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Organizing Your Kitchen Like Chef

by Product Specialist

Even if you are not a five-star chef, you still can benefit from some re organizational strategies in the kitchen. These are some simple suggestions that can make your kitchen more chef-friendly, while also accommodating a busy family lifestyle.

Upgrade the technology.

There is no doubt that kitchen technology has come a long way, and it is not uncommon to find impressive devices and electronics in the home's kitchen. A true chef may want to catch up on their favorite cooking shows via an HDTV in the kitchen, or they may want to consider cameras to record attempts at a special dish. Remember to keep your tablet or laptop close at hand to keep track of recipes and grocery lists for further convenience.

Evaluate your layout.

Is your kitchen configured properly? The traditional configuration for a kitchen looks like a triangle, with the sink, range, and fridge at each of the three points. Be sure to allow for a clear flow for traffic between these three areas, removing furniture, obstacles, or clutter that could get in the way. This layout optimizes efficiency and is typically the most convenient during food prep and cooking.

Assess the kitchen storage.

Where and how you store your kitchen supplies and basics should be based on your specific needs and lifestyle. For instance, if you love to bake, it makes most sense to leave items such as mixers, blenders, or hand-tools where they can be easily accessed. This may be on the counter or you may want to implement a baker's island in your kitchen.

Modernize your fixtures.

If it is time to upgrade your appliances, consider buying multi function appliances, such as ranges with convection ovens or a fridge with an ice-maker in the door. Look for energy-efficient models and LED lighting fixtures that will reduce the heat that is created in your kitchen. Look at performance reviews and chef recommendations when determining the best appliances for your buying budget.

All of these tips will help increase the efficiency of the kitchen, while accommodating the many tasks that you use your kitchen for.