Before you set out to redesign your kitchen you should consider how it should be set up so you can get the most out of it. Don’t just go for the style and what will look good. Think about how to design it so it functions perfectly. When you have this in mind, you can have your kitchen be a prime ingredient in helping you to cook like a professional chef.
There are a number of ways to set your kitchen up to work just like one in a restaurant with the difference being that yours will look nicer and you aren’t under pressure when cooking at home. Many elements that make a professional kitchen work can be implemented at home. In this article, we will go over some of the ways that you can set up your kitchen to help you cook like a chef.
1 – Keep things visible
One of the reasons that professional kitchens can work so efficiently is that everything is within reach and where it can be seen. If the cooks had to scramble to find things in the heat of the moment then it would cause too many delays. You may not need this level of efficiency, but not having to always look for things will help you have a more enjoyable cooking experience.
Put your knives up on a magnetic board attached to the wall behind the counter. This will give you easy access and can be less dangerous than putting them in a drawer. If you are using a sharpening stone and keeping your knives very sharp then putting them in a drawer is a recipe for an injury.
Instead of putting your food staples into a cabinet or drawer, think about using racks that are open and putting your food into clear plastic or glass containers. Stacked up on a rack they will look nice but also give you easy access.
2 – Be organized
A professional kitchen is divided into different parts depending on what the task is for each cook. For instance, one section will be for frying, another for grilling, and another for the pastries.
Although you won’t be setting up your kitchen to this degree, you can take some inspiration from the idea. If you organize your kitchen in a somewhat similar way then you can make cooking easier.
Have all of your foodstuffs grouped by what type they are. For instance, have all of your flour and baking goods in an area where they are all together. Then, have all the equipment you need for certain things in another area.
3 – Label everything
It was already mentioned earlier but bears repeating that your foods should be put into containers for easy access. You should also keep them labeled so you know when they were opened and when the expiration date is. Restaurants do this to reduce food waste and you can achieve the same thing at home.