Your perfect outdoor kitchen: Al-fresco cooking for sun-loving chefs
From chopping vegetables and preparing starters to washing the dishes: In an outdoor kitchen, you can take all of the tasks you would normally do inside into the great outdoors. Gone are the days of running back and forth from the garden to the kitchen – cooking outdoors means that even the designated chef gets to enjoy the sunny weather. If outdoor living and barbecuing just isn’t enough for you, you can now relocate your entire kitchen to the garden. Read on to find out how to create your perfect al-fresco kitchen solution.
As unique as your culinary creations: Your perfect outdoor kitchen
Unfortunately, sunny weather often doesn’t last long – so it goes without saying that any outdoor kitchen needs to be able to withstand rain and wind, too. To preserve your kitchen against the effects of cold, damp and strong sunlight, it is essential that it is made of high-quality materials with a robust finish. The manufacturers we’ve listed below all meet these criteria and strive to design outdoor kitchens tailored to your individual needs. The modular design concept enables you to build your perfect outdoor kitchen. From the sink and obligatory barbecue to electrical appliances like induction hobs and fridges, the options for your new outdoor cooking space are virtually limitless.
A versatile solution packed with smart extras: Wesco’s high-tech model
Long-established German firm Wesco focuses on functionality to produce versatile and modern outdoor kitchens.
With separate or integrated barbecues, cupboard modules with swivelling doors and integrated socket outlets, and wok and induction hobs with LED temperature displays, outdoor kitchens now rival their traditional indoor counterparts in terms of performance and functionality. Just like your indoor kitchen, outdoor models must be constructed on stable foundations so that appliances remain steady and level.
Elegant high-quality details for maximum convenience: In addition to a ceramic sink with stainless steel fittings, a single-level mixer tap and a chic glass-door refrigerator, the Wesco range also includes an electronic kitchen lift that you can control via an app. This magical device lowers glasses, crockery and utensils into your kitchen units with just a tap on your smartphone screen. Doors and drawers are opened with a gentle press on the front of the unit; the minimalist outdoor kitchen has been deliberately designed without traditional door handles. The ceramic work surface is the perfect finishing touch to the stainless-steel-effect aluminium frame and weather-resistant Multiplex interior body. The side panels and work surfaces are available in a range of chic grey and white finishes or natural-looking marble, steel or cement-effect designs. To ensure a consistently high standard of quality and to enable the company to meet its customers’ individual needs, Wesco exclusively manufactures its outdoor kitchens to order at its factory in Arnsberg.
Go 100 percent al-fresco with Burnout’s outdoor kitchen
Want to cook outside 365 days a year? Then the Burnout outdoor kitchen may just be the solution you’re looking for, as this model can still be used even when the weather is less than ideal. This manufacturer also recommends that the individual modules – which are fitted with castors or height-adjustable feet – are installed on solid foundations on a patio, balcony or in your garden. However, thanks to the lightweight materials and modular design, your outdoor kitchen remains mobile; in bad weather, you can simply roll the components to a more sheltered location such as a garage. As the individual elements are not permanently connected, you can configure your outdoor kitchen to suit your space, wherever you need to place it.
Burnout’s kitchens also come with a wide range of specification options; you can easily integrate a gas or wood-fired barbecue made by another manufacturer.
Practical details, such as a gas cylinder compartment, spacious drawers and level work surface – as well as the sink and refrigerator modules – make it simple to take all your kitchen tasks outdoors.
The manufacturer has designed its kitchens to blend in with your garden. The real wood “Oak” option or imitation “Dark oak” will look great among the greenery, while the grey “Smoke” design adds a touch of modern flair. The natural stone work surface, which can be cut to size for any kitchen module or supplied as a single-piece unit, is the perfect finishing touch. The kitchen is built to last, using PVC-free materials and a robust stainless-steel frame. Burnout products are manufactured in Germany and are exclusively made to order.
Hand-crafted kitchens built to last by Proks
German manufacturer Proks produces outdoor kitchens that combine flexible functionality with a unique aesthetic that you can tailor to your garden. The mix of materials and wide range of finishes enable you to create your own unique space to cook and entertain. Surfaces can be produced in any colour, from neutral white to statement brights, or you can opt for a creative photographic print or mosaic pattern.
The outdoor kitchen is built around an aluminium frame on height-adjustable feet or castors and is fitted with a special support plate made from a recycled construction material for high resistance to moisture, heat and mechanical loads.
In its wooden outdoor kitchen models, Proks uses multiple layers of glue-laminated wood and three-ply sheets designed to resist weather-related deformation. The natural stone work surface makes every single outdoor kitchen unique. Thanks to a special surface impregnation treatment, the manufacturer can offer polished stone and matt finishes.
With a range of specifications to suit your individual needs, you can tailor your new outdoor kitchen to deliver all of the comfort and convenience you enjoy inside your home. Alongside a sink and modules for a gas, electric or wood-fired barbecue, you can also integrate a ceramic or gas hob from a range of manufacturers into your dream al-fresco space. The cooking unit with induction hob is equipped with its own socket outlet to provide power to your appliances. Wine racks, drawers and cupboard modules provide practical storage space.
Whether you’re preparing summer snacks, a full three-course menu or a freshly grilled steak, one thing is for certain: Nothing tastes better than good food cooked outdoors.
A modern outdoor kitchen allows you to not only enjoy al-fresco dining, but al-fresco cooking too.
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