A true summer time favorite is firing up the grill and cooking in your outdoor kitchen. Who can resist the smell of the grill? The flavors of corn on the cob or a big juicy steak while laughing and spending time with family, these are the simple pleasures of summer.
An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic investment. And an important part of your investment is taking care of and protecting it. Just because your investment lives outdoors doesn't mean that you want to leave its care up to chance or the elements.
Your grill should be inspected regularly to make sure things are clean and in good working order. The exterior is just as important as the interior.
• Wash your stainless steel appliances with a product that is made just for stainless steel.
• Don't use abrasive sponges or put any metal or cast iron cookware on the surface of your grill. Those metals can create staining and corrosion of the surface. Always use a soft cloth and go with the grain of the stainless steel.
• Check your hoses, valves and burners regularly to make sure that your grill is running at its optimal best.
If you have granite or other stone counter tops in your outdoor kitchen you may want to consider sealing the product to protect against spills and stains. You do not want to use any caustic cleaners or cut directly on the counter top. Metals and heat should also not be applied to this surface to protect and keep it looking new. In the colder months make sure to cover your outdoor kitchen to help protect it from the elements.
The most important step in maintaining an outdoor kitchen is to use it. Spend time outside creating memories while also creating incredible meals together.
If you are looking for a recipe to make on the grill, you can visit various websites or our Facebook page, we are sharing recipes regularly that are perfect to make in your outdoor kitchen.
Keep your outdoor kitchen maintained and you will have a place for family and friends to enjoy for years to come.