Outdoor Kitchen Islands – For Those Who Love The Outdoors
Outdoor kitchen islands sounds a bit like a misnomer, how many of us have our kitchens outdoors ?
But for those who love to do our cooking on the deck or patio, an outdoor kitchen island is the cupboard, the counter, the cutting board, and the serving table all rolled into one.
Anything that makes outside cooking easier is a Godsend, so islands and carts designed for outdoor use or wheeled kitchen islands that can be rolled out to the deck or patio are great ideas.
A Little Convenience Never Hurt
Kitchen islands suitable for outdoor cooking or just for dinner or bar service while entertaining often have oversized wheels for easy movement and are made of durable materials with easily maintained finishes.
Handy beside the barbecue grill, they provide work space for preparing foods and storage space for cooking utensils and implements.
Some of the more expensive kitchen islands are equipped with electric cooking surfaces that can be plugged into an outside outlet.
Others are specifically designed to carry bar supplies and have small refrigerators.
Kitchen island design is widely varied and includes :-
- and other styles in selected woods or stainless steel
With butcher block, granite, marble and other materials for the top preparation and cutting area.
Finishes are natural, oiled, weather-resistant, or painted woods or metals in enough colors to suit every taste.
Outdoor cart designs are also great ideas for outside kitchens.
They are usually fitted with carriage wheels on one end for easy transport of beverages and food once the grill master is done cooking, and they serve as a serving table between guests.
If you cook outside more than inside, a kitchen island or cart just might make the meal a more welcome affair.