Hey Appliance Fans,
We’re down to our final week of discussing Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet’s fantastic products for your outdoor kitchen. So far, I’ve discussed their grills and their Artisan Fire Pizza Oven…so what’s next? Well, Kalamazoo offers a myriad of other accessories like cabinets, refrigeration, etc. So let’s visit some of your options.
A while ago, I posted an article about the basics of an outdoor kitchen: A grill, refrigeration, and storage. I figured I’d start with storage because it’s probably the most boring (but needed nonetheless). Turns out, however, that Kalamazoo’s storage isn’t boring at all for two reasons: first, they have a TON of options and second, they are designed with tiny rain gutters that captures rain and channels it away from the doors. These are seriously water tight cabinets. Just like with their grills, they use a very high-quality grade of stainless steel.
While we’re on the topic of storage, allow me to make you aware of their warming cabinet. Note that I said cabinet NOT drawer which means you have 4.7 cubic feet of storage area inside the unit. Complete with two full-extension shelves (with an option to add a third), the cabinet even has a lower water shelf that helps to maintain temperature when opening and closing the door PLUS it helps to keep foods moist. The lowest shelf holds up to six sterno heating units that keeps the cabinet warm. Light two or up to six at a time for the optimal temperature to keep your grilled masterpieces’ fresh.
Refrigeration drawers, freezers, wine chillers, KEG TAPPERS, refrigerators, beverage centers, clear ice makers….are you getting the picture? Ummm, yeah, just like their cabinetry you have TONS of options when it comes to refrigeration. Check out this statement from Kalamazoo:
“Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet refrigeration brings dessert to the desert. Our outdoor freezers will keep ice cream frozen indefinitely, even in a Tucson summer. In fact, our 25-unit line of outdoor refrigeration is the only collection available that is proven to maintain the set internal temperature when it is as hot as 110°F outside.”
If I were King of America (and I’m working on this Appliance Fans, but I’m running into a little problem called democracy), I would make it law that beer would be served at all picnics. Obviously Kalamazoo is preparing for my coronation because they have 15″ and 24″ keg tappers — score! Side note, we have the 15″ keg tapper on display at our showroom and our fearless leader Mr. Kieffer told me to order a customized beer tap with the Kieffer’s logo on it. Side note to my side note: I get to write blogs and order beer taps. How cool is my job?!?!
The Coup de Gras
I’m a terrible speller and I frequently have to google words to make sure that I spell them correctly. Coup de Gras was no exception. After confirmation of my spelling, I noticed it’s definition:
2. a final or decisive stroke
Although definition 1 is awesome, we don’t live in medieval times (yup I googled medievel to check the spelling) and I’m not wearing a suit of armor. Definition 2, however, applies more to make my point: The Coup de Gras is an OUTDOOR DISHWASHER. This is the only outdoor dishwasher that I know about and man is it cool:
- Stainless steel exterior and interior are low maintenance and durable
- Protected electronics and wiring last through the coldest winters, hottest summers
- Simple winterization steps allow it to be stored outdoors, even in the coldest winters
- Holds up to 12 full place settings
- Six wash programs and six wash temperature settings up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit
- Uses as little as 3.8 gallons of water per load. Wash system features sensors that determine the appropriate amount of water use for each load
- Quiet operation at 48 dBA
Kalamazoo grills can use charcoal, gas (or liquid propane), or wood as fuel sources. They have an outdoor pizza oven. Their refrigeration and storage is second to none. They offer the only outdoor rated dishwasher on the market. What’s missing from this picture? You stopping into our showroom to check out our Kalamazoo display! Until next time, Appliance Fans!