Outdoor home cooking is on the rise and outdoor kitchens are making the family barbecue an easy affair.
Outdoor kitchens are becoming all the rage these days making family barbecues easier than ever! Cooking on the grill is a great way to entertain company or just feed the family without heating up the kitchen or making a mess for that fact. You’ve probably grown tired of running back and forth from the kitchen to the grill. Make your life easier by putting together an Idea of 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 don’t have to set foot inside again until you’ve 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. High end grills have side burners, their own storage space and work areas all included. It’s all geared to making it easy and fun to entertain your friends.
If you think you have great barbecue skills and frequently entertain large groups of people then maybe you should consider upgrading to an outdoor kitchen. The bigger the grill the eaiser it is to cook all of your food at once. An outdoor kitchen might also be great if you have an unused patio or deck. If you’re wanting to move past the burgers and dogs and experiment with some savvy dishes an outdoor kitchen may be perfect for you. Another advantage is that you won’t be stuck in a hot kitchen with the air conditioner running overtime to keep you cool. This might have the added advantage of reducing your electricity bills.
The grill is the centerpiece but the rest of the outdoor kitchen can be as large or as small as your requirements allow. Most outdoor kitchens will be made up of a grill that can be moved on wheels and can also be taken with you whenever you move houses. There is still a massive range of choices in style and size however. These are also fun to take to the beach as well. If you are planning to incorporate the kitchen as a permanent part of your home, select a built in grill that will drop into a space on a cabinet with counter tops that is built on site. These can be like your kitchen inside and usually have everything you need to prepare and cook meals. There are quite a lot of accessories available that you may need to consider. You will probably need at minimum a basket for grilling fish,vegetables, or hush puppies, a griddle, tongs, and a good quality meat thermometer. A cheap alternative to a side burner is a portable camping stove. Being clean is vitally important. Make sure your cooking area is sanitized before you start cooking. You can have whatever lights you fancy in your outdoor kitchen but for the cooking area a direct light source is best.
Cooking meat to perfection every time at night is possible if you get a light that clips directly to the grill. Keep your outdoor kitchen area warm with a patio heater or fire pit. You’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space more often all year round. Always have insect repellent on hand so your parties don’t get ruined by pesky little uninvited guests. An exhaust hood will also keep the smoke out of your guest’s eyes. So you don’t 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. Wine storage and an ice machine are other accessories you might also like to consider.