Are you ready to light the Barbie?
You’re dreaming of juicy, BBQ chicken, ribs, and grilled vegetables. You can even taste it you’ve been waiting for this moment for so long.
Now that summer is here, you are ready to start lighting up the grill again.
But are you prepared? If you don’t have an outdoor prep cart, then it’s time you get one! This will make your life so much easier.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about an outdoor kitchen prep cart!
What Is an Outdoor Prep Cart?
An outdoor prep cart is exactly what it sounds like. This cart has everything you need on it to prep for cooking outside. You can also even prep the food on it!
There is usually a space for the food you are cooking, the condiments and toppings, as well as all of your grill tools. There may even be room for a beer or two.
It’s basically additional storage for your outside cooking space. Many times, these carts can roll around as well so you can move them where you need to go.
The Benefits of an Outdoor Prep Cart
Are you now considering getting an outdoor prep cart? There are so many benefits of having an outdoor BBQ prep cart! Here are just a few.
If you feel that you don’t have enough space outdoors to grill, an outdoor prep cart gives you extra. This is mostly the case if you don’t have an outdoor kitchen, but rather just have a grill outside. The prep cart is an easy way to hold all the stuff that won’t fit on the grill so you don’t have to make a ton of trips inside.
Stay Organized and Clean
Having a prep cart also helps you stay organized. You have everything you need in one place, so you can’t forget anything!
It also helps keep things clean – both inside and out. When you have to prep inside and then take it outside to grill, the entire kitchen inside your home gets dirty and messy. However, if you prep everything outside on the outdoor prep cart, that’s the only area you have to worry about cleaning.
What to Look for in a Prep Table
So how do you know if a prep table is a good one or not? What should you have on a prep table?
For starters, you want it to be sturdy. You’re going to have a lot of stuff on there and having it fall over would be the worst thing that could happen in the middle of your BBQing party!
You also want the cart to be a stainless steel or a similar material that doesn’t rust outdoors. With different weather patterns in the summer, rust-proof is a must!
And, of course, having more than one shelf or more than one level is always useful when it comes to extra storage.
Torva’s Prep Cart
Torva’s prep cart has everything you could ever want in an outdoor prep cart, plus more. Some of the best features of the cart are:
- Stainless steel and rust-proof material
- Weather-resistant with its HDPE material
- Can double as a pizza oven grill table due to its 40 lb weight
- Heavy-duty and sturdy table
- Extra storage with two shelves
- Low maintenance
What more could you want in an outdoor prep cart!?
How to Get Your Prep Cart Prepared
Now for the fun part! It’s time to get your prep cart prepared for outdoor BBQ season.
1. Get Organized
Before you start using your outdoor prep cart, take some time to organize it. This will make it easier to find what you need when you’re in the middle of cooking.
How you organize it depends on what you think you will use the most. Put that stuff on top and put the stuff you only use sometimes on the bottom. It may also be useful to add in some organization cubbies so everything stays neat!
2. Stock Up on Essentials
Make sure you have all the essentials for summer cooking. If you don’t, you’ll end up stopping in the middle of grilling to run out and get something you forget.
So what do you need?
You need to first get all of the grill tools you’ll need for grilling. This could include a grill scraper, a timing app, an apron, steel skewers, a spatula, a burger press, and a grilling mat. There are so many other tools you could use, too!
You also want to get the spices and condiments you’ll use the most. That will probably be ketchup, BBQ sauce, sriracha, mustard, relish, and mayonnaise in the way of condiments you’ll need.
You’ll definitely want to have garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt by you at all times while you are grilling.
3. Keep the Car Clean
After each use, be sure to clean your outdoor prep cart. This will help it last longer and keep it looking its best.
Time to Prep Your Cart
After reading this article, you’re probably more excited for the summer season than you were before if that’s even possible. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to prep your outdoor prep cart!
If you’re looking for more outdoor essentials for this summer BBQ season, you can check out our outdoor products. You may find something perfect for your patio that matches your prep cart!