Having an outdoor kitchen is the dream of many a homeowner! When it comes to the ultimate backyard getaway, outdoor kitchens are simply a must. Not only does having one give you the ability to cook and prepare without running back and forth from the kitchen, but you also can enjoy talking with family or guests while you do so. Once the weather starts to cool, do you know what to do with your outdoor kitchen to prepare it for the colder weather? Here are a few tips that can help ensure your outdoor kitchen is ready when spring comes.
First, take care of any plumbing that might be connected to your outdoor kitchen. Turn off the water to your sink, ice maker, or dishwasher and then empty the pipes of any remaining water. This will ensure that your pipes don’t freeze and leak!
Next, you’ll want to prepare your grill for the colder weather. Give your grill a thorough scrubbing and cleaning. You will then need to season your grill plates and let them dry before closing the grill hood. Finally, disconnect the gas line to the grill and/or firepit. If your grill is charcoal, make sure to clear any remaining ashes away. You also should find a cover for your grill that can fit securely around the area, especially if you’re in an area with heavy rain or snowfall during colder months.
Once you’ve taken care of the grill and plumbing, you’ll need to attend to the appliances that are outdoors. Turn off the appliances and make sure they are very clean, dry, and empty before doing so. The last thing you want is to discover last year’s hamburger toppings when spring comes!
For questions on installing or maintaining your outdoor kitchen, please talk to us here at Chad Goodin Signature Homes!