The best food is prepared by cooks and chefs who love the kitchen they work in. Modernising a kitchen is a great way of helping you to find lost inspiration. Not only will the food taste better, your productivity will improve along with your motivation. If you’re in the market for a new effective kitchen here are a few tips that will create the inspiring space and there are tips for every budget.
Citrus is Good Stuff!
Every kitchen needs to have a bowl full of lemons and limes. These citrus fruits have so much versatility and the flavours can liven up many meals and deserts. Lemons and limes are perfect for adding a last minute garnish, extra flavour and are brilliant in cocktails. The added bonus is lemons and limes help to prevent foods from browning. The other reason for always having a bowl of lemon and limes on hand is because they’re scientifically proven to lift the mood, something that’s always useful in a busy, hot kitchen.
Invest in Decent Knives
If you are revamping your home kitchen you only need to invest in four types of knives. One is used for slicing and chopping vegetables, the other for boning, a utility knife for smaller cuts of meat and a serrated knife for bread. These are the essential knives you need in a commercial kitchen although you will need them in greater supply.
The Indoor Garden
There really is nothing quite like a dish that is finished with fresh herbs. Design an area of the kitchen where fresh herbs can be grown without causing any risk of food contamination. The essential herbs you need on hand are chives, rosemary, thyme, mint, parsley, oregano and basil. Most herbs are simple to grow even from seed. They need plenty of sunlight and some pruning to remain healthy. You can revitalise wilted herbs by soaking them in cold water for several minutes and patting them dry.
Plan Your Sink Area
A lot of work takes place at the kitchen sink so it’s important to design your sink area well. Have enough space to stack the dirty pots and pans and ensure it is deep enough to give larger items a soak. Ideally have one sink for washing, a smaller sink to rinse and a large draining area.
Health and Safety Issues
When you design your kitchen or redecorate and introduce new equipment you must consider how it will affect the health and safety. You’ll need to assess the new risks and familiarise yourself with the equipment and how to operate it and maintain it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Make the Best Use of the Space you Have Available
The use of space is vital, you need to ensure the space is utilised efficiently so no area is wasted. This is true if you’re working in a commercial kitchen or one in your own personal home. Using a designer will help you to make the most out of the room you have available to you. Contact us to enquire about kitchen design today.
This article written by a guest writer was submitted for publishing in FoodieMomster. The author is a freelance copywriter with a history of working in the hospitality industry. She enjoys writing articles on a wide range of topics to do with hospitality including customer service tips, management and operations and health and safety. She has produced thousands of articles that can be found on hundreds of websites and blogs.