2Work Centers What is an work center? An area of a kitchen especially equipped for a particular chore.A well-planned work center includes three basic centers: food storage, cooking, and cleanup.
3Food Storage CenterRefrigerator is the focus of the food storage center.Cabinets for food that does not need to be kept cool.Canned food can be stored in the cabinet.
4Cooking Center The range is the focus of the cooking center. Microwave oven is also used for meal preparation.Other cooking appliances are: toaster oven, electric skillet, etcPots, pans and utensils used for cooking.
5Cleanup Center Includes the sink and the dishwasher. Also garbage disposal, recycling bin, and trash compactor.Dual Cleanup centers.Dish Storage after cleanup.
6Mixing Center Food preparation happens here. Best placed would be between the refrigerator and the sink.Mixing bowl, knives, cutting boards and utensils. Mixer and blender nearby.
7Planning Center Place to plan meals and store cookbooks. Small table and chair or office area with computer and Internet.Why would you need the Internet?
8Other Centers Serving and eating center. Serving center can store dishes, linens and stemware.Baking center- marble surface for kneading dough and pastry.Socializing or casual eating center more popular.
9Working Triangle- Formed by drawing imaginary lines to connect the sink, range or cook top, and refrigerator.
10Triangle should not be so small that the kitchen is cramped and not too large that the work centers are too far apart.Ideal length of a working triangle should be between 12ft and 22ft.For a wheelchair= 14ft to 24ft.
11Works best when all sides are equal. Traffic should not pass through the working triangle.
12IslandFreestanding storage and countertop unit.Look at page 531.
13PeninsulaA countertop that extends out into the room, with one end attached to the wall.Look at page 533.
14Page 532-533 READ Be able to identify this layout options. All of them!!!!!
15Storage Needs Step one- Identify what needs to be stored. What items do you haveMake a list of all items to be stored!!Step two-Examine your listStep three- Reduce your list to only needed items
16Step four- Group items that seem to go together. Put like thing, things that would go in the same room, together.Step five Decide where to place itemsWhere in the home are you going to store these items.
17Step six- Pack your possessions and number them correlating with storage area. Step seven- Select a storage system and install.Step Eight- Arrange stored items in a systematic way.