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The Kitchen Triangle

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The Kitchen Triangle

The Kitchen TrianglePreparing FoodAPPLIANCES & FIXTURES

SinkRefrigeratorFreezer

Other possibilitiesWaste disposal unit

Counter top appliancesFood processorBook stand / tablet standRadioTVCOUNTER SPACE

Space to set down groceriesSpace to chop and organizeSpace for counter top appliancesSTORAGE

Grocery storageChopping boardKnivesWaste storageRecipe booksStorage for counter top appliances if desiredBowls / ovenwareTea towels / apronBack to Design ProcessKitchen Polygon for Food PreparationSo if you imagine preparing your regular meals for cooking (just the prep step - cooking is the next activity) you might come up with a 'what I need' list something like this.

7Kitchen Polygon for Food PreparationPlace the refrigerator in an area of the kitchen thats accessible without walking through the main cooking area Place the sink.Place the counter space area for grocery set down, chopping, organizing and counter top appliances.Locate the waste storage.Place the storage areas related to food preparation around the preparation area.Place the freezer if it isnt part of the refrigerator.Locate any extras such as radio and TV.

Back to Design ProcessPlace the refrigerator in an area of the kitchen thats accessible without walking through the main cooking area usually towards the end of a run of units (keep in mind refrigerator door clearance requirements in kitchen dimensions). That way other members of the household can use the refrigerator without disrupting the cooking activity. In addition if its a tall unit its logical to have it at the end of a run of units.Place the sink. Check the kitchen dimensions page for guidelines.Place the counter space area for grocery set down, chopping, organizing and counter top appliances.Locate the waste storage.Place the storage areas related to food preparation around the preparation area.Place the freezer if it isnt part of the refrigerator. Since trips to the freezer are less frequent this can be in another location (eg pantry or utility room) if it makes sense.Locate any extras such as radio and TV.

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Setting the TableEverything thats required for setting the table is already in position, except perhaps for a few table accoutrements such as table linens which should be stored close by the table. Otherwise its just a question of checking that the location of glasses, cutlery and crockery isnt located too far from the table.EatingJust have a think about the view that you will have of the kitchen from your eating areas. Are you happy with it or does it need improvement. For example do you want to incorporate a sliding door or shutters to hide the kitchen when youre eating.

Back to Design Process19Step 2 - What do I need for what I do in my kitchen?To work out what you need for everything you get up to in your kitchen just imagine doing each activity in your head. What do you use and where do you use it?

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Back to Design ProcessSet Up for Cooking Food...The sink is already in position.The food preparation counter space is already in position.Place the cooking surface. Identify the counter space available for setting down hot pans and plating food.Locate the oven. Locate the microwave.Locate the storage to do with cooking food around the main cooking area.

Back to Design ProcessThe sink is already in position.The food preparation counter space is already in position.Place the cooking surface. Identify the counter space available for setting down hot pans and plating food.Locate the oven. Options are with the range, beneath the cooking surface, beneath the counter top, in three quarter or full height cabinet.Locate the microwave. The microwave can be built in or free standing. Options are beneath counter top, at the bottom of a wall cabinet, above the cooking surface, in the pantry, on the counter top.Locate the storage to do with cooking food around the main cooking area.

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Back to Design ProcessSet Up for Clearing AwayThe sink is already in position.The waste storage is already in position.Locate the dishwasher near the sink.Identify the space used for dirty dishes.Locate the draining board.Identify the storage space for glassware, cutlery and crockery to make putting it away once its been cleaned the easiest.Back to Design Process16

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Back to Design ProcessSet Up for Self-ServiceThe sink is already in position.The refrigerator is already in position.Locate the self service area. This may well be a space thats already allocated that can do double duty.Locate the storage required for self service tasks.Back to Design Process

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