Getting Started: Outdoor Kitchen Buying Guide
Everything you need to know before buying an outdoor kitchen.
At Grillo, our goal is to ensure people are as well-educated about outdoor kitchens as possible, so we’ve pulled together this outdoor kitchen buying guide for you! We understand that this is likely to be the first outdoor kitchen you’ve ever purchased… that’s really exciting, but it probably means you have quite a few questions going through your mind about all the different aspects. We fully understand that an outdoor kitchen is a considered purchase, so you will want to ensure you are making an informed decision.
Therefore, in this buying guide, you’ll find a carefully-selected collection of all our most helpful outdoor kitchen articles and blog posts. These are laid out in a logical order, so the further you are through your outdoor kitchen buying ‘journey’, the further you’ll need to scroll down the page! Each link opens in a new tab so that you can easily return to this page at any time.
Here are some quick links to the main sections we’ll be covering in our outdoor kitchen buying guide:
The consideration stage:
1. Benefits of an outdoor kitchen A fireside chat with garden designer Tim Horner
2. Will an outdoor kitchen add value to my house? (coming soon!)
3. Latest Outdoor Living Trends Rebecca Livermore researches the latest outdoor living trends
4. Garden ideas for new build houses Beth Edwards shows us the transformation of a new build garden.
The planning stage:
5. Top 5 garden design tips Award winning London garden designer Tony Woods gives us his top 5 tips.
6. 11 Best Outdoor Kitchens A comparison of the top 11 outdoors kitchens available in the UK
7. Outdoor kitchen ideas: the best of 2023 2023 favourite outdoor kitchen projects. Packed with inspiration!
8. How much does an Outdoor Kitchen actually cost? (coming soon!)
9. 14 Must-have Outdoor Kitchen Features Make sure you don’t miss anything!
10. What BBQs Should I Include In My Outdoor Kitchen? A BBQ deep-dive with Matthew Hoggard
11. Kamado BBQ Comparison Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo, or Grillo Gusto? Guide with costs
12. The Top 7 Outdoor Kitchens Of 2022 A dose of inspiration: Our favourite projects from 2022
13. Small Outdoor Kitchen Ideas Got a small space? Don’t let that hold you back!
14. Best Outdoor Kitchens with Pizza Ovens Pizza lover’s outdoor kitchen inspiration
15. Outdoor kitchen materials A guide on the best materials for outdoor kitchens
16. Does my BBQ area need a roof over the top? Pergola, sunshade, or nothing? A guide with typical costs
17. Does my outdoor kitchen need a custom fitted cover? (coming soon!)
18. Bull BBQs versus Weber BBQs Why we chose to work with Bull BBQs, versus Weber BBQs
19. Can I incorporate my existing gas BBQ into my kitchen? What are the options for alternative gas BBQs?
20. Grillo showroom Where can I see a Grillo?
21. Grillo sample pack Wanting to touch, feel, or colour match? Request a sample pack
22. The Grillo Configurator Dream and design in 3D!
23. Book a virtual design consultation Book a FOC chat with Grillo’s friendly design team
The preparation stage:
24. Do I need a site visit? No! Read more about how we work
25. Preparing A Patio For Your Kitchen recommendations for ensuring your patio / deck is ready!
26. BBQ-Safe Locations Some tips on keeping things safe
27. Do I Need To Fix My Kitchen Down? Advice for freestanding outdoor kitchens
28. Connecting services / utilities Simple guides on how to prepare for water, electrics and gas
Must-read pages about Grillo outdoor kitchens:
29. Grillo Vantage Overview Walkaround videos and Grillo BBQ overview
30. Grillo Materials A must-watch video about our testing processes, and the ‘why’ behind our material choices
31. Grillo 3 Year Warranty A must-watch video about the Grillo warranty
32. Payment options and paying by finance Read about our payment options, including paying by finance
33. Projects / Case Studies A wide selection of projects for you to browse for inspiration
34. Vantage Layouts & Pricing Example Grillo kitchen layouts with pricing
35. The Grillo Configurator Dream and design in 3D!
39. Recipe Videos A selection of recipe ideas and videos to get your creative juices flowing
40. How-To Videos Tips, tricks and techniques with professional chefs
41. Getting Started with Your Bull Gas BBQ Best practice and troubleshooting
42. Gusto Temperature Control A guide on how to control the temperature on your Gusto BBQ
43. What fuel should I use in my charcoal BBQ? Recommendations on charcoal for perfect results
44. Caring for your Grillo Kitchen A simple guide to ensure your new kitchen stays in tip top condition!
45. How to prepare your outdoor kitchen for winter Tips on how and why to winterise your outdoor kitchen
46. Iroko Timber Care Pros and Cons of treating your Iroko timber
47. Can I Move My Grillo Kitchen? Moving house? A must-read
48. Grillo Cupboards – Storage Tips Keeping things tidy
49. Which gas bottle do I need? Product recommendations and links
If you have unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team, who will be delighted to chat at any time. Alternatively you could book a virtual design consultation, and one of our non-pushy design team will be in touch to chat about your requirements.
All the best with your outdoor kitchen research!