How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Food is an essential part of life, just as outdoor dining with family and friends is an essential part of summer living.

So why not combine our outdoor cooking and heating products to create special moments, centred around a stylish new outdoor kitchen.

This al fresco way of life presents opportunities for yummy charcoal cooked pizzas, fish and vegetables. Whilst our griddle and smoker grill and sleek barbeques deliver up mouthwatering meals fit for the Jubilee and beyond.

Extending your dwell time outdoors, and being able to heat and light your sitting area means you don’t have to cut short gatherings once the sunsets.

Peruse our wonderful cooking and heating collections – including design-conscious brands such as Ooni and Maze Rattan.

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1. Take ‘the Kitchen’ Wherever You Go!

Ooni Karu 12 Wood and Charcoal Fired Portable Pizza Oven

Constructed from brushed 430 stainless steel, this sleek Ooni Karu 12kg pizza oven is portable!

So, you can easily transport it (once cool) around your garden or take it with you when the call of the wild inspires your next camping trip.

Reaching temperatures of 500ºC within 15 minutes, your guests won’t have to wait long before savouring tasty food – just 60 seconds per pizza. Powered by wood and charcoal, this design means there’s minimal ash to clear up afterwards. Hurray!

2. Choose a Range of Cooking Options

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 800 Grill with Griddle and Smoker

This impressive piece of kit from US brand Masterbuilt is the future of outdoors entertaining.

You can top up everyone’s favourite drinks whilst controlling the temperature and cooking time on your phone via Bluetooth. It will smoke, grill, sear, bake and roast your food – offering you added versatility when planning your menu or feeding the kids!

Complete with a GravityFed™ hopper, that holds 4.5kg of lump charcoal or 7kg of briquettes, you’ll all enjoy more time in the fresh air – it lasts for 12-15 hours of use.

3. Go for Style … and Substance

Quan Wood Fired BBQ Island

There’s no need to compromise on style when building an outdoor kitchen – just gaze adoringly at this barbeque beauty.

Stunning and sculptural, it’s also practical – offering you a shelf for those essential cooking accessories. There’s also log storage for the wood that’ll fuel your tasty creations on the above fire pit.

The two industrial finishes – corten steel and black galvanised carbon steel – aren’t just beautiful. They attest to the quality of the Quan range. Clever features include the adjustable air intake – so you stay in control of this fire pit island – and the angled base’s design that produces less smoke.

4. Find a Family-friendly Gel BBQ

Lotus Grill BBQ in Grey with Free Lighter Gel & Charcoal

Let dad be dad this summer and present him with this impressive German-engineered barbeque for five people – also available in five bright colourways.

Ideal for those with young children and pets, this smart (gel and charcoal-fired) grill barbeque stays cool to the touch, is smokeless and emits safe gases. Yet, the patented ‘bellows’ system is ready to use in just 3-4 minutes after ignition, producing the traditionally yummy barbeque flavour you crave … faster.

Never used a gel and charcoal powered grill before? We supply 1kg of charcoal and lighter gel free of charge, as well as a complimentary carry bag and batteries.

Also a great way to introduce our kids to BBQ’ing under the watchful eye of mom and dad.

5. Don’t Forget the Accessories!

DeliVita Outdoor Pizza Oven Complete Collection

Why spends days shopping for your new outdoor kitchen when this versatile British-made Delivita Complete Collection is brimming with accessories, recipes, 12 dough balls, a wood starter pack, plus much more?

Constructed from stainless steel and fibreglass, it’s proud to be the lightest authentic oven available (30kg). The patent-pending heatproof base and deluxe foldaway stand mean you can use the oven on bijoux balcony tables or larger Garden Table & Chairs.

Not just for 12-inch pizzas, this waterproof oven can handle steak, fish and healthy vegetables to feed even the fussiest of guests.

Our larger add-on dough packs (sold separately) include two vegan flavours plus nutritious spirulina, turmeric and charcoal options.

6. Keep Toasty Warm

Maze Rattan Ambition 8 Seat Rectangular Fire Pit Dining Set

Welcome the stars when seated around this ultra-contemporary Ambition dining set from Maze Rattan. Now, you can stay outdoors for longer given the central fire pit’s grill plate feature which warms everyone and encourages you to toast marshmallows, koftas and more, late into the night.

The protective glass surround and CE registered design will look after you and your guests. Whilst the table and eight weatherproof chairs with stain-resistant covers and UV protected acrylic – require minimal upkeep.

Simply choose your favourite of four neutral shades before practising your cocktail making skills.

7. Add Heat with Health Benefits

Heatsail Dome Freestanding Electric Patio Heater Floor Lamp in Black with +25 HEAT

This freestanding electric patio heater is perfect for modern living. No longer will you feel chilly outdoors thanks to the heater and lamp functions, which can be used independently of one another.

With an impressive reach of five metres, you can keep your next outdoors soiree going for longer whilst remaining warm. Sit back and lounge whilst controlling the temperature and brightness via remote control.

However, the Far Infrared Rays (FIR) bring something special to the party. Easily absorbed by the body, they help with cellular repair, regeneration and growth. Who wouldn’t want to experience anti-pain, anti-inflammatory, relaxation and detoxifying whilst spending time in nature?

You’ll need a qualified electrician to install this lamp – which has a UK plug and earthed dome.

8. Keep Safety in Mind

Le Feu Gas Patio Heater

This CE approved patio heater encourages your guests to gather and start new conversations within your new outdoor kitchen.

An artistic focal point of any garden, everyone will love gazing (beyond the glass cover) at the flames and lava rocks – offering 360 degrees views from around the unit.

Yet, this luxury gas patio heater also brings you peace of mind, important when little ones and doggies are nearby. The inbuilt ‘Tilt Fuse’ safety feature will shut off the gas if knocked.

Add an outdoors protective cover to keep this patio heater in tip-top condition.

9. Look Overseas for Inspiration

Cosi Fires Cosiloft 100 Firepit Bar Table

Sleek and stylish, this decidedly Mediterranean plinth bar table has a powerful fire pit positioned at the top – sure to be a talking point whichever colourway you choose.

Dutch designers Cosi Fires have included an electronic (battery-powered) ignition, realistic ceramic logs, lava rocks and a covering plate. The optional cover (available separately) will keep this fire pit in pristine condition – just be sure to let the unit fully cool down first!

Sure to illuminate any garden, consider adding coordinating Bar Stools from our deluxe emporium. They’re the perfect accompaniment when leaving your drink or snacks around the handy bar tabletop.

Create the Perfect Al Fresco Kitchen with these Wonderful Cooking Appliances and Heat Sources

From fire pits to patio heaters, pizza ovens and beyond, we’re loving the effortlessly stylish yet practical products shown here. And, so too will your family and guests! Learn more about these beautiful products by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or send us an email. We’re happy to help advise you.


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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