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    Posted by Daniel Edelman on

    Although it often feels like summer will never fully arrive in the Midwest, the warm air eventually prevails and our patio furniture is sure to make its annual debut. If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Clevelanders know the importance of patience. We only entertain consistently beautiful weather for about four to five months per year, but aren't those months—June, July, August, September and sometimes October—spectacular? Throughout the winter months, we bundle up and brave the cold air blowing off lake Erie with grace (most of the time), because we know that our summers are some of the best in America.

    Now that summer has officially began, let's start thinking about your dream outdoor kitchen. Equipped with the essentials and then some, here are our favorite products to build the perfect outdoor kitchen for your home.

    The Wolf 54" Built-In Outdoor Gas Grill

    "Everything tastes better al fresco," Wolf writes on the company website, and we couldn't agree more. The Wolf 54” Built-In Outdoor Gas Grill (OG54) gives you the same state-of-the-art features and temperature control as indoor Wolf ranges, ovens and cooktops.

    The OG54 includes: six individually contained grill burners; direct and radiant heat; a three-position warming rack; a two-position rotisserie; an infrared sear zone up to 25,500 Btu to seal in juices; and, for nighttime grilling, halogen lights to illuminate the grilling surface, plus LED lit control knob for easy reading. Extend your grilling area a step further by adding a DCS Sideburner as well as a DCS Warming Drawer to the mix. With those additional burners, can can finally have that fabulous omelette station you've been dreaming about for your family's annual Father's Day brunch.

    Wood Fired Pizza Oven

    Picture this: you and your best friends relaxing on your back patio this summer, sipping a few aperol spritz – with a pizza grilling in your wood fire outdoor oven. You don't need to pinch yourself. This scenario is plausible, thanks to EarthStone Ovens. The 20-plus-year-old company offers an extensive line of modern high-quality wood and gas fired ovens for commercial and residential use. I.e. EarthStone Ovens cater to companies ranging from Cleveland-area Bravo and Brio Restaurants to Apple Inc. headquarters to Ritz Carlton hotels throughout the world.

    Nobody likes soggy or unevenly cooked pizza crust, so the expert construction of each EarthStone wood or gas fire oven offers maximum heat capacity for even cooking temperatures, while still being fuel efficient. That's amore.

    Rohl Single Bowl Stainless Copper Sink

    The days of monochromatic finishes are over. We love the idea of mixing stainless steal with warmers tones like brass and copper. Rohl's Single Bowl Stainless Copper Sink is durable enough for outdoor use, while still gorgeous enough to be a work-of-art. Pair this beauty with a MGS Milano Stainless Steal Faucet and your instantly have a outdoor kitchen sink powerhouse. Not only will the duo stop house guests in their steps, the two will also stand-up to harsh weather and climate fluctuations. All while looking the most sexy a sink and faucet pairing has ever looked.

    The True Beverage Center

    Equipped with True Residential's exclusive balanced refrigeration system and rapid cooldown setting, the True Beverage Center will keep your summer Shandy and Frosé (that's frozen rosé—the 'it' drink of summer 2017—if you haven't already heard) at an icy-cold 33°F. Zing! Oh, and don't forget to make room in your outdoor kitchen for an Alfresco Three Drawer Paper Towel Combo Unit. Organization is essential. Clutter is detrimental. Store everything from burger and hot dog condiments to cleaning products in Alfresco's exquisitely designed drawer unit.

    Clevelanders are patient for summer – and also relentlessly prepared. Warm days and nights are spent gathered outside enjoying a fabulous meal, grilling out, playing cornhole (also known as "bags" or "bean bags," depending on from you hail) or sharing stories around a bonfire. Summer are lived to the utmost fullest. And what better way to effectively do so than with an outdoor kitchen in your backyard?

    Call Edelman to speak with an expert sales associate to learn more about our outdoor kitchen offerings or to visit our showroom.

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