Kitchen Design: Baking Stations Make Cooking More Enjoyable

As soon as Halloween is over, it seems Thanksgiving and Christmas are instantly upon us. The weather warms and the scents of sweet and salty treats fill the kitchen. However, it may be a struggle to separate holiday baking from the day-to-day meal preparation and entertaining needs. Setting up a separate baking channel is a great solution which can be surprisingly inexpensive and effortless.

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1. Strategy for purpose. Ideally, your baking channel ought to be a little lower than your typical countertop, which makes it a lot easier to roll dough out or knead bread. A setup similar to this one separates the baking area from the rest of the island. This little baking corner also has an wonderful mixer elevator, which keeps the owner’s KitchenAid from the way, nevertheless ready to work with at a minute’s notice.

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Look for a surface designed for baking. Traditionally, the marble has become the baker’s choice. The hard surface is easy to clean and stays cool, a bonus when working with pastry doughs.

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2. Decide how much space you want. Before determining where you need to tuck a baking area into your kitchen, figure out exactly how much space you’ll need. Pull out all of your baking supplies and place them into 1 area. Odds are you have more than you think.

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If you don’t have sufficient space for everything on your baking room, split your supplies into those you use frequently and those that you simply use occasionally. The latter can be stored elsewhere.

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3. Consider your options. Attempt a roll-around cupboard that tucks underneath your countertop. It can be moved to where it is needed, then hidden away when not being used. Drawers and shelves offer storage for baking utensils and pans.

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Find a side table to use as a temporary baking center. Place it next to your oven for easy access or place it at the conclusion of the island so it is possible to roll dough out and cut biscuits while entertaining guests. Like the roll-around cupboard, another table can be easily moved out of the way when it isn’t needed.

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Turn a massive cabinet, buffet or dinning table into a baking channel. Insert a marble countertop, be sure that an outlet is nearby and you are all set.

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4. Designate a room. Keep your baking channel close to the kitchen work triangle of oven, sink and refrigerator. Not only is this amazingly convenient, it helps split your kitchen into separate regions for cooking and also for entertaining and dining.

5. Keep things organized and easy. Maintaining all of your baking supplies in 1 place means that you can grab anything you want at a minute’s notice. Open cabinetry is a bonus if you are searchng for that last ingredient.

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Create a space for everything and keep everything in its proper spot. Flours, grains and sugars belong in airtight containers. Organize spices onto a rack or tray — and keep them away from direct heat from the stove.

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Find a location nearby for cookbooks and recipe cards. Should you refer to recipes on the internet, you may also conserve shelf space with a rack for your laptop or iPad.

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