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Barbecue In An Outdoor Kitchen

Aug 18, 2007
Have you ever considered spicing up your next barbecue with an outdoor kitchen. Believe it or not, this will make you the envy of all your neighbors. There is no limit on what your outdoor cooking setup can be. Do you just want a small space or a full blown kitchen, with sink, refrigerator, and cabinets?

An outdoor kitchen can be built to exactly what you need to create your culinary dishes. The first thing you will want to do is pick the spot you want your outdoor kitchen to be located. Here are some questions to ask yourself: Do I want it to be included as a part of my patio or deck? Do I need a separate space? Should I have a roof over it? Does it need to be enclosed? These are just a few things to think about as you pick your spot. For instance, if you want a roof be sure the location you have picked does not have any power lines hanging over it.

Once you have selected the spot for your outdoor kitchen you will want to decide the size of it. Then just mark off the spot to make sure it will fit there and if there is anything that you might want to do different. Now is the time to identify if there is anything that needs to be changed. You certainly don't want to discover this after construction is already completed.

Have you thought about the options you want in your outdoor kitchen? Some of the more widely accepted choices are a refrigerator, sink, and special outdoor cabinets. There are some outdoor kitchens that consist only of a built in grill with extra counter for preparation space. Then there are those that are more like a full blown kitchen like those you find in a typical house. Make yours simple or spectacular just like you want it.

When you select appliances for your outdoor kitchen always remember that it is not necessary to purchase everything at once. You may want to choose your grill based on your preference. For example, do you love a smoky taste? If so, you should buy a charcoal grill. You can find them in many varieties and styles and you are sure to find one that suits your unique requirements. How about the convenience and speed of a gas grill? There are even models of grills that can be used as both gas and charcoal.

You will also need to choose other options based on the design that you have selected for your outdoor cooking. What about a refrigerator, do you need one? If so, the type you buy will greatly depend on the space you have allotted. You can buy refrigerators in sizes from about two foot tall to a full size model. The same thing applies to sinks. You can purchase models from just big enough to rinse a few dishes out to full size ones just like in a regular household kitchen. When shopping for cabinets you will either need those that are made from special material to withstand the weather or regular home that are finished and weatherproofed. These types of cabinets will be a lifesaver to the outdoor chef. Another big advantage is that hey allow you to store your special barbecue utensils and spices, along with receptacles for food.

Make your outdoor kitchen as unique as you are!
About the Author
For more information about about barbecue or cooking visit my comprehensive websites at "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cooking" and "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Barbecue" or you can check out my ebook at "The Cooking Bible".
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