Best Outdoor Kitchen Heaters

  • Extend Your Outdoor Dining & Entertaining Season

    An outdoor kitchen is a huge investment, so you’ll naturally want to use it year-round. The seasons, however, might have other ideas — calling down weather conditions that would make most people retreat indoors, such as a bitter chill. Fortunately, there are options to extend the use of any outdoor kitchen; we just find patio heaters to be one of the easiest and most effective. Now, when purchasing a patio heater for your outdoor kitchen, the two most important things to consider are your preferred fuel type and the level of warming versatility you need. Fear not! The experts here at BBQGuys® have chosen the very best patio heaters in mounted and freestanding configurations while taking fuel type into account. We decided on the propane, natural gas, and electric outdoor heaters on this list based on the following factors:

    • Quality- When you buy any product, you want to make sure it’s made from sturdy material that won’t break down when you need it most. Patio heaters are no different: a faulty one will make it difficult to stay outside and enjoy your outdoor kitchen in chilly weather. That’s why we emphasize the quality and durability of these heaters so you’ll have one that’ll last for years to come.

    • Performance- A patio heater’s heating capabilities are one of the most important aspects to think about during the purchase process. For instance, the heat output of a portable patio heater doesn’t quite matter as much; it can always be moved to the area that needs warmth. On the other hand, a mounted patio heater needs to cover further ground because it’s a more permanent fixture.

    • Features- We chose patio heaters with the most user friendly control systems, optional mounting brackets for directional heating, and the ability to wire multiple heaters together for zone controlled heating.

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Best Premium Outdoor Kitchen Mounted Patio Heaters

When spending premium money on a patio heater, you want to know you’re getting the best of the best. These are the patio heaters we believe will give you top-of-the-line heat coverage from a ceiling, wall or pole mounted position.

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    Bromic Heating Platinum Smart-Heat Series II 50-Inch 3400W 11,600 BTU 240V Electric Patio Heater - White - BH0320008

    Bromic Heating Platinum Smart-Heat Series II Electric Patio Heater

    • 2,300-watt heater can warm an area up to 65 square feet
    • Can be recessed, wall-mounted, or ceiling mounted to fit your space
    • Stainless steel construction is rugged enough to thrive outdoors
    • Glass-ceramic screen evenly spreads infrared heat and helps resist wind
    • Minimal clearances are perfect for residential and commercial settings
    • 3,400-watt heater can warm areas of up to 64 square feet

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    • Electronic ignition features an automatic relight so no gas leaks occur
    • 2-stage infrared heat adjusts from low to high using the included wall switch
    • Easily mountable with an included kit for your convenience
    • Commercial-quality heating covers a 12x12-foot area in a blanket of warmth
    • Can be mounted on the wall or ceiling to fit any outdoor setup
    • 34,000 BTU's provides radiant heat in a 12x12 blanket
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    • Raidant infrared heat isn't effected by wind, allowing for more versatile placement
    • Included dual stack control allows you to adjust each element individually for better heat control
    • More energy efficiency than gas heaters means less cost in the long run
    • Produces no bright lights allowing for a warm, comforting atmosphere
    • Can be flush mounted or hung from the ceiling or wall to take up less space
    • UL listed for both indoor and outdoor use, allowing even more installation options
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Best Budget Outdoor Kitchen Mounted Patio Heaters

You might be a frugal spender or just looking for the best bargain, but that doesn’t mean you have to freeze. If you’re on a budget but need a patio heater that’s out of sight and doesn’t take away floor space, these are your best options. For this list, we specifically chose heaters priced less than $1,000*

    • Weather resistant stainless steel body reliably heats for years
    • Simple bracket adjustment provides directional heating coverage
    • Built-in spectral reflector maximizes infrared heat output
    • Can be wired into smart system controls for custom heat output
    • Frosted quartz heating element tubes provide attractive amber glow
    • 20,500 BTU's of heat evenly warms areas up to 160 square feet

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    • Contemporary, streamlined design adds an air of modernity to outdoor spaces
    • UL-rated for indoor and outdoor use, allowing for a variety of applications
    • 6,000-watt heater brings warmth to an area of 11x11 ft
    • Wall, ceiling, floor, or pole mounting options let you customize your setup
    • Designed for up to 5,000 hours of use so you can enjoy years of warmth
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    • Attractive design paired with high performance makes this fit into most spaces
    • Aircraft aluminum consturction with a scratch resistant epoxy powder coated finish creates long lasting durability
    • Integrated lights allow you to use the lights and the heat together or independantly
    • Meets IP 55 water resistance standards, so you can feel safe installing this indoors or outdoors
    • High standards in construction make this heater practically maintenance free
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Best Premium Freestanding Patio Heaters For Outdoor Kitchens

Freestanding premium patio heaters are great for not only heat — they also have the added benefit of mobility, which means you can store them in warmer seasons to reclaim valuable floor space in your outdoor kitchen. These higher-end heaters can bring something extra to your outdoor space while keeping you warm.

Best Budget Freestanding Patio Heaters For Outdoor Kitchens

These budget heaters may cost less, but they look good enough to go in any outdoor kitchen and will provide year-round warmth. These are our favorite freestanding heaters priced less than $750*

    • Heavy-duty stainless steel construction built to last years in the outdoors
    • Simple push-to-start ignition makes lighting the heater quick and easy
    • Variable heat control warms up to 200 square feet with 47,000 BTUs
    • Tank access door makes changing fuel tanks a breeze to keep the cold at bay
    • Wheeled base allows you to move the unit where heat is needed most
    • A tank of fuel lasts 9 hours - perfect for hosting on cold days
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    • 40,000-BTU quartz glass tube heater warms up to 10 square feet
    • Access door built into the base can store a standard, 20-lb. propane tank
    • Long-lasting stainless steel design adds a sleek aesthetic to your patio
    • Wheeled base allows you to quickly and easily move the heater as needed
    • Anti-tilt and safety pilot systems provide peace of mind
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    • Stainless steel construction provides corrosion resistance
    • Uses infrared, radiant heat to warm people instead of the surrounding air
    • 110-volt system runs on a normal household outlet — no hardwiring required
    • Approved for indoor and outdoor use, greatly expanding installation options
    • Energy-efficient unit produces heat at 10% the cost of a propane heater
    • 1,500-watt heating element forms a 9-foot blanket of heat for rapid warming
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Still having trouble deciding which patio heater is right for your outdoor kitchen? Our experts are standing by at 1-877-743-2269 to answer any of your outdoor heating questions. Don't forget to check out our Patio Heater Expert Reviews for even more information on the brands and series of patio heaters available at BBQGuys®!