More than just a grilling area, kitchen ‘room’ completes outdoor entertainment area
I can hear my grandfather’s voice sputtering … “Outdoor kitchen? Out of your mind! This is Canada, not Florida!”
My grandparents didn’t barbecue much - there was too much work involved. Charcoal, the brazier, and clean-up that involved disposing of the charcoal … it was too much work for an older couple with several children.
But with the advent of propane and gas barbecuing, cooking and clean-up have become almost effortless. Some families will even use their outdoor barbecue year ’round.
Our Tree Amigos staff recently discussed the popularity of outdoor kitchens, and the fact our design team seems to be putting together plans for more of these outdoor “rooms” every year.
There seem to be many varied reasons why families install outdoor kitchens. One amusing story springs to mind: Just recently, Tree Amigos designed a set-up for a family that included their barbecue; outdoor oven; smoker unit; counter prep area; small refrigerator and sink with running cold water. The gas barbecue itself featured grilling space as well as elements, so all types of cooking pans could be accommodated. The area was well-lit for nighttime, allowing cooking to take place after dark, too.
Nothing amusing there.
But the reason for it all? One family member couldn’t stand the smell of onions cooking!
Seems a bit extreme - but to each his own, right?
Even in Canada.
My grandfather would be astonished. And my grandmother would want an outdoor kitchen!
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Let’s get cooking together!