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Outdoor Kitchen Must-Have Appliances

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Today an outdoor kitchen means much more than a barbecue and a cooler of soda. While most modern outdoor kitchens still hail the grill as the central fixture, many have evolved into an extension of the home’s living space. Many people want to have the same conveniences they have inside, if not more. Custom outdoor kitchens can include pizza ovens, wet bars, fireplaces, side burners, smokers, warming drawers, roasting spits and other gadgets. Making sure your space is functional for cooking, entertaining, and relaxing can become overwhelming very quickly. However, the process can be simplified by dividing and conquering: Think about what you’ll be using it for the most, decide on a location, and determine the entertaining, living, and cooking spaces.

List of the most necessary outdoor kitchen appliances

Hybrid Fire Grilling Drawers

Switching cooking methods from gas to charcoal is a breeze with this grill option. Kalamazoo designs high-performance cooking drawers that diffuse heat for gas grilling and incorporate a bed of charcoal or wood in stainless steel drawers for the ultimate grilling experience.

Charcoal Grills

Charcoal grills burn hotter than gas grills, and you can burn wood in a charcoal grill to impart a natural, smoky flavor into your foods. This Masterbuilt grill is designed for function and mobility, with fold-down sides for food preparation.

Mini Refrigerators

A refrigerator is handy for cold drinks as well as for keeping condiments close to their point of use. Icemakers and wine refrigerators are popular choices to consider.


An outdoor sink is a big convenience for washing dishes or just rinsing hands while you cook. It is easier to run a water line from the house when the sink station is positioned close by.

Side Burners

Perhaps the most useful of outdoor appliances is a separate side burner. This amenity allows you to heat sauces or boil water while you’re grilling.


A refreshing ice-cold beer on tap is a luxury at your fingertips. Outfit your outdoor kitchen with this amenity and you’ll never go thirsty.

Gas Grills

These grills are convenient; they ignite at the push of a button and allow you to control the heat with the turn of a knob. Shop for a grill made of high-quality materials.

Utility Drawers

Stainless steel appliances stand up to any outdoor elements. KitchenAid designs drawers for utility, trash and extra storage for convenient grilling.


If you want an easy outdoor cleanup option, think about investing in a dishwasher. Keep in mind that you will need to plan for plumbing instillation.

Pizza Ovens

For those who enjoy the smoky flavors of a delicious homemade pizza, a wood-fired pizza oven is the way to go. This amenity is usually a custom-built feature but do-it-yourself kits are available.

Category: Outdoor Accessories

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