Grillonomics 101 - Where to allocate your budget when planning your outdoor Kitchen.
Outdoor Kitchens add value to your home. You've been saving your hard earned dollars. The Grill Crew at the BBQ Depot have compiled a list of suggestions that will make the most of your budget when building your Island as well as avoiding hefty future maintenance investments.
1. Equipment - Allocate a good portion of your budget to equipment. You will be "married" to the grill dimensions you choose in your outdoor kitchen. Therefore, if you do not invest in a quality appliance, you may find yourself on an unlucky quest for a replacement. We receive many calls where folks need to replace less than stellar equipment and we cannot find a substitute that will fit without altering the structure. We call this Spend it now or Spend it later.
Buy USA manufactured equipment. Besides boosting our Economy, buying a bbq that is made in the U.S.A. will offer the Best quality product. Keep in mind that you do not want to be constantly replacing parts on your grill or finding yourself in a position where the part is not available and now your forced to replace the grill only to find there is no product in the market that will fit in the cut-out you have.
A few Grills that fit this bill :
If you have any questions, we always have specialists on hand.
2. Accessories (Drawers, Doors, etc.) - Doors are a necessity under the grill. Again, USA manufactured Stainless is always the BEST solution. Any other accessories, you may want to look at your lifestyle, what will fit your needs. Do not buy an appliance accessory you may not use.
3. VENT - you must vent the gas in your outdoor kitchen! So often we see outdoor kitchens missing this very important feature! We have seen some tragic results from Outdoor Kitchens that are not properly vented.
4. If you are not going do-it-your self and are looking to hire a company to built your outdoor paradise, choose a company that has been in business for at least over 10 years.
Buy Local, Buy U.S.A