All About…Warming Drawers
While a warming drawer is by no means a must-have when you’re designing your new kitchen, it can be a useful, versatile item that is worth considering if you feel you have the space.
How useful are warming drawers?
You may be surprised at the number of things you can use warming drawers for:
- Warm crockery or serving dishes so they’ll keep food warmer for longer.
- Take the pressure off during dinner party prep by pre-cooking side dishes or mains and keeping them warm while you serve up the rest of the meal.
- Prove dough at low temperatures.
- Melt chocolate or butter quickly and easily.
- Warm bread or rolls without switching on the main oven.
- Defrost meats and other foodstuffs safely without allowing bacteria to spread around a sink area or draining board
- Reduce effort by preparing one dinner for all the family even if they’re liable to want to eat at different times.
- Slow cook some meats. Please check manufacturers’ instructions to make sure you’re cooking the meat at a high enough temperature to prevent the formation of bacteria.
How’s that for versatility? We’ve even seen someone use their warming drawer to warm towels before having a bath in the winter.
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