Cleaning Hacks for a Sparkling Outdoor Kitchen ✨

— May 16, 2024
Outdoor Kitchen Cleaning


Here are some easy hacks to keep your outdoor kitchen sparkling and party-ready all summer long!

It’s officially patio season which means it’s time to get your outdoor kitchen ready for the season of sun, fun, and tons of delicious meals. At Absolute Stone, we know that an outdoor kitchen is more than just a place to grill, it’s the ideal place to spend time with friends and family. But before you fire up the grill and invite guests over, let’s tackle the essential task of cleaning. Here are some easy hacks to keep your outdoor kitchen sparkling and party-ready all summer long!

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1. Start with the Surfaces

Your countertops need attention after being exposed to the elements. For granite, stainless steel, or stone surfaces, use a mild detergent or a cleaner specific to the material and wipe with a soft cloth. Avoid abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish. A little warm, soapy water can work wonders, followed by a rinse with clean water to avoid any soap residue. Check out some of our recommended cleaning products below!

2. Sparkling Stainless Steel

If your outdoor kitchen features stainless steel appliances, keeping them shiny is key to maintaining the aesthetic of your space. Use a dedicated stainless steel cleaner and wipe in the direction of the grain to prevent streaks. For a DIY approach, a little vinegar and olive oil can work miracles. First, clean with vinegar to remove grime, then polish with a small amount of olive oil to make it shine.

3. Cover Up

One of the simplest hacks to keep your outdoor kitchen clean isn’t cleaning more, but covering your appliances and surfaces when not in use. Protective covers shield against dust, pollen, and weather, significantly reducing cleaning time. Make sure they are secured to withstand wind.

4. Organize for Efficiency

Keep your cleaning supplies right in your outdoor kitchen in a waterproof cabinet or storage unit. Having everything at hand will make it easier to wipe down surfaces, clean up spills, and do quick grill brush-offs, which is especially handy when you’re in the middle of hosting.

Cleaning Made Easy

By integrating these cleaning tips and techniques into your routine, you can ensure that your outdoor culinary space remains not only visually stunning but also functional and long-lasting. Whether you’re dealing with everyday spills or seasonal grime, a well-maintained stone countertop will continue to be the centerpiece of your outdoor kitchen, providing you with a beautiful and durable surface for all your culinary adventures.

Are you thinking about transforming your outdoor oasis into the kitchen of your dreams? Absolute Stone can be there for you every step of the way! Feel free to request an appointment with our design team.