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An Exceptional Kitchen for the Average Joe

A kitchen for most bachelors is not a place where brilliant forms of art and elaborate meals will be created; nor is it a place where a man will want to spend a significant amount of time.

Instead, a kitchen for the average man should be functional and have lots of time saving gadgets. In short, the ideal man’s kitchen should be a place where he has to do very little work and can leave the kitchen as quickly as possible. Attention all single men: here are some ideas for your kitchen to make your life easier.

Large Appliances

Remember that you may occasionally have women over and they may even be there long enough to see your kitchen. Therefore, a kitchen should be clean. Stainless steel appliances are practical, attractive, and easy to keep clean; they’re ideal for the bachelor. In the spirit of keeping things clean, men don’t want to waste too much time cleaning the stove or oven. So, the best type of stove to have would be a flat top range. If you like to cook pancakes or burgers, a griddle in the center might be a wonderful idea if you’re in the market for a new stove. Of course, the oven must be self-cleaning. Otherwise you know it will just stay dirty. Who thinks about cleaning the oven?

Even though you’re single and shouldn’t generate too many dishes, you don’t want to spend your time washing them at all, so you may want to invest in a dishwasher. Another great convenience that you’ll love is a refrigerator with an automatic ice maker and water dispenser. It’s a bit of a time saver, but more importantly, it’s a cool gadget.

Smaller Kitchen Devices

Most of the time, you’re not going to want to cook, so of course you have to own a microwave. However, you can also get tired of microwavable meals, so you should also have a toaster oven in your kitchen. If you want to have meals that taste like you spent a long time on them, but are quick and easy, invest in a George Foreman grill. This appliance was built just for the bachelor in mind. It’s awesome!

Other gadgets you’ll want in your kitchen will include an electric can opener, a coffeemaker (for the coffee drinker), a juicer (for the health nut), and a blender (for everyone). The coffeemaker should suit your individual needs. If you just drink one cup in the morning, then a one cup coffeemaker or a really small one is fine. However, if you drink a lot of coffee (or have roommates), you may want to invest in one of those coffeemakers in which all you have to do is stick your mug underneath the dispenser to pour your coffee. The blender is multipurpose, but everyone should have one if for no other reason than to make frozen mixed drinks when you have parties.

Other Conveniences

Rather than having a big bulky kitchen table in the way, a great alternative would be to have a breakfast bar installed against one wall. This is more contemporary and just more informal, which is what you’ll want most of the time in your kitchen. Also, for the rare times that you will be stuck in the kitchen for a long period of time, get a small television. If you don’t have a lot of room, get a small flat screen and install it on the wall or install one under a cabinet. If you have a TV in your kitchen, I guarantee that you won’t know how you lived without it.

Regarding your trash, there are a few ways to make things more convenient. A garbage disposal is almost a necessity and makes things really convenient. If you have the money, get a trash compactor. This way you only have to take the trash out every week or two rather than every day. Also, if you’re a recycler, do yourself a huge favor and get a sectioned trashcan. They even have them in stainless steel, so it will match your appliances.

Miscellaneous

Though you won’t spend much time cooking, if you invite a lady friend over for dinner, you’ll want to impress her, so keep a couple of cookbooks on hand for special occasions. Everyone knows that a woman loves a man that knows how to cook.

Window treatments in a man’s kitchen should be simple; none of the frilly curtains that women love to hang up. The easiest thing to do is to put mini blinds up. If you want to be a little more stylish, get some mini wooden shutters. These ideas are simple, functional, and masculine.

The last thing, but not the least important that you’ll want to do is to get a fire extinguisher for your kitchen. Anything can happen, so you’ll want to be prepared.

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