Kelowna Appliances: 7 Reasons to Have an Outdoor Kitchen in the Okanagan

Kelowna Appliances: 7 Reasons to Have an Outdoor Kitchen in the Okanagan
Build your dream outdoor kitchen in Kelowna with appliances from Genier's

Okanagan Valley residents have a special love for the outdoors, and that includes cooking on our back decks and patios no matter what the weather forecast predicts.

An outdoor kitchen is a perfect way to enhance your outdoor cooking and eating experience. While we equate most Kelowna appliances as being for the indoors, Genier’s offers several outdoor kitchen appliances from top-of-the-line grills and barbecues to fridges and wine coolers, so you can keep on cooking under the sun and stars all year round.


1. The Right Weather 

With an average high of 28°C in the summer months and 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, Okanagan residents spend a lot of time outside. We also have longer summers than many other regions around BC and Canada, which means we can get a lot of use from our outdoor kitchens.


2. A Lifestyle that Fits

The Okanagan is a four-season playground, with numerous outdoor activities available. There's no better way to end a glorious day of golfing, biking or boating than enjoying a glass of local wine and a meal while watching the sunset over the mountains from your very own outdoor kitchen.


3. Good for Grapes

The Okanagan is one of the best-known wine regions in Canada and for a good reason. Our climate and topography offer the best conditions for growing grapes. Our proximity to good wine is one of the best reasons to invest in outdoor kitchen appliances such as wine fridges so that you can grab your next bottle with ease.


4. Masters of the Grill

Visit any neighbourhood in the Okanagan, and you can usually smell something sizzling from backyard barbecues as early as March and in some cases, all year round. You can have your very own grilling station with Wolf appliances’ stainless steel grills, which come as stand-alone models or can be built-in for your customized outdoor kitchen with integrated outdoor refrigeration and even a warming station to keep those steaks warm. 


5. In the Land of Bountiful

Grapes are not the only fruit grown in abundance here in the Okanagan. We are also known for our orchards, vegetable fields, apiaries, dairy farms, and ranches. All that fresh produce, cheese and meat is available from local farm markets and farm-gate stalls. There is no better way than to prepare and serve that fresh bounty than in the outdoors. As some gas grills can leave your vegetables smelling like propane, appliance reviews recommend you use a charcoal barbecue such as the Big Green Egg. This so-called appliance not only allows your vegetables to taste as they should but also works as a smoker or oven.


6. Enjoy those Great Heights

Look around. Most of Kelowna is built on the side of a mountain. Those living up on Knox, Dilworth, the Upper Mission, Black Mountain, and Big White can enjoy stunning views of the Valley and Okanagan Lake. There’s no better way to take in this incredible vista than by having your kitchen outside where you can take it all in.


7. When Visitors Come Around

We also love to show off where we live. What better way to entertain visitors than with a backyard party in your very own outdoor kitchen?


Looking for some inspiration? Read our blog on the Top Five Outdoor Kitchen Appliances to Make your Kelowna Summer a Breeze.


With more than 58 brands of the best appliances on the market, Genier’s is the place to shop when looking for appliances your outdoor kitchen. We have a wide selection of barbecues and other cooking and grilling appliances as well as wine and beverage fridges, and much more.


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