Outdoor Kitchen Components

How We Make Design and Installation Easier For Any Layout

We’re here to eliminate challenges. We designed the Kalamazoo kitchen system to be very straightforward, comprehensive and easy-to-use—we’ve included all imaginable outdoor kitchen components, then engineered it all to be modular. It all fits.

Our outdoor kitchen appliances are fully finished on all sides in hand rubbed stainless steel and our outdoor cabinets are complete units with closed fronts and backs. Stainless steel side panels are also available to cover exposed ends of any kitchen run.

The system is also fully compatible with masonry, stucco or other surrounds while reducing the labor required from masonry and carpentry trades.

Uniform Depth

All outdoor kitchen cabinets are 30" deep, including base cabinets, sink bases, appliance cabinets and accessories like the end cap shelves, 45-degree inserts and umbrella inserts. This depth allows the cabinets to clear the depth of the largest Kalamazoo grills. All back filler panels are designed to support the counter top behind outdoor kitchen components that are less than 30" deep such as the grills and under-counter appliances. With a 1" overhang on all sides, the standard Kalamazoo counter depth is 32".

Adjustable Height

All cabinets and grills stand on stainless steel leveling legs. These legs compensate for uneven surfaces and allow a range of finished counter heights. The system is optimized for 1.25"-thick solid surface counters with a counter height of 36". Cabinets have a range of adjustment of plus or minus 0.75". Grills can adjust plus or minus 1.25" to allow for higher or thicker counter tops.

Grill Options 

Kalamazoo grills are available in a variety of sizes, and you can get them in freestanding or built-in formats that coordinate seamlessly with all Kalamazoo cabinetry and refrigeration. Built-in formats for the Hybrid Fire Grill and Gaucho Wood-Fired Grill reach all the way to the ground and stand on their own stainless steel leveling legs. The Echo Gas-Fired Grill is designed in a flexible, drop-in style format to complement any aesthetic. The Shokunin Grill is a freestanding kamado-style grill finished with ipe wood. All grills are made with premium, highly durable 304-grade stainless steel and are available to be upgraded to 316L marine-grade stainless steel.*

*The Echo Gas-Fired Grill comes standard in marine-grade stainless steel.


Outdoor Refrigeration Options 

Kalamazoo offers a full range of outdoor refrigerators for under-counter installations in three widths: 15", 24" and 48". The line includes wine chillers, keg tappers and beverage centers plus the only outdoor-rated freezers available, and the only refrigerators suitable for food storage.


Outdoor Appliance Cabinets

All appliance cabinets include an electrical box inside inside to supply power to the appliances. Outlets must be hard-wired according to local codes. All appliance cabinets measure 8" wider than the appliance size (the appliance surround for 48" appliances is 56" wide). Appliance cabinets create an insulating air gap for appliances to be installed next to a grill.


Appliance Back Filler Panels

All appliance back filler panels include electrical boxes to supply power to the appliances. Outlets must be hard-wired according to local codes. A back panel can only be used between a pair of cabinets. The panel mounts to these two cabinets to finish the back behind appliances sitting between the cabinets.

Any two Kalamazoo cabinets can be used to flank the back panel, including base cabinets, sink bases, appliance cabinets or corner units. Because a back panel is supported by the cabinets to either side, two back panels may not be used adjacent to each other. Back panels may not be used adjacent to a grill.


Counter-height Seating

Counter overhang brackets are available to support a 14" counter overhang from the backs of Kalamazoo cabinets.

Corner Options 

Kalamazoo corner options include blind corners to create a 90-degree bend with appropriate clearances in a minimum footprint; and 45-degree inserts that create a 45-degree angle between two legs of a kitchen. The 45-degree inserts also may be used to flank a grill or other equipment, highlighting that equipment as an angled corner.


Toe Kicks

Optional stainless steel toe kicks are available for any or all four sides of the outdoor kitchen, including grills, base cabinets, sink bases and appliance cabinets. Toe kicks snap onto cabinet legs for easy installation.