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Urban Bonfire Outdoor Kitchens (Reviews / Prices)

Craig Marcotte  |  July 05, 2019  |  3 Min. Read

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If you want to design an outdoor kitchen with a grill, side burners, drawers, storage cabinets and say refrigeration, you will have an issue.

Who is responsible for planning, designing and executing your new kitchen.

You would think it is your appliance dealer, but most are just salespeople people with no design sense or skill.  

Your cabinet person will also steer clear because most do not have products suitable for the outside especially in New England (we have winter here).

So you will play this human ping pong game between architect, designer and appliance person until you give up and buy a grill with cart and a fold-up table from Costco ($19.99).

Seriously, what is needed is a turnkey solution, where you say, “I want this and it should look like that.”

We have tried a number of different companies including grill manufacturers like Lynx and Kalamazoo, but there aren’t flexible and at the same time too expensive.

Urban Bonfire is a new company dedicated to cabinets for outdoor kitchens. They make it simple to design and build your outside kitchen.

In this article, we will look at some of the features of Urban Bonfire products and some popular layouts. 

In the end, you will have a better understanding of some options you probably didn’t know existed for your outdoor kitchen.

Who is Urban Bonfire?

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Yale Appliance Boston Showroom - Urban Bonfire Display

In 2013 Stefan Marchant and Ryan Bloom started a retail store focusing on outdoor cooking. At first, they weren’t into kitchen design but found what was available lacking in functionality and ease of use. 

Urban Bonfire evolved to fill this void. Starting in Montreal the business quickly grew. The idea of making the outdoor kitchen a full kitchen outdoors resonates, because it is so hard any other way with any other company.

Product Features

Storage

When you work with stone or brick for your outside kitchen it’s difficult to add basic shelving or storage. Hearths are designed for grills only.

Everything is designed for aesthetics or to house an appliance. But where do you put your glassware or plates? If you want your kitchen outdoors to have the same appeal as your kitchen indoors, you need storage.

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Yale Appliance Boston Showroom - Urban Bonfire Display

Urban Bonfire offers a variety of cabinetry options. They are easily adjustable for customization.

Quality

All the cabinets are made from thick marine grade aluminum. While stainless steel is the trend in kitchens, it’s not as well suited for the outdoors.

If you live inland, stainless might be fine, but if you’re in Boston or anywhere else near the ocean that might not be enough.

The powder-coated aluminum will hold up much better. All the internal hardware is 304 marine grade stainless steel. It also comes with a 10-year limited warranty. 

Design

The customization is one of the key features of Urban Bonfire. You have several available color options, but if you aren’t happy with one of those you can customize your color choice as well at an additional cost (although expect to wait several months for these to be manufactured). 

Another great benefit of the design is the speed of the install. If you want a stone patio this summer, good luck. It will take months to design and build. 

Urban Bonfire will have you enjoying your Saturday afternoons far sooner than most other options.

Portable

If I love my kitchen outdoors, why do I have to leave it behind? Now you don’t. Urban Bonfire is so easy to assemble and dismantle that you can take it with you. Of course, you could leave it at an old home to give added value in your sale,  

Accessories

In addition to your cabinetry, Urban Bonfire also offers backsplash and planter options. They will match perfectly with your other cabinetry and will add a really nice touch to the look of your kitchen outdoors.

Popular Layouts

Below are some of the more popular configurations by Urban Bonfire. However, there really are limitless options as you can customize everything the way that fits your needs and desires.

Urban +

Staring at $9,125

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  • 42” Grill base, thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles. Compatible with most 36” grill heads.
  • 12” Utility base storage drawer cabinet with the modular keyhole track system. thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles
  • 24” open shelving base cabinet.
  • 21” side burner cabinet, thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles. Compatible with most single, dual and power burners.

With lots of built-in functionality, a full-size grill, side burner, and storage, this design makes intimate dinners or large-scale parties easy to accommodate. With the added design of wood-accent open shelving, reaching for platters, dishes, glassware, and accessories is simple and easy.

Urban 90

Starting at $12,985

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  • 24” open shelving base cabinet.
  • 21” side burner cabinet, thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles. Compatible with most single, dual and power burners.
  • 42” Grill base, thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles. Compatible with most 36” grill heads.
  • 21” and 30” Utility storage cabinets with the modular keyhole track system. thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles. Compatible with most 36” grill heads.
  • Corner support cabinet. thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles. Compatible with most 36” grill heads.

The ultimate outdoor kitchen and gathering space. This L-shaped design features a full-size grill, side burner, refrigeration, and an ice chest. This kitchen features plenty of functional storage and interior designs that make cooking and entertaining fun and easy. 

With the added wood-accent open shelving, reaching for platters, dishes, glassware, and accessories is simple, while the counter-height seating makes connecting with friends and family part of the experience.

Social

Starting at $7,985

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  • 48” grill base, thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles.
  • 4” plug cabinet. Includes waterproof plug box and cover.
  • 12” Utility base storage drawer cabinet with the modular keyhole track system, thick marine grade aluminum, 302 stainless steel hardware, self-leveling toe kick, choice of powder coating, stainless steel handles
  • 24” open shelving base cabinet.

The ultimate social gathering island. This free-standing kitchen is designed to be a central gathering space. Even the cook is in the middle of the party. Featuring refrigeration, open shelving, and counter-height seating, this design blends the kitchen and dining room into one. 

Is this right for you?

If you’re set on having a stone or brick outdoor kitchen, then that is what you should build.

If you want a more functional kitchen outdoors you should strongly consider Urban Bonfire. It will be beautiful, quality, easy to install and you can take it with you if you move. 

Moreover, it is easy to order and ships faster than other outdoor cabinet lines.

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