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The Solution To Organising Outdoor Kitchens: Bins, Drawers & More.

Posted by Kaitlyn Rogers on 6/21/17 6:30 PM

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In last week's blog we broke down some materials we recommend for your outdoor kitchen's cabinet doors, this week we're keeping to the theme and unveiling some solutions for inside your cabinets.

Organizing any kitchen can be difficult,  however when planning for a kitchen outdoors you're having to make allowances for much bigger tools than just simple kitchen tongs. Items such as pans and barbecue tools, but as well as that you can also be wanting to have much smaller spaces to hold a variety of spices and sauces, along with cutlery you plan to use for your gatherings.

This flexibility can be seemingly hard to come by, what's perfect for your kitchen might be completely different for your neighbours. How you cook and how you entertain is unique to you, which means you need to have an organized system that works for how you need it. 

Your home should be comfortable and functional, inside and outside.  

InnoTech Drawer System 

For those who take satisfaction and comfort for everything having a place, Hettich's InnoTech has interior organization solutions to suit any taste. All Outdoor Kitchens manufactured by LimeTree Alfresco have Hettich hardware as standard.

From Hettich's website, these are the quick technical details of InnoTech drawer systems:

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  • 2 drawer side-profile heights 
  • 7 lengths
  • 4 rear panel heights          
  • Colours: silver, white and anthracite
  • Side elements for front extensions in two heights, railings 
  • Quadro runner systems: part extensions 25 kg, full extensions 30 kg  and 50kg
  • Silent system optional for 25 kg and 30 kg, integrated as standard for 50 kg 
  • Opening systems Push to Open optionally integrated into the runner 

Hettich offers a wide range, which allows you to customize it to not only arrange your things in the best way to suit you, but it provides the opportunity to add a personal touch. 

"InnoTech makes it easy and inexpensive to carry external design and materials through to the cabinet interiors."  

Adhesive decorative profiles, for the outward appearance of your drawers, with matching cover caps, for the organizational dividers inside, provide unique design options. Ideal for retrofitting too, which means your kitchen now doesn't have to be your  kitchen forever. This gives you the freedom to tweak the details for a fresh look when you feel the need for some change in your outdoor kitchen. 


Some examples from Hettich's online catalogue


LimeTree Alfresco OrgaTray

This is where cutlery, large and small cooking utensils and everyday bits and pieces find exactly the right place they need. Extremely variable: the size of compartments are adjustable.






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InnoPlus cutlery tray in steel

A premium alternative to the plastic cutlery tray. Finished in a double powder coating, the surface harmonizes perfectly with the drawer side.






LimeTree Alfresco OrgaStore

Adjustable compartment sizes and optional clip on trays for small items add the perfect touch to modern interior organization. Can be combined with Design Side or railing in just the way preferred – for unlimited flexibility. 






ArciTech Drawer System 

"Incredible design flexibility: timeless, sleek design fits homogeneously into any kitchen and home environment. Made of high quality materials."

From Hettich's website, these are the quick technical details of ArciTech drawer systems:

  • LimeTree Alfresco3 drawer side profile heights 
  • 8 lengths
  • 7 rear panel heights 
  • In stainless steel and in silver, white, anthracite, or champagne colour finishes
  • Side elements for pot and pan drawers in two heights, railings 
  • Runners: 40, 60, an 80 kg - silent system 
  • Push to open/push to open silent 


ArciTech's drawer system's are smooth, with quiet running action that reflects it's quality. "The Actro runner’s excellent quality can be felt in every movement of the drawer: the unique prism principle ensures a perfectly coordinated movement cycle that hardly makes a sound. The profiles are controlled in perfect synch for a running action that is absolutely even and without any noticeable transition."

Something you can expect with all ArciTech drawers is the little force needed in order to open the drawer. Almost all of the kitchen's we produce are push to open, with a few exceptions of course, so this is quite valuable. Not only will you only need a gentle nudge, but the drawer will respond and push open enough that often you won't need to pull the drawer further unless you need something at the back. 


Waste Management

"The integrated Pull Bin System from Hettich is tough and reliable; with the lightest touch the system slides away silently out of sight.

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The system can be used in conjunction with Hettich’s award winning drawers; ArciTech providing impressively smooth even Actro running performance. Or with InnoTech Atira running on the high quality Quadro ball bearing runner.

The powder coated steel frame of the pull system sits securely attached to the Hettich drawer system supporting the liner bins"

Convenient enough that a gentle nudge can have your bin in front of you, saving extra clean up from having to touch lids and drawers with dirty fingers and scraps. Your bin will hide effortlessly within your outdoor kitchen, which offers such a clean and modern feel.  


Some more examples from Hettich's online catalogue


LimeTree AlfrescoArciTech Pull Waste System Set:

  • Top running waste collecting system for ArciTech drawer, 94 mm high 
  • ArciTech Pull Frame is fitted instead of drawer bottom panel 
  • Frame can be equipped as required with various bins and accessories 
  • Frame powder coated steel, silver 
  • Bin plastic grey 


LimeTree AlfrescoInnoTech Atira Pull Waste System Set: 

  • Top running waste bin for InnoTech/ InnoTech Atria drawer, 70 mm high 
  • The InnoTech Pull frame is fitted instead of the drawer bottom panel 
  • Frame can be equipped as required with various bins and accessories
  • Can optionally also be used with Quadro V6 full extension runner with push to open
  • Frame powder coated steel, silver 
  • Bin plastic grey 

The bins are hygienic and easy to clean, with every bin in the range coming with a top mounted cover that acts as an odour minimiser against unwanted smells.

That's it for this week, we hope we gave you some ideas or inspiration for your outdoor kitchens. If you have a design or system that works best for you, leave a comment letting us know how you organize your kitchen. We're always looking for new ideas. 

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Topics: Accessories, Cleaning, cabinets, Drawers, Bins, Organisation, Hettich


So you know we do Outdoor Kitchens...

But that's not all to us.

Behind the LimeTree Team is a bunch of people who love to spend time outside with a cold drink and enjoy the time spent around a table with people we love. 

And since it's almost impossible to run a business around Outdoor Kitchens without actually having one ourselves, we've become experts in all things outdoor and barbecue related.

From accidentally making the roast a little too well done, to figuring out all the technical details of why exactly the bar fridge is making that noise, we've gathered quite a few tips and tricks in our time. 

So we created this blog to share that with you.

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