With certain COVID restrictions starting to lift and summer right around the corner, people are excited to begin planning family get-togethers and other various parties. We still advise taking caution during this time, but we know people are excited to see each other and get back out there. That’s why we wanted to make a list of tips for preparing your kitchen for summer cooking.
Even though spring cleaning is most likely a standard procedure in your household, the global pandemic makes this more important than ever before. If you’re going to have people over, you’ll want to make sure they can remain as safe as possible, especially if you’ve had anyone in your house who was sick recently.
Keeping your kitchen clean in general is a good habit to stay in anyway. Always having clean dishes and accessories around is nice as well; that way, people don’t have to wait on you to clean something they want to use. If you want your dinner party to go as smoothly as possible, keeping a clean kitchen is the best way to do it.
If you have summer-themed dishware, now is the time to start bringing it out. We know it can be a hard thing to remember each year, but that’s why we’re reminding you to do it now. While you’re at it, you should also pull out the ice cream maker and blender. Summer is the best time to enjoy cold treats, so you might as well take full advantage of these appliances.
Now is also an excellent time to decorate your kitchen with summer-themed items. Setting out some freshly picked flowers or fruit is a great way to make your kitchen livelier. You can also change out the pictures you have hanging up as a way to brighten up the room.
Adding New Appliances
If you really want to get serious about preparing your kitchen for summer cooking, it might be time to update your appliances. Nothing beats the feeling of getting a new stove with a whole list of new features to try out. Plus, there’s no better way to put them to the test than a family gathering. If you’re planning on getting a new gas stove, it would be a good idea to find out if your current propane tank is up to the challenge. There are many different sizes of tanks, so it’s a good idea to investigate which is best for you.
A new refrigerator to hold more food or a dishwasher to better clean your dishes would also be great additions. Both of these would help you keep up with all the cooking you plan on doing this summer, and they would look great with your new stove. If you’re hoping to do some outdoor grilling on top of that, investing in a large grill would be a great way to do so—while impressing the neighbors.