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Mr. Akseizer said an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill is nice to have, but for homes that need a grill with a propane tank, he recommends PropaneTaxi.com, a company that delivers propane tanks for a reasonable price.
"From a social perspective, outdoor cooking allows the chef to be surrounded by guests and family members," Mr. Akseizer said. "Family members exchange responsibilities, and everyone spends more time together without the distraction of indoor activities. Although people like them, I try to avoid putting outdoor TVs in the kitchen because I think it disturbs the serenity."