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If you are looking for a truly versatile and functional outdoor kitchen, look no further than the kitchens from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. Kalamazoo recognized that an outdoor kitchen increases the value of a home by expanding the livable space and adding to the home’s amenities. Return on investment can be even greater if this outdoor kitchen includes the components required to qualify as a second kitchen in real estate terms. To meet this growing trend and to compliment its excellent grills, Kalamazoo offers refrigeration, wine chillers and keg tappers in 15-, 24-, 48- and 72-inch widths, providing designers and homeowners with utmost flexibility.
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet saw the outdoor kitchen trend coming more than seven years ago, introducing outdoor wok cooktops and weather-tight cabinets to compliment their innovative grills. As the trend recently grew stronger, the company developed a fully modular outdoor kitchen system. The collection includes more than 75 components, including 25+ outdoor refrigeration products, 20+ cabinet designs, a pizza oven, wok cooktops, lobster boiler, martini bar and the company’s flagship hybrid grills, which cook with charcoal, wood and gas all at the same time.
Kalamazoo goes even further, offering outdoor kitchen planning and design support, and delivers computer drawings that help homeowners visualize their kitchen and make planning easier for the professionals involved in the project. Below, are a few suggestions Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet offers to those who may be new to outdoor kitchen design.
- Plan the entire outdoor entertaining space as part of a single functional plan. Consider the flow of traffic from cooking to dining to seating areas as well as access to and from the house.
- Don’t isolate the cook from the rest of the party. Create opportunities for interaction and conversation within the outdoor kitchen as well as between the kitchen and other areas.
- Decide how full-service you want the outside kitchen to be, i.e., refrigeration, storage, seating, etc. Considering the relationship between the indoor kitchen and outdoor kitchen. How will they be used together when cooking or entertaining? Space, traffic flow and budget will determine what equipment needs to be incorporated outdoors.
- Select low-maintenance materials to withstand the elements and make cleaning the kitchen easier. High quality stainless steel provides a sanitary surface and is corrosion-resistant in harsh environments. Counters and patio/decking material should be highly resistant to grease stains. Natural stone counters work well in outdoor conditions and some may require sealing periodically. There are also durable and Eco-friendly options such as recycled glass or other materials in a cement matrix.
- Extend the outdoor entertaining season with heaters, shade and rain shelter. Radiant heat under the patio and counter tops is a luxury option, while portable propane patio heaters are an easy and fine solution for more modest budgets. Consider pergolas and awnings for shade and rain protection in both cooking and dining
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Posted October 18, 2008 10:51 AM
Luxius outdoor kitchens from Newtrend allow you to enjoy sun, pleasant temperatures and good company in sleek, contemporary style. Of course, food carries an utmost importance, but exclusive design and top quality materials combined with European craftsmanship do help quite a bit.
Newtrend outdoor kitchens include a superior grill or hob built into exclusively designed, contemporary furnishings. You can customize your kitchen with several cabinets, configuring and expanding it to your liking. Depending on your requirements for cooking equipment and work and storage spaces, you can create your custom outdoor kitchen. You can add matching cabinets later.
This outdoor kitchen comes with Boretti Black Mezzo Top, featuring cast iron hotplate, 4 burners 5.5 kW each, a 4.5 kW wok burner, a 4.2 kW back burner and electronic lighting for complete cooking control. Granite counters, stainless steel cabinets, solid oak base. Price is € 3.495.
This outdoor kitchen is crafted from granite, oak and double-layer stainless steel with a robust lid, and has stove with 2 side burners, stone grill, baking plate and roasting spit. The stainless steel burners each have a power rating of 3.6 kW, the side burner has a power rating of 2.4 kW each. Stainless steel grill and rack to keep food warm, professional lid-integrated thermometer, built-in electronic igniter, ample storage space and optional 3.6 kW infrared rear burner are other main features of this high-end outdoor kitchen, priced at only € 4.000.
Posted July 20, 2008 8:33 PM
Dynamic Cooking Systems expanded its Liberty Collection island design with the new stylish corner units and the multiple refrigeration units, bringing versatility of today outdoor cooking to the whole new level. You can now adapt the shape of your outdoor kitchen to match available space, and include all of the kitchen capabilities you wish. DCS by Fisher & Paykel adds sleek modern styling and design versatility to these islands, offering ample countertop cooking area and storage space. Another bonus of this new curved shape is that it enhances the interactive experience of outdoor cooking for the chef and guests, enabling everyone to more easily watch and participate in food preparation. All three stainless steel 30" Liberty Collection modules, including the All-Grill, Side-Burner Sink and Dual Side Burner/Griddle units, are all available with optional carts on casters bringing you the freedom to create your ideal outdoor kitchen and have it ready for a barbecue.
Some of the main features are Precision burners rated at 25,000 BTU each, a patented Smart Beam grill light with a 50 watt halogen bulb integrated into the Rotisserie motor capable of illuminating the entire grilling surface to make grilling easier at night, a dedicated infrared Rotisserie burner for searing heat, DCS patented Grease Management System and Ceramic Radiant technology. You can also add a drawer refrigerator and an ice maker. The 24" dual
refrigerator drawer is 34" tall with 5.6 cubic feet of interior, and accommodates wine bottles and 2-litre containers. The 15" compact ice maker can produce 35 pounds of clear, restaurant quality ice per day, can be used in a wide range of outdoor temperatures from 45°F to 100°F and includes a full auto defrost mode. Dynamic Cooking Systems.
Posted May 7, 2008 11:18 PM
Custom outdoor kitchens let you be a chef outdoors - in your backyard, front yard or anywhere out on the open. The outdoor kitchen design varies greatly according to the tastes and needs of their owners. From freestanding barbecue tables to custom designed built-to-order professional kitchens, whatever you can afford and fit into your outdoor space, you will be able to find. Outdoor kitchens offer several advantages over conventional indoor cooking, with your guests and family involved in the cooking process and in the production of the meal. Certain foods types of barbecued meats, fish and curries generate lingering odors and better be cooked outdoors. And the views that your and yours can enjoy while eating are often priceless.
LaCosta granite fire-pit and patio table
The La Costa is a dining height, 29", granite top multi function outdoor table with aluminum base. You can choose 48" granite top and stainless steel BBQ grill, fire pit or cooler and adapter ring. Center tray is stainless steel for a long life, 1.25" thick granite top available in several colors, 40,000 BTU heat rating. Base is powder coated for long lasting durability. Available in propane or natural gas. Price starts at $2,200.
Custom Outdoor Kitchens
Custom Outdoor Kitchens will design for you a complete outdoor cooking system, tailored exactly to your needs, and using the best available brands. The prices vary widely, depending on design and configuration.
Fogazzo Outdoor Kitchens
Fogazzo Outdoor Kitchens offer probably the most versatile range of outdoor cooking suites and systems. Depending on design its kitchens can range in price from $2,000 for a small counter with a simple grill to $30,000 or more for high-end versions incorporating such features like an outdoor fireplace and a roof.
Outdoor kitchen islands
Outdoor kitchen islands let you enjoy the nature and food with your family and friends. Whatever the scenery, your meals will have an unforgettable flavour and taste. And an outdoor kitchen island can be a great entertainment area.
Posted July 8, 2007 7:45 AM