3 Features Every Outdoor Luxury Kitchen Needs
Whether you are an avid chef or an accomplished host, incorporate top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen features to complete your outdoor kitchen and provide the ultimate outdoor dining experience. When you’re shopping for your outdoor luxury kitchen needs, include the features below on your list of kitchen must-haves.
1. Outdoor Cooktops
The first step in creating a functional outdoor luxury kitchen is a built to order grill. The Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill with Side Burner by Kalamazoo Gourmet offers almost four feet of grilling surface, with an ignition burner, rotisserie system, a flip-up warming rack, side-by-side grilling system drawers and a double cooktop. Any at-home chef would feel like he’s in his own kitchen.
You can also invest in a wood burning oven to make authentic, artisan pizzas right in your backyard. You can use the wood burning oven to roast meats and vegetables when you want to take a break from the grill, or to complement grilled, fresh seafood. A wood fired oven from Los Angeles Ovenworks will round out any outdoor kitchen’s cooktop options.
An outdoor stove top is not complete without a pot-filler faucet. Install a pot filler above your grill’s stove top, so you don’t have to carry heavy pots of water from inside the house, or across the patio.
2. Outdoor Appliances
Save yourself the manual labor and install a stainless steel dishwasher outside. The Kalamazoo Gourmet outdoor dishwasher is built specifically for outdoor use and is designed to weather the elements. It includes a powerful cleaning system and adjustable racks to accommodate grill platters of all sizes.
Outdoor cabinets save many trips back inside to the kitchen during cooking and grilling prep work. Incorporate stainless steel, weather-proof cabinetry from Kalamazoo Gourmet into your design to keep cookware and dinnerware outdoors safely. The cabinets include a stainless rain gutter to create a weather tight seal. The outdoor craftsmanship keeps all items save from the salty air, rain and excess heat.
There’s no need to rush through your pre-dinner cocktails if you can rely on a warming rack, such as the Outdoor Warming Cabinet. The Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill also comes with a flip-up warming rack so you can grill your meal and enjoy it later at your own convenience without it going cold.
An outdoor sink is a must and goes hand-in-hand with a full-service outdoor kitchen. This a necessity when handling meat, preparing vegetables and cooking meals, whether you’re preparing a small snack or a six-course meal. When it’s time to enjoy some drinks, an ice machine will save plenty of trips back to the kitchen to refill the ice bucket or individual glasses.
3. Outdoor Seating
Treat your guests to a gourmet meal on an oversized outdoor dining table. Any outdoor furniture should made out of weather-proof materials to ensure that it can withstand any type of weather, while helping your guests feel like they are at an outdoor restaurant. The French bistro-inspired La Coupole Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table by Williams Sonoma will give an outdoor kitchen an elegant look. No outdoor kitchen is complete without lounge chairs for family and guests to luxuriate in after a delicious meal. Help your guests feel at home with lounge chairs like the Pepper Marsh Chaise from Gloster.