ISSUE 42  |  Italian Masters

10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Kitchen Workstations

October 20, 2015 1:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Some of us are heading indoors for the coming season; others are able to entertain outside for months to come, particularly those living in southern climates. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to designing outdoor kitchen components, the Italians have everyone beat. (Half of our list is Italian-made.)

We recently featured the best Modular Kitchen Workstations for indoor use on Remodelista. This week we’ve found our favorite kitchen workstations suited for the outdoors. A bonus: most can be rolled indoors for those in colder weather.

Above: Designed by Swedish interior architects for Rí¶shults, the Garden Outdoor Kitchen is meant to accompany one of their outdoor grills. It’s made of an anti-corrosion frame, stainless steel, and teak wood; $2,141.70 from Rí¶shults. For more, see our post The World’s Most Elegant Outdoor Grill.

Above: The Outdoor Kitchen Unit 100 from Italian brand Alpes Inox has an electric grill and a teppanyaki–a Japanese iron griddle; available directly through Alpes Inox. For more on the company, see Race-Car-Style Appliances for Compact Kitchens on Remodelista.

Above: From Italian company Officine Tamborrino, the Q-Cina Mobile Kitchen is inspired by street food stands. It’s made of powder-painted tubular steel and wood with a stainless steel worktop and two cooktop canisters; $4,026.

Above: The In-Vitto 120 Stainless Steel Kitchen by Metalco in Italy is a powder-coated kitchen trolley with a stainless steel sink and double burner cooktop. For pricing and shipping information, contact Metalco.

Above: Studiomama’s Outdoor Kitchen is a mobile kitchen meant to be built by the owner from plywood and a set of instructions from Studiomama. The downloadable plans are £10 ($15.43 USD).

Above: Boffi’s Outdoor Minikitchen is a trolley with an oven, mini refrigerator, drawers, and storage compartments and is made of marine-grade plywood and white laminate. The Minikitchen is available through Boffi.

Above: Another modular workstation from Metalco is the fuller In-Vitto Kitchen Trolley, which is one single unit with a sink, cooktop, and grill. For more information, contact Metalco Home.

Above: WWOO in the Netherlands offers modular Outdoor Kitchens that include the Big Green Egg ceramic grill with an option of a pizza oven, fireplace, or stainless firebox. Prices start at â‚¬1,126 ($1,280.45 USD) from WWOO. For more information, see our post Steal This Look: The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen.

Above: Sunday’s Melody 3 Young outdoor workstation is made of granulated marble and polished crystal and comes with a barbecue, sink with table, and storage modules; $1,273.81 at Arreda Tutto.

Above: Designed by Michelle Villa for LgTek Outdoor, the Steel and Wood Outdoor Kitchen is best for in-between indoor/outdoor spaces or kitchens that open onto patios. For more information, visit Archiproducts.

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