Planning

Not only is planning a very important part of creating your own outdoor kitchen, bringing it from dream to reality can also be a lot of fun. We have some great articles listed below that may be of interest including some fun facts on how to "Chill with the grill!" Hope you enjoy!

Fun Facts about Barbecues



Barbecues have been a White House tradition since Thomas Jefferson. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House that featured Texas-style barbecued ribs. Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter hosted a “pig pickin’” for about 500 guests including read more ........



Grilling Facts and Figures



Who barbecues? Practically everyone! A study conducted by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) shows that 82 percent of all U.S. households own a grill or smoker and 89 percent in households with four or more members. And, 97 percent of grill owners actually used their grill in the past year. More than 16.7 million read more ........



Choosing the Right Grill



Looking for a grill that's just right for you? Here are a few questions to help guide you: Grills should be selected based on the type of fuel they use:  propane, natural gas (a grill hooked up to your home's natural gas supply), charcoal, electricity, or wood pellet fuel.
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Easy Grilling Clean-UP Tips



Americans say an easy clean up is one of the most pleasurable parts of grilling food outdoors. In fact, in a recent survey by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) a majority (70 percent) responded that the they find “a lot” of pleasure in having few or no pots and pans to clean up when grilling as opposed read more ........



Gas Grill Safety

Propane cylinders are safe and easy to use. Each year propane cylinder exchange companies recycle millions of propane cylinders through state-of-the-art production processes that include multiple steps to insure a safe backyard grilling experience. It is required read more ........


Charcoal Grill Safety

When using charcoal briquettes or wood chunks, form a pyramid and douse with lighter fluid. Wait until fluid has soaked in before lighting. Cap lighter fluid immediately and place a safe distance from grill. Never add lighter fluid to coals that are already hot or warm. Read more ........