7 Awesome Features All College Station Outdoor Kitchens Should Have

09/29/2016 | Categories: Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchen Features College Station, Brazos Valley, Bryan & Surrounding Areas

With so many gadgets and appliances on the market, choosing the right fittings for your outdoor kitchen might seem overwhelming. Thankfully, we’ve done some of the work for you. Below you’ll find seven features that you should consider for your brand new outdoor kitchen. Some are obvious choices, while others are cool additions that you might not have thought to add to your design. Whether you pick a few or all of them, you will have a great plan for your outdoor kitchen.

1. Get Your Grill On

The first feature that every outdoor kitchen should have is a grill. Even people without an entire outdoor kitchen should have a grill in the backyard, but there are many different types of grills to choose from. Your options for grills include gas, charcoal, and a new favorite-ceramic. These tend to run a little higher when it comes to price, but are still an affordable option. Your choice will ultimately come down to personal preference (some grill masters just love their charcoal) and price.

2. Everything and the Kitchen Sink

The next must have for your outdoor kitchen is a sink. Having a sink outside will make food prep and clean up so much easier. For durability, you can’t beat stainless steel. And for an outdoor kitchen, it’s certainly the safest option. You don’t want to have to worry about porcelain sinks cracking or discoloring in extreme weather.

3. Dishwasher Drawers for Mini Loads

If you prefer to keep house and outdoor dishes separate, you’ll want to add a dishwasher to your outdoor kitchen.

4. Trash Drawer

Keeping trash under cover is critical in an outdoor kitchen. Consider having an additional trash drawer for recyclables like glass and plastics.

5. Warming Drawer

Don’t let your grilled masterpieces go cold while the kids are swimming. Your warming drawer will make sure food stays warm and juicy when moving from grill to table.

6. Gas Side-Burners / Griddles

If your grill doesn’t have a gas burner plate built in, consider having two installed on your outdoor kitchen countertop. These are handy for heating up beans and other sides or for doing large pot boils like crab, crawfish or lobster pot boils!

7. Pizza Ovens

For that authentic pizza taste, why not install a traditional stone pizza oven in your outdoor kitchen? Your guests will love assembling their own creations and watching them go onto the stone oven.


With the right features and a little creative planning, your backyard kitchen can be the ultimate entertainment destination! For more outdoor living tips and ideas, be sure to check out our other blog posts and visit us on Facebook!


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