Start Your Holidays Right With The Installation Of Warming Drawers

Now that the holidays are rapidly approaching, it's the perfect time to invest in new additions for your kitchen to make holiday meal preparations easier. For example, you may want to work with your local housewares supplier to add warming drawers to your kitchen layout. Warming drawers will help you to simplify your holiday meal preparations because you can make things in advance and keep them warm and ready for serving.

Why Would You Want Warming Drawers?

Installing a warming drawer or two in your kitchen will make it easier for you to keep casseroles, side dishes and other items warm until the meal is ready to be served. Especially if you're feeding a large group for the holidays, this can be convenient. It allows you to prepare some of the dishes early without worrying about having to reheat them.

In addition, if any of your friends or family members will be late for the mealtime, you can keep their plate warm and ready for them to eat when they do arrive. This is even convenient for after the holidays, especially if you have young kids who need an early mealtime paired with a spouse who works late.

What Should You Look For In A Warming Drawer?

When you start looking at warming drawer models, you're likely to see a lot of different features. There are divided warming areas for different dishes, sealed sections to close off each storage area and even removable pans to make it easier to keep them clean.

Many drawers come with power controls and automatic shut-off features to keep the drawer from overheating. If you're concerned about appearances, look for one that keeps the controls inside the drawer. You'll have a push-button control panel just inside the drawer front. This gives you control of the drawer's operation without affecting the appearance of the kitchen.

What Will The Warming Drawers Look Like?

Warming drawers come in all kinds of different designs, but most of them are a couple of feet wide, like a traditional drawer. They also mount similarly with slide bars and rollers to move them. Many warming drawers also include a heat barrier around them to protect the cabinets and structure on either side.

One of the things that many people don't realize about choosing warming drawers is that you can even opt for ones that match your cabinetry. If you're not installing it directly above or beneath an oven so that it makes sense to match the oven, talk with a housewares supplier about matching your cabinetry instead.