At Kalamazoo, we’re committed to developing innovative solutions to our clients’ design needs and providing a range of options for truly custom outdoor kitchens. Over the years, we’ve helped design many gorgeous outdoor kitchens all over the world, in a variety of climates – and we’ve seen an increased desire for marine-grade stainless steel. To meet this preference, we’re pleased to offer marine-grade stainless steel as an option for our key products.
Kalamazoo products are constructed from the highest quality 304 stainless steel sheet metal. 304 stainless is extremely durable and corrosion-resistant. Our products are built by hand in Michigan, and rigorously tested in harsh outdoor climates to ensure they will stand up to a lifetime of use and enjoyment.
Marine-grade stainless steel – also known as 316 stainless steel – is the second-most common stainless steel after grade 304. The biggest difference between marine-grade and 304 stainless steel is the presence of a chemical element called molybdenum, which provides a greater degree of corrosion resistance, particularly to salt. This difference in chemical composition makes marine-grade stainless steel ideal for outdoor kitchens located in coastal regions where saltwater is a factor.
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.