Choosing a warming drawer.
A warming drawer, also called a proving drawer or proofing drawer, is ideal for getting dough to rise when baking, keeping dishes warm before serving or even slow-cooking certain foods. Some ranges come ready-made with a warming drawer for convenience, but if your appliance does not, you might want to invest in one.
A warming drawer oven offers multiple heat settings, just like an ordinary wall oven does. However, warming drawers are set at a lower temperature so you can keep food warm without drying it out. If you are a frequent entertainer or baking is one of your hobbies, this appliance can make a significant improvement in your kitchen routine. It might even become an essential baking tool for making holiday treats.
Size will play the biggest role in your choice of a warming drawer. Figure out where you want to put the drawer before you start shopping. Will you be installing it under a single wall oven where space may be limited or stationing it on its own? Measure whatever space you choose carefully and thoroughly and be mindful of other kitchen appliances, like your refrigerator and dishwasher.
Getting the most out of your warming drawer.
There are some food warming drawer features that will help you make the most of your new appliance. A humidity control warming drawer can be particularly useful for proving dough or making sure that certain dishes do not dry out. And for safety purposes, auto shut-off warming drawers have timers that will turn the drawer off at a preselected time to prevent overheating or any potential hazards.
If you want to slow-cook meals in your proving drawer, make sure you buy one that is designed for that purpose. Tall warming drawers can be helpful for slow cooking, especially if you are doing large roasts. You may also want a flush appearance installation warming drawer for a sleeker look, which you can get in stainless steel or another finish that matches your cabinetry.
Keep in mind that with any warming drawer oven, you will need to use bakeware or oven-safe dishes and covers. You will also want to look up recommended time limits for how long different foods should remain in a warming drawer. And, if you want help with installation, don’t hesitate to contact Best Buy’s appliance delivery, installation and repair services.