Expanded West Elm Collection Eyes Outdoor Entertaining

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West Elm's melamine dinnerware collection.

It’s safe to say that most Americans will be heading outdoors this summer, planning backyard barbecues and reconnecting with family and friends.

With this in mind, West Elm is now offering consumers a host of new tableware and cooking products for use outside the kitchen. Much of the selection is focused on tableware, but the home specialty retailer is also offering a handful of cookware designed for use in the backyard.

With a host of products from which to choose to meet your outdoor needs, Kitchenware Today chose five items that caught our eye, and ones that we would like to have in our backyard.

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The set of 12 includes 4 cereal bowls, 4 dinner plates and 4 salad plates and is offered in three colors; Charleston Gray, Bungalow Blue and Lush Green. A flared rim in the design helps avoid spills. 

Offered in four colors — Clear, Pink Grapefruit, Light Gray and Silver Pine — the glassware collection is an exclusive design by Aaron Probyn. Featuring a fluted acrylic design, the collection is sold in sets of 4 or 16.

Offered in either a luster or non-luster finish, the collection includes a double old fashion and highball and each item is made from environmentally-friendly recycled glass and designed by Mexican artisans. Each glass is sold in sets of four.

Made in Indonesia from handwoven rattan, the trays are sold individually. Each provides a great deal of functionality while also offering a highly decorative look.

The pan is made from cast iron in a black finish and is equipped with a removable cast iron handle. Sold with a beechwood serving base that is sustainably sourced, the grizzler is designed to make pizza outdoors.