Perfect for the summer months or for entertainment, bar and outdoor kitchen gives chefs the versatility of outdoor entertainers and the benefits of retaining bar inexpensive. Cooking outdoors allows use intensive methods such as smoking without worrying too much smoke and persistent aromas.

 

Designs

There are three basic designs for outdoor kitchens and bars; The L-shaped island, the center U-shaped and basic island. The L-shaped design has separate cooking and food preparation areas. The seating area is usually near the grill. The U-shaped design is a common design for outdoor kitchens and has separate eating, cooking and preparation areas. The basic island is only used for light cooking and usually comes with a small preparation area, sink and grill.

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Features

An outdoor kitchen and bar have three essential components: a refrigerator, a grill and a sink. The refrigerator cools drinks and food, while the sink is essential to wash and prepare ingredients and utensils, as well as to clean. The grill is usually the focal point of an outdoor kitchen, and a wide range of designs available; some include side burners, options for grilling and convection oven. Besides these features, outdoor kitchens made to order, may include additional components such as a pizza oven, ice maker, TV and fireplace.

 

 

Construction and assembly

The components of the bars and outdoor kitchens are made primarily from four materials: polymer or plastic, stainless steel, wood and stone or masonry. Some cabinets are made of polymer, which is the easiest to clean and resists the onslaught of climate. Stainless steel is more difficult to clean and absorbs heat from the sun. Wood is only an option if the kitchen is placed in an area where damage is minimal elements, or if the wood has a suitable finish, otherwise deteriorates rapidly. The masonry is immune to weather and gives the kitchen an integrated appearance, yet it is difficult to install. Locate the kitchen so that you can connect to the facilities of water, gas and light that exist at home or have to put new lines, which is costly. Also remember not to place it under an awning or overhang because smoke damage and the ventilation is not adequate.

 

Security

Because the exterior has unpredictable weather elements such as wind can carry hazardous materials to other areas, must ventilate cooking areas properly. This contains flames, smoke, soot and grease particles to the kitchen area where they are least likely to start a fire or cause harm. It is also important to ensure that the area is well lit so that mobility wounds or kitchen accidents can be avoided. Keep a fire extinguisher available and equips all gas appliances with a shutoff valve. Review and comply with local safety regulations for outdoor kitchens before starting to build.

 

Function

Depending on the characteristics and design, outdoor kitchen works just like a kitchen interior with the added benefit of having additional ventilation. An outdoor kitchen and bar also provide a place of entertainment, since the space is suitable for many people to meet in the area. An outdoor kitchen grill is different, as this provides space to cook but does not have a place for preparations, while an outdoor kitchen has a good range of features and adequate space for cooking, preparing and eating.