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.
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 outdoorsafe 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 wont necessarily take away from the functionality too much. Luckily Vikings appliances come in many price ranges and sizes one of which is sure to fit your outdoor kitchen needs.
Next you must choose the type of finish for your stone countertop. First of all never use polished stone for an outdoor kitchen countertop. The surface will blind you with reflected sunlight and always look dirty. Allow the natural stone to look natural and it will enhance the style of the outdoor kitchen. Some possible finishes for a natural stone countertop include honed flamed and brushed. A honed natural stone finish features a smooth surface without the horrible reflection of a polished finish.