These days a warming drawer is something of a
for a serious cook. Both useful and versatile, they will
not only keep your food and plates warm but can be used for dough proving and defrosting delicate food.
Warming and Accessory Drawers
|There are two heights available, one is 140mm high, which holds 12 plates; the other 290mm high, which
holds 40 plates.
Some brands offer versions with co-ordinating handles to match ovens. Many are handle-less with a push catch closer.
Warming drawers have a heated ceramic glass base plate that is easy to clean, so spillages wipe off really easily.
Matching non-heated accessory drawers are also available from some manufacturers in the 140mm height. These are usually
used with a Built In coffee machine.
|Warming drawers (and accessory drawers) 140mm high can be installed below a compact appliance such as a
microwave or coffee machine.
The compact appliance sits directly on top of the drawer and between them they will equal the height of a single oven
so will match when installed side by side.
The larger drawer is ideal for dough proving as well as holding larger dishes and plates.
|Here you can see an accessory drawer and a warming drawer each side of a single oven.
We also show the larger drawer fitted below the single oven. In this case it is a SousVide vacuum sealing drawer but
it could easily be the larger warming drawer.
Avoid common ordering and installation errors....
- Warming drawers are available in two sizes, ensure you order the correct size.
- Accessory drawers are also available and whilst they look the same they do not heat up.
- The larger warming drawer is best suited to dough proving.
We are often asked questions about keeping appliances clean. The most popular question being,
How do I stop
fingerprints appearing on stainless steel?
The short answer is
. That said many manufacturers use anti
stainless steel so it
is far less of an issue than it was.
If baby oil on a soft cloth is used to clean the front of the oven, this will keep them at bay, but will not stop them
completely. Another useful aid to cleaning is the E-Cloth. This is a cloth that manufacturers recommend to use on the
exterior of ovens etc., particularly stainless steel. These cloths are similar to a face flannel, and are best used
slightly damp. Some manufacturers have tried to solve the problem by using a clear lacquer, which coats the steel
and protects it from our greasy fingers. This does seem to be effective.
Generally, appliances that are offered in a colour are easier to clean. Often the surfaces are glass and colour is
sprayed on the back. However there are still a large number of appliances that have an enamel finish, e.g. hobs and
cooker hoods. These are relatively easy to clean, but enamel/painted finishes can chip.
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