Cooking for a Crowd
In recognition of the upcoming holiday, this week’s KBTribeChat discussion covered planning, cooking and cleaning up for a feast. KBB tuned into this Twitter chat co-hosted by Whirlpool and KitchenAid to find out industry experts’ tips for pulling off a successful Thanksgiving.
1. What kitchen features help you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal?
• A sink with a divider for organizing cleanup
• The convection oven for the perfect roast
• Food processor for dicing and slicing
• Samsung Flex Duo Slide-in Range with Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can monitor your food and entertain simultaneously
• A traditional pot filler – it saves so much time!
• Having a diversity in cooktop heating for all our special dishes
• A warming drawer for keeping food and plates warm
• KBB: Grandma’s old roasting pan for the perfect turkey!
The Samsung Flex Duo Slide-in Range with Wi-Fi connectivity
2. What’s the best type of kitchen layout for interacting with guests?
• A kitchen with an open plan and an island
• Islands are perfect for food prep and provide an open space for guests to chat with the chef.
• Island counter = barrier to the work zone
• An open, thoughtful design and a place for guests out of the way of the work area
• Large or small, open or closed off, it’s all about who you celebrate with! (We agree!)
Designer: ALNO Miami, Credit: Element Image
3. How do you find space for cooking and storing multiple dishes?
• If you live somewhere cold, just put it outside!
• Move your fridge shelves around to create extra space.
• A foil-lined cooler
• Do a dry run and make sure all the pots fit in the fridge and oven.
• Deep drawers and tall wall cabinets free up counter space.
• Space-saving appliances, like the compact oven from KitchenAid
• KBB: Share refrigerators with your neighbor!
KitchenAid’s Compact Oven
4. Quick cleaning solutions? Go!
• Scrape, don’t rinse.
• Clean as you go.
• For stainless steel appliances, spray some white vinegar and rub messes off with a paper towel in the direction of the grain.
• Start with fingerprint-resistant surfaces, like the 36-inch Wide French Door refrigerator from Whirlpool.
• Make the kids do it!
• Have an assembly-line approach with a table clearer, a washer, dryer and put-a-wayer.
• KBB: Make it a team effort, and chat while you go.
The 36-inch Wide French Door refrigerator from Whirlpool
5. Where do you find Thanksgiving recipe inspiration?
• Pinterest is a given.
• The KitchenAid blog (http://blog.kitchenaid.com/holiday-entertaining-made-simple/)
• Family recipes are our favorite thing about the holidays; sometimes I update them and sometimes they’re perfect just as they are.
• The best recipes are handed down from generation to generation. That’s what makes the meal special and nostalgic.
• Great inspiration at the CIA culinary blog: (http://blog.ciachef.edu/category/recipes-and-techniques/)
• KBB: Just bringing in new friends and family starts new traditions.
Join KBTribeChat on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. EST by searching for #KBTribeChat on Twitter. Until next time, Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at Kitchen and Bath Business!
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