By Natalie Appleton
So, you’ve got the grill of your dreams, and now that you’re outside barbecuing steaks, you might think, ‘Gee, wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to go inside for ice or limes or sodas?’ Well, we’ve thought of that. At Genier’s, we offer a range of outdoor kitchen appliances that will make your Kelowna backyard entertaining simple and impressive.
Out here in the Okanagan, we spend a lot of time outdoor entertaining. From July 1 to Labour Day, you’d probably be amazed at how many meals you host outside. What’s even more surprising is how many times you have to go inside and root through an appliance like the fridge for ice cubes or celery stalks.
What if all of that were at your fingertips? How much more time would you have to catch up with friends if you brought your kitchen outside? Just wait and see.
The experts at our Vernon appliance store have compiled a list of the top outdoor kitchen appliances to make your summer a breeze.
1. Outdoor refrigerator.
Your next beer, water or iced tea is always within reach with a high-end refrigerator placed near the barbecue and all the rest of the action. With nearly six cubic feet of space, you’ll have enough room for dozens of cans plus the salad dressing and dessert.
2. Outdoor ice maker.
Yes, they’ve thought of everything. No more trips to the store. No more warm drinks. Outdoor ice machines can make up to 50 pounds of ice in 24 hours, ensuring you and your guests will never run out.
3. Cocktail bars.
Built-in or freestanding cocktail stations take your parties and your outdoor kitchen to the next level. Enjoy a garnish tray, ice bin, bottle holders, sink with water filtration system, and prep boards built for salting Caesars and pouring wine.
4. Double burners.
Keep your house cool and dinner running on time with a set of double burners near your barbecue. Perfect for boiling corn and cooking other side dishes, our high-end outdoor kitchen burners are cast in brass so they’ll last forever and outmatch any wind.
5. Heat lamps.
After a day of cloudless skies, when the sun goes down in Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon, or anywhere in the Okanagan, it gets a little chilly. Keep your guests enjoying the outdoors with you under the warmth of an ultra-efficient heat lamp, offered in a range of sizes and styles to suit your needs.
If you’re in the market for a new barbecue to be at the center of your outdoor kitchen, read our Barbecue Buying Guide.
For the best selection of outdoor kitchen appliances in Kelowna, Vernon or Kamloops, visit the live showroom at Genier’s Appliances in Vernon.