Are Outdoor Kitchens and Cookers Easy to Maintain?

If you have been thinking about investing in an outdoor kitchen, you must have thought about the cost, design, and the dozen ways you can enjoy the space, but you may have left out a critical detail—maintenance. It’s easy to think that this exterior part of your home is basically maintenance-free; after all, outdoor kitchens are designed to withstand any type of weather.

However, just like your typical indoor kitchen, your outdoor kitchen requires some level of maintenance to keep it in great shape for the longest time. In this post, we will discuss everything about outdoor kitchen maintenance to help you determine whether it’s worth the investment.

Are Outdoor Kitchens Easy to Maintain?

Outdoor kitchens are relatively low-maintenance compared to traditional indoor kitchens. For instance, you don’t have to worry about handprints on outdoor appliances. However, just like your regular kitchen, your kitchen counters and burners get dirty every time you use them, and the furniture gets dusty, weak, and faded due to the harsh summer heat. Some deep cleaning, tidying, and general inspection of outdoor appliances can go a long way toward keeping your outdoor kitchen in good condition.

How to Choose an Easy to Maintain Outdoor Kitchen or Cooker

Outdoor kitchens are the perfect solutions for baking large family pizzas, setting up barbecues, and grilling food in the simplest and fastest way for many people. When building your outdoor kitchen, it’s prudent to complete all cooking essentials for convenience and easy maintenance. You want to consider:

  • Easy to clean appliances.
  • Enough space for movement.
  • Your ideal cooking tools.
  • The type of fuel you will be using.
  • Materials and products for protecting outdoor appliances and furniture.

Are Outdoor Kitchens Worth the Investment?

According to a study by Absolute Outdoor Kitchens, outdoor kitchens contribute 100% and 200% more ROI than homes without. That means outdoor kitchens add significant value to your home. Studies also show that homes with outdoor kitchens are likely to sell faster than those without them. As more people grow more interested in outdoor spaces, the need for outdoor kitchens will only grow in the future.

Tips for Maintaining an Outdoor Kitchen

Here are a few tips to utilize for maintaining an outdoor kitchen:

  • Use protective materials or custom-made covers to cover your appliances and countertops.
  • Clean your grill after every use.
  • Choose easy-to-clean appliances and countertops.
  • Inspect the appliances before using them for the first time in a few months.
  • Check for gas leaks before you start cooking.
  • Protect your ceiling from smoke or soot damage.
  • Occasionally, call in a professional to inspect your fireplace and other outdoor appliances for damage that could cause accidental fires.

Need Help Constructing Your Outdoor Kitchen?

Whether you want to install outdoor appliances, a fire pit, grill, or a fireplace, Mitchell Masonry Inc. has the machines, skills, and time to get the job done. Every project you entrust us with is personal to us, and we work to ensure you’re happy with the results. To learn more about our services, feel free to contact us anytime.