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Keeping Cool in the Kitchen

From Thanksgiving to Christmas Parties, your kitchen will be getting a lot of use this holiday season.

With the holidays upon us, most of us will be heating up our ovens and stoves more than usual! All this added time in the kitchen can leave the chef feeling overheated, but what about the rest of your home?

Check out these tips for keeping cool in the kitchen, without making the rest of your household shiver!   

1) Minimize heat production.

Although the oven is a staple in most traditional holiday recipes, many meals and sides can be altered to be cooked in a slow cooker. This method can save you time, money, and can help keep your kitchen from heating up as often! From staple entrees, to desserts, and warm beverages, slow cooker recipes have come a long way. You can find some inspiration for using your crockpot to help keep your kitchen cool here.

2) Invest in a fan.

As temperatures outside (eventually) begin to drop, cranking down the heat simply may not be an option while preparing meals in most homes. Letting temps throughout the house drop too low may be a recipe for serious discomfort, especially in homes with small children or elderly family members. Using a small fan will keep the air in your kitchen circulating which will help keep the chef cool.

3) Stay hydrated.

People are conscious about getting plenty of water when it is hot outside, but staying hydrated is important year round! Drinking lots of H2O can help you stay cool in the kitchen without turning on the AC.

As cooler weather and the joy of the holidays approach, these simple tips can help you stay cool while whipping up treats for family and friends! Planning on hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas party? Contact us at our office in Clarksville, TN for a routine maintenance appointment. An Action Air professional would be glad to visit your home to ensure everything is working properly before guests arrive. At Action Air we are proud to offer quality service and a knowledgeable staff all year long. When You Need Action, Call Action Air!  

 

Sources:
The Kitchn