Outdoor Kitchen / August 3, 2018 / Yseult LeBatelier.
Honed finishes being completely flat do not collect spills because the surface can just be wiped clean as opposed to the rough grittier finishes. Honed countertops also benefit greatly if they are sealed. Flamed countertops feature this rough gritty surface as it is heated to extremely high temperatures and cooled rapidly. The flamed countertop achieves a rugged natural look. The rough surface can be somewhat random as a result of the unpredictability of extreme heat making this finish the most natural.
Continuing on the largescale side of things youre 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 Vikings smokers include Gravity Fed Charcoal technology and an Elliptical Airflow System allowing you to smoke like a professional.
It creates a second kitchen Since most outdoor kitchens include a grill sink and mini refrigerator it will come in handy in the event that your main kitchen is out of commission. Outdoor kitchens can help you get through a plumbing emergency power outages (if you have an electric stove in the main kitchen) and a kitchen remodel. If the main kitchen is a mess of epic proportions and you just cant face cleaning it before dinner break out the paper plates and napkins and head outside.
Bluestone countertops are certainly durable enough to handle the outdoors especially considering a bluestone countertop may match your dining patio. In style bluestone countertops bring a formality to the look of the outdoor kitchen. Other countertop options include concrete slate tile marble and soapstone. In the end local stone such as bluestone seem to hold the best balance between cost durability and beauty. (Also 2inch bluestone should be used instead of typical 1and a quarterinch. This will provide the countertop with necessary strength and durability for transportation.)