2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Kitchen
authors Kacey Larsen | April 18, 2019
The Weston Stone Grill Island Kit from Belgard—whether part of an outdoor kitchen or standalone—requires a total of only eight masonry cuts for efficient installation. The Weston Stone line of outdoor living kits, whose availability varies by market, features an average build time of four hours or less and includes all needed materials. Each kit comes with a layer-by-layer, color-coded installation guide for the build process. Visit belgard.com or call (877) 235-4273 for more information.
Merging style, quality and function, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens designs its complete line of stainless steel outdoor cabinets to fit most outdoor appliances, including grills, bartending centers and refrigerators. Its eight unique door styles can be powder-coated in dozens of colors and finishes, such as 10 realistic wood grains and four industrial-inspired options. Visit brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com or call (203) 626-5625 for more information.
A collaborative effort between Randy Rummel and Dan Nichols, Caliber Appliances utilizes their passion for culinary engineering to craft appliances that create “culinary perfection.” Inspired by the act of gathering around the campfire, the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill is designed to foster socializing. This recent introduction is available in 42- and 48-in. built-in versions as well as a 60-in. freestanding version. Visit caliberappliances.com or call (714) 848-1349 for more information.
Part of Dacor’s Heritage Collection, the Heritage 36-in. Outdoor Grill Cart (shown) features easy access for a natural gas hookup as well as convenient drawers and shelving. Also available within the collection is an Indoor/Outdoor Warming Drawer, 36-in. Built-in Outdoor Grill and 52-in. Built-in Outdoor Grill. All are constructed from stainless steel. Visit dacor.com or call (626) 799-1000 for more information.
Danver Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchens continues to apply its 20 years of experience to bring style, design, function and durability to outdoor kitchens. The stainless steel cabinet manufacturer delivers made-to-order cabinetry available in five door styles and dozens of powder-coat colors and finishes. Additionally, its appliance compatibility offers solutions that fit any design in any market. Visit danver.com or call (203) 269-2300 for more information.
Dekton by Cosentino boasts technical properties that make it resistant to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock plus very low water absorption, making it a fit for outdoor applications like countertops, paving, façades, cladding, sinks and more. The ultra-compact surface is manufactured in large-format slabs in five different thicknesses—0.4, 0.8, 1.2, 2 and 3 cm—and available in dozens of colors. Visit cosentino.com/usa or call (786) 686-5060 for more information.
The DCS Outdoor Kitchen products from Fisher & Paykel build on the company’s heritage of professional cooking appliances to deliver an outdoor culinary experience. Created for use in both built-in and freestanding outdoor kitchens, available products from the Series 7 and Series 9
collections include grills ranging from 30 to 48 in., accompanying side burner options, warming drawers, storage solutions, joining solutions and wall-mounted patio heaters. Visit fisherpaykel.com/us.html or call (888) 936-7872 for more information.
Fontana Forni USA produced its first outdoor wood-fired pizza oven in Italy in 1978 and continues its tradition of Italian craftsmanship today. Offering a range of stainless steel pizza ovens in standalone or countertop configurations, models are available in wood-fired and gas-fired—propane and natural gas—versions. Select from anthracite, red or stainless color options. Visit fontanaforniusa.com or call (877) 842-9822 for more information.
The Hestan Outdoor line includes Outdoor Living Suites, built-in and freestanding grills, grill carts, dual-zone refrigeration, wine storage, beer dispensers, ice machines, power and side burners, refreshment centers, and other complementary products and accessories. Stainless steel Outdoor Living Suites in 8- and 12-ft. units feature cutouts for built-in grills, storage space, refrigeration capabilities, and they come equipped with weatherproof outlets and single-point gas and electrical connections. Visit home.hestan.com or call (888) 905-7463 for more information.
Lynx Grills borrows from its history within the commercial restaurant industry to create made-to-last grills that include a lifetime warranty against rust. With innovation as a hallmark of the company—such as the Smart Grill, a Wi-Fi-enabled grill—its lineup of outdoor kitchen products include built-in and freestanding grills, refrigeration, storage, sinks, ventilation, outdoor heating, and much more. Shown is the Trident Grill. Visit lynxgrills.com or call (888) 289-5969 for more information.
MSI recommends creating an outdoor oasis with a granite countertop. Offering more than 250 color patterns, copious options for an outdoor project are available, and all slabs are kept in stock to ensure prompt delivery. Visit msisurfaces.com or call (714) 685-7507 for more information.
Napoleon recognizes grilling is about the experience as well as the food, so it builds its grills with upgraded features like an infrared Sizzle Zone and a Wood Chipper Smoking Tray. Incorporate the company’s gas and charcoal grills into its Oasis Modular Island series to create an outdoor kitchen. The stainless steel cabinets have unlimited configurations to fit nearly any space. Visit napoleonproducts.com or call (705) 721-1212 for more information.
Neolith by TheSize can be used for countertops, cabinets, façades, flooring, fireplaces, furniture and wall claddings in outdoor settings. Because of its inherent attributes, the ultra-thin sintered stone is resistant to scratching, UV rays, changing weather, water damage and more. A wide selection of collections with satin, silk, polish and riverwash finishes are available, including Classtone, Fusion, Iron, Textile, Timber, Colorfeel and Steel. Visit neolith.com/en/ or call (212) 697-2600 for more information.
With over 125 models available, Perlick boasts the largest portfolio of UL-rated undercounter refrigeration for outdoor use. Its refrigerators, beverage centers, wine reserves, beer dispensers, freezers and clear ice makers take outdoor entertaining to another level. The Signature Sotile Collection with 18-in. deep refrigeration fits balcony patios seeking a shallow depth, while the Signature Series Dual-Zone models provide independently-controlled temperature zones in a 24-in. footprint. Visit perlick.com/residential or call (800) 558-5592 for more information.
Scotsman provides ice machines for indoor and outdoor settings; its residential models measure 15 in. There are six models within the Brilliance Line of 50-lb. cubers, including the Brilliance Gourmet Cuber and Brilliance Nugget Ice Machines. Installation should be handled by qualified professionals and meet all local codes, and the company’s website provides product specifications and installation requirements. Visit scotsmanhomeice.com or call (847) 215-4500 for more information.
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company invites the creation of a dream outdoor kitchen with its custom outdoor kitchens and kitchen islands. A U.S. manufacturer, its team can produce completely finished outdoor kitchen products or deliver an “unfinished” unit that can be finished on-site. Round out such a space with countertops, cabinetry, organization and storage accessories, refrigerators, cooling drawer, faucets, stove top burner, and other accessories. Visit
outdoorrooms.com or call (866) 303-4028 for more information.
Thor Kitchen introduces its pro-style 8-piece Modular Outdoor Kitchen Suite at a competitive price point. Mix and match the pieces to create different layouts, like an L- or U-shape, without concern for supporting infrastructure. The suite offers a grill, grill cabinet, pizza oven, 24-in. indoor/outdoor refrigerator drawers, sink cabinet, side burner cabinet and appliance cabinet. A corner cabinet provides further storage options. Visit thorkitchen.com or call (877) 288-8099 for more information.
Bringing the comfort of an indoor space into the outdoors, Trex Outdoor Kitchen cabinets, boxes and benches add utility and style that complement its decking. Customizable cabinets for TVs and entertainment systems can protect such equipment from the elements. Trex’s kitchen collection also includes sink and grill bases to hide plumbing and propane hookups, pull-out ice coolers and hampers in single or double containers. Visit trex.com or call (800) 289-8739 for more information.
U-Line showcases clean, modern designs for the outdoors with its latest Outdoor Collection. Delivering high-class performance, product categories within the collection include: nugget and clear ice machines, crescent ice makers, refrigerators, drawer refrigerators, convertible freezers, and keg refrigerators. The collection can be built-in or freestanding, comes in a stainless steel cabinet and—except the drawer refrigerator—has a field reversible door. Visit u-line.com or call (414) 354-0300 for more information.
Vinotemp provides four outdoor refrigerators, three outdoor wine coolers, two outdoor wine and beverage coolers, two outdoor ice makers and an outdoor freezer. The recently introduced 15- and 24-in. Outdoor Dual-Zone Glass Door Wine & Beverage Coolers utilize two customizable climate zones for storing and cooling beverages. Additional features include a Dynamic Cooling Mode, interior lighting options and an audible temperature alarm to protect contents. Visit vinotemp.com or call (800) 777-8466 for more information.
Wolf Home Products designs its Wolf Endurance cabinets specifically for outdoor environments, including coastal climates. Made in the U.S. from more than 25 percent recycled materials, the cabinets feature 24-in. deep, full-access, soft-close drawers and ¾-in. full-depth adjustable aluminum shelving. The all-
aluminum assembly unites with rubber D-sealed drawers, insulated doors with stainless steel exterior hardware and a powder-coated finish that meets AAMA 2604 specifications. Visit wolfhomeproducts.com or call (800) 388-9653 for more information.