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Hosting A Holiday Dinner? Here’s How to Prep Your Kitchen

It’s crunch time for holiday hosts as Thanksgiving quickly approaches. In a couple of weeks you’ll need to pull out the table decor, oversized food storage containers and extra chairs for your guests. While most of the gathering occurs in the living space, most of the work is done in the kitchen. First Coast Supply is here to help you avoid a chaotic kitchen disaster this holiday with a few simple prep tips.

Clean Out the Pantry, Fridge and Freezer to Create Plenty of Space

Even the biggest kitchens never seem to have enough space when the holidays roll around. From large casserole dishes to countless cans of soda and beer, there’s simply no room for unused items in your kitchen.

Set aside an hour to sort through all of the little crevices in your fridge, freezer and pantry. Toss items with freezer burn, past expiration dates and unwanted foods. If you have a large number of salvageable items, consider donating some pantry staples to your local food pantry.

Ensure All Appliances Function Correctly

We can’t think of anything worse than the oven malfunctioning the morning you plan to host guests. Schedule a professional check-up with your local appliance expert to ensure your festivities go off without a hitch.

Have you begun to notice issues with any of your appliances? Common problems include:

  • The fridge and freezer are unable to keep temperatures low
  • Your food isn’t cooking all the way through at a reasonable amount of time in the oven
  • Dirt and grime are still on your dishes when they come out of the dishwasher

Remove Grime from the Stove and Oven

Boiled over and sloshed liquids in the base of your stove and oven can actually affect the food you cook. Burnt food in your oven can affect taste, cooking time and billow smoke into your home.

Most ovens these days have a self-clean function. Whether or not you have this option, we wrote a blog that includes everything you need to know about cleaning your oven. When it comes to cleaning your stove, it all comes down to the type you have. Gas, electric and convection stoves all require different cleaning products and processes.

Update Your Space with Beautiful New Appliances and Hardware

Impress your family and friends this holiday season with a few kitchen upgrades. If you’ve been on the fence about replacing your faucet, refrigerator or stovetop, now’s the time to take the leap.

First Coast Supply’s Jacksonville showroom offers an up-close look at cabinets, countertops, appliances and hardware of every price point. Schedule your visit today!