Reviewing DCS Built-In Grills


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Purchasing a grill is no simple task. It can be overwhelming if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. Luckily for you, we've spent many hours gathering and analyzing information on over 1,300 different grills and also looked at 89 data parameters for each one so that you won't have to look any further. Out of these grills, we then inspected 10 DCS built-in grills using our advanced machine learning technology. The following article will lay out the advantages and disadvantages of the 10 grills mentioned above and show you some of the more relevant information our research focused on, such as body construction and installation type.

You'll want to learn some facts about DCS before choosing your DCS built-in grill. Founded in 1934, DCS engineers all its grills to deliver the same amount of functionality and power demanded by professional chefs. DCS is part of Fisher and Paykel, which has created some of the most technically-advanced and efficient products. In addition to grills, it sells refrigeration, storage, and heating products. It hand finishes its products to complement the quality of the grills and withstand the demands of any season. It pioneered the first high-end professional grill in the industry. DCS has been purchased by renowned clients architect Andrew Lister and French chef Ludo Lefebvre. Now that you have some more knowledge on the company, take some time to read about DCS built-in grills.

These built-in grills are perfect for barbecuing larger quantities of meat or vegetables all at once. Featuring an aesthetically-appealing design, built-in grills are ideal for upgrading any backyard or patio, giving it a beautiful and refined look. However, they are cemented in, so it will be difficult to move them around once installed. Built-in grills are considerably more expensive, making these grills a luxurious option, only to be considered if you're looking to make a permanent investment by adding an outdoor kitchen to your home. Moreover, they are harder to install, so if you need your grill set up quickly and easily, you might want to consider a different option.

Our Top Ranking Grills:
Product NameGrill TypeGrill SizeFuel TypeCooking Grate MaterialBody Construction
Best Overall Score
1
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 DC7900 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
DCS DC7900 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
covered grill
48''
propane gas
stainless steel
Energy-Efficient Option
3
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
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
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
propane gas
Cooking Grate Material
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
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

Host excellent dinner parties by using the DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill. Featured with an integrated rotisserie burner, this covered grill allows you to perfectly prepare an entire roast. Featuring a stainless steel construction, it offers unmatched strength and durability. It has a smoker add-on for a distinct, smoky flavor and juicy results. This grill features a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can check that your meat is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions. Fueled by natural gas, it is perfect for reducing unnecessary waste and exposure to harmful emissions, such as carbon monoxide. It has four burners, letting you use the direct and indirect heat necessary for two-zone cooking. With a built-in design, this grill adds a level of class to any outdoor kitchen area.

    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 DC7900 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

Enjoy a great barbecuing experience by using the DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill. Featuring a built-in design, this DCS grill adds a level of sophistication to any outdoor kitchen area. It has four stainless steel burners, letting you utilize the direct and indirect heat necessary for two-zone cooking. This DCS grill has a Grease Management System™ and a drip tray, which makes cleaning ashes easy. Featuring a rotisserie burner, it allows you to easily grill an entire roast. It has a built-in heat thermometer to maintain the perfect temperature for all of your cooking needs. 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. This grill has ceramic radiant technology, which helps to evenly cook your meal.

    Pros
    • Features ceramic radiant technology, which helps to cook your meat to perfection
    • Stainless steel design is incredibly resistant to corrosion and rust
    • Propane gas locks in juices to ensure deep flavor
    Cons
    • Stainless steel construction limits heat movement, affecting your food
    • Propane gas is not great for slow roasting or for smoking BBQ
Energy-Efficient Option
An image of DCS 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Infrared Covered Grill

Improve your grilling experience with the DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill. This covered grill features an add-on smoker, which will give your meat a delicious taste. It features infrared burners, which reach higher temperatures when cooking your food. With a built-in design, it will add a level of elegance to your outdoor grilling space. It has an integrated rotisserie burner, which will let you enjoy an even more diverse range of meals. Use the indirect and direct heat needed for two-zone cooking with this covered grill's four large ceramic main burners. This natural gas grill is ideal for reducing unnecessary waste and exposure to harmful chemicals, such as carbon dioxide. This stainless steel grill is highly resilient and durable in harsh elements. It has a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can check that your food is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions.

    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 BH1-36RGI-N 36'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

If you enjoy taking charge of the barbecue at large family gatherings, consider choosing the DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill. This DCS grill comes with a smoker add-on, providing a smoky flavor. It has infrared burners, offering access to higher levels of heat while grilling and searing. Use the indirect and direct heat needed to create a two-zone cooking area with this DCS grill's three large ceramic main burners. Featured with an integrated rotisserie burner, it allows you to enjoy a perfect slow-roasted meal every time with its rotisserie kit. Equipped with a built-in design, it will add a level of sophistication to any outdoor kitchen space. Featuring a stainless steel body, it is built to last. Using natural gas, it is excellent for providing a cleaner-burning alternative for all your barbecuing needs. 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
    • 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
Additional Picks
An image of DCS BH1-36R-L 36'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

Cook delicious meals for the entire family with the DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill. This stainless steel grill is highly resilient and durable in harsh conditions. Featuring a built-in design, this DCS grill can be used to build a sophisticated outdoor kitchen area. Fueled by propane gas, it distributes heat evenly across the cooking area for consistent results every time. It features a Smart Beam grill light to illuminate the entire grilling space for improved night visibility. This grill has three burners, so you can utilize both indirect and direct heating to create a two-zone cooking area. Designed with a smoker add-on, it allows you to slow-cook your food, providing a distinct smoky flavor. With an integrated rotisserie burner, this covered grill allows you to perfectly prepare larger cuts of meat.

    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
An image of DCS BH1-48RS-L 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill

Transform your grilling experience by using the DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill. This propane grill has an integrated rotisserie burner, which allows you to perfectly prepare a full chicken. Fitted with a dual ring side burner, it is ideal for preparing your entire meal in one place. Using propane gas, it distributes heat evenly across the cooking surface to ensure consistent results every time. Featuring a built-in design, it can be used to create a beautiful outdoor cooking space on your patio or deck. This DCS grill features a Smart Beam grill light to light up the entire grilling area for improved night visibility. It is equipped with a smoker add-on to infuse your meat with a distinct, smoky taste. Designed with three burners, it allows you to create the indirect and direct heat needed for two-zone cooking. Made of stainless steel, it is highly resilient and durable in harsh 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
An image of DCS BH1-48R-L 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Built-In Covered Grill

The DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill is great for hosting family and friends. Featuring a smoker add-on, this grill is excellent for adding a unique, smoky flavor to whatever you're preparing. This propane gas grill distributes heat evenly across the cooking surface for consistent results every time. Designed with four burners, it allows you to create the indirect and direct heat needed for two-zone cooking. It features an integrated rotisserie burner, which allows you to easily grill an entire roast. This stainless steel grill is highly durable and resilient in harsh elements. This propane grill has a built-in design, which will add a level of sophistication to your outdoor kitchen space. 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 to infuse your meat with a distinct, slow-cooked flavor
    • Fitted with a Grease Management System™ to prevent flare-ups by channeling juices away from the burner
    • Stainless steel design is both sleek and highly durable
    Cons
    • Stainless steel construction limits heat transfer, affecting your food
    • Includes a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
    • Propane gas is not ideal for slow roasting or for smoking BBQ
An image of DCS BH1-48RS-N 48'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

The DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill is superb for cooking up an authentic barbecued meal during all your outdoor events. This covered grill has a smoker add-on, providing a smoky, slow-cooked flavor. Fitted with a dual ring side burner, it is perfect for cooking your entire meal in one place. Using natural gas, it is excellent for providing a greener alternative for all your grilling needs. With a stainless steel design, it will retain its shine for many years. This DCS grill has three burners, letting you utilize the indirect and direct heat necessary for creating a two-zone cooking area. It features an integrated rotisserie burner, so you can enjoy a slow-roasted meal and cook a whole chicken at once. Featuring a built-in design, it makes the perfect addition to any permanent outdoor cooking space.

    Pros
    • Smoker add-on takes the classic grilled taste a step further
    • Designed with a Grease Management System™ to prevent flare-ups by directing juices away from the burner
    • Dual ring side burner lets you to cook your whole meal in one place
    Cons
    • Stainless steel design tends to lose its color with extended use
    • Features a stainless steel grill grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
    • Natural gas is not ideal for slow roasting or for smoking meat
An image of DCS BH1-36R-N 36'' Natural Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

The DCS Natural Gas Covered Grill is a superb addition to any outdoor cooking area. This covered grill has a smoker add-on for that distinct, smoky taste and juicy results. It has three burners, letting you use the direct and indirect heat necessary for two-zone cooking. Featuring a built-in design, it will add a level of sophistication to any outdoor cooking space. This stainless steel grill holds heat for a long time, meaning that you can continue cooking your food after it has been switched to the off position. Using natural gas, this DCS grill is great for reducing unnecessary waste and exposure to harmful chemicals. It features an integrated rotisserie burner, which allows you to perfectly grill a full chicken. It has a Smart Beam grill light, which improves nighttime visibility, so you can check that your food is perfectly cooked even in darker conditions.

    Pros
    • Smoker add-on enriches the authentic, smoky, barbecue taste of your meat
    • 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
    • Natural gas is not ideal for slow cooking or for smoking meat
An image of DCS BH1-48RGI-L 48'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

Transform your barbecuing experience by using the DCS Propane Gas Covered Grill. Equipped with a warming rack, this grill is great for keeping food from getting cold. It has four large ceramic main burners to create both direct and indirect heat simultaneously, so you can utilize a two-zone cooking area, to ensure your food is more evenly. Made with an infrared burner, it gives you access to higher levels of heat while you cook your food. Featuring a built-in design, it makes the perfect addition to any designated outdoor kitchen space.

This stainless steel grill is highly resilient and durable in harsh conditions. This propane gas grill distributes consistent heat across the cooking surface to minimize grill flare-ups. Featuring an integrated rotisserie burner, this grill allows you to slow-cook an entire roast with its rotisserie burner. This weather-resistant built-in grill will be great for both backyard cookouts and winter parties. Designed with a smoker add-on, it is perfect for adding extra flavor to whatever you're cooking.

    Pros
    • Features an infrared burner, giving you access to high-intensity heat when you cook
    • Ceramic radiant technology ensures even heat distribution through each grilling session
    • Designed with a smoker add-on for incredibly juicy results with a rich, smoky flavor
    Cons
    • Infrared burners are not ideal if you are attempting to cook something "low and slow"
    • Stainless steel construction doesn't lock in heat as well as cast iron
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
How to Pick Out Your New DCS Built-In Grill: Additional Factors to Keep In Mind:
Go with the Right Kind of Fuel for Your DCS Built-in Grill
Natural Gas Grills

Interested in natural gas grills? Here are a few things you should keep in mind about them. Check out this great DCS built-in grill. Natural gas grills are low maintenance, ensuring that they stay in great condition with little upkeep required. They are able to maintain a constant temperature, so you can achieve the right texture and consistency of your meat. They are able to reach temperatures ranging between 400 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can fully season food with delicious flavors and aromas. Natural gas grills feature temperature control knobs, which allow you to easily monitor your fire while preparing dishes. They are simple to use, making it so that barbecuing is as efficient and convenient as possible. They come with igniters, which enable you to simply start the grill without the need for a lighter or match. However, they are hard to install, so a professional will be required if you don't have an existing natural gas line. An advantage is that they have a small carbon footprint, making them a more environmentally-friendly choice.

Propane Gas Grills

Want to learn more about propane gas DCS built-in grills? Continue reading the following paragraph to learn more about them. If you think that a propane gas DCS built-in grill is what you want, then check out this grill. Propane grills distribute heat evenly, maintaining a steady temperature for the best results. They are equipped with temperature control dials, giving you precise control during the grilling process. They have a low maintenance design, ensuring that they remain in great condition with little upkeep required. Propane grills can reach temperatures of 400 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring that your food is consistently and perfectly cooked over just the right amount of time. They have igniters for better control of the fire. A potential downside is that they run out of fuel after repeated use, so you should be sure to refill the tank occasionally. Moreover, they have wide venting, so if food with smoky flavor is what you want, these grills don't have it. On the other hand, they contain 2,500 BTUs per cubic feet as compared to 1,000 BTUs for natural gas, contributing to faster heating.