Whether you’re improving your home for its resale value or for your family’s continued use and enjoyment, the addition of an outdoor kitchen is a surefire way to spice up your yard and embrace an outdoor workspace. To many, an outdoor kitchen centers around a grill; in reality, this is just the beginning. Like your indoor kitchen, many elements including style, design and cookware are at play outdoors. Viking offers a range of appliances which will greatly enhance your outdoor cooking experience.
When deciding what kind of elements you are going to use in your outdoor kitchen, first decide how large you want it to be. If you have the time and money to spend, a large and elaborate kitchen full of outdoor-safe cookware, countertops, sinks and appliances can really make your outdoor space shine. If, on the other hand, you prefer a smaller and more intimate cooking experience, you need only choose the smaller versions of these appliances, and some omissions won’t necessarily take away from the functionality too much. Luckily, Viking’s appliances come in many price ranges and sizes, one of which is sure to fit your outdoor kitchen needs. Get the facts about paradise grills
Once you’ve decided how big your outdoor kitchen will be, you’re going to want to pick your grill. If you plan on having outdoor counters and other cooking space, you may want to opt for one of the types without a cart, the kind that can be installed into smaller enclosures. This both personalizes your kitchen and allows you to tailor the kitchen to fit the grill or vice versa. One great example comes from the Viking E-Series of grills. The E-Series grills have fantastic amenities like “Flavor Generator Plates,” rotisserie burners and halogen canopy lighting, just to name a few. Another huge advantage to using many of Viking’s grills are that they don’t require insulated jackets when they’re installed!
Continuing on the large-scale side of things, you’re also going to want to consider having a smoker. Smokers, being mainly and outdoor cooking element, can find their home perfectly among the amenities of your outdoor kitchen. Viking produces outdoor smokers in both freestanding and portable varieties to fit your needs. Consistent and tenacious stainless steel on your smoker will match that of your grill nicely, adding a bit of coherency to your kitchen. Many of Viking’s smokers include “Gravity Fed” Charcoal technology and an “Elliptical Airflow System,” allowing you to smoke like a professional.
If you’re really into cooking or you just want to be sure that you can prepare anything when you’re outside, the addition of a range-top or even a wok cooker can bring new dimensions to your cooking potential. Even an amateur chef will find uses for these devices, which many times are no more complicated than those in your primary indoor kitchen. The advantage to using an outdoor range-top is that you don’t necessarily need all the high-end ventilation equipment that you do indoors when your inner-chef fires up the burners to full blast. Viking’s outdoor range-tops even have removable drip-trays to catch that falling food when you spill a bit.