Why Choose John Michael Kitchens?


At John Michael Kitchens, we know the importance of doing your research before any major home improvement project. And we know there are several options and price points market for you to consider when it comes to outdoor kitchens. So we want you to understand why we confidently say John Michael Kitchens builds the best outdoor kitchens. Not only do we use the most rust resistant stainless steel as a standard, but we also use the heaviest stainless steel in the market. John Michael Kitchens is dedicated to crafting the best outdoor kitchens with an unparalleled customer experience, right here in the USA. If you are looking for the best in show, you found it.

Marine-Grade 316L Stainless Steel

In order to produce the world’s finest outdoor kitchens, it is important to start from the world’s finest material. All of our high quality cabinetry is crafted from 316L stainless steel. 316L is a marine grade stainless steel that is commonly found on yachts, due to the high resistance to rust and corrosion. 316L stainless steel is the premium material of choice for weatherproof protection in any environment.




Cabinet PartJohn Michael KitchensMajor Competitors
Door/Drawer SealSealed Magnetized Rubber GasketNo Seal
Adjustable LegsWelded Stainless SteelScrewed Plastic
Corner of PartsWelded/Sanded/PolishedOpen Seams
Fasteners316L Nuts/Bolts/Riv NutsWeld Nuts & Sheet Metal Screws
Drawer Depth24" Slides21" Slides


If my house burns down, the only thing left will be my beautiful outdoor kitchen! These cabinets are built like tanks!

Jim Foster, California


Heavy-Gauge Stainless Steel

Just like choosing the highest quality stainless steel for the John Michael standard, we also chose to craft our products from the thickest gauge material possible. In our industry, metal is purchased by the pound. Often times, manufacturers will build products out of the lightest possible materials to save costs and improve margins. John Michael Kitchens took the opposite approach, crafting our cabinets from .048 stainless steel, making our cabinets up to 50% heavier than most competitors.

Cabinet PartJMK (Stainless Thickness)Competitors (Stainless Thickness)John Michael Advantage
Base.074 SS.036 SS55%
Side Walls.048 SS.036 SS33%
Back Wall.048 SS.036 SS33%
Top.048 SSNo Top (less structure)100%
Drawer Body.048 SS.036 SS33%
Drawer Slides.048 SS.027 SS77%
Side Panels.048 SS.036 SS33%
Rear Panels.048 SS.036 SS33%
TOTAL ADVANTAGE50% HEAVIER

Highest Quality Craftsmanship

John Michael Kitchen’s customers are always blown away by the attention to details upon arrival of their outdoor kitchen. We go the extra mile, even in places you might never see. Most manufacturers cut corners on the interiors – using raw stainless steel and leaving open seams that won’t last the test of time. We weld, sand, and polish each and every 90° corner of our products. . Additionally, John Michael Kitchens manufactures all our kitchen components with brushed stainless steel, ensuring a flawless finish inside and out.



I am very appreciative and consider it a distinguishing advantage to selecting your company over the many other choices in the market. Great customer service always wins the day!!!

Sylvia White, Washington DC


Unparalleled Customer Experience

Most of all, we simply love to design and build outdoor kitchens for our customers. We have the opportunity to work with people all across the globe, from the largest and most sophisticated architecture firms, to the courageous homeowner that wants to tackle their own large project. We are innovative, design forward, and keep our customers on a pedestal at all times. We listen and learn from each customer and do everything we can turn visions into beautiful working creations. When you embark on a JMK journey, you become part of our family. We are here for you before, during and after your build.