Outdoor kitchens come in different layouts, designs, and sizes. But a great outdoor kitchen will have 4 distinct areas that serve different purposes to ensure your cooking and grilling processes will flow smoothly. Here are 4 areas of an outdoor kitchen.
The main focal point of any outdoor kitchen is the hot area where all the cooking is happening. The area includes your grill, pizza oven, stove top, oven, and surrounding prep area near the cooking space.
This area may not be present if you do not have any cold storage units in your outdoor kitchen. However, if you want to be efficient and ensure the freshness of your ingredients, it is highly recommended you allot enough space for it. A cold area can include a freezer or freezer drawers, wine cooler, or ice maker.
This is the area where you prepare your ingredients for cooking and grilling. It also includes the storage space like cabinetry for your dinnerware and cookware and drawer space for eating and cooking utensils.
If you have a sink, that’s your wet area. It also includes the counterspace closest to it. It can also include any storage that you need for the sink. You can opt to not have a wet area in your outdoor kitchen though cleaning your meat indoors and bringing it out to the outdoor kitchen will certainly get old fast.
Outdoor kitchens should have these 4 areas figured out and planned for if you want to maximize the function of your outdoor kitchen.