plenty of options of grills to get. How do you know which grill is the best for your cooking needs? Fortunately, our professionals took countless hours compiling, reviewing, and analyzing more than 1,300 grills, each one having 89 various data parameters. During our time reviewing every grill, we found 33 DCS grills. Our final intention is to offer you practical information so that you can find the most-fitting grill for your patio. We took into account first-hand customer experiences and included key aspects, notably brand and size. Furthermore, we are pleased to show you the following article that will review some of the pros and cons in order to assist you in getting the grill of your dreams!

You'll want to learn some facts about DCS before choosing your DCS grill. Founded in 1934, DCS engineers all its grills to deliver the same amount of functionality and power demanded by professional chefs. Aside from manufacturing grills, DCS makes refrigeration, storage, and heating products. It is owned by Fisher and Paykel, which has engineered some of the most technically-advanced and efficient products. It has been purchased by renowned clients architect Andrew Lister and French chef Ludo Lefebvre. DCS grills are hand-finished to enhance the quality of the grills and withstand the demands of any season. DCS pioneered the first high-end professional grill in the industry.

Our Top Ranking Grills:
Product NameGrill TypeGrill SizeFuel TypeCooking Grate MaterialBody Construction
Best Overall Score
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An image of DCS 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill
DCS 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill
covered grill
48''
natural gas
stainless steel
stainless steel
Runner Up
2
An image of DCS 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Infrared Covered Grill
DCS 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Infrared Covered Grill
covered grill
48''
natural gas
stainless steel
stainless steel
Best Durable Option
3
An image of DCS BH1-48RS-L 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill
DCS BH1-48RS-L 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill
covered grill
48''
propane gas
stainless steel
stainless steel
Energy-Efficient Option
4
An image of DCS BH1-36RGI-N 36'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
DCS BH1-36RGI-N 36'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
covered grill
36''
natural gas
stainless steel
stainless steel
For Outdoor Kitchens
5
An image of DCS BH1-36R-L 36'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
DCS BH1-36R-L 36'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
covered grill
36''
propane gas
stainless steel
stainless steel
Our Top Ranking Grills
Customer Rating
Grill Type
covered grill
Grill Size
48''
Fuel Type
natural gas
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Customer Rating
Grill Type
covered grill
Grill Size
48''
Fuel Type
natural gas
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Customer Rating
Grill Type
covered grill
Grill Size
48''
Fuel Type
propane gas
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Customer Rating
Grill Type
covered grill
Grill Size
36''
Fuel Type
natural gas
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Customer Rating
Grill Type
covered grill
Grill Size
36''
Fuel Type
propane gas
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Best Overall Score
An image of DCS 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill

The DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill is a good choice if you want a permanent addition to your outdoor kitchen. This grill is equipped with a smoker add-on, so you can give your food the perfect smoky edge. It is designed with a Smart Beam grill light to illuminate the entire grilling surface for improved night visibility. Featuring four burners, this built-in grill allows you to produce the indirect and direct heat needed to create a two-zone cooking area. Fueled by natural gas, it is perfect for reducing unnecessary waste and exposure to harmful emissions, such as carbon dioxide. Made with a built-in design, it adds a level of class to any outdoor kitchen space. This stainless steel grill is highly durable and resilient in harsh environments. It features an integrated rotisserie burner, which allows you to easily grill an entire roast.

    Pros
    • Equipped with a smoker add-on for that distinct, slow-cooked taste and juicy results
    • Fitted with a Grease Management System™ to channel juices from your food into a drain, preventing flare-ups and unnecessary burning
    • Stainless steel design is highly resistant to corrosion and dust
    Cons
    • Stainless steel design tends to lose its color with extended use
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
    • Runs on natural gas, costing more than a grill that uses charcoal
Runner Up
An image of DCS 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Infrared Covered Grill

Enjoy a great barbecuing experience by using the DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill. This DCS grill has a built-in design, making it the ideal addition to any permanent outdoor cooking area. It has a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can ensure that your food is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions. Made of stainless steel, it is highly durable and resilient in harsh elements. Create the indirect and direct heat needed for two-zone cooking with this DCS grill's four large ceramic main burners. Fueled by natural gas, it is great for providing a cleaner-burning alternative for all your barbecuing needs. It features a smoker add-on for incredibly juicy and tender results with a deep, slow-cooked flavor. Featuring an efficient infrared burner, it gives you access to high-intensity heat when grilling your food. With an integrated rotisserie burner, this covered grill allows you to perfectly prepare larger cuts of meat.

    Pros
    • Features an infrared burner, offering access to higher levels of heat while cooking
    • Ceramic radiant technology helps evenly cook your meal to perfection
    • Smoker add-on for that deep, slow-cooked taste and juicy results
    Cons
    • High-end infrared burners become difficult to move once you have set it up
    • Stainless steel design tends to lose its color over time
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting messy easily and requires intense cleaning
Best Durable Option
An image of DCS BH1-48RS-L 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill

If you're trying to build a luxurious outdoor kitchen, you'll want to know all about the DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill. This grill has a built-in design, which adds a level of sophistication to any outdoor kitchen area. With a dual ring side burner, it is perfect for preparing your whole meal right on your grill. It features three burners, letting you use the indirect and direct heat necessary for two-zone cooking.

This stainless steel grill is great for long-lasting use. This propane gas grill distributes consistent heat across the cooking area to minimize grill flare-ups. Designed with an integrated rotisserie burner, this built-in grill allows you to perfectly prepare an entire roast. It features a smoker add-on, which will give your meat a delicious taste. It has a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can check that your meat is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions.

    Pros
    • Equipped with a smoker add-on for that deep, slow-cooked flavor and juicy results
    • Designed with a Grease Management System™ to direct juices from your food into a drain, preventing flare-ups and unnecessary burning
    • Dual ring side burner lets you to cook your whole meal in one place
    Cons
    • Stainless steel design tends to lose its color over time
    • Features a stainless steel grill grate, getting messy easily and requires intense cleaning
    • Propane gas costs more than a grill that needs charcoal
Energy-Efficient Option
An image of DCS BH1-36RGI-N 36'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

Do you enjoy cooking up delicious summer barbecues? The DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill is an excellent choice for you. Create the indirect and direct heat needed for two-zone cooking with this DCS grill's three large ceramic main burners. Using natural gas, it is great for reducing unnecessary waste and exposure to harmful emissions, such as carbon dioxide. It has a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can ensure that your meat is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions. Featuring a built-in design, it can be used to create a beautiful outdoor cooking space in your yard. This stainless steel grill offers both a sleek appearance and proven strength. With a smoker add-on, this grill is excellent for adding a distinct smoky flavor to whatever you're cooking. It has an integrated rotisserie burner, which allows you to easily grill larger cuts of meat. Featuring an infrared burner, it gives you access to high-intensity heat while grilling your food.

    Pros
    • Infrared burner can reach higher temperatures and cook food quickly
    • Smoker add-on gives your food a delicious smoky flavor
    • Grease Management System™ prevents the grease from burning and causing flare-ups while cooking
    Cons
    • High-end infrared burners become harder to move once you have set it up
    • Stainless steel construction tends to fade over time
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
For Outdoor Kitchens
An image of DCS BH1-36R-L 36'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

Rely on the DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill for a delicious barbecue experience you can share with your family and friends. This DCS grill has a smoker add-on for incredibly juicy results with a deep, slow-cooked flavor. Featuring a built-in design, it can be used to build an elegant outdoor kitchen area in your yard. Made of stainless steel, it is highly resilient and durable in harsh elements. It features an integrated rotisserie burner, which allows you to perfectly prepare a full chicken. This propane gas grill distributes heat evenly across the cooking surface to ensure consistent results every time. With three burners, this grill allows you to produce the indirect and direct heat needed to create a two-zone cooking area. It has a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can check that your meat is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions.

    Pros
    • Designed with a smoker add-on for that rich, smoky taste and juicy results
    • Equipped with a Grease Management System™ to prevent flare-ups by channeling juices away from the burner
    • Stainless steel construction is resistant to corrosion and dust
    Cons
    • Stainless steel construction tends to fade over time
    • Stainless steel cooking grate is much more expensive than other grate materials
    • Propane gas costs more than a grill that utilizes charcoal
Additional Picks
An image of DCS BH1-30R-N-CAD1-30 30'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Rotisserie Grill

Make the perfect home-grilled meals by using the DCS Natural Gas Rotisserie Grill. This DCS grill has a smoker add-on, giving your food a smoky taste. It has two burners, so you can experience an even more diverse range of meals. With a freestanding design, it provides greater freedom and flexibility in your outdoor cooking area. Using natural gas, it is perfect for reducing unnecessary waste and exposure to harmful pollutants. This stainless steel grill offers superior industrial strength and durability. With an integrated rotisserie burner, this DCS grill allows you to enjoy a perfect slow-roasted meal each and every time with its rotisserie kit.

    Pros
    • Smoker add-on for that rich, smoky flavor and juicy results
    • Grease Management System™ prevents flare-ups by channeling grease away from the burner
    • Features a grill cart, allowing you to easily take it wherever you go
    Cons
    • Stainless steel design limits heat transfer, affecting your food
    • Includes a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
    • Natural gas is not ideal for slow cooking or for smoking meat
An image of DCS BGC30-BQ-N-CAD1-30 30'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

If you're a person who enjoys backyard barbecues, the DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill is the grill for you. This stainless steel grill performs for much longer due to its increased durability and overall resiliency. This grill is equipped with ceramic radiant technology to ensure optimal heat distribution each time you cook. It features two burners, letting you utilize the direct and indirect heat necessary for creating a two-zone cooking area. Made with a freestanding design, it provides greater freedom and flexibility in your outdoor dining space. With a smoker add-on, it is excellent for adding extra flavor to whatever you're cooking. This natural gas grill is great for providing a cleaner-burning alternative for all your barbecuing needs. Featuring full surface searing, this grill offers you more diverse cooking options.

    Pros
    • Ceramic radiant technology ensures optimal heat distribution through each grilling session
    • Equipped with a smoker add-on for a deep, smoky flavor and juicy results
    • Features a Grease Management System™ designed to prevent flare-ups by channeling juices away from the burner
    Cons
    • Stainless steel design doesn't lock in heat as well as cast iron
    • Stainless steel cooking grate is less weather resistant and more difficult to clean
    • Natural gas is not great for slow roasting or for smoking meat
An image of DCS BFGC-30G-L-CAD1-30 30'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

If functionality and easy setup are your top priorities, consider the DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill. This grill features a freestanding design, which saves space, giving you greater flexibility in your outdoor dining space. It has two burners, allowing you to combine the power of both direct and indirect heating to create a two-zone cooking area. Using propane gas, it distributes consistent heat across the cooking area to minimize grill flare-ups. This stainless steel grill is highly resilient and durable in harsh conditions. With full surface searing, this DCS grill is ideal for getting that flavorful outer layer on your meat or veggies. It features a 9-volt battery ignition, so you can turn it on with ease and get cooking. It has ceramic radiant technology, which helps evenly grill your meat.

    Pros
    • Ceramic radiant technology allows the grill to achieves optimal heat distribution each time you cook
    • 9-volt battery ignition provides you with a quick way to light your barbecue
    • Grease Management System™ directs grease from your food into a drain, reducing flare-ups and accidents
    Cons
    • Stainless steel construction limits heat movement, affecting your food
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
    • 9-volt battery ignition loses its functionality very fast if it gets too dirty
An image of DCS BH1-30R-N-CSS-30 30'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Rotisserie Grill

The DCS Natural Gas Rotisserie Grill is an outstanding addition to any outdoor cooking area. This grill has an integrated rotisserie burner, so you can enjoy a slow-roasted meal and larger cuts of meats. This stainless steel grill is great for long-lasting use. It features a freestanding design, giving you the freedom and flexibility to roll it out of the way when you are done cooking. It features a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can check that your meat is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions. This natural gas grill is perfect for providing a cleaner-burning alternative for all your barbecuing needs. With a smoker add-on, this grill is excellent for adding a distinct smoky flavor to whatever you're preparing. It has two burners, letting you utilize the direct and indirect heat necessary for two-zone cooking.

    Pros
    • Equipped with a smoker add-on to infuse your meat with a distinct, slow-cooked taste
    • Fitted with a Grease Management System™ to prevent flare-ups by directing juices away from the burner
    • Stainless steel design is highly resistant to corrosion and dust
    Cons
    • Stainless steel design tends to lose its color with extended use
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
    • Natural gas is not good for slow roasting or for smoking BBQ
An image of DCS BGC30-BQ-L-CAD1-30 30'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

The DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill is an outstanding choice for any weekend barbecue. This grill features a freestanding design, giving you the freedom and flexibility to roll it out of the way while you use your deck or patio. It features two burners, letting you utilize the indirect and direct heat necessary for creating a two-zone cooking area. With full surface searing, it offers you more diverse cooking options. Using propane gas, it distributes heat evenly across the grill to ensure consistent results every time. Equipped with a smoker add-on, it allows you to slow-cook your food, producing a rich and smoky flavor. This stainless steel grill is highly durable and resilient in harsh conditions. It features ceramic radiant technology, delivering more even results.

    Pros
    • Ceramic radiant technology ensures uniform heat distribution each time you cook
    • Equipped with a smoker add-on to infuse your meat with a rich, smoky flavor
    • Grease Management System™ prevents flare-ups by directing grease and juices away from the burner
    Cons
    • Stainless steel design doesn't retain heat as well as cast iron
    • Includes a stainless steel grill grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
    • Propane gas costs more than a grill that utilizes charcoal
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What Type of Installation Do You Need?
Built-in Grills

Want to learn more about built-in grills? Well, keep reading the following section to learn more about them, specifically in concurrence with DCS grills. With an aesthetically-appealing design, built-in grills are great for upgrading any patio setting, giving it a beautiful and refined look. These built-in grills are great for barbecuing larger portions of meat or vegetables all at once. However, they don't have the most convenient installation process since they take a longer time to set up than other kinds of grills. They are considerably more expensive, so they should only be considered if you're looking to make a big investment in an outdoor kitchen. Moreover, built-in grills are cemented in, meaning that you won't be able to move them around or store them in the off-season. Feel ready to decide on the right DCS grill for you? You can get started here.

Freestanding Grills

Interested in freestanding grills? Here are a few things you should keep in mind about them. Feel free to check out this highly rated DCS grill in the meantime. Freestanding grills are especially great for grilling novices since they don't demand the same long-term commitment that built-in grills do and don't come with as hefty a price tag. They are easy to move, giving you the freedom and flexibility to roll them out of your way when you are done cooking. With a compact design, they are a fantastic option for backyards with limited room. Freestanding grills typically include internal storage compartments, making them great for keeping all barbecuing accessories in one convenient place. One downside is that they don't have any prep space, unlike built-in grills, so if you're trying to install a full outdoor kitchen, they're not the best option.

Built-In/on-Cart Grills

Interested in built-in grills? Here are a few things you should consider about them. Feel free to check out this great DCS grill in the meantime. With an aesthetically-appealing design, built-in grills are great for enhancing any patio setting, giving it a beautiful and refined look. Something to consider is that they are considerably more expensive, so they should only be considered if you're looking to make a big investment in an outdoor kitchen.

So, What About Fuel Type for Your DCS Grill?
Natural Gas Grills

Want to learn more about natural gas DCS grills? Continue reading the following paragraph to learn more about them. If you think that a natural gas DCS grill is what you want, then check out this grill. Easy to operate, natural gas grills ensure that any dish is prepared in no time. They are low maintenance, ensuring a hassle-free cleanup. They are capable of reaching temperatures of 400 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can evenly cook anything from vegetables to meat and poultry. They are designed with temperature control dials to optimize your cooking time by giving you extra control of how much heat is used. They are capable of maintaining a consistent temperature, ensuring that meat is thoroughly cooked. They have igniters for better monitoring of the fire. On the low end of the CO2 emissions fuel scale, these natural gas grills are a more energy-efficient choice. Something to keep in mind is that they are difficult to install, so you'll probably need a professional to help out, which can be quite costly.

Propane Gas Grills

Want to learn more about propane gas DCS grills? Continue reading the following paragraph to learn more about them. If you think that a propane gas DCS grill is what you want, then check out this grill. These propane gas grills can reach temperatures of 400 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring that your food is evenly cooked over just the right amount of time. They distribute heat evenly, maintaining a stable temperature throughout the grilling process for the best results. They have temperature control knobs, so you can easily determine how cooked your meat is while barbecuing. They are low maintenance for convenient cleaning and upkeep. Designed to ensure a quick and safe startup every time, they feature igniters, so you can easily start your grill with just the push of a button. One downside is that they have wide venting, so if food with smoky flavor is what you want, these grills aren't the right choice for you. In addition, they run out of propane after repeated use, so you'll need to have backup propane ready in order to finish cooking your food. A plus is that they contain 2,500 BTUs per cubic feet as compared to 1,000 BTUs for natural gas, contributing to faster heating.

Liquid Propane Grills

Want to learn more about liquid propane DCS grills? Continue reading the following paragraph to learn more about them. If you want to check out a liquid propane DCS grill, then come look at this one. Liquid propane grills are capable of maintaining a strong temperature, ensuring that meat is thoroughly cooked. They heat up instantly, requiring little preparation time. They are designed with temperature control knobs, so you can choose the right heat while cooking. They are capable of reaching temperatures of 400 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can consistently cook anything from vegetables to meat and poultry. They have a low maintenance design, ensuring that they stay in perfect shape with little upkeep required. Designed to ensure a rapid and safe startup, they are sold with igniters, so you can quickly start your grill with just the push of a button. However, they have wide venting, so if you're looking for a grill that gives your food a smoky flavor, these grills aren't the right choice for you. A plus is that liquid propane is more expensive than natural gas, making them a luxury, only to be considered if you're looking to make a permanent investment by adding an outdoor kitchen to your home. These liquid propane grills contain 2,500 BTUs per cubic feet as compared to 1,000 BTUs for natural gas, contributing to faster heating.

Get to Know Grill Types for Your DCS Grill
Rotisserie Grills

Think that rotisserie grills are right for you? Then check out this DCS grill after you finish reading about them. Rotisserie grills have an extensive surface area so that you can prepare a whole chicken or roast. They often include a spike and motor, enabling you to prepare anything from tender legs of lamb to large roasts like turkey. They preserve flavor and moisture due to the constant rotation of the grill's interior, grilling only the best results. However, they require a drip pan, so it's important to add some moisture to the pan because there is a risk of the grease causing a flare-up.

Covered Grills

Think that covered grills are right for you? Then check out this DCS grill after you finish reading about them. Covered grills feature ventilated heat regulation, allowing you to cook meat or seafood at an even temperature without it burning or overcooking. They have even temperature distribution, so food can be cooked to the ideal temperature while the lid is closed. With a larger surface and flame for grilling several food items at once, they are great for cooking an entire meal for all your friends and family.