Sunday, February 11 2018 10:01

Think Warm: Char-Broil Launches a Modular Outdoor Kitchen Collection...

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As I type these words, we're in the middle of the biggest snow of the season here in Northern Illinois - another 6" having fallen overnight. Prior to the proper winter season, the last thing we finished outside was the construction of a massive new deck here at Rock Father HQ... but we finished in November, no time to enjoy it last season. Now, looking ahead to warmer temperatures for 2018, it's window-shopping season, and the folks at Char-Broil have just launched a new collection that's caught my eye - a new outdoor modular kitchen, available at Lowes. Outdoor kitchens have been a growing trend these past few years, but they've also been cost-prohibitive for a lot of families. Now, Char-Broil has brought the concept into reach for a much wider audience. Available now, the Modular Outdoor Kitchen includes the 5-Burner TRU-Infrared™ Gas Grill, the Outdoor Stove Top, Refrigerator, and more. Check out a preview...

"We are dedicated to innovation in the outdoor cooking space and aim to deliver luxurious, high-quality products at an accessible price so anyone can enjoy the satisfaction of outdoor entertaining," said Char-Broil Gas Grills Product Manager, Robert Hawkins in a statement. "Our research revealed a segment of people interested in outdoor kitchens, but who were deterred by price point or channel availability. We have removed those barriers, creating a highly customizable product that will enhance the outdoor cooking experience and take outdoor entertaining to the next level."

The Char-Broil Modular Outdoor Kitchen boasts high-end features like stainless steel construction and granite countertops to provide durability, while leveling casters and adjustable legs enable a level surface despite uneven ground.  

  • 5-Burner TRU-Infrared™ Gas Grill ($1,499): Equipped with TRU-Infrared™ cooking technology, this 5-Burner Gas Grill boasts even heat, prevents flare-ups and delivers up to 50% juicier food every time. Made of premium stainless steel and equipped with dependable SureFire® electronic ignition, this grill is reliable making sure grilling is always a good time.
  • 3-Burner TRU-Infrared™ Gas Grill ($1,099): Experience the benefits of the 5-Burner Gas Grill on a smaller scale to suit your grilling needs and better fit your outdoor space.
  • Outdoor Stove Top ($599): Bring the convenience of an indoor kitchen outdoors and prepare an array of side dishes and sauces in mini-pans or 40-quart pots.
  • Outdoor Gas Griddle ($599): Whether you're in the mood for grilled breakfast, lunch or dinner, cook a variety of foods simultaneously on the Griddle's large surface area.
  • Entertainment Module ($1,199): Designed to turn your Modular Outdoor Kitchen into the ultimate entertainment space, the Entertainment Module provides ample prep space, as well as a full-functioning faucet and sink. Also included is an insulated cooler, cutting board insert, trash can and electrical outlet.
  • Granite Bar Top ($449): Add additional space to your Entertainment Module for your family and friends to gather with the attachable Bar Top.
  • Refrigerator ($899): With 2.7 cubic feet of storage and adjustable shelving, this Energy Star® rated Refrigerator can accommodate an array of food and ice-cold drinks.
  • Corner Module ($449): This Corner Module not only provides additional counter space, but also creates a variety of design possibilities.

The Char-Broil Modular Outdoor Kitchen will be available exclusively at Lowe's stores and Lowes.com.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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