Bella Kitchen’s Planned Method of Storage for Your Kitchen

In modern kitchen interiors, one of the areas that have dramatically changed over the last few years is the planned method of storage. There are innumerable space and energy saving storage systems available in the market today. Let’s focus on a few things that are critical for your kitchen to have an international flavour.

Before you jump in to get your local carpenter to hammer in a few shelves and drawers, take the time to visit contemporary hardware and kitchen vendors. Storage can be divided into a few basic categories:

  • Bottles, jars and packets
  • Spices, herbs and “desi masalas”
  • Mass bought lentils, flours and other ingredients Pots, pans and woks
  • Crockery and cutlery

One of the easiest methods for storage of bottles, jars and packets of goodies that you have acquired from all over the world is the pullout larder. A pullout larder is a standing floor unit with adjustable shelves accessed from the sides. Thus, you can see each bottle or jar and do not have to hunt behind 22 packets of Noodles that your son insists should lie right in front. Pull-Out Bin Holder in Pune

As one can see this is an ideal solution to store a variety of packaged and bottled foods. You can adjust the shelf heights and guard rails to maximize the storage. Thus, shorter bottles are allocated in spaces suited to their height and larger ones have taller shelving space. To complement this one can always accessories with nice smart labelled bottles to hold the variety of lintels that just have to be there in every Indian kitchen.

  • Select a place for the larder such that both sides (left and right) of the larder are accessible.
  • Place items that are most regularly used at eye level or lower for easy access and the tinned and long store items on the upper levels
  • Take at least one tall basket in place of the shelf at the bottom to keep all the packets of lintels, spices and other non-bottled food items that you buy in bulk.
  • There are various heights available in the larder shelves. You can also divide the shelves with easy-to-use shelf dividers so that you can make neat and tidy storage systems. If the single larder seems too tall and heavy for your space you may use half larders one above the other or stand- alone and/or pedestal larders.

The bottles and jars can be stacked away easily in the larder units but what about the massive rice and flour bins? There are basically two ways to handle rice and flour, both of which are bought in large quantities. One method is to buy in bulk but take out smaller quantities into a more manageable jar size and store that in the larder. If for some reason that doesn’t work for you, take a look at either the grain drawer or a cylinder stand for flour. The cylinder stand is basically a pedestal on wheels on which you can put the heavy bins of flour or rice and slide into a pre-defined space behind a Kitchen Shutters Pune. If that seems too complex, you may go in for a grain drawer. This is a heavy-duty drawer that holds the sack of grain or flour or rice and can be easily accessed without having to lift the heavy sack. Besides these two must-haves, take a look around for some nice and useful drawer and shelving    systems. Remember to take a combination of both as there will always be things that fit into a drawer and others that don’t.

What is at the cutting edge for cooking? Your grandparents used the open wood or coal flame, what is at the cutting edge as far as burners go? Today the latest in cooking technology is hobs. A hob is a burner system that is integrated into the cooking counter. Since it integrates into the kitchen counter itself, there are now no horrid under burner areas that are filled with grime and grease. This is an integrated system that is sunk into the counter itself so you don’t lose any under counter space. The hob itself is available in both gas and electric variants. You can also buy a combo gas-cum-electric version if it suits your budget and requirements. There is also a wide variety of burner combinations. Pick and choose the one that suits your cooking needs and budget. Instead of losing space in the kitchen to keep the gas cylinder, see if you have a suitably close verandah or terrace to place the gas cylinder in. Then get the cylinder piped to your hob. If done properly this is a safer solution than having the cylinder indoors.

So now that you have your hob in place and that lovely “dal tadka” is simmering on the pot. All that you really need is a nice chimney to exhaust the fumes away. Gone are the days of the greasy exhaust fans chugging away and failing miserably at getting any fumes out of the kitchen. The  kitchen chimney not only works as an exhaust at the point of cooking but could also have light or other accessories such as hanging hooks.


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