Do you have an outdoor kitchen? Outdoor kitchens are ideal for spring, summer, and partially fall season, but not winter. Colder temperatures and harsh weather can potentially damage your outdoor kitchen. Here are some tips to follow in order to keep your kitchen protected during the colder and harsh weather.
Water that remains in pipes will freeze with colder weather, that means that the pipes can freeze too, causing them to potentially burst leaving you with a big problem. This can result in an expensive visit from the plumber, flooding costs, and can potentially damage your outdoor kitchen.
To clear your pipes, be sure to turn off the water supply that leads to the kitchen from the indoor plumbing system. Turn off the water supply using a valve so that water does not potentially rest in your pipes and freeze. After the water supply is turned off, drain the lines. The water lines that are connected to the refrigerator, freezer, ice maker, and sink as well. After all of these are cleared your water supply system is all set.
Leaving your grill just out in the open can potentially harm it. Make sure to give your grill a proper cleaning in order to remove any food grime so it doesn’t stick. Consider purchasing a degreaser to clean all of the grease build up. To clean the stainless steel check out this blog on what you can use from your house. After cleaning cover your grill (but make sure that the cover you use if specifically used to keep your grill intact and to protect it from the elements).
Covering the surfaces of your appliances can prevent wear and tear, stains, and cracks as well. Ice makers and refrigerators do better when left uncovered due to moisture that can potentially build up. If you are unsure how to protect your appliances from harsh weather contact the manufacturer. You can also purchase sealers and protectors to protect the surface of your appliances. For example, applying a finish to your stainless steel appliances will keep them lasting longer and protect them from any harm coming their way.
- Prep that Refrigerator/Freezer
Before the cold weather approaches consider prepping your refrigerator rand freezer. Turn off the power to your refrigerator rand freezer. Shut off the ice maker and refrigerator from the electrical power in your home or simply just unplug the device. Then clean out your refrigerator and freezer. Be sure to store your food from your outdoor refrigerator/freezer in your indoor refrigerator/freezer.
If you plan on keeping your appliances safe from the weather elements this means you have to be prepared ahead of time. Taking care of these in advance will save you time and money in the long run. Be sure to take the proper precautions and taking care of all kitchen outdoor appliances so that when you check everything after the harsh weather it is all intact and ready to use for the warm weather season.
How do you get your outdoor kitchen ready for the colder weather? Let us know in the comments below.
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