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Making Better use of an Outdoor Kitchen

How To / May 20,2013

Outdoor kitchens are fantastic, but sadly they are often underutilised once they have been built. An outdoor kitchen will allow you to prepare food in the sun, cook outdoors, and generally make the most of the fact that you live in Australia. Herein we consider how to make your outdoor kitchen better so that it is more enjoyable to use when the sun shines.

 

Ditch the Plastic Table

One of the biggest problems with outdoor kitchens is that cheap plastic tables, which do little to make it an attractive place to spend your afternoon, often accompany them. Getting rid of the plastic table on the lawn and investing in some decking can make a huge difference to the level of enjoyment you get from the area. With some decking and some luxury furniture you will have comfort as well as style that you can share with your family and friends. Remember that it is no use having somewhere nice to cook if you have nowhere nice to enjoy your meal.

 

Keep Cleaning Products on Hand

Having a lockable cupboard in your outdoor kitchen with everything that you need to keep it clean will make a big difference. Even if you clean the outdoor kitchen after cooking, the chances are that it will be dirty again very quickly because birds and other animals will land on the surfaces. Having everything you need to hand, however, can make a huge difference because it will significantly cut the time it takes to get ready to enjoy cooking outdoors.

 

Install a Sound System

Installing a sound system in this lockable cupboard is another great idea because it will enable you to easily start enjoying yourself. With a beer to hand and music playing there is no reason why you would not be able to enjoy your time outside preparing the food for lunch or dinner. As long as this cupboard is properly sealed, your sound system will be fine and will always be ready for when you want some music outside.

 

Create Some Shade

Shade is also vitally important for an outdoor kitchen because sometimes you will be outside for hours at a time once the cooking and the eating is done. To keep yourself comfortable it is sensible to have a parasol that you can set up and a fan that you can use to cool yourself down whilst you cook. This will stop you from overheating and enable you to enjoy your day in comfort.

 

Get Some Help

Cooking alone can be fun, but to get the best out of your outdoor kitchen you should always enjoy it with someone else. Sitting with your partner or a friend whilst you prepare the meat and vegetables will enable you to have more fun in this shared experience. Even if you just have the sound of your children playing in the pool, having some company with you will make your outdoor kitchen far more fun to enjoy.

 

Throw Parties

An outdoor kitchen is through and through primarily for parties. With an outdoor kitchen you can cook vast amounts of food and make everyone happy to be in the sun with good friends. Parties may seem like a lot of work, but they can be fantastic fun too because you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself. To get the best out of an outdoor kitchen, parties are certainly the way to go.

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