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Best Ways to Maintain Your Outdoor Kitchen
July 26, 2019

Keeping an outdoor kitchen clean may feel like an extra chore, however, it’s a responsibility that should not be put off or ignored. Normal wear and tear is expected on outdoor appliances, so you are going to want to do your best to keep them in their finest shape for years to enjoy.

Here are some easy steps to help maintain your outdoor kitchen:

Keeping an outdoor kitchen clean may feel like an extra chore, however, it’s a responsibility that should not be put off or ignored. Normal wear and tear is expected on outdoor appliances, so you are going to want to do your best to keep them in their finest shape for years to enjoy.

Here are some easy steps to help maintain your outdoor kitchen:

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Grill

Grill

The star of any outdoor kitchen is, of course, the grill! It is also one of the most expensive appliances that needs to be properly maintained to lengthen its lifetime. Whether your grill is charcoal or gas, it is important to fully scrub out any debris on the grates before and after every use. This prevents rusting and accumulation of carbonized food scraps. Mild soap and water can be used to wipe down the exterior of your grill. Some grills have specific cleaning instructions, so don’t forget to read them through to ensure you don’t miss a spot!

The star of any outdoor kitchen is, of course, the grill! It is also one of the most expensive appliances that needs to be properly maintained to lengthen its lifetime. Whether your grill is charcoal or gas, it is important to fully scrub out any debris on the grates before and after every use. This prevents rusting and accumulation of carbonized food scraps. Mild soap and water can be used to wipe down the exterior of your grill. Some grills have specific cleaning instructions, so don’t forget to read them through to ensure you don’t miss a spot!

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Refrigerator

Just like your indoor fridge, your outdoor one needs some TLC weekly. Keep your outdoor fridge clean throughout BBQ season by wiping down the exterior with soapy water. Clean the interior by wiping the shelves using a mild detergent. Outdoor refrigerators are designed to handle some change in weather, however, they are not indestructible. Once it drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside, it is important to bring your fridge indoors. Remember to gradually increase the refrigerator’s thermostat to let the ice melt before you disconnect it.

Refrigerator

Just like your indoor fridge, your outdoor one needs some TLC weekly. Keep your outdoor fridge clean throughout BBQ season by wiping down the exterior with soapy water. Clean the interior by wiping the shelves using a mild detergent. Outdoor refrigerators are designed to handle some change in weather, however, they are not indestructible. Once it drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside, it is important to bring your fridge indoors. Remember to gradually increase the refrigerator’s thermostat to let the ice melt before you disconnect it.

Sink and Countertops

Sink and Countertops

The best way to maintain any sink and countertop is to wipe them down after every meal. Some stone countertops are sealed so they look smooth, however, they can be porous and stain easily. You should wipe up spills as quickly as possible with soapy water. If you have a stainless steel sink, avoid scratching the surface by using a soft sponge or cloth rather than steel wool to scrub it clean.

The best way to maintain any sink and countertop is to wipe them down after every meal. Some stone countertops are sealed so they look smooth, however, they can be porous and stain easily. You should wipe up spills as quickly as possible with soapy water. If you have a stainless steel sink, avoid scratching the surface by using a soft sponge or cloth rather than steel wool to scrub it clean.

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Photo Courtesy Of: www.homedepot.com

Furniture

Furniture

Common outdoor furniture materials, such as vinyl, mesh, and fabric components, can be cleaned easily by wiping them down with a mild, all-purpose cleaner. They are made to withstand weather, but will get mold and mildew if they are not cleaned a few times a year. Try to clean up any spills as soon as possible, and remember to wipe them down after it rains. Adding a roof structure to your outdoor kitchen will help add another layer of protection for year round cleaning, as well as adding some pleasant shade while you cook and eat!

Common outdoor furniture materials, such as vinyl, mesh, and fabric components, can be cleaned easily by wiping them down with a mild, all-purpose cleaner. They are made to withstand weather, but will get mold and mildew if they are not cleaned a few times a year. Try to clean up any spills as soon as possible, and remember to wipe them down after it rains. Adding a roof structure to your outdoor kitchen will help add another layer of protection for year round cleaning, as well as adding some pleasant shade while you cook and eat!

Maintaining your appliances is just a small part of having an outdoor kitchen. All of the fun is in using it as an extended part of your home. Take advantage of this beautiful weather and enjoy cooking meals outdoors in a nice and clean kitchen!

Maintaining your appliances is just a small part of having an outdoor kitchen. All of the fun is in using it as an extended part of your home. Take advantage of this beautiful weather and enjoy cooking meals outdoors in a nice and clean kitchen!