Today's outdoor kitchens are available for all sizes of yards, from compact outdoor cooking configurations to expansive areas filled with luxuries once only enjoyed indoors. Once you decide what's most important to your backyard, chances are you can find it at Appliances Connection, from grills and kitchen islands to refrigerators and range hoods.
OUTDOOR LIVING: PATIO & FURNITURE
Once you have the essentials you need for the kitchen, focus on what you need to keep you and your guests comfortable. Maybe it's an outdoor sofa, patio set or lounge chairs for relaxing conversation areas. Add a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace or patio heaters to keep the temperatures moderate. Or amp up the ambiance with outdoor lights and a swing - always a crowd favorite. Take your pick.
What can help you bring your next gathering up a notch? Check out some of these fan favorites that are both functional and fun additions to any backyard space. Who wouldn't love a cold beer from the tap? Or, to watch the game on a TV outside? Or, to never run out of ice? And check out the outdoor cooking accessory that's ''hot'' right now: the pizza oven.
OTHER GRILLING OPTIONS
Barbecuing is practically a national pastime, so having the right grill is a necessity. Pellet grills are easy to control and maintain stable temperatures. Freestanding grills offer versatility with the ability to move to different locations in your yard as needed. Going camping? A portable grill makes cooking your favorite meals a snap.
Outdoor fridges are designed to maintain a consistent internal temperature even when the weather outside is extreme. In addition, they need to be made of 304 food-grade, stainless steel or higher to avoid rust or corrosion. Look for ETL, UL or CSA certification to ensure they passed outdoor appliance inspections.
Outdoor TVs are weather-resistant, as they have to be able to stand up to weather extremes: heat, cold, rain, etc. In addition, outdoor TVs come with anti-reflective and anti-glare screens for easier viewing on sunny days. And remember they don't necessarily come with speakers so be sure to purchase a weather-proof soundbar to your listening pleasure.
Outdoor ranges produce more intense heat than indoor ones. So,in order to vent properly, an outdoor range hood should be 6'' to 12'' larger than the cooktop.