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What a great time of year to start an outdoor kitchen project in Toronto. Homeowner’s tend to think that spring is the best time of year to start a project, however starting a process in spring may well have you wondering at the end of the season where your outdoor kitchen is.

Good contractors are very busy on projects that quickly fill their spring and summer schedules so trying to schedule a project and having it complete to use for the entire summer season is usually very unlikely and spring weather is very unpredictable.

Their are great deals to be had for BBQ’s at the end of a season as most people already know, but also for many other outdoor kitchen appliances in Toronto. Even if your doing a DIY outdoor kitchen in Toronto, get a jump start on the process if you want to actually use your kitchen for the next summer season.

Toronto Outdoor Kitchens design and builds custom framing for outdoor kitchens in Toronto, Muskoka, cottage country and many other places and can install all the way up to mid/ late November weather permitting.

Within one day, where there was an empty space on your deck or patio you will be able to see a professionally designed outdoor kitchen appear with appliances, ready for tile or countertops. The bottom line is you will be using your outdoor kitchen all season long having started the outdoor kitchen process in the fall while others are just staring at an empty place where they had hoped to see one.
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A popular option and a favourite of Toronto Outdoor Kitchens is the outdoor stainless steel cabinet. Impervious to weather, rot, and insects, stainless cabinets are available with nearly as many options as custom indoor varieties. You can choose multiple door-and-drawer combinations, sink units, pullout trash bins and lockable storage.

Many manufacturers make cabinets that are proprietary to their product lines. Some Appliance companies are making cabinets that are sized to work with their grilling units and outdoor appliances but they tend to be very expensive.The big box stores have started to sell stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets and these are typically much more affordable.

Our favourite combination is when stainless steel outdoor storage cabinetry is combined with a stone veneer. It is a beautiful look and is much more cost effective. The size or style of the stainless steel storage cabinet is easily incorporated into an outdoor kitchen design regardless of where it was purchased. It does not need to be exact when using this combination giving much more latitude to get a great deal on stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinetry.
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1. Know exact dimensions of your appliances before framing your outdoor kitchen and making cut-outs on counters and other finishes.

You will need the exact dimensions for built-in installations. Have the products in-hand or the manufacturers specification sheet for accuracy. Nothing is more frustrating with additional costs and time to fix a finished kitchen when appliances don’t fit correctly. This is by far the biggest mistake that homeowners make. Make sure at a minimum you have a outdoor kitchen framing plan so you know how it will all come together. There is no standard sizes with outdoor kitchen appliances so that framing plan is critical.

2. The outdoor kitchen appliances you purchase should be outdoor rated.

By purchasing appliances that are rated for outdoor use by the manufacturer, you are insuring safety and longevity in the life of your appliances. Appliances that are only rated for indoor use are not made to withstand an outdoor environment.

3. Never install your outdoor cooking and outdoor cooling appliances next to each other.

Both heating and cooling elements put off heat, cooling the internal parts of both appliances can easily become an issue and cause them to fail sooner. Install your cooling appliance at least one foot from your grill or side burner, and make sure a barrier is placed between the two appliances. Outdoor appliances proper ventilation to work correctly and last.

4. Ventilate your Toronto outdoor kitchen with vent panels for safety and code compliance.

Make sure you install vent panels every four to six feet to prevent gas build up. The type of gas you are using will dictate vent locations. each vent panel. Natural gas (NG) is vented as high as possible because NG rises. Propane (LP) the vents should be as low as possible as propane gas is heavier and falls.

5. Use insulated grill jackets when using combustible materials in an outdoor kitchen.

Insulated jackets are a necessity when building your outdoor kitchen with any combustible materials. Insulated grill jackets surround your grill keeping your outdoor kitchen structure cool, preventing any burning or warping.

6. Storage components may not work in certain areas of your outdoor kitchen.

Always consider the placement of storage components when deciding whether or not buy cabinets. Many outdoor kitchen owners have purchased enclosed cabinetry to place under their sink, only to later realize they did not account for the plumbing and gas lines.
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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has determined that adding an outdoor kitchen will add significant value to your home, so you’re getting a good return on your investment if you do the project professionally and decide to sell. We have attached a graphic to help you put that investment outdoors into perspective.

There is luxury in cooking and eating out of doors that gives many of us in Toronto a feeling of celebratory and exotic. Toronto Outdoor Kitchens and Toronto Outdoor Living is a growing field largely due to the very large returns on investment, glass windbreaks and infrared and patio heaters.

Toronto Homeowners can now create and enjoy outdoor kitchens and dining areas that are every bit as comfortable as the kitchens they have indoors. For dollars invested versus hours of enjoyment it’s hard to imagine anything better than a Toronto Outdoor Kitchen.

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Pizza Ovens

With many homeowners looking for a more natural way to cook, the pizza oven continues to rise in popularity and Pizza ovens are one of the hottest items for outdoor kitchens. People want to duplicate restaurant tastes at home.

Gas-fired ovens can cook pizzas in about 20 minutes. Wood pizza ovens are popular but getting the oven to a correct and consistent temperature results in much longer overall cook times. If time is a concern consider a more modern, user-friendly pizza oven instead of waiting a few hours like some outdoor ovens.

Outdoor Pizza Ovens give people more things they can do at home, and it takes the drudgery out of week-night meals. What makes it so special is being able to sit around the oven, make our own food and enjoy it directly out of the oven outdoors with friends and family. An outdoor pizza oven can even influence what you grow in the garden — tomatoes, squash, tomatillos, herbs and other pizza ingredients.

Wood Pizza Ovens vs. Natural Gas Pizza Ovens… only time is the real difference.

Stone hearth ovens have been around for thousands of years and taken many forms. They have been made with any materials that were readily available and have gone by many different names. Wood fired Brick Oven Pizza is well known. There are a series of easily recognizable features common to most stone hearth ovens, including shape, heat retention and open cooking flame.

The open flame and stored heat in the floor and dome create an intense cooking chamber which caramelizes natural sugars in the food. This unlocks natural flavours unlike conventional indoor ovens. The colour evidenced by caramelized sugars is just as easily achieved in the Outdoor Pizza gas oven as the Wood Pizza Oven. When cooking dough products directly on the hearth the direct contact generates a different rising to the dough making it better than any panned pizza.

The characteristics of wood fired pizza remain in natural gas pizza ovens because they are actually the characteristics of stone hearth and open flame, not the result of the wood as a fuel source. It is almost impossible to tell if the pizza was cooked in a gas pizza oven or wood pizza oven. Pizza cooked in a gas pizza oven is the equal of pizza from a wood oven, just in a lot less time.

Wood Fired Pizza Ovens can be a very attractive focal feature of an outdoor living space but just remember that you will need a quality hardwood supplier and wood within a certain range of moisture content. Also have an idea of how much ash you will need to dispose of, other than that cleaning and maintenance of both types of oven are similar.
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You could save at least 50 percent off the cost of your project if you’re willing to build some of the outdoor living space or provide your contractor with prefabricated outdoor kitchen modules that are an easy, budget-friendly way to add a kitchen to your backyard or patio.

Some modular frames can be assembled in minutes, significantly minimizing time spent measuring, cutting and building the frame and openings of your outdoor kitchen. The modules are designed so that nearly anyone can assemble the kitchen structure. You’re basically taking piece A and connecting it to piece B, and just screwing them together. It doesn’t take much experience. Just because outdoor kitchen modular bases are prefabricated doesn't mean you can't have a custom look. Building an outdoor kitchen using traditional construction may take weeks.

Choosing prefab cuts down on time and cost because the design work is already done for you. Choose from stacked stone, granite, tile or stucco to create the outdoor kitchen that looks best with your existing space. Depending on your budget and the space where your modular outdoor kitchen will go, your kitchen may require plumbing, gas or electricity. You may want to speak with the designer or manufacturer about the cost and logistics of installing these before you order your modular kitchen bases.
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Modular Kitchens Built to Order...Free Design.
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