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Steal This Look: The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

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Steal This Look: The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

June 10, 2014

I’m a skeptic when it comes to outdoor kitchens (who needs anything more than a grill and a set of tongs?). I’m revising my thinking, however, after spotting–and swooning over–the ultimate setup from the Netherlands.

From WWOO Outdoor Kitchens comes the perfect combination of stylish design and Dutch practicality. Composed of modular components, WWOO kitchens offer systems that range from barely-beyond-basic to well equipped. Add-ons include a pizza oven, a steel fireplace, and a stainless firebox. WWOO showrooms are located throughout the Netherlands, as well as in Paris, Stuttgart, Prague, and newly stateside in California.

Here we’ve deconstructed some of the key elements of the WWOO outdoor kitchen for those with a DIY spirit.

The designer behind WWOO Kitchens is Piet Jan van den Kommer, who feels that many of the outdoor kitchens on the market are expensive, poorly designed, and require a lot of maintenance. His kitchen system is built for endurance. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
Above: The designer behind WWOO Kitchens is Piet Jan van den Kommer, who feels that many of the outdoor kitchens on the market are expensive, poorly designed, and require a lot of maintenance. His kitchen system is built for endurance. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
WWOO Kitchens are made of durable concrete requiring next to no maintenance. The concrete components are available in gray (shown) or darker anthracite. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
Above: WWOO Kitchens are made of durable concrete requiring next to no maintenance. The concrete components are available in gray (shown) or darker anthracite. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.

The WWOO accessories range from wood storage boxes to cutting boards and Green Egg ceramic grills. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
Above: The WWOO accessories range from wood storage boxes to cutting boards and Green Egg ceramic grills. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
The stainless steel sink is topped with a stainless faucet connected to a &#8
Above: The stainless steel sink is topped with a stainless faucet connected to a “fire tap.” Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.

Appliances

A modern version of a Japanese kamado cooker, a wood- or charcoal-fired earthen vessel capable of achieving both high and low temperatures for greater control, the Big Green Egg comes in five sizes, from mini to extra large. The Extra Large Green Egg is $loading=
Above: A modern version of a Japanese kamado cooker, a wood- or charcoal-fired earthen vessel capable of achieving both high and low temperatures for greater control, the Big Green Egg comes in five sizes, from mini to extra large. The Extra Large Green Egg is $1,550 at Big Green Egg Chicago. Read more about the cookers in World’s Best Barbecue Grills on Gardenista.
For a flush counter grill, consider the Fire Master Classic Drop-In Countertop Charcoal Grill; from $3. depending on size from Woodland Direct.
Above: For a flush counter grill, consider the Fire Master Classic Drop-In Countertop Charcoal Grill; from $293.25 depending on size from Woodland Direct.
For a countertop option, the stainless steel Kavkaz Mini Grill measures  inches wide and loading=
Above: For a countertop option, the stainless steel Kavkaz Mini Grill measures 16 inches wide and 12 inches deep (larger sizes available); $189.99 on Amazon. An optional top grate is available.

Faucet & Fixtures

The Chicago Faucets Rigid Gooseneck Spout is available through Chicago Faucets.
Above: The Chicago Faucets Rigid Gooseneck Spout is available through Chicago Faucets.
The B and K Stop and Waste Valve ($8.76 on Amazon) can be paired with a faucet to create a similar faucet to one by WWOO. Contact your plumber to attach to the water supply.
Above: The B and K Stop and Waste Valve ($8.76 on Amazon) can be paired with a faucet to create a similar faucet to one by WWOO. Contact your plumber to attach to the water supply.
Simple -inch stainless steel Lenova Rim Series Single Basin Sink; $304 at Fixture Universe.
Above: Simple 15-inch stainless steel Lenova Rim Series Single Basin Sink; $304 at Fixture Universe.

Accessories

Lodge Logic 6-Quart Camp Dutch Oven for campfire or fireplace cooking; $5
Above: Lodge Logic 6-Quart Camp Dutch Oven for campfire or fireplace cooking; $52.19 at Amazon.
The Ikea Knagglig Wood Box Crate starts at $9.99 at Ikea. Vintage wooden crates offered through a variety of Etsy sellers are another good option.
Above: The Ikea Knagglig Wood Box Crate starts at $9.99 at Ikea. Vintage wooden crates offered through a variety of Etsy sellers are another good option.
The Falcon Enamelware Teapot in white is $ at Need Supply.
Above: The Falcon Enamelware Teapot in white is $29 at Need Supply.
From Companie de Provence the Savon Liquide de Marseille Alpilles Soap is €.50 ($ USD).
Above: From Companie de Provence the Savon Liquide de Marseille Alpilles Soap is €15.50 ($18 USD).
The Redecker Copper Scrub Cleaner is $7.99 for a set of two from Wild Minimalist.
Above: The Redecker Copper Scrub Cleaner is $7.99 for a set of two from Wild Minimalist.
The  Quart Stainless Steel Utility Pail is $.99 at Webstaurant Store.
Above: The 13 Quart Stainless Steel Utility Pail is $15.99 at Webstaurant Store.
The Snow Peak Barbeque Tongs are $.95 at Snow Peak.
Above: The Snow Peak Barbeque Tongs are $19.95 at Snow Peak.
A Set of 3 Turkish Hand Towels are $ at David Morgan.
Above: A Set of 3 Turkish Hand Towels are $25 at David Morgan.

For more on outdoor kitchens, see 10 Favorites: Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens. Inspired to fire up the grill yourself? See World’s Best Barbecue Grills.

This is an update of a post originally published August 14, 2012.

Are you planning an outdoor kitchen project? Learn everything you need to know on to get started with our Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Kitchens 101 guide.

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