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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Restaurant Grade Equipment for your Home Kitchen

With the rise of cooking competition and cooking reality shows, more and more home cooks are looking to revamp their kitchens! I know that I, personally, am extremely envious of all of the cool kitchen gear and gadgets featured on my favorite cooking shows! No longer is the high end equipment reserved for the elite chefs; with companies like Culinary Depot – home chefs can get high tech gear in their kitchens as well!

While many home cooks can’t afford to completely revamp our kitchens with restaurant grade equipment - there are some quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to update your kitchen! Just a few key appliance changes can completely transform the way you cook in your home kitchen.

A combo unit refrigerator and freezer can save you space and money in your kitchen. By purchasing a vertical, dual standing unit you will save space – and get more freezer room! Most household refrigerators come with a tiny freezer. A dual unit includes equally sized spaces for your refrigerator and freezer, allowing you to purchase meats in bulk and save money at the grocer.

If your kitchen space allows, you can also opt for a restaurant grade oven. These ovens are ideal for the person who hosts all of the family get-togethers, but never seems to have enough oven space! If you are a frequent cook, you know the frustration of not having enough oven room. Every Thanksgiving at my house I wish I had more oven space!

Overall, you do not have to spend a lot of money to have top of the line, restaurant grade equipment in your home! While this is not practical for everyone, it is for those who have the kitchen space and spend a lot of time in the kitchen during the holidays! By replacing two large household appliances with restaurant grade equipment, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family!