Friday, July 11, 2014

How to maximize a small kitchen

Working in a tiny kitchen can be challenging. However, the amount of space you have doesn’t have to limit your cooking ambitions. 

You would have a good idea of what you'll be cooking for the next few days. In line with that, you don't need to keep the blender, sandwich maker, juicer and food processor at the ready.

Here’s how to make a small kitchen work for you... 

Don't buy more than you need

If you're living in a studio apartment, you’re most likely to have only one or two guests at a time. 

Keep your glasses, spoons and forks to the maximum guest capacity your apartment can handle. If you rarely have company over, utensils for two are just fine. 

Plan your meals carefully

Stick to a few key ingredients or something that doesn't require a lot of transferring from one pan to another. You can still make a good meal even when you decide to keep your cooking simple. 

Invest in excellent multi-purpose kitchenware

You don't have room for a full knife set, but one trusty knife will do the trick. You can also do a lot with a spatula, one pot and one pan. You can sometimes stretch one good utensil to do the work of four or five kitchen gadgets. 

Use what you need

You would have a good idea of what you'll be cooking for the next few days. In line with that, you don't need to keep the blender, sandwich maker, juicer and food processor at the ready. If you aren't using an appliance, pack it away. Keep the things you really use like the stove, microwave and water heater on the counter top. 

Clean as you go

Once you’re done with the chopping board, put the food aside, then wash, dry and put the board away. The same goes for spoons, forks and dishes and bowls. This is not only hygienic but also good clutter-free practice. 


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