Are you searching for durable, chef-quality apartment grills to install at a property with a no open flame ordinance? If you’re a designer, architect or developer and you haven’t encountered this regulation, then you need to know that no open flame ordinances are being enacted in municipalities around the country.
These ordinances have a significant impact on how you design outdoor spaces, especially if you are looking to install outdoor kitchens or install grills in common areas on high rises, multi-family apartments or condo buildings. It’s important to know what options are available and how they do or do not comply with no open flame ordinances – a growing trend that is here to stay. So, before you plan your next project, here are a few things to keep in mind.
No Open Flame Ordinance Benefits
Adding Grills, Increasing ROI, and No Ordinances Broken
Apartment grills are great amenities for any development because they offer an excellent value for residents, do not require much upkeep, and provide a high ROI. The downside is that many municipalities are adopting “no open flame ordinances.” Essentially, these ordinances ban all types of open flames such as fire pits and propane gas or charcoal grills that, if left unattended, could start a fire that could quickly spread to the entire building.
No open flame ordinances address a critical safety concern for multi-family developments and condominiums, especially when you consider that, on average, 9,600 home fires per year trace back to an outdoor grill. While these ordinances are in place to help protect life and your investment, it’s also essential for building owners to understand how to comply without sacrificing important amenities.
So, what do you do if you’re city enacts a no open flame ordinance and you currently have gas or charcoal grills installed at your building? Well, those grills will likely need to be removed. They can be replaced with flameless grills that do not pose a fire risk. Moreover, if you are constructing new developments in an area with no open flame ordinances, you will need to either install no open flame compliant grills in your outdoor kitchen and common areas or forego this type of amenity altogether.
Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas are often sought and well-used amenities you can install in apartments and condos. There is a way to comply with no open flame ordinances without sacrificing the level of luxury and comfort your guests and residents expect.
The Difference Between Grills and Electric Grills
Increasing the Quality Offered to Residences
When most people think of an electric grill, the first product that likely comes to mind is a griddle style “grill” that looks more like a Panini press than something you would use to sear a steak. However, there are professional grade, premium quality electric grills explicitly designed to perform like a traditional flamed grill and still comply with no open flame ordinances. These high-powered electric grills will provide your apartment, condo or multi-family residence dwellers the full grilling experience they are accustomed to, with no compromises on performance or flavor.
So, when you are choosing a grill to install in your next project, and you need to comply with a no open flame ordinance, consider a high-quality stainless steel flameless electric grill. Most come as built-in or stand-alone versions and offer a wide range of grilling options, including up to 48” grilling surfaces (great for common areas) and all the features you are accustomed to. It truly is the best of both worlds – electric flameless grilling technology for compliance, and chef-quality grilling for the right experience, even on a high rise apartment or condo balcony.
ElectriChef flameless apartment grills are the perfect fit for your next project. With a variety of options, grill configurations, and sizes, ElectriChef flameless grills are the perfect fit for your next outdoor kitchen project. Contact ElectriChef to find out how you can enjoy the ROI of an outdoor grill while still complying with local no open flame ordinances.