In the case of many of our Bradco clients, kosher living and food preparation is the optimum lifestyle choice. Bradco has taken this opportunity to make it known that we have designed many kosher kitchens and we want to share our expert design knowledge with all of you to help facilitate staying kosher in your homes.
When preparing food that is kosher, cleanliness and halting cross contamination of meat and dairy fare key. To implement these values into kitchen design, we focus on counter space, appliances, and storage space elements. Implementing labels for separating stored food items such as dairy and meat are a great way to avoid confusion and help keep your kosher kitchen in tip top shape. Two sinks are recommended for a kosher kitchen however, if budget is an issue there is also a budget friendly alternative.
Double sinks are acceptable as opposed to two separate units but obviously not ideal. Stainless-steel sinks and steel or granite countertops are the recommended options for those who cannot have distinct discrete areas for meat and dairy.
Function and style do not have to suffer when you opt for stainless steel appliances for your kosher kitchen and they are ideal due to the ease of clean up. Two of each appliance such as ovens, sinks, or dishwashers are the epitome of kashered options. Although that is not always an option when you’re looking for a budget friendly selection. All of these alliances and more are available for sale at Bradco.
In regards to countertops, be sure that the material you have is pure granite or stone. If it isn’t, you may need to replace your existing material. While there are different rabbinic options concerning countertop materials that have the ability to be kashered from milk to meat, vice versa, or for passover, Bradco can supply you with your desired countertop material whether it be granite, composite stone, etc. It is evident that form and function need to also be factored into kosher kitchen remodeling.
A truly kosher kitchen will have two separate sets of cutlery, cookware, serve ware an extra set of dishes. The meat and dairy need to be kept separate through food preparation all the way to serving because these dishes and serve ware will be used on a daily basis for all meat and dairy containing meals. Naturally, extra cabinets and organizational storage spaces are necessary for these items. Bradco can help to maximize storage space by replacing standard shelves and drawers with modular wire shelves and baskets. These shelves and baskets can be configured in a variety of ways so that the existing interior cabinet space is used to it’s full potential.
Of course, if there are any questions that arise during the design of kosher kitchens you should seek rabbinic guidance and after that feel free to contact us.
Bradco Kitchens & Baths
6011 West Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (424) 209-2309