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Grills, Smokers, and Flat Top Grills – Great Options for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Grills, Smokers, and Flat Top Grills – Great Options for Your Outdoor Kitchen

  • May 15, 2022

Many of us love to cook, and it can be a variety of different foods. You might love to focus on eating healthy, so you specialize in baking chicken or salmon. There’s some of us who love to make comfort foods like fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Finally, we have the bakers who enjoy making decadent desserts like cakes and pies. No matter your specialty, cooking can be a lot of fun.

As the weather improves, many cooking enthusiasts like to take their skills to the grill or smoker to try and get that extra summertime flavor in their favorite dish. Here at By The Blade, we’ve identified three of the most popular cooking devices used for preparing food outdoors.


For traditional outdoor cooking enthusiasts, you likely have at least one outdoor grill that you enjoy using. Typically, these are used to prepare meat and some side dishes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare. However, they can be used for slow-cooking on certain items.

As one of the best lawn and landscape companies in Parkville, Kansas City, and Leawood, our crews at By The Blade see a wide variety of grills during our landscaping jobs. There are propane grills which are convenient and can fire up right away so you can start cooking immediately. Others enjoy charcoal grills, which take longer to prep, but provide a rich and smoky flavor for different meats.

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If you are a barbeque enthusiast, you know that “low and slow is the way to go” when it comes to cooking. For those that love to prepare their own barbecue, you likely need some type of smoker to get the maximum flavor. There are numerous types of smokers to choose from, and if you are wondering which one is best; it ultimately comes down to your preference.

Patrick Vogt and his crews are familiar with installing different types of smokers, which include gas, charcoal, pellet, offset, electric, and more. Some electric models can be set to a specific temperature and you barely even have to monitor the cooking process. Just make sure you have plenty of wood chips or pellets loaded in the hopper and you’re good to go.

As one of the best pool design companies in Parkville, Kansas City, and Leawood, Patrick Vogt and his crew have installed numerous smokers for outdoor kitchens that overlook backyard swimming pools.

 Flat Top Grills

If you enjoy the convenience of a gas grill, but want something that cleans up quickly and is easy to operate, a flat top grill may be your best option. As one of the best landscape construction companies in Parkville, Kansas City, and Leawood, we receive requests for flat top grills because of their sleek design and they are better for novice cooks.

Flat top grills are also great because the food cannot fall between the grill grates. They are ideal for items like stir-fry, breakfast foods, and fajitas.

Patrick Vogt

At By The Blade, we can help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen to host all your friends and family for an outdoor cookout. To get started, give us a call at 816-400-4144 or you can contact us online for more information.