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Planning on hosting a patio party or cookout? To offer the best experience to family, friends and neighbors, you will need to have the right supplies. High-quality outdoor kitchen appliances can make it fast, easy, safe, and enjoyable to prepare food and beverages for your guests. With the right outdoor appliances, you also can create an unforgettable ambiance.
In this guide, we will introduce you to some of the best outdoor kitchen appliances for your outdoor gatherings and events. But first, let’s talk a little more about assessing what you need.
Finding The Right Outdoor Kitchen Appliances: Consider Your Needs
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to picking out outdoor appliances. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help you choose the right products:
- What types of foods and beverages do I want to be able to prepare?
- What types of fuel would I like to use?
- How large or small is my patio, deck, or other outdoor party zone?
- What do I need in terms of style to fit in with my exterior and existing décor? Or do I want to establish a new outdoor look?
- What problems am I looking to solve? Do I need to add more seating? Find a way to stay warm on cold nights? Conceal an unsightly feature?
Those are just a few examples. As you read on, you probably will think of additional questions to assess your needs.
Essential Outdoor Kitchen Appliances You Can't Go Without
Now let’s talk about some outdoor appliances to enhance your cookouts and delight your guests!
1. A Propane Fueled Stove
For the ultimate easy and efficient outdoor cooking, consider the Outland Living Summerland Stove. This product is portable; you can fold it up and move it literally anywhere you need it.
That means not only can you cook with the Summerland Stove on your deck or patio, but you can move it onto your lawn if you need to, or even take it with you to an outdoor event at a park or another location. It is basically an on-the-go kitchen.
Compared to a flame grill, the propane-fueled Outland Living stove offers superior control. With three burners and multiple heat levels, it allows you to multi-task as you cook. Two shelves keep the utensils and spices you need handy, helping you focus on what you are doing!
2. A Propane Tank Cover
The Outland Living Propane Tank Cover is made of rugged Polyester Dacron 400D with Polyurethane Lining. Not only does it cover your unsightly propane tank, improving the aesthetics of your patio, but it also protects your tank from precipitation and UV rays, extending its lifetime and enhancing safety.
Another convenience of this propane cover is its zipper. Just open it up and you can access the valve, and then zip it back up when you are done. There is no need to remove the cover!
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3. Mini Refrigerator
Not to state the obvious too much, but you can’t have a successful cookout without food that is fresh and delicious! If you live in a hot climate, consider adding a compact fridge to your outdoor kitchen. Protect your cooking ingredients, side dishes and desserts, and keep the drinks chilled! Wine refrigerator is another popular choice to consider.
4. Outdoor Sink
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t need to keep coming and going from your kitchen to wash the dishes during your party or fill your water pitcher? You do not need a full-on outdoor kitchen suite to get around this problem, just a sink with outdoor faucets. There are even folding table varieties that you can set up temporarily or move across your patio as needed.
5. Ice Makers
If you live in a hot climate or you plan to host your parties on scorching summer days, you are going to need to be able to provide a lot of ice cubes for drinks on demand. There is no easier way to do that than to invest in a portable outdoor ice maker! A little countertop model for outdoor use should be ideal for your needs.
Other Smart Outdoor Appliances to Have in 2021
Along with the top outdoor appliances we have just discussed, here are a few more to consider for your next cookout.
6. Trash Compactor
One more useful appliance to consider is a trash compactor. Innovations in design have made for beautiful, sleek, low-profile compactors that can blend right in with your kitchen décor. With a trash compactor, it will be much easier to handle the huge volumes of rubbish that a patio party can generate!
7. Propane-Powered Torches
Once the sun goes down, you want to be able to continue to enjoy your cookout party. Set up a torch or two in the cooking area (you want to be able to see what you’re doing!), next to your seating, or use them to illuminate a pathway through your yard. Find many more ideas for backyard ambiance in this article!
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8. Outdoor Fire Table
If you want to bring warmth and a touch of elegance to your patio, a propane fire table can serve as a stunning focal point.
To ensure the longevity and performance of your fire table, you are going to want to choose a product that features robust materials and sturdy construction. The Outland Living Propane Fire Table’s stainless steel and aluminium build with powder coating is ideal for any climate. Even if you get a lot of precipitation, your table should resist corrosion and stand the test of time.
Another feature of the propane fire table that makes it a superb choice is its adjustable flame. On a cold day, it can provide you with warmth comparable to a campfire. But you can also turn the heat down to a near-imperceptible level, allowing you to use it for ambiance on hot days and balmy nights.
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Outdoor Appliances: Choosing Wisely (a Word on Safety and Durability)
As a friendly reminder, all of the appliances we have talked about can be safe, but only if you choose the right products and use them correctly.
Covers for fire tables, propane tanks, and outdoor stoves also can help protect your appliances, and are worth the extra cost. If you learn more about fire pit safety rules, fire table safety, and fire pit laws, you will understand why we recommend to only purchase products that have been tested and certified for safety like Outland Living products.
Stay safe and enjoy your outdoor party!