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How to Design the Ideal Kitchen to Cook for Large Crowds

Some kitchens are perfect for single people, for couples, and for small families. But if you cook for large groups of people on a regular basis, these types of kitchens probably aren’t sufficient for your needs. First of all, the kitchen needs to be large enough with plenty of storage space. There are also specialized kitchen design features that make preparing and serving large quantities of food easier and more convenient.

This article will highlight key products that are ideal when designing a kitchen that will be used to cook for large crowds. At Central Plumbing Specialties, we carry a wide variety of kitchen faucets, kitchen sinks, and plumbing supplies to help you create the kitchen of your dreams!

Pot Filler Faucet

A pot filler faucet is often high on the list of what busy chefs want in their kitchens. This is a faucet that swings out on a long arm and is mounted over the stove. It makes filling pots of water for boiling quick and easy. However, you do eventually have to carry the pot off the stove and back to the sink, and they can be a bit difficult to clean.

Kitchen Faucet Hands Free

Another popular kitchen feature with chefs is the kitchen faucet hands free option. For one thing, a touchless motion faucet helps cooks be more sanitary in the kitchen. With a motion faucet powered by a sensor in your kitchen, you don’t have to worry as much about spreading bacteria from uncooked food onto your kitchen surfaces. They also make it easy to turn on the water when you have your hands full.

Two Sinks

If one sink is good, then two sinks are better, especially if when you’re accumulating a lot of dirty dishes. Overall, two sinks in a kitchen results in a better kitchen workflow. This is important for solo chefs who value efficiency and also so that multiple cooks can work in the kitchen at once and in harmony. One idea is to put an additional sink on a kitchen island to serve as a food prep sink.

A Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are a favorite feature among busy cooks because they’re so convenient. In many kitchens, it’s easier to pull foods out of the refrigerator and oven with a kitchen island in place. However, islands don’t work with every type of kitchen, and an island could end up being in the way if your space is too small.

Built-In Wood Cutting Board on the Counter

One of the most important food prep items in the kitchen is the wood cutting board, and a stylish cutting board can remain out on the counter for easy use. A wood cutting board with a lip that extends over the edge of the counter can help to stabilize your slicing, and some products have a space to catch crumbs. One clever kitchen design trend features a thick, round cutting board that actually fits into the countertop and complements the other kitchen décor.

Undermount Colander Installation

Colanders are frequently used to wash produce and drain boiling water from cooked food. As a space-saving measure, consider an undermount colander to be used on top of the sink to create extra counter space. This feature ensures that your colander is within reach and not dripping all over your kitchen.

Warming Drawers

If you serve large holiday meals and host big gatherings of family and friends, having a couple warming drawers in the kitchen can definitely take some of the stress out of food preparation. Not only do these types of specialized drawers keep foods warm while others are still cooking, but they also maintain food quality and prevent ruined dishes from sitting out too long.

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