4 Outdoor Appliances to Add to Your Patio this Summer
Can’t get enough of lounging on your patio during the warmer months?
Do you prefer to spend more time outdoors than indoors?
Looking for inspiration when it comes to giving your outdoor space a much-needed makeover?
If so, then you need the best outdoor appliances to upgrade your experience.
Whether you want to cook a pizza, cool down your cocktail, or just indulge in your favorite snack, this post will show you how to make it happen.
Read on to learn how to turn your outdoor space into the perfect oasis — one you’ll never want to leave!
1. An Outdoor Ice Maker
Whether you’re planning a pool party, a barbecue, or if you just want to get your tan on, an ice maker is one of the best outdoor appliances on the market today.
There’s nothing more annoying than drinking a warm cocktail, after all.
Plus, especially if you live in a warmer climate, you might enjoy munching on a few ice cubes to help keep yourself cool.
When you’re choosing an outdoor ice maker, we suggest going for a portable option. Not only does this mean you can take it to any vacation destination (or just to your neighbor’s house.)
It’s also a much more environmentally-friendly option, since portable options need less energy to be able to run. Also, look for an option that will allow you to make multiple cube sizes, so that your drink never ends up tasting watered-down.
Many ice makers on the market today also have bright, easy-to-read LED screens, which make them simple to operate even for the most tech-challenged member of your family.
How much ice is a good range?
Generally, we suggest investing in a machine that can make about 25-27 pounds of ice within 24 hours.
2. A Pizza Oven
Now that you’ve gotten your ice situation taken care of, it’s time to move on to another one of our favorite outdoor appliances — the pizza oven!
Especially during the summer, when you just want to relax, there’s no reason why you should spend half of your day cooking for your family, or half your paycheck ordering takeout.
In order to get the most out of your oven, look for one that’s powered by electric ignition. This will cook your pizza up to two times faster than other models, so it’s perfect for your hungry — and impatient — family.
Additionally, make sure you choose a pizza oven that rotates your pizza stone to ensure that everything will end up cooking evenly. Plus, ovens that include a stone will give you a pizza that tastes like it’s been cooked in a beautiful brick oven.
Look for an option that is both battery powered and can be plugged in, so that you can always have pizza wherever you go.
To check out some of our all-time favorite pizza recipes, click here. We’re sure there’s something on this list of recipes that will please even the pickiest eater in your family!
3. An Outdoor Grill
Few outdoor appliances are as crucial as the all-important barbecue grill.
They’re where you make your hotdogs, your hamburgers, and even the odd vegetable kabob for the one vegan that you know.
When it comes to making the right choice, there are lots of different factors that you need to keep in mind.
First, decide whether you’d like a free-standing grill or one that’s built into your countertops like a stovetop. Additionally, be sure that you look for a model that has a strong warranty. Especially because it’s going to live outdoors, you need to make sure you’ll be able to easily replace it if it gets damaged.
Also, make sure that the flame tamer (AKA, what protects your grill’s burners from grease and other gunk) is large enough to fully protect the burner. If at all possible, avoid grills that use lava rocks, because they won’t really give you the coverage you need.
Finally, make sure that the burner itself is large enough to evenly cook all of your food!
4. An Outdoor Refrigerator
Especially if you have a pool or hot tub, we know that you don’t want your guests or your family members running back and forth between the house and your patio, getting your newly-cleaned floors soaking wet.
Invest in one of the most important outdoor appliances, the outdoor refrigerator. These are available in a variety of sizes, so you don’t need to go with an option that takes up half of your patio space.
To ensure your fridge will be able to stand up to the elements, we suggest going with a stainless steel option. Additionally, look for a product that has an outdoor rating, so you can be sure that it’s appropriate to use on your patio.
When shopping, go for a fridge that has an adjustable temperature control. This will not only ensure that your food stays fresher for longer, it also means you’ll be able to adjust according to the current outside climate.
There are even options that can be opened and closed with a key — perfect for preventing pesky animals from stealing your food!
Which Outdoor Appliances Do You Like Best?
We hope that this post has helped to inspire you to choose the top outdoor appliances on the market.
Remember, most people can’t live without an ice machine, a grill, an outdoor fridge, and a pizza oven.
Of course, depending on the size of your outdoor space, and your own personal preferences, you can always add more!
Looking to design the patio or outdoor space of your dreams? Need a place to put all of these appliances?
We can help!
Spend some time on our website or reach out to us to get starting on bringing your vision to life. After all, summer will be here before you know it!