A Cook’s Path Between the Sink, Refrigerator and Stove…
The work triangle is the walking pattern that the cook makes in the kitchen when preparing a meal. It’s the path between the three main areas of the kitchen in order to get from one major appliance to the next. These stations, or zones as they’re also called, are the:
1. Food storage zone (the refrigerator)
2. Clean-up zone (the sink)
3. Cooking zone (the oven)
The placement of the sink, refrigerator, and the stove creates the points of the triangle and defines the way that the cook moves from one task to the next. Ideally, each area is separated by enough distance so everything that’s needed to complete a task within that zone is close at hand.
For example, at the cooking station, cabinetry storage can organize all your pots and pans. Cooking utensils can be easily organized in a larger storage drawer with cutlery dividers.
When talking with your Danner’s kitchen designer, describe how you and your family cook and interact in the kitchen. We will consider this information while they study the kitchen’s existing work triangle to provide you with the best cabinetry solutions for your new kitchen.