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AUG 2014

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58 | Kitchen & Bath Design News August 2014 Product Review { At home in the outdoor kitchen } By Janice Anne Costa 1. In & Out Cabinetry adds to its outdoor kitchen cabinet collection with Access Door and Drawers for outdoor grill islands. The doors and drawers do not dent, fade, rust or rot and no polishing or painting is needed, the company notes. Made from All Element Board with UV, the drawers and doors have stainless steel hinges and fasteners, and are available in common or custom sizes. Circle No. 200 on Product Card 2. U-Line's 2175rSoD 5.4-cu.-ft. refrigerator is UL listed for residential, commercial and outdoor use and has a full stainless steel cabinet. It can be ordered right- or left-hand hinged. A standard door lock keeps items secure in an outdoor environment. Other features include: lighted white interior; three 4mm full-depth tempered glass shelves with bullnose edge, and touch glass digital control center that manages key functions. Circle No. 201 on Product Card 3. The Designer Series outdoor refrigerator from Vinotemp International comes with three metal shelves and an easy-to-turn knob with three temperature settings: Of, Cold and Coldest. The refrigerator measures 14-1/2"Wx22-7/8"Dx33- 1/2"H and has a temperature range of 35 to 50 degrees F. Circle No. 202 on Product Card 4. Dekton from Cosentino North America is an ultra-compact surface made from a mixture of inorganic raw materials found in glass, porcelain tile and natural quartz. The product is resistant to UV rays, impact, scratches and abrasion, and has very low water absorption. It also provides thermal shock resistance, enabling it to be used outside in any climate. Circle No. 203 on Product Card 5. Best has expanded its outdoor range hood line to include the Best WPD39 M Outdoor Range Hood. Featuring a 30"-deep design with optional 3" wall extension for greater coverage, the hood features a unique V flter design that includes non- stick coated grease rail and removable collection tray for easy cleanup. The design allows for choice of blowers, either the SuperPro 1200 internal blower or external blower options up to 1500 CFM. It is available in 36", 48" and 60" widths. Circle No. 204 on Product Card 6. Designed to save space compared to traditional L-shaped kitchens, the Metropolitan Signature Kitchen by Eldorado Stone is an 11' linear kitchen that provides ample counter space for outdoor kitchen areas. Each of the fve Eldorado Outdoor Signature Kitchens ofers pre-designed confgurations, allowing homeowners to customize cabinets and specify appliance brands and countertops. Circle No. 205 on Product Card 7. Perlick 's 24" C-Series Beer Dispenser is available as an indoor or UL-listed outdoor unit and can be confgured with two faucets to accommodate two beers on tap. Capable of storing one 1/4 barrel or two 1/6 barrels, the dispenser features an interior electromechanical temperature controller and light, as well as the front-vented RAPIDcool forced-air refrigeration system. Circle No. 206 on Product Card B ringing the indoors out is not a common goal in kitchen design, except when it comes to creating an outdoor kitchen. Today's outdoor kitchens are increasingly a refection of their indoor counterparts, with a variety of amenities that were unheard of just a few years ago. While the grill is still the main component of the outdoor kitchen, it is now joined by pizza ovens, burners and warming drawers for food preparation. And the grill is no ordinary barbecue anymore, with a range of cooking options such as searing, smoking, stir frying and more. A number of appliances are now UL-listed for use in the outdoor kitchen, and are right at home in this entertaining hot spot. Undercounter refrigera- tors and refrigerator drawers, wine units, beer kegs, ice machines and even dishwashers also provide optimum functionality in the space. And, just as with indoor kitchens, design does not take a back seat to function, as there are a wealth of high-style design options for outdoor products, including waterproof cabinetry in a wealth of fn- ishes, simulated stone countertops and attractive sinks and faucets. On these two pages, KBDN takes a look at some of the hottest products currently making a statement in the outdoor kitchen arena. Outdoor Kitchens Refect Indoor Amenities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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