A kitchen is a room or part of a space in a home or business that is used for cooking and food preparation. A modern middle-class home kitchen often has a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, and modularly designed worktops and kitchen cabinets.
A microwave oven, dishwasher, and other electric appliances are found in many homes. A kitchen’s primary functions are to store, prepare, and cook food (and to complete related tasks such as dishwashing). Dining (or small meals such as breakfast), entertaining, and laundry are all possible uses for the room or area. Kitchen design and construction is a significant industry all over the world.
Restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, educational and workplace facilities, army barracks, and similar enterprises all have commercial kitchens. In comparison to a home kitchen, these kitchens are often larger and outfitted with larger and more heavy-duty equipment. A major restaurant, for example, might have a large walk-in refrigerator and a large commercial dishwasher.
The kitchens in railway dining cars have unique challenges: space is limited, and employees must be able to serve a large number of meals in a short amount of time. This required faultless process management, especially in the early days of trains; in later times, the microwave oven and prepackaged meals have made this chore much easier. Ships, planes, and even railcars have kitchens.
Galleys are the kitchens found on ships, aeroplanes, and occasionally railcars. Galleys on yachts are frequently cramped, with only one or two burners powered by an LP gas bottle. Kitchens on cruise ships or huge battleships, on the other hand, are comparable to restaurants or canteen kitchens in every way.