How to Prepare Your Kitchen for Holiday Cooking - Yeobuild HomeRepair

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Cooking for your loved ones is a special thing that you do during a Christmas holiday. Most of the time you cook your specialty or the most delicious dishes for your family, relatives, and friends.

Hence, you must prep up your kitchen for easy, happy, and healthy cooking. The following are some simple ways on how to get your kitchen ready for a wonderful holiday cooking:

1. Declutter and clean your kitchen

Have a deep cleaning in your kitchen. First, you must remove the dust from top to bottom of your kitchen starting from the ceiling, walls, and cabinet shelves. Then, sweep, sterilize, and mop the floor with clean water and soap. Wipe, sanitize, and clean thoroughly your kitchen countertop or island where you are going to prepare the foods for cooking. Remove unnecessary things in your cabinet drawers and shelves. In this way, you will be comfortable cooking the foods for the holiday.

2. Check your pantry and fridge for old foods

Remove foods such as canned foods and condiments that have reached their expiration in your pantry and fridge. In this way, you will have room for more foods that you need for your holiday cooking. At the same time, expired foods are not healthy and might cause sickness once eaten.

3. Deep clean your oven and dishwasher

Your oven and dishwasher will be the busiest appliances in the kitchen, particularly during holidays. Clean your oven and dishwasher thoroughly with a baking soda and vinegar. First, empty your oven and remove pizza stone, racks, an oven thermometer, among other things. Then, make a baking soda paste by mixing ½ cup of baking soda to a few tablespoons of water. Apply the coat to your oven and let it sit overnight or at least 12 hours. Once done, wipe your oven them spray a vinegar all over the oven. Finally, wipe down your oven completely. Do not forget to clean the oven racks first before placing them again in the oven.

Likewise, clean your dishwasher with a cup of vinegar. Fill a dishwasher-safe mug with about two-thirds cup of white vinegar that could loosen the soap scum, grease, and food particles all around the dishwasher. Then, run the dishwasher on the normal cycle using hot water to remove all the dirt and for added sanitation.

4. Check your spices

Before you cook you need to inspect if your spices are complete. You will be needing any of them for your cooking and can make your dish more delicious. It is better if you have them before you start cooking rather than buy them at the time you will already cook. It will save time and effort too.

5. Prepare the needed ingredients

You must prepare the needed ingredients for your special dishes. List them and buy them all in the grocery or in the market. Before you cook, prepare the ingredients of each dish and place them on your countertop. In this way, you can easily cook the dish and at the same time, you will know if there are lacking ingredients.

6. Sharpen your knives

You must sharpen your knives using the sharpening steel. The sharpened knives can make your preparation such as the chopping of veggies and meat easier and comfortable.

7. Check your kitchen utensils and tools

Your kitchen utensils and tools must be complete and clean before your cook for holiday. These include the grater, tongs, strainer, fat separator, measuring cups and spoons, vegetable peeler, can opener, thermometer, and kitchen shears, among others.

8. Inspect your appliances

It is advisable that you check your appliances for any damages. Among these appliances are your cooker hob, hood, microwave, and fridge, among others. In case, there are damages that need to repair you must call an experienced home technician right away to fix them. You must ensure that all your appliances are in excellent condition to avoid any interference in your cooking.

Holiday cooking is indeed jovial as you cook for your loved ones. It will be more

enjoyable if you prep up your kitchen by doing the above ways. Undoubtedly, you will

have a great time celebrating the holiday with your family, relatives, and friends.

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