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Why Buy a Warming Drawer?
Whether this sounds like fluff or not, warming drawers change meal preparation, no matter which ranges you use them with. We know hosting for the holidays is harder than it looks. From cleaning to setting the table to preparing dinner to getting ready on time, things are likely to fall through the cracks - but the quality of your holiday meal doesn’t have to experience this situation.
Therefore, you don't have to handle cold meals anymore, simply take a look at these benefits of owning a warming drawer.
Ingredients Stay Fresh
It can be quite difficult to handle the preparation of side dishes while cooking the whole lunch, or dinner. To keep your green beans and mashed potatoes warm while you’re finishing the creamy garlic sauce, keep your finished dishes in the warming drawer. In addition, if you’re making a pizza from scratch, you can store your oven-baked pie in the warming drawer while you’re searing the veggie toppings on the stove. A temperature optimal for warming goes up to approximately 250 degrees.
Most warming drawers have settings that can prevent food from drying as they own sensor controls to keep the temperature constant. This comes in handy when you want to reheat leftovers—as much as we appreciate the convenience of microwaves, they sometimes can leave pizza crusts soggy and leftover roasts dry. To provide optimal conditions for your food, “Moist” and “Dry” settings are available on premium warming drawers. Therefore, these warming drawers are able to keep your food in any condition you desire.
Helps Dough Rise
Most experienced chefs and bakers, both home or commercial, know that the dough must rise. Any baked good that contains yeast should be proofed to produce the air bubbles that bring that light and fluffy we all love. Many premium warming drawers come with a proof setting between 75 and 90 degrees. To be able to do this, first, cover the dough with a dry cloth. Next, place your bowl of dough in the drawer, letting it rest for 40 minutes. Once the dough had reached the size twice larger than the initial, you'll know it's ready. Also, you can check this by poking the dough with your finger, and if it doesn't retract back in a few seconds, you're good to go for baking.
Keep the Dishes Warm
You've probably gone through quite a serious amount of work to prepare your meals, so if they turn cold quickly, that can be a disappointment. To help your dinner retain heat, you can stack a few plates in the warming drawer on a low setting. This way, your meals will stay hot once on the plate, or when poured into the fancy dinnerware you were saving for special occasions.
At Townappliance we carry a wide range of warming drawers for your convenience, fitting almost any range. To find the best one for your needs, feel free to contact our professionals, as your home appliance retailers are always here to find the best solution for you.