Once you've designed a custom outdoor kitchen to suit your unique space, you'll want to start thinking about kitchen accessories to optimize the user experience. Outdoor kitchen accessories add performance and functionality to your layout - the best of both worlds.
BEST OUTDOOR TVS 2023
Outdoor TVs are one of the hottest trends in outdoor dining right now. They provide an increased entertainment factor and an extra incentive to spend more time in the great outdoors. Pair them with the right outdoor furniture and you'll enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Unlike your standard indoor TV set, outdoor TVs are specifically designed to provide great picture quality, no matter the weather. You can entertain for hours without fear of the elements. Outdoor TVs are built to provide glare protection and withstand temperature changes; even rain and snow.
2023 OUTDOOR KITCHEN APPLIANCES
From side burners to storage components, your outdoor kitchen isn't complete until you've thought through your appliances. Using our Build-Your-Own tool, you can visualize your entire outdoor dining space. Whether it's cooking up the perfect fall recipe, or hosting wine tastings and Super Bowl parties, the right kitchen appliances make all the difference. Side burners are essential for heating up beans, making pasta, and crafting your favorite side dishes. They are available in either single or double configurations.
If you have large pots or like to fry, consider adding a Power Burner. Power Burners offer a more comprehensive range of temperatures allowing for versatility when cooking with small sauce pots, large pots, or frying pans.
For steak lovers, a searing station is a necessity. You can get steakhouse quality food in your own backyard. Hot stations are also great for those who choose a smaller grill and do not want to lose any "open flame" grilling space.
Outdoor Kitchen Appliance Accoutrements
Your outdoor dining space will also need accouterments like warming drawers, griddles, and pizza ovens, which are becoming increasingly popular in 2023. Warming drawers are great for keeping freshly grilled food warm, as well as, any buns for your meats.
Much of the conversation about outdoor kitchens is centered around dinner. But what about outdoor breakfast? Pancakes, bacon, and even grilled cheeses for lunch. The right appliances make for an unlimited amount of possibilities when it comes to enjoying your outdoor kitchen.
Outdoor Kitchen Storage Components
Your outdoor kitchen needs storage components like sinks, doors, drawers, combo units, pantries, trash doors, and more. Visit our outdoor kitchen studio to customize your outdoor dining area with the perfect size storage options.
While it's easier to vent your outdoor dining space on account of it being outdoors, it's still crucial to make sure you've got a proper ventilation plan in place. It's also a little different than your typical indoor ventilation - often with outdoor setups, you'll see ventilation low and near the grill, as opposed to the traditional vent hood, which is typically required when there is 6 feet or less from the top of the grill hood. You will need to verify with your local city or county codes.
The best practice is to place several vents in your outdoor kitchens to create a cross-flow of air. This may vary from kitchen to kitchen, but it could be a set of vents on each side, or a set on one side coupled with a set on the backside of the structure. If installed properly, this creates enough airflow so that the gas will safely escape the structure and not collect.
Adding an outdoor refrigerator is a simple but significant way to take your outdoor space from good to great. Save yourself a trip indoors and keep beverages, condiments, and other items chilled, handy, and nearby. Having an outdoor fridge will simplify preparing meals and drinks and make entertaining family and friends that much more enjoyable. An outdoor fridge is just the beginning -- you can add a bar station, ice maker, ice bin cooler, wine cooler, and sink. Ice bin coolers come with a central drain for water removal. Super handy for storing beer mugs and cocktail shakers. With these additions, you can bring your outdoor kitchen to life.
Windy days shouldn't ruin your outdoor dining experience. Adding a wind guard can help weather-proof your patio space and keep you grilling all year long.
Things to look for in an outdoor kitchen wind guard:
Mounts into existing grill setup for easy installation
Heavy-duty construction for durability and longevity (built for strong winds)
Look for a wind guard that is designed for high-wind situations, as grilling in strong winds is often challenging. A quality wind guard will allow you to cook on lower settings, keep burners lit, and prevent the fire from going out, even in strong winds.
Your patio has appliances, safety, weather protection, and entertainment. What's missing? Outdoor furniture. From bar stools to tables to cushions, furniture is the next step to tie your dining space together.
Popular Outdoor Kitchen Furniture:
- Bar Stools
- Bar Tables
- Party Bars
- Patio Umbrella
Popular Outdoor Furniture Materials
Cast aluminum is completely solid, not hollow like extruded aluminum. The best part of cast aluminum & aluminum patio bar stools is that they do not rust, they're very easy to clean and they don't require a lot of maintenance. Cast aluminum is sturdy enough to survive the elements and light enough to be easily moved.
Wicker furniture is a great option depending on your style. Quality wicker furniture is made of resin, which is weather-resistant, easy to clean, does not absorb moisture, and does not split or crack. Wicker patio bar stools are in style (especially if you like boho chic) and come in many finishes and styles to match your patio.
Many wood patio bar stools come in teak or shorea wood. Wood, of course, is a classic. It suits just about any style and has the beauty of a natural grain which other materials don't have. Teak is the most popular type of wood furniture because it is naturally resistant to warping, splintering, bug infestation, rotting, and all outdoor elements due to its high oil content. (Fun fact: Maybe the best part about teak is that it will naturally age to a beautiful silver/gray if left untreated.)
We can't have an article about outdoor kitchen accessories without mentioning the one that has gained serious popularity in recent years - pizza ovens. They've gained popularity in recent years thanks in large part to their quick cooking times, cooking versatility, and ease of use. Outdoor pizza ovens are not only relatively easy to install but can also fit seamlessly into the existing design of your outdoor kitchen.
Another reason more families are incorporating pizza ovens into their outdoor kitchens is the unbeatable list of styles and design options that accompany an outdoor pizza oven. With a bit of customization, you can take your design in any direction you please including stainless steel, stone, stucco, modern, or brick.
Put a twist on classic BBQ by hosting your friends and treating them to a dinner at your own pizzeria!
Types of Pizza Oven:
- Wood fired
The materials used play a crucial role when looking for longevity in the life of an outdoor pizza oven. High-grade stainless steel, such as 304, will hold up best to the outdoor elements, while also withstanding the constant extreme heat inside the pizza oven.
Outdoor pizza ovens come in all sizes, from small portable ovens that cook one pizza at a time, to larger ovens that can cook multiple pizzas at once.