[KBIS 2010 Review]
A first for outdoor kitchens, new cabinet offers more room, flexibility and easier access. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, the leading manufacturer of high-end outdoor kitchen equipment, announced today at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show the introduction of its 24" warming cabinet. The new cabinet was inspired by food service professionals and offers homeowners a larger and easier-to-use warm storage space. Its highly-stylized louvered door establishes a new level of design. It will be available April 22 at Kalamazoo. "Our warming cabinet brings more freedom to the outdoor kitchen and shatters the old way of storing food outdoors," said Pantelis A. "Pete" Georgiadis, president of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. "Now you can keep turkeys, hams, large bowls of dips warm outside. You're no longer restricted to small, flat hors d'oeuvres."
The new cabinet, with 4.7 cubic feet of warm storage space is unencumbered by the space and height restrictions that are a standard feature of warming drawers. A series of specialized, adjustable-height warming shelves is at the heart of the cabinet. Each sit on stainless steel glides that extend beyond the cabinet opening, giving the homeowner access to the entire shelf. Two shelves hold food and can be moved vertically within the cabinet to accommodate different sizes and shapes, each is 26" long x 18.25" wide, perforated to allow heat and moisture circulation, and can accommodate a wide variety of plate and platter sizes. It is capable of holding an optional third food shelf. A separate shelf holds two water trays that retain warmth, radiate moisture, and quickly reheat the cabinet interior after a door opening. The bottom shelf holds up to six gel-fuel canisters that maintain an interior temperature of 160°F in 30°F ambient weather. A specially-designed thermometer ensures homeowners maintain food-safe heat levels within the cabinet. In another first for outdoor kitchen equipment design, Kalamazoo created a louvered cabinet door. The new look aids cabinet ventilation, keeps out rain, and takes to a new level of style the outdoor kitchen cabinet door. The 24" warming cabinet is built with Kalamazoo exclusive weather-tight rain gutter engineering, which channels water away from the interior, keeping it dry. It is fabricated by hand from heavy-gauge stainless steel in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Shown with the new hybrid grill
Weather-tight rain gutter
Louver and door detail
Posted in Drawers at April 15, 2010 10:38 PM
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