Warming Drawers are a useful addition to the kitchen, especially if you live the typical hectic and busy modern lifestyle. There are mostly mentioned for their reheating qualities.
Because they are smaller, warming drawers are a much better and far more efficient way to keep food warm than a full oven. It’s also a great way to maintain the original taste and consistency of a dish – far better than reheating in a microwave, for example. Not only that, baked dishes will remain moist and will not dry out as is often the case when you reheat something in a conventional oven. The likes of chicken skin will remain crispy too. In the busy modern home, with mum and dad often getting in from work at different times, and the kids eating at separate times because of clubs and activities, a warming drawer could be the ideal solution. Whatever time you eat, with a warming drawer it will taste just as good as the second it came out of the oven or off the stove.
For homeowners who love to entertain on a regular basis, a warming drawer will soon progress from being a ‘useful addition’ to an ‘absolute essential’ in your mind in no time at all. You can keep food at the desired temperature for hours and means you can start on the food prep long before your guests arrive.
And, despite the name, warming drawers are about much more than simply warming food. For baking enthusiasts, a warming drawer is ideal to allow dough to rise, as well as keeping breads and pastries warm for the next meal course.
Our extensive range of AEG Warming Drawers includes something for all needs and to suit all budgets. The KDE911424M AEG 14cm Stainless Steel Warming Drawer is a push-to-open 14cm drawer with 6 place settings. It includes warming, defrost and dough proving functions. The warming drawer comes in anti-fingerprint stainless steel. This model is also available in anti-fingerprint stainless steel with black glass.
At the top end of the budget range, you might like to look at the KDK911423M AEG 14cm Black Glass & Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealer. This state-of-the-art model features ProSight and EXCite Touch Controls with full-touch electronic control panel, which is easy to operate as well as being a stunning design.
Here are some of our FAQs:
What is the best use of warming drawers?
This is a difficult one to answer because kitchen warming drawers have so many great uses. From the obvious practical way they keep plates warm at the optimum temperature - ideal if family members are coming home for meals at different times - to large scale entertaining when the need for more warming drawers and versatile temperature settings are required, this is an appliance that really comes into its own.
How much electricity does a warming drawer use?
It's a highly efficient option as kitchen appliances go. Typically, it uses about a quarter of the power an electric oven would use to heat food.
What is the difference between a proving drawer and a warming drawer?
A proving drawer that can help proof bread before the baking process. However, a warming drawer offers a variety of other uses as well as proving. Not only will the appliance have a greater capacity, it will also have plenty of versatile features and functions. It offers far more bang for your buck!
Can you put a plate in a warming drawer?
The simple answer is 'Yes!'. Plates, bowls, mugs, cups - you name it!
Do warming drawers keep food hot?
Yes, of course. But they do so much more too. And they don't just keep food hot - they preserve the temperature without drying it out or overheating it, which is a standard problem with heating food in a conventional oven.
Is a warming drawer worth it?
As we mentioned earlier, you will find this is an appliance that soon shifts from being a 'useful addition' to an 'absolute essential' before you know it. Warming drawers are very affordable, so if it's fits your lifestyle this is an appliance that is definitely worth it.