Does your dream patio have a kitchen included? Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of your future outdoor kitchen.
How many times have you been to a house where someone has a second fridge outside or in a garage that’s almost exclusively for drinks? Over the years, the “garage fridge” has become a must for many people, so it only makes sense to have a refrigerator in your outdoor kitchen. Not only is it great for storing drinks, but it can also become the one-stop shop for any party, equipped with fruits, veggies, cheese, and anything else to make the perfect spread.
We’ve previously gone over the best grills for your patio, and we still believe that no outdoor function is complete without the perfect grill. While there are plenty of options between gas, charcoal, and smokers, consider the size of groups you’ll be cooking for, what type of fuel you prefer, and how much time you want to spend grilling.
Don’t get us wrong: A grill is great, but sometimes you want to multitask or use different heat levels depending on the food. That’s where the side burner comes in. This small addition can become a huge help when cooking a big dinner, meaning you can pan-sear or keep pots warm while you’re grilling.
We’ve also talked about the perfect outdoor kitchen sink and the convenience it can bring. Similar to the grill, you should focus on how often you’ll be using it, where it’s positioned on the patio, and how willing you are to maintain and clean it.
Sure, you could go for the regular old ice out of your refrigerator. But why not spice it up? There are plenty of ice makers out there big and small, but you can’t go wrong with that tiny ice that’s great to crunch on.
If you’re a huge pizza fan (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), you can’t go wrong with an outdoor pizza oven. Pizza ovens can vary in size depending on your style. This means regardless if you want a full-on brick oven or a stainless steel oven to sit on your countertop, you can become a master pizza chef in no time.
These great appliances can help make your outdoor kitchen the place to be for years to come.