It’s no secret that Australians love spending time outdoors. Family barbecues have become a staple of Australian culture and tradition. As a result, outdoor kitchens have become more popular in Australia in recent years. In this blog, A Plan Kitchen discusses some of the most common features you may find in a modern outdoor kitchen.
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1. Built-in Grills
Of the various simple outdoor kitchen ideas, built-in grills and barbecues are some of the most popular in Australia. A built-in grill allows you to cook up delicious meats and vegetables in your Australian outdoor kitchen. They come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you’re sure to find something to suit you and your family’s outdoor space.
2. Pizza Ovens
Another popular feature of outdoor kitchens is pizza ovens. Outdoor spaces are the ideal home for pizza ovens as they cannot be kept indoors in the indoor kitchen. As a result, many Australians install pizza ovens in their outdoor kitchen to allow them to cook authentic woodfire pizza in their homes. Pizza ovens can also be used to grill meat and cook vegetables, making this one of the best covered outdoor kitchen ideas.
3. Cabinets & Countertops
When it comes to covered outdoor kitchen ideas, a countertop is useful in providing a place for the preparation and serving of food. Cabinetry provides storage for the various appliances and utensils that are used in the outdoor kitchen and frees up space on the countertop to reduce clutter. Whether you choose natural stone, wood or steel, it’s important to coordinate the cabinets and the countertop to create a cohesive look.
An Australian outdoor kitchen would not be complete without some form of refrigeration. The fridge you place in your outdoor kitchen does not need to be a large and obtrusive with all the bells and whistles. A bar fridge may be sufficient. Placing a fridge in the outdoor kitchen allows the kitchen to be self-sufficient and minimises the need to go back into the house to get drinks or food from the fridge.
A sink is essential for an outdoor kitchen, as it allows you to keep your hands and dishes clean whilst cooking and entertaining. It also eliminates the need to go back into the house to wash your hands during a barbecue.