Outdoor Kitchens

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Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining

This study analyzes US markets for outdoor kitchen equipment. Specific products covered include:

  • cooking fixtures:
    • gas grills (built-in/drop-in grill heads; natural gas, propane gas)
    • prefabricated or kit-built pizza ovens, stationary smoker cabinets and smoker boxes, built-in charcoal grills, stationary kamado grills, built-in wood pellet grills, and built-in hibachis and griddles
    • side burners (including conventional types, power burners, and sear stations), food warmers (including warming drawers and buffet-style warmers), and griddle plates
  • islands, cabinets, and other storage:
    • prefabricated outdoor kitchen islands
    • insert-style cabinets, drawers, and access doors (including slide-out cutting boards, fire extinguisher cabinets, paper towel bins, propane tank bins, spice racks, and trash and recycling bins)
  • refrigeration and cooling equipment:
    • outdoor refrigerators (including undercounter, freestanding, and small countertop types)
    • integrated coolers/ice chests
    • specialty refrigeration and cooling (e.g., kegerators, ice machines, and freezers)
  • cocktail and bar centers (both drop-in and freestanding carts and stationary centers))
  • drop-in sinks and faucets (except for those built into cocktail and bar centers)

Historical data for 2009, 2014, and 2019 and forecasts for 2024 are provided for outdoor kitchen equipment sales at the manufacturer’s level in current dollars (which are not adjusted to account for inflation). Sales are broken out by the above product types and by distribution channel:

  • barbecue and outdoor specialty stores
  • home centers
  • e-commerce, which includes both sales by internet-only distributors and online sales made by brick-and-mortar establishments
  • contractors
  • mass merchandisers
  • wholesale clubs

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