How to Create a Professional Kitchen at Home
The kitchen is one of the popular rooms in your home. If you enjoy cooking or baking, you may be interested in upgrading your kitchen to a professional level.
In this article, we’re taking a closer look at how to create a professional kitchen at home.
How to Create a Professional Kitchen at Home
Are you a professional chef who wants to bring your commercial kitchens home? Are you an aspiring chef that is seeking a more professional kitchen? Or, do you just want the look, style, and convenience that comes with having a professional kitchen at home?
The key to creating a professional kitchen at home is all about your appliances. Replacing your dated appliances with professional kitchen appliances will level-up your kitchen and give you the opportunity to develop your cooking, baking, or home-chef skills.
Here’s how to create a professional kitchen at home with professional kitchen appliances.
You Need Space
As you begin to create your professional kitchen at home, you need to make sure you have enough space. This means…
- Space for everything you may need.
- Space for food prep.
- Space for storage.
- Space for cooking.
Counter space is important. Having too little space is going to leave you with no place to prep your food. If you have limited space and you use it to store small appliances, such as your blender or coffee pot, then you are going to find your space even more limited.
When it comes to creating a professional kitchen, design it in a manner where you will have a place for everything – and clear space to get your cooking and baking needs prepped. Oftentimes this comes by means of an island.
Keep the Flow
If you want to make magic happen in your kitchen, then you need to make sure it flows with ease. For instance, if you are cooking on the stove and need a spatula, you should not have to walk to the other side of the kitchen to find one. Instead, it should be easily found next to the range.
Professional chefs are familiar with something called the Kitchen Work Triangle. This is a fancy way of saying you have a flowing space between the refrigerator (or food storage area), the food prep area, and the cooking area. Creating your kitchen in this manner allows you to easily flow from one step to the next while having everything that you need close by.
No wasted time. And no burnt food while you are searching for a spice you need across the kitchen. Simple and efficient.
Organization is Important
Anyone who is a professional at anything knows the importance of being organized. And, chefs are no exception. This builds on the need for keeping the flow as stated above. If you are the chef of your kitchen, then you need to know where everything is every time. You need to have ample space for storing the items you need. Investing in a system to hang your commonly used pots and pans is a great time saver. And, placing your most often used utensils in a canister and placed out in the open will save you from digging through drawers trying to find what you are looking for.
You Need the Right Appliances
Professionals use professional appliances. These are high-grade, durable appliances that will make cooking enjoyable and a breeze. In addition, they look nice, too. Decked out in shiny, stainless steel, these appliances look bright and aesthetically pleasing to the eye while also providing an amazing cooking experience.
Here are three of the appliances you will need in your kitchen:
A range. This should be either gas or dual fuel, for optimal performance. Consider Thor Kitchen’s 48-inch professional dual fuel, double oven range. With lots of oven space, durable cooking grates, and a griddle, you will definitely not be slowed down. Plus, the proper heating for each compartment ensures that your food will come out right each and every time.
A refrigerator. Your food needs to be maintained properly. And, you will want to make sure that you have enough space to keep your refrigerator organized. This allows you to access it quickly without having to search.
A dishwasher. After a hard day of cooking, the last thing you will want to do is wash dishes. Instead, you will want to load them up and let someone – or something – else handle the dirty work. Besides, dishwashers are the best way to clean, sterile dishes.
Keep in mind that microwaves, wine coolers, cooktops and so forth are always a bonus when added to a kitchen.
Don’t Forget to Include the Following
Having a professional kitchen at home is not all about the cabinet space, the appliances, and the flow. There are other things that are just as important to your kitchen that will give you the style and feel you are searching for. In other words, don’t forget to include the following:
- Proper flooring is important. If you are going to moving quickly and spending a lot of time in the kitchen, you want floors that will keep you from slipping while also caring for your feet and overall bodily posture.
- Proper ventilation is super important, too. Invest in a range hood if you don’t have one. This is the best way to remove unwanted heat, moisture, toxins, and food particles from the air. There are both vented and non-vented types to choose from, as well as those that are installed underneath the cabinet or hang from the ceiling. Either will work – the key is to make sure you have a range hood.
- Get rid of what is not necessary. It is normal to collect items and small appliances over the years. Unfortunately, this can lead to a lot of clutter in your kitchen. Take the time to go through these items you have and decide whether or not they are worth keeping. Or, perhaps find a new place for them.
Whether you truly are a chef or you have always dreamed of being one, your kitchen can be designed as though you are world-famous. All you need is the right flow and the right appliances to make it happen.