Outdoor kitchen care and maintenance during the winter

An outdoor kitchen is an investment that every homeowner wants to protect for seasons to come.

Though the cold season continues and backyard maintenance sounds like extra hard work , it is important to learn how to take care of your outdoor kitchen. Werever Outdoor Cabinets manufactures maintenance-free outdoor cabinetry, however some challenges are common during the winter season. Broken water lines, freezing pipes, and appliance damages among them.

Werever Outdoor Cabinets are made of marine grade High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a high-technology polymer resistant to rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. Therefore this cabinetry will not split, fade, crack, or chalk. In addition, they won’t absorb water and swell as wood cabinetry does.

Moving forward, if you would like to know how to protect your outdoor kitchen in the winter, following these guidelines will assure your appliances and features will stay in good shape just in time for the warmer weather seasons.

Take care of your plumbing

As the temperature decreases in some areas of the country, sitting water will freeze, causing water lines to break. In order to prevent any damage, shut off water supply lines and drain all the water lines from refrigerator, sink and ice makers. If you have a gravity-based system in place, compressed carbon dioxide often works best for clearing water from the lines. By guaranteeing that no water remains in your pipes as winter sets in, you will save yourself from expensive repair costs.

Unclutter and wash cabinets

This is a great time to remove any items that may have been sitting around from past months. Fortunately, our HDPE cabinets are very stain resistant and will rejuvenate with a simple wash. Stainless steel used to be a prized material in outdoor kitchen cabinets, but now many companies are finding that other polymers have a longer-lasting, more beautiful look. It will certainly save you a lot of time scrubbing and oiling, and it’ll keep your cabinets brilliant year-round. All you need is a nylon brush and some Lime-A-Way, and the cabinetry will look new again. Our cabinetry is designed to be cleaned with just a hose or a power washer. Check our guide for easy Care and Maintenance.

Clean and protect appliances

Cleaning is an important part of year-round maintenance. Thoroughly clean your appliances according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t use the grill during the winter, turn off the gas supply and close the hood vent. Some appliances require covers, so make sure you are properly protecting them through the cold winter months.

To summarize, keep your outdoor kitchen ready for the next gathering by properly providing maintenance and taking extra precautions when experiencing harsh weather conditions.