Appliances you need to consider for your Outdoor Kitchen

Posted July 9, 2020 in Blog, Outdoor Kitchen

Nothing is better on a beautiful summer evening in Pennsylvania than enjoying a home-cooked meal with family and friends in your backyard. But oftentimes, homeowners might neglect to carefully consider, and properly plan the right appliances for their outdoor kitchen. This could leave homeowners with an inefficient outdoor kitchen, that results in missing out on quality time with friends and family in their backyard.

Considering how you will use your outdoor kitchen, and what outdoor kitchen appliances you will need will ensure your outdoor kitchen is functional and maximizes the value of your home. Here are the top appliances that you should consider when planning your outdoor kitchen:

  • Grill
    As the primary element in most outdoor kitchens, selecting the best grill for your lifestyle, and cooking space is an important decision. When selecting a grill for your outdoor kitchen be sure to consider the number of people you typically cook for, and how you like to cook your food.  Natural gas or propane grills are easy to use and maintain. Both of these clean fuel sources provide high heat, and will have your meal done quickly and efficiently!
  • Smoker
    If you enjoy the smoky, barbecue flavor that accompanies smoked meats, you might consider a smoker for your outdoor kitchen. Smokers use indirect heat with temperatures ranging anywhere between 160 – 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the temperatures are lower, the cooking process can be much longer when using a smoker in your outdoor kitchen. However, a smoker can add a ton of flavor to your meal, and many chefs enjoy the long cooking process!
  • Pizza Oven
    There’s nothing like a homemade pizza with a crispy crust and perfect toppings. But did you know that a custom outdoor pizza oven could do much more than cook pizza? Adding a custom pizza oven to your outdoor kitchen could allow you to sear your favorite cut of meat, quickly roast a chicken for dinner, bake cookies with your kids, and more!
  • Built-in Refrigerator
    Running back and forth to the house during your party or family dinner is not ideal when you are the host, but you’ll want to keep things like condiments, hors d’oeuvres, soda, beer, or wine chilled. Adding a built-in refrigerator to your outdoor kitchen will keep it efficient, and make sure you never miss a moment of your party. But, make sure the refrigerator you select for your outdoor kitchen is designed to withstand the temperatures in your region and safe for outdoor use.
  • Dishwasher
    If you’re going to do your food preparation and cooking outside, you probably won’t want to haul all the dirty dishes back into your house. So why not do your cleaning out there as well? Adding a dishwasher to your outdoor kitchen will make your cleanup simple, and efficient. When considering a dishwasher for your outdoor kitchen make sure to properly plan your plumbing so, you don’t run into issues in the future.

Planning an outdoor kitchen can be very exciting, but we get that it is a significant investment, and you might feel overwhelmed with options. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners- just like you-  to build more than just a spot to grill in their backyard. We helped them design and build a fully functional, convenient, and well planned outdoor kitchen that maximizes their home value, helped them fall in love with their home all over again, and makes their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how we do it:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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