With temperatures continuing to drop, you may be wondering what steps you can take to prepare your outdoor kitchen for winter. Late fall is a great time to take these simple steps to make sure that your kitchen will be in top condition come Spring!
– Shut off the power supply to electrical appliances, as they can draw a small amount of power, even when they are not in use.
-Thoroughly remove any accumulation of grease or debris from the interior and exterior of your grill, being sure to use non-abrasive cleansers on stainless steel. If you are not planning to use your grill during the winter months, shut off the gas supply.
– When winterizing your outdoor refrigerator, remove all food and drinks and clean the interior thoroughly with soap and water, or a mixture of white vinegar and water (1/4 cup vinegar to 1 cup of water). Clean the exterior of the appliance with a non-abrasive stainless steel cleanser and finish by wiping the surface down with stainless steel polish.
-To prevent water pipes from freezing, make sure to shut off the water supply to your outdoor kitchen and drain all water lines to prevent cracked and damaged pipes. It’s also important to leave the drain valves open throughout the winter to ensure proper drainage.
Outdoor kitchens are a wonderful addition to any property. Properly winterizing this outdoor living space will help to ensure that it stays in perfect working order for years to come.