Outdoor Kitchen Maintenance

Gaze Burvill Outdoor Kitchen

Caring for your outdoor kitchen

Well designed and expertly crafted oak outdoor kitchens should last a generation if well looked after. Oak can be kept outside all year round and is fit for all weathers. As a natural material, exposed to the elements, wood will change in appearance. Weathered Oak will develop a beautiful silver-grey patina, which will highlight the grain patterns unique to Oak, one of many features which makes this beautiful material such a good choice for furniture for outdoors.







Outdoor Kitchen Maintenance Advice

To help keep your outdoor kitchen in the best possible condition, there are some very simple, low maintenance steps you can take:

  • Placement of your outdoor kitchen and outdoor furniture is very important. It should not be in constant contact with grass, soil or other damp ground.
  • Oak is easy to maintain, a regular clean with a stiff brush, warm water and a PH neutral detergent. If the kitchen is placed under cover, we recommend applying an oil treatment – get in touch with us to speak with our specialist team who can advise you on how to do this.
  • At 2-5 years old, depending on its location, the outdoor kitchen oak cabinetry or outdoor furniture should be cleaned and treated with a penetrating oil. It will need a light sanding before the oil is applied.
  • Never clean with a pressure washer as this will damage the furniture.

How to winterise an outdoor kitchen

All our outdoor kitchen equipment is outdoor rated and will withstand the elements throughout the year, however they will require a small amount of maintenance to keep everything in good working condition.

By following these measures carefully you will enhance the pleasure of owning your Outdoor Kitchen as well as extending its longevity.

  • Your fridge should be switched off, emptied and cleaned with an antibacterial cleaner and dried thoroughly before the outside temperature drops below the cooling temperature.
  • There is no specific requirement to winterise your cooking appliances, however we do recommend a thorough clean before covering during the winter, including the emptying and cleaning of the grill drip tray and shutting off the gas valves if they are not being used. Cleaning materials can be purchased from the Sub-Zero & Wolf website.
Outdoor Kitchen Gaze Burvill
Gaze Burvill Outdoor Kitchen
  • Your stainless steel sink should be thoroughly cleaned with a standard stainless steel cleaner. Place the cover provided over your sink to keep any unwanted dirt or debris from collecting in it and leave the plug/drainage holes open but with the collector basket in place so that any water that gets in drains away but if leaves, etc. do get in they are prevented from blocking the drain.
  • To protect the tap and pipework from bursting, all water will need to be drained from the mains supply before the temperature drops below freezing. The shut off valves should be closed and the hot and cold tap levers should be fully open. The tap aerator should be removed and stored. This is what creates a non splashing stream of water and can be found at the tip of your faucet, it can be unscrewed and removed by hand.
  • All A La Carte kitchen units are lined with special weather resistant composite panels, we recommend these be thoroughly cleaned before winter sets in. They are wipe clean surfaces, standard non-abrasive kitchen cleaning products can be used to maintain them.
  • To prevent the onset of mildew or mould during the damp winter months we recommend that all the kitchen units are treated with an antibacterial spray after cleaning and at the beginning of the winter.

Outdoor Kitchen Aftercare service

Gaze Burvill furniture is crafted using prime, quarter-sawn, sustainable oak. Sourced from trees which stood for over a hundred years, with proper care, it can retain its beauty and resilience for years to come.

As oak ages, it gradually loses the natural impermeability which protects it from moisture and dirt. Left unmaintained, water and fungi may penetrate through small gaps in the grain, which in the worst cases, can lead to localised rot. Fortunately it is very simple to protect against this through a low maintenance furniture care regime.

Our Aftercare service offers the peace of mind that your outdoor kitchen is in great condition and looking great every year, whether it’s cleaning, reconditioning or recoating. Our mobile Aftercare service from our dedicated mobile Aftercare team who can come and treat your furniture in your outdoor space, without the need for us to take your furniture to our Aftercare workshop in East Tisted.

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Outdoor Kitchen Sink Gaze Burvill
Outdoor Kitchen Gaze Burvill


All Gaze Burvill outdoor kitchen cabinets come with a 10 year warranty as standard. For any appliances or extras the standard manufacturer warranty applies.

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