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8 Splurge-Worthy Outdoor Kitchen Appliances: Grills and More

Dreaming of an outdoor kitchen? Check out these appliance options.

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Choosing Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

For many people, a freestanding grill is enough. But if cooking outdoors is your favorite summer activity, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen may be worth the investment. Consider these things when shopping for outdoor kitchen appliances:

  • Which foods you like to cook;
  • How much space you have;
  • How much you want to spend;
  • Utility access;
  • How many people you’ll be serving.

There are plenty of splurge-worthy outdoor kitchen appliances to create your dream grilling area. These are some of our top picks.

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Pizza Oven

An outdoor pizza oven is a must-have appliance for regular hosts. Pizza is such a staple party food, and a home-fired pie will delight your guests. This stainless steel gas pizza oven fits pizzas up to 16 inches in diameter. It has a smoke box to give a hint of wood-fired flavor.

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Built-in Gas Grill

A grill is the focal point of any outdoor kitchen. And a built-in blends seamlessly into outdoor kitchen cabinets or an outdoor kitchen island for a streamlined, functional design. Built-in gas grills are easy to find at most major retailers. This built-in grill from The Home Depot has five burners and a rotisserie that holds up to 35 pounds. This outdoor kitchen appliance can cook a chicken just as easily as it grills a burger.

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Built-in Charcoal Grill

If you love the taste of charcoal-grilled food, this is the outdoor kitchen appliance for you: a built-in charcoal grill. It gives your outdoor space the sleek look of a built-in without sacrificing the charcoal experience. A thermometer and adjustable charcoal tray let you control the temperature as you cook.

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Outdoor Kitchen Sink

An outdoor sink is essential for convenience and cleanliness. This outdoor double sink’s stainless finish matches the other outdoor kitchen appliances on this list, and it comes with two covers to keep each side free of debris. It’s perfect for prep work, washing hands and scrubbing dishes.

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Outdoor Refrigerator

An outdoor refrigerator lets you keep prepped food on hand during outdoor gatherings. Instead of leaving the party to grab food and refreshments, you can stock the outdoor fridge before guests arrive. Plus, it’s easy to grab a cold drink after mowing the lawn.

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Kegerator

Those who tend to host large barbecues will appreciate an outdoor kegerator. It lets you keep cold beer on tap for game day — no ice necessary. This model can be used as a built-in or left freestanding. It’s large enough to hold a full-sized keg.

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Outdoor Cooktop

A cooktop side burner lets you boil water and sauté vegetables while you grill. This double burner model provides enough space to cook up two side dishes at a time. Steak and eggs, chili dogs, pasta and more become easy outdoor meals with a cooktop. No more burning the food on the stove while you’re outside checking the grill.

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Outdoor Dishwasher

A dishwasher is a splurgey outdoor kitchen appliance, but it makes cleanup a breeze. If budget isn’t an issue, this ASKO outdoor dishwasher is a highly rated choice. It lets you clean as you cook without heading into the house. And it provides extra dishwasher space after large parties.

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