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High-End, Built-in Grill Popularity Grows for Upscale Homes

Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grill in the Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Aili McConnon
7/22/15

There are certain things that set high-end, luxury homes apart from the rest. Recently, one of those things has been built-in outdoor grills, which are rising in popularity. Built-in grills are being incorporated into backyards in a number of ways, from basic designs like a grill surrounded by a stone enclosure, to elaborate outdoor kitchens with everything a cook could want such as a pizza oven. The Wall Street Journal picked our Hybrid Fire Grill for the “best of all fuels” choice in this article. 


High-End, Built-in Barbecues Get Hot

“To find one of the most popular cooking appliances in a new upscale home, head outside to the built-in barbecue grill in the backyard. Instead of being wheeled out on a cart, many luxury barbecues are built into elaborate islands that form the heart of the “outdoor kitchen.” These days at least 75% of sales of high-end grill companies like Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Alfresco Open Air Culinary Systems and RH Peterson are generated by built-in models, versus cart versions. And that percentage has steadily increased over the last 10 years.”

Read the full Wall Street Journal article here.

Innovation is at the heart of every Kalamazoo product. Each part of the collection – from grills and pizza ovens to refrigeration and cabinetry – represents a significant departure from the established norm. Our passion for outdoor cooking and our fiercely independent design philosophy drive us to establish new industry benchmarks. Consequently, our list of exclusives and innovations speaks for itself.