Your dream has come true and now you have the perfect outdoor kitchen area. Many more homeowners every year are installing their dream outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens are relatively low maintenance compared to an indoor kitchen but must still be maintained so that you can enjoy them for many years.

Here are some tips to protect your outdoor kitchen:

  • Keep your countertops clean: Rain and sun naturally do a very good job cleaning your outdoor countertops, but they can still stain. It is recommended to wipe downs stains as soon as possible to retain your countertops color.
  • Clean your grill before and after cooking: Your grill is a main focal point of your outdoor kitchen, treat it that way. Use a stiff wire brush to wipe away grease away from your burners.
  • Make sure the fuel tank is attached properly: The flame on your gas grill should be blue and contain a yellow tip. If the flame is completely yellow disconnect the fuel tank and check the fuel pressure. Inclement weather can have harmful effects on your grill even if it’s covered. It is important to check your grill hoses to see if they have cracked or split.
  • Cover your outdoor kitchen: It is incredibly important to protect your outdoor kitchen from harmful weather conditions. This includes covering your grill, your countertops, and even your outdoor furniture. Use vinyl covers to protect your outdoor furniture.

These simple steps can help lengthen the longevity of you outdoor kitchen as you create wonderful memories with family and friends. Granite Creations can help you create a customized outdoor kitchen and bar top for your backyard. We can also help you spruce up your existing outdoor area if it’s in need of a facelift.

Contact Granite Creations at 413-596-3144 for more information about outdoor kitchens!