Many homeowners in Broward and Palm Beach love to entertain outdoors. We especially like to entertain and cook on our patios, in our backyards and by the pool. From Fort Lauderdale and Cooper City to Boca Raton, Parkland and Palm Beach, outdoor bars and kitchens are gaining wide popularity for their convenience and cool factor. If you want an outdoor kitchen, then a stainless steel outdoor sink is a ‘must have’.

Outdoor sink areas are also convenient for washing up after outdoor chores like gardening and landscaping and for cleaning tools.

Outdoor sinks and fixtures need to be more ‘element proof’ than their indoor counterparts. For this reason sinks made of ‘stainless steel 316’ are the wisest choice. These types of sinks are found in Lowe’s, Home Depot and designer appliance stores. Designers especially like working with contemporary styling and large capacity for undermount sinks.

Maintain Your Sink and Fixtures

If you’ve already gone through the process of installing plumbing for your outdoor kitchen, then you probably have realized that maintaining an outdoor sink is much different than maintaining an indoor one. Outdoor sinks experience a regular buildup of dirt, pollen, rain and more and because they are continuously exposed daily to the South Florida elements and so these sinks especially need to be cleaned and maintained regularly.

Faucets should also be ‘heavy duty’ or commercial grade and made of stainless steel as well.

Remember that stainless steel is durable, but it’s not indestructible. So when cleaning your outdoor sink, try to avoid harsh chemicals, steel wool, and wire brushes that could scratch it. Instead, try wiping your sink with a paste of baking soda and water, then wiping it with vinegar to disinfect.

From fully stocked outdoor kitchen and entertainment centers in homes on the intracoastal in Boca or Delray Beach to tiki bars in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano, outdoor kitchens are popular gathering places during summertime in South Florida. Make sure yours is installed properly and free of blocks, clogs and leaks before the summer season begins. Call your friends at Plumbing Experts in Delray Beach if you need any help.