Prepping Your Outdoor Kitchen

Are All Your Appliances Running Smoothly?

Are you ready for another summer of outdoor fun with family and friends? After all, what’s a backyard gathering without delicious BBQ and cold drinks courtesy of your built-in grill, outdoor refrigerator, and conveniently reached ice maker? And what’s cleanup like without an outdoor dishwasher?

When you enjoy all the wonderful conveniences of outdoor appliances, you also have to be prepared to navigate the issues these appliances face when they crop up. The good news is that Mr. Appliance® is here to make sure things are running smoothly. Give us a call today if you would like to learn more!

Built-In Backyard Grills

A backyard grill is a necessity for any self-respecting barbecue lover, but a built-in outdoor grill has its own set of benefits. For instance, the sheer capacity of a large built-in grill makes it easy to whip up a round of burgers or steaks in no time. Add-ons, such as warming drawers and spring-operated hoods, are convenient features that can take your grill game to the next level. Not only are they functional, but built-in grills also have a much more pleasing aesthetic than ordinary grills. The cooking area can become the center of attention in your backyard and a selling point if you ever sell your home.

In short, having a built-in backyard grill offers:

  • High-capacity cooking
  • Extra features and accessories
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Increased home value
  • Unprecedented backyard entertaining capabilities

To ensure this top-notch appliance is working effectively, make sure to call on Mr. Appliance for any maintenance or repairs you may need! We can get you back in the grilling game in no time.

Outdoor Ice Makers

No one ever raves about warm drinks at a summer party. If you plan to host summer get-togethers, an ice maker is certainly an important outdoor kitchen appliance to invest in. Having ice on hand—without traipsing between the kitchen and the backyard—ensures the party doesn’t stop for a few cubes of ice.

It’s important to take good care of your ice maker to help it last for summers to come. Keep it out of direct sunlight at all times to prevent damaging the unit or decreasing its ice-making capabilities. A dry, shaded area is the best place to install your ice maker. You might install it under an outdoor island where a built-in grill is located. While exact operation depends on your specific model, you should expect your ice maker to function between 50 and 100 degrees. If you notice your ice maker is not performing as effectively or tends to produce strange shaped ice cubes, it may be time for a service call with us!

Outdoor Refrigerators

Not all refrigerators are designed to go outside. If you want a built-in fridge as part of your outdoor kitchen, make sure the one you purchase is designed to withstand the elements. Increased insulation and more powerful components allow outdoor refrigerators to perform well in an unstable environment.

Having a fridge outside where you do most of your summertime cooking is incredibly convenient. You can grab ingredients in a flash, stick leftovers directly inside the unit, and ease the entire clean-up process. It’s also wonderful to have chilled foods in the immediate vicinity. Snag watermelon, macaroni salad, and a soda directly from the outdoor refrigerator with no need to head back inside.

Mr. Appliance can provide replacement parts for:

  • Thermostats
  • Water filters
  • Replacement bulbs
  • Ice maker components
  • Door switches and seals
  • Condensers and compressors


Weather-tight cabinetry makes it possible to store cookware and cutlery in the back yard. This is convenient if you entertain often or just enjoy grilling outside. You can increase the convenience level tenfold by installing an outdoor dishwasher. After all, if you cook, serve, eat and store dishes outside, why not clean them outside as well? This addition to your growing list of outdoor kitchen appliances prevents you from running in and out of the house while preparing for and cleaning up after every meal.

Features of most outdoor dishwashers include:

  • Outdoor-rated electrical power cord
  • Water supply and drain hose
  • Multiple wash programs and temperature settings
  • Filtration system to ensure clean water throughout the wash
  • Weatherization instructions to allow the dishwasher to be stored outside

Once these value-adding, entertainment-facilitating outdoor kitchen appliances are installed in your backyard, it is important to remember that they need proper care to maintain performance season after season. If your appliances have seen better days, give them new life with quality repair services.

Contact us at (888) 988-5597 to schedule service today before summer barbecues begin!