Let’s say that you are in the middle of remodeling your kitchen. You’ve picked out all new appliances including a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, kitchen sink, and faucet. But have you considered installing a warming drawer as well? You might be wondering what a warming drawer is or if it’s really necessary. The team at Reno’s Appliance wants to tell you about this hot new trend in kitchen design and why it’s worth considering.
What is a Warming Drawer?
A warming drawer is a separate appliance that uses a low-heat setting to warm up food or keep just-cooked food warm and ready to eat for hours. The temperature levels on a warming drawer don’t typically go higher than 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and most have humidity controls and timers so there’s no risk of food burning, drying out, getting soggy, or becoming overdone.
Warming drawers range from 24 to 30 inches wide, and are about as deep as a large kitchen drawer. This is typically enough space to hold several dinner plates of food, a couple of pies, a large pizza, a few holiday side dishes, or loaves of fresh bread.
Warming drawers are typically installed with an accompanying wall oven, but they can also be installed on their own. Warming drawers are usually stainless steel, but can also blend seamlessly into your existing kitchen cabinetry, so you don’t have to worry a clunky appliance stealing space from your kitchen. Plus, most models hide the control panel behind the front cover, so you won’t even know it’s there until you’re ready to use it.
Why Do I Need a Warming Drawer?
If you and your family have an on-the-go lifestyle, it may be difficult to find a time when you can have a sit-down meal together. Fortunately, the warming drawer makes it possible for families to have fresh meals despite their busy schedules. All you have to do is place the plate into the drawer and you’ll have a hot, tasty dish in no time.
Warming drawers are also great for just heating up empty cups and dishes on cold days. That way, your freshly prepared food and hot beverages stay warm as you enjoy your meal.
There are even uses for warming drawers beyond the kitchen. Install one in your master suite or bathroom and have a warm towel waiting every time you step out of the shower. It doesn’t get more luxurious that that.
Isn’t My Toaster Oven and Microwave Enough?
Chances are you’re asking yourself, “Why buy a warming drawer when I have a toaster oven or microwave?” These are convenient appliances for sure, but there are some notable disadvantages. Microwaved food tastes, well, microwaved and always has hot and cold spots. Plus, the microwave can significantly reduce the nutrient content of your food. Toaster ovens heat food more evenly than microwaves, but they are small appliances—not ideal for large family gatherings or multiple plates.
A warming drawer may not be the first appliance you think of when it’s time to remodel your kitchen. But once you have one installed, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without one. Reno’s Appliance has top-of-the line warming drawers to fulfill all of your cooking needs.
Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.