Outdoor Kitchen Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment

Outdoor Kitchen Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment lehnhoff's supply

We have some easy maintenance tips to keep your outdoor kitchen functional and well cared for.

If you have invested in an outdoor kitchen, you know it was no small venture. Much time, preparation, and money go into such a large outdoor project. You will want to protect your investment, so it lasts for a long time. However, you wouldn’t believe how many people neglect significant assets, letting them deteriorate and devalue over time. If you don’t want to join the many who have included an outdoor kitchen on their property only for it to become an expensive lawn decoration, we have some easy maintenance tips to keep your outdoor kitchen functional and well cared for.

Clean Your Stainless Steel

Almost all outdoor kitchens have stainless steel components. Stainless steel is the ideal material for outdoor use because it is corrosion-resistant. However, you should still clean it frequently. Using simple soapy water or a stainless-steel cleaner, follow the grain on the appliances and wipe them clean. Once clean, thoroughly dry them to avoid water and rust stains.

Clean Your Grill

You created an outdoor kitchen for dining and entertaining, so you want to protect your grill from the elements. Make sure you cover your grill with an appropriate-fitting waterproof cover. This will keep water from seeping in and rusting your grill. You always want to use a hard-bristled brush to scrape off the grill plates after every use. Scraping off the plates while they are still warm, not hot, allows you to remove encrusted food debris easily.

Protect Your Appliances from the Elements

While outdoor kitchens are designed to withstand the elements, exposure to harsh weather conditions can affect their longevity. Consider investing in high-quality covers or enclosures to protect your outdoor kitchen when it’s not in use. Covers will shield your appliances, countertops, and cabinets from rain, snow, and UV rays, preventing premature deterioration and extending their lifespan.

Prevent Rust

Rust is a common issue in outdoor kitchens due to exposure to moisture and humidity. To prevent rust, ensure all surfaces, especially metal ones, are thoroughly dried after cleaning or rainfall. Regularly apply a thin coat of cooking oil or a rust-resistant sealant to metal surfaces. Additionally, check for any signs of rust on your grill grates and promptly address the issue by scrubbing off any rust and re-seasoning the grates.

Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help

If you still have more questions about maintaining your outdoor kitchen, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.

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