Outdoor kitchens are great fun, and a quality one can last for many years. The right appliances will make all the difference, so learning how to protect them from the heat and cold is important. This blog will give you some ideas on how to have a great outdoor kitchen and still protect the appliances.
Indoor and outdoor appliances
All outdoor kitchens should have a stainless steel grill. Charcoal or gas is a personal choice, but there should be ample air flow to keep dangerous carbon monoxide from building up in a single area. The rest of the appliances can be a personal choice. Your local appliance dealer can help you find the perfect units in your budget.
Speaking of appliances you may want to consider, a fridge is one of the hardest working appliances in the home. Take a fridge outside, and it has to work that much harder. You need an extra sturdy model designed to be outside in the heat.
Here are a few tips on selecting an outdoor refrigerator.
Anything from 24 by 34 inches and a capacity of up to six cubit feet is perfect. Look for models with thicker insulation, sturdier components and rust resistant exterior. After all, the unit will be keeping things cold in temperatures that can break 100 degrees.
Keeping your appliances safe
Blistering days of summer or frigid days of winter, your appliances need TLC just like the ones in the home. Here is what is best for a nice, long life:
• Put the refrigerator and other appliances under a counter. This provides shade and protection from the elements.
• Reseal granite tops at the end of each summer and in preparation for the fall.
• Winterize your refrigerator – turn it off and unplug it. Clean it and coat the outside with a stainless steel finish.
• Drain waterlines of any appliance that uses water – refrigerators, ice machines and the like.
• Cover your grill with an approved cover to protect it from the elements.
Finally, be sure to contact Jamerson Appliance Repair to service your outdoor kitchen regularly. Good, solid and routine maintenance will keep your appliances working in top condition for many years to come.
Learn more tips on how to take care of your appliances and when to call for a repair, call (910) 351-0293 or visit our website to connect with us.