Summer Means It's Time to Fire Up the Barbecue!

Memorial Day weekend started all the great barbecues we’re going to have in our backyards this summer.  Barbecues mean outdoor cooking, and outdoor kitchen spaces are a significant trend. Whether a homeowner decides to go with a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen or stick to the basics, a professional appliance installation team can install some great options for outdoor appliances, which will add value to the home and make for great outdoor living.

Is there any better-tasting food than barbecue?

Is there any better-tasting food than barbecue?

Natural gas barbecue

Hands down, the most enjoyable and controlled way to cook on a barbecue is with a gas grill. Father’s Day is coming up, which means you can present your sweetie (or, let’s face it, yourself) with a high-quality outdoor gas barbecue grill.  Natural gas is best if the home is equipped with it. A gas barbecue is an excellent way to cook those steaks and burgers to perfection. There is no wood or charcoal mess so clean up in a breeze. For those who opt to have only one outdoor upgrade installed, the barbecue grill wins every time. (With or without the rotisserie.)

Natural gas pizza oven

Pizza is a top-seller at neighborhood barbecues, and a pizza oven can also do double-time and bake things like potatoes, bread, cakes, and cookies. The versatility of a pizza oven is legion, and the homeowner can cook all summer without bringing the heat into the house. Here are a few more options.

Outdoor refrigerator

A homeowner can load up a cooler for an outdoor event, but that leaves a wet mess wherever the cooler is stationed. An outdoor fridge will not only be handy for planned barbecues but is also ideal for those who don’t want to slosh through the house in a wet bathing suit to get a cold drink after an impromptu swim. Outdoor refrigerators can be mounted in a wood construction base, but are optimally located in an outdoor kitchen, which is something to consider for a family who spends a lot of quality time outdoors.

Outdoor sink

While an outdoor sink reaches into the realm of an outdoor kitchen situation, it’s possible to opt to have one even without an entire outdoor kitchen. An outdoor sink is surprisingly handy, not only for the cooking phase but also for the cleanup phase of a barbecue. Having water on hand to add to recipes is a high-grade solution to running back in the house, dragging water outside everytime you cook, or using the water from the hose.

Other appliances

There are many other appliances which can meet various needs of outdoor entertainment. Whether a homeowner opts for a cooktop, an ice maker, freezer, or wine cooler, everyone can find something which suits their particular needs and lifestyle.


Since we live in one of the most fabulous places for outdoor barbecues and fun, don’t be shy about cranking up the outdoor misters, firing up the barbecue, and making this the greatest summer ever.

Call us at King Plumbing, Heating & A/C if you need plumbing installation, plumbing repairs, rooter services or AC and heating service in the Phoenix Valley area at 480-907-0226.