Outdoor Kitchen Ideas
Its becoming trendy for many people to prepare a lot of their meals outside these days. Not only is it easier to cook larger amounts of food when you have company but the cleanup afterwards is also a lot easier. Running back and forth from the kitchen to the patio gets old. These days grilling is easier and more enjoyable by putting together an outdoor kitchen. Setups can be simple or complex but either way they all help to make cooking outdoors more efficient. Of course the fanciest ones will mean that you dont have to set foot inside again until youve farewelled all of your guests. Charcoal grilling used to be the preferred method but a lot of people are turning to gas for the convenience. Todays most advanced grills have side burners, storage space and work areas built right in. Its all geared to making it easy and fun to entertain your friends.
If youre a regular barbecuer then an outdoor kitchen may be just your thing. If you constantly run out of room on the grill you run the risk of serving food cold. An outdoor kitchen also could be just for you if you have an unused patio or deck. An outdoor kitchen could also help you unleash your creative skills and you might find yourself preparing more advanced meals rather than the usual dogs and burgers. An outdoor kitchen could also help you reduce your electricity bills as you wont need to run the air conditioner because of an overheated kitchen.
The beauty of outdoor kitchens is that they can be as large or as small as you need. The most common grills come with wheels that you can take with you when you move and come in a wide variety of sizes, features and price. For beach goers there are plenty of models that you can pack in the car and take with you. Some home owners get professional installations that are a permanent part of the home. These can be like your kitchen inside and usually have everything you need to prepare and cook meals. Some of the accessories you will need are: baskets for grilling fish, vegetables or hush puppies, a griddle, tongs and a reliable meat thermometer. A cheap alternative to a side burner is a portable camping stove. Before you start cooking make sure your food preparation area is sanitized. There are many styles of outdoor lighting available but for above the food preparation and cooking area you should go for a direct light source. Outdoor Cooking Accessories
If you want to get your meat perfect every time consider a clip on light that attaches directly to the grill. Keep your outdoor kitchen area warm with a patio heater or fire pit. Youll be able to enjoy your outdoor space more often all year round. Always have insect repellant on hand so your parties dont get ruined by pesky little uninvited guests. An exhaust hood will also keep the smoke out of your guests eyes. So you dont end up serving cold food get some warming drawers. Make sure you have enough electrical outlets to run your fridge and other appliances and have a sink installed so you can keep your hands and cooking implements clean without running backwards and forwards to the indoor kitchen. An ice machine is also convenient (no ugly, bulky coolers) and of course the wine storage.
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