How To Properly Use That Drawer Under The Oven

source: Country Living Magazine

You’ve probably noticed that the majority of ovens have a drawer underneath the actual oven part. Chances are that you have pots, pans, and baking sheets stored in that drawer. Or maybe that drawer is empty and it’s been sitting collecting dust for years, simply because you haven’t known what else to use it for.

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Well today, we’re going to tell you what that random-seeming oven drawer is actually for. No, that drawer is not for storing your miscellaneous bakeware and cookware. It was actually designed to be used as a warming drawer. Although that drawer won’t cook your food, it will keep the core temperature of your food warm until it’s ready to be served.

Say you’re having a dinner party and making multiple warm dishes at once. If you still have other food to cook, you can store the warm dishes in the oven drawer in the meantime. The warming drawer is also useful for when you have late dinner guests — you can simply pop the food in the warming drawer until everyone has arrived.

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Isn’t it incredible how such an inconsequential-seeming drawer is actually a really useful kitchen feature? After reading this, we’re willing to bet that you’ll be clearing the pots and pans from your warming drawer and getting it ready for what its actual purpose is!