In recent years, the kitchen has become more than just an area with a stove and refrigerator. Due to technological advancements in the 21st century, and our ever_changing lifestyles, the kitchen has undergone extreme alterations. Once a room used for meal preparation, now a room used for family gathering to eat that meal and discuss the day's activities. Furthermore, kitchens are now able to accommodate house guests allowing people to enjoy snacks and chats while waiting for the main meal.
Ensuring Efficient Energy Consumption _ For any business_oriented kitchen design, energy efficiency should be a major consideration, because it's going to save you money on utility expenses. In an energy_efficient kitchen setup, your cooking equipment should be kept far apart as is feasible while still remaining convenient. For instance, your cooking equipment should be strategically positioned to optimize on the kitchen exhaust hood. Foodservice Consultants Society International, a global professional design and management consulting services organization estimates that energy savings from efficient kitchen equipment could be as much as 40%, which is nearly 3 to 6 per cent of your total kitchen operating costs.