Two-Cook Kitchens

The ideal kitchen for a cooking duo makes efficient use of the space and is designed with separate workspaces.

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Plenty of Space for Two In the Kitchen Good design will dictate that two cooks will cooperate on the menu and not compete for space.

A thoughtful design detail in a two-cook kitchen is clipping the corners of an island for ease of passage. To minimize traffic, a large professional-sized refrigerator can be located outside the main work triangle.

  • Two sinks and two dishwashers in a two-cook kitchen create two separate work areas, while access to the stove for each cook from different directions eliminates traffic jams.

  • Two cooks require more cooking space, like a cooktop with six burners and a griddle, and three ovens (two convection ovens and a proofing oven), a warming drawer and a microwave.

  • Because of the overall size and importance of the stove, the range hood can become the room’s focal point.

  • There needs to be plenty of counter space in a two-cook kitchen, as well as separate cleanup areas.

  • Clearance between counters should be wider than usual in a two-cook kitchen, to allow two people to pass each other easily.

  • Granite makes a durable surface that will hold up to the wear and tear of extra cooks.

  • A separate beverage refrigerator in a different area cuts down on traffic in the main work triangle.

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