One of the newest developments in kitchen design is the warming drawer, a highly efficient warming appliance installed into the cabinetry. These are convenient for multi-course meals and for keeping individual plates of food warm and tasting freshly cooked.
Warming drawers can be set at temperatures ranging from 90° to 250° and many models feature moisture controls that can maintain ideal conditions for anything from the rising of bread dough to keeping deep fried tempura crispy.
Warming drawers are available in either thermal-unit (standard heat) or convection designs. As with ovens, convection heating is faster and more consistent, but more costly. They can also come equipped with pans, trays, and racks that provide up to a 50% increase in the storage capacity. Controls for these appliances are tucked inconspicuously inside the drawer front. Most drawers are available in widths of 24 inch to 36 inch, with drawer-heights of 9 to10 inches. The appliance-fronts are available in stainless steel, black, or white, or ready to accept an integrated panel to match the cabinetry.