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RENO TALK: BUILT-IN BBQS

It’s been a while since I did my last post, but life has been pretty hectic around the office, and in general. I’m at the age where literally everyone in my close circle of friends is getting married (I’ve been to 4 weddings in the past couple of months!). There’s also been a lot of buzz from them about getting new homes to move into… which brings me to my latest question – how does one incorporate a BBQ into your new home seamlessly?

I have a lot of customers who request for built-in BBQs, and these are usually people who live in houses. We have these Napoleon and Masport BBQs built into some landed houses:

But just the other day, I went to a customer’s apartment to give a little demo on the Canadian-made Napoleon Prestige BIPRO500, only to be pleasantly surprised. Here’s a picture of what it looked like, and let me explain why I was both surprised and impressed:

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What the owner of the apartment did was to completely demolish the existing indoor kitchen of his home, and move it to his balcony because his balcony area was really windy and spacious, and wholly utilizes the balcony space which many people overlook. It was such a brilliant idea, I wish I had thought of it myself.

So what you’re looking at is an outdoor kitchen area fully equipped with a Napoleon built-in gas grill, electric stove, electric teppanyaki and gas stoves, and of course, sinks. The owner also used a very unique countertop material which I had not seen before in any other project. Most projects use granite, marble, ceramic tiles, or straight-up boring old concrete. But he used a heat-resistant synthetic material which replicates a vintage/rusted out look, which is very unique and trendy.

(Not in the picture is the fridge and extra counter space on the left.)

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The owner of the apartment had enough space to include an extra alfresco seating area in the balcony, and another dining area inside if it gets too warm in the balcony.

Of course, if you do have an outdoor kitchen in your backyard, you can draw inspiration from these other projects that use outdoor electric stoves, BBQs, and ovens (apologies as these were taken on rainy days).

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German brand Ascobloc and Belgian brand Indu Plus supply teppanyakis, grills, cooking hobs and ovens for indoor and outdoor use. This means they can be used in a dry kitchen, or even left outside in the rain or shine (provided the countertops are built according to requirements). Their products are made in their respective countries, ensuring the highest quality of materials and technology.

If you’re thinking about designing a counter with outdoor gas or electrical equipment, Proline offers a free consultation session with your contractor or architect, or if you don’t have either, they usually have a contractor that they work with that can help you design the outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted.

 

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Barbecue Heaven!!

I’ve been away from the keyboard for a while, and with good reason. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been travelling around Europe, and part of that trip included visiting the a fair in Germany… and man, it was like I died and went to BBQ heaven!!

There were barbecues everywhere, of every kind! I was like a little kid running around in a candy store, going “ohhhh look at this! No wait, that one!! That is the coolest barbecue I’ve ever seen!”

Christmas came early at the Weber booth (you can even get BBQ toys for the lil’ ones!):

 

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Soccer Fever – Fooseball BBQ!
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Some sleek in-built modular designs from BBQ brand ONE:

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Beautiful designer electric grills:

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A Jack Daniel’s Kamado-style grill, made in the USA by Primo:

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German-brand Rosle was featuring their electric grill that runs on wood pellets:

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Taste-testing different BBQ sauces by Stubb’s:

 

 

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Off to the Napoleon Booth:

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Featuring reversible wok-style infrared side-burner on the Prestige Pro:

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The Latest Napoleon TravelQ with double U-burners:

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Love these heat resistant gloves – you can literally hold burning charcoal with these gloves!:

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New Products from Napoleon:

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Some Other nifty BBQs like the cooler fridge BBQ and the Giant Smoker Wagon!:

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To round things up – there were sooooo many BBQs and accessories at the fair and it got me really further fuelled (haha- yeah I know) my love for grilling! I wish I could bring in all these BBQs to Singapore to share the love. Unfortunately, space is so limited and you’ll only see a few of these new products in our little island in the near future. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on what’s hot over the next few months. In the meantime, do check out my posts over the next few weeks where I’ll be showing you how to use cedar planks and other woody BBQ accessories to complement your food. Till then!

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