The kitchen has occupied an important role in our lives since the earliest days of recorded
history. In fact, food preparation was likely to have been done in caves. Here, members of the
groups that lived there ate wild plants, and prepared food by lighting a fire. Someone had an
idea to dry fish over an open fire, and create an open-air kitchen from which meals could then be
prepared. Once the smoke had cleared, the meals could be prepared and the cooking process
was more efficient.
Although some of these tools and methods of food preservation are still used in the modern
kitchen, they can also be found in many modern homes. An early-century Art Nouveau kitchen in
Riga, Spain, for example, featured stainless steel appliances, gas grills, and copper pots. A
modern kitchen is a large space or section of a larger area that is used for food preparation and
cooking, whether in a house or apartment. Most families now have a refrigerator, a sink, and at
least one stove for cooking, although most have more kitchen equipment than that. The
convenience of having a full kitchen equipped with appliances and utensils makes it much easier
to cook.
Nearly every kitchen has a “work triangle”, or an area around the cooktop that is where dishes
and ingredients are prepared. The beecher triangle, a traditional work triangle introduced by
Anton Beecher, a German chef, was created to keep the kitchen clean between the cook and
the food. Frederick Fekkai in the United States refined the concept. He was more concerned
with creating heat flow in the workspace than the actual temperature. The Fekkai Beecher
Triangle is the most widely accepted standard for modern kitchen design. It is an easy way of
measuring the cooking surface and cook space of each appliance.

In a kitchen, you will find cooking ranges and cooking appliances, as well as baking sheets,
ovens, stove cabinets, microwave ovens, and cooking equipment. Different appliances and
spaces may be used by different families to create separate work surfaces for food preparation
or cooking. In some cases, all appliances used in cooking might be stored together in one or
more kitchen units. Kitchen units usually include ovens and stove tops, as well as storage
shelves and drawers for less frequently used items. Some units are equipped with microwave
ovens. You can also buy a set that includes more than one oven.
Modern kitchens are customizable to suit the individual needs and preferences of each family.
Many families have their own homes in the suburbs, while others live in the city. Open plans with
multiple doors might be appropriate for the former. In the latter, a single refrigerator and
dishwasher may be attached to the kitchen wall. You can choose from a variety of materials and
interior finishes.
Although the basic shapes of Frankfurt kitchens are triangle and cube respectively, they can be
customized to any design. Modern technology and the latest equipment are used in customizing
designs. Frankfurt kitchen designers, for example, use computer software to optimize placement
of individual kitchen appliances like stoves and refrigerators. Some kitchen designs employ
traditional kitchen layout techniques. Frank Schuster, a social entrepreneur and environmentalist,
has a large oven and two smaller ovens placed on opposite sides.
The stove was built from the ground, another example of Frankfurst’s innovative kitchen design.
From the kitchen’s center rises a fire brick surrounded by brick trims and embers. A fireplace
chimney at one end completes the effect. Frankfurter chefs are known for their creativity and
unique interpretations of common forms. The Frankfurter kitchen design is most commonly used
in America and the United Kingdom.
Schtette kitchens are modern and contemporary in design, which is a departure from the
traditional approach of Frankfurter kitchens. The kitchen work triangle is the main focus of the
design. The sink, stove, and refrigerator form the three main work triangles. The water tap can
either be mounted on the wall or be placed on the counter. The second wall can be used to build
a kitchen table. It can also be used to create unique storage solutions.