Should I buy a warming drawer?
Hello, I bought all the appliances for my kitchen remodel, except for a possible warming drawer. We are a family of 6, plus an enourmous all-local (like walking distance) family of about 24: siblings, parents, cousins, neices and nephews, and lots of friends who come over.
We have a pretty large group here about once or twice a month during the school year, and then in the summer we have big groups for casual get-togethers about once a week, sometimes more. We also usually host Thanksgiving here, sometimes Easter and Christmas which are more formal gatherings.
A lot of times, especially in the summer, the family will all be swimming or boating or something before dinner and I am in the kitchen finishing up dinner.
I think if I had a warming drawer I could make more things ahead of time and put them in there and I could participate in the fun stuff outside.
I would like to hear from other GW'ers as to how they use their warming drawers, especially those with big groups to feed. Does the warming drawer free you up a little bit so you can enjoy the gathering more?
Summer and school-year are so different. In the school year I think I would use it in order to have dinner waiting for late-arriving hubby or older teenagers after work to keep their meal warm. Or to have things warm after coming in from sports with the younger kids.
Please share thoughts on how you make the most of this appliance.