Are you one of those people who love to entertain but find your home is never big enough to accommodate the needs of cooking and food preparation with the influx of guests to entertain? If so, an outdoor kitchen may be the perfect way to expand your entertaining and cooking space with one easy remodel. Depending on your individual needs, outdoor kitchens can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. The sky being the limit with lux and durable additions of stainless steel appliances and granite or natural stone countertops, making the outdoor kitchen the perfect area for your next party or a relaxing spot for a casual meal with friends and family.
Maintaining the Outdoor Space
Considering the investment that goes into the construction of an outdoor kitchen, it’s important to prep the surfaces not only for cooking and prep but also to handle the outdoor elements. When it comes to the granite surfaces in the outdoor kitchen, the natural elements of the sun and rain can help remove surface stains that accumulate from dripping condiment bottles, wine glasses and a messy frozen treats.
These natural elements can also accelerate the wearing of the stone’s surface. This can be an easy fix by providing an extra layer of protection for the stone surfaces with an application of Rock Doctor Granite & Stone Sealer. The water-based sealer creates a natural barrier against moisture and occasional drips and spills. The sealer allows moisture to bead up on the surface where it can be easily wiped away.
If you’ve used stainless steel in your outdoor kitchen you’ve got a surface designed to be resistant to corrosion and rust. Further protect the surface of the stainless steel by avoiding the use of metal objects on the metal such as using the surface as a cutting board. Keep the stainless steel surfaces clean with an application of versatile Rock Doctor Granite & Quartz Cleaner. It’s the perfect solution for all of the surfaces in your outdoor kitchen.
Outdoor Kitchen Tips
- Clean burners of grease and debris before cooking
- Ensure the grill flames burn all yellow indicating proper pressure
- Avoid leaving metal or hot items on surfaces for any length of time
- Clean stainless steel following the grain
- Refrain from scrubbing the surface with abrasive sponges, particularly steel wool
- Use a cutting board on top of the stainless steel surface
- Wipe up countertop surface spills immediately
- Avoid applying cleaners with acidic or caustic materials
- Seal countertops when water no longer beads up on surface
Rock Doctor Granite & Quartz Cleaner and Sealer are great cleaning tools for all of the surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom and outdoor surfaces. Earn a $2 mail-in rebate with the purchase of each Rock Doctor Item. Just scan the original receipt and email it to Rock Doctor at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, click here.
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