With December only days away, we have officially reached the festive season. As we all know, no room in the house sees more use over Christmas than the kitchen, with plenty of entertaining going on before we even get Christmas dinner or New Year’s Eve. This year, keep everything running smoothly thanks to our tops tips for getting your kitchen ready for Christmas.
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your kitchen for the increased workload it’s likely to see over the festive period is to give it a deep clean. It’s particularly important that you clear off as much countertop space as possible in order to make room for all of the cooking you will be doing, particularly for Christmas dinner.
You’ll also want to give your oven some TLC as part of your deep clean, ensuring that it is free from food residue that can often build up, and heating properly. Cleaning your oven now, and checking it’s working condition will help it cope better with the amount of cooking you will be doing leading up to Christmas dinner.
When it comes to deep cleaning your kitchen, don’t forget your fridge, freezer, and cupboards as this will free up valuable space for festive food shopping, and the homemade chutneys and jams we all seem to get gifted ad Christmas.
Now is also the perfect time to thoroughly inspect your dinnerware and glassware. Not only to check that you have enough but also to inspect its condition. After all, no one wants to be dining from chipped plates. If your current dining set is looking worse for wear, then a chip and break resistant Corelle dinner set will be the perfect replacement, sure to make it through the festive season looking as good as new.
Make a list of all of the dishes you will be cooking along with the ingredients and cookware you will need for each. Using this list, do a stock take of your kitchen to check that you have all the necessary tools and ingredients ahead of the busy Christmas period.
You’ll be spending a lot of time in your kitchen over the next week so don’t forget to decorate it and add some festive cheer. A few fairy lights and small decorations will brighten up your kitchen in no time, without getting in the way.