What Makes a Kitchen a Chef’s Kitchen?

March 15, 2017

Cooking shows are a dime-a-dozen these days and this recent rise in popularity has sparked an increase in demand for what is called a “chef’s kitchen”. If you’re looking for a kitchen remodel and want a chef’s kitchen, what exactly are you asking for? At the end of the day, there’s no set requirements, but in our experience it generally includes the following elements.

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Proper Work Flow

Every chef you ever talk to will tell you that the most important part of a kitchen will be workflow. Every. Single. Chef. What does this mean? It means you need to have your kitchen set up in a way that allows you to cook efficiently: with a good workflow. It’s also commonly referred to as “the work triangle” where each corner points to a primary kitchen item: the refrigerator, the stove, and the sink. The idea is that when these items are in close proximity it increases overall kitchen efficiency.

Kitchen Island

A kitchen island is a must-have for a chef’s kitchen in a home which has multiple family members. It offers the extra space necessary during the cooking process, and a little extra if the kids or your spouse want to put something in your way. Lastly, a kitchen island provides storage for a few extra gadgets which you probably don’t need, but they sure do help make cooking a little easier. Be sure to have your Maryland kitchen remodeling company install your kitchen island with pull-out drawers and possibly even a second sink.

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Quality Cook-top Range

Your cook-top range needs to be higher quality, especially if you’re building a chef’s kitchen. A nice range will offer even power during the cooking process and won’t skip-a-beat if you load up every burner on full blast. Most chef’s have their own preferences when it comes to the types of range, but most of the time you will hear that a gas range runs supreme in chef’s kitchens.

Convection Oven

Unlike the older conventional radiant ovens, a convection oven uses fans to circulate the hot air and give a more even cooking experience for the chef. This means if you are aiming to perfect your baking craft you will want to ensure you have a convection oven. Not to mention, convection ovens also cook food faster than their conventional counter-parts.

Proper Knives

Knives are the most important part of a chef’s kitchen. A quality chef’s knife set will be what really sets apart your kitchen from a more common set up. Knives are the cornerstone of cooking, and if you have cheap or dull knives cooking will not only take longer, but your cuts will not be as precise.

For help with building out your ideal chef’s kitchen, give your local kitchen remodeling company a call today. The Bath Doctor is a Maryland kitchen remodeling company who specializes in delivering only the highest quality in kitchen and bathroom remodels to our Maryland clients. For a free estimate on your chef’s kitchen, get in touch with us today at 410-444-4133 or fill out the form on our website.

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