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Give Cooked Food a Big, Warm Hug

Jan 2, 2015

A first for outdoor kitchens; cabinet offers more room, flexibility for keeping food warm

Bigger is better.

An outdoor kitchen first, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet™ does away with warming drawers for the outdoor kitchen. Inspired by food service professionals, the 24-inch Warming Cabinet offers homeowners a larger and easier-to-use warm storage space. Its highly stylized louvered door establishes a new level of design.

“Our warming cabinet brings more freedom to the outdoor kitchen and shatters the old way of storing food outdoors,” said Russ Faulk,vice president of design for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. “Now you can keep turkeys, hams, large bowls of dips warm outside. You’re no longer restricted to small, flat hors d’oeuvres.”

The new cabinet, with 4.7 cubic feet of warm storage space is unencumbered by the space and height restrictions that are a standard feature of warming drawers.

A series of specialized, adjustable-height warming shelves is at the heart of the cabinet; each sit on stainless steel glides that extend beyond the cabinet’s opening, giving the homeowner access to the entire shelf. Two shelves hold food and can be moved vertically within the cabinet to accommodate different sizes and shapes; each is 26-inches long x 18 ¼-inches wide in size, perforated to allow heat and moisture circulation, and can accommodate a wide variety of plate and platter sizes.


It is capable of holding an optional third food shelf. A separate shelf holds two water trays that retain warmth, radiate moisture, and quickly reheat the cabinet’s interior after a door opening.


The bottom shelf holds up to six gel-fuel canisters that maintain an interior temperature of 160-degrees in 30-degree ambient weather.


A specially designed thermometer ensures homeowners maintain food-safe heat levels within the cabinet.


Kalamazoo’s louvered cabinet door  aids in cabinet ventilation, keeps out rain, and takes to a new level of style the outdoor kitchen cabinet door. The cabinet is built in Kalamazoo, Mich. with Kalamazoo’s exclusive weather-tight rain gutter engineering, which channels water away from the interior, keeping it dry


EDITOR’S NOTE: To learn more about the outdoor dishwasher, request high-resolution photographs or an interview with Russ Faulk about outdoor kitchen trends, please contact Chris Mordi at 312.423.8714 – ofc, 815.701.2823 – cell, or

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