Warming drawer or no?
Now empty nesters, re-doing the kitchen one last time(?) Thought I had my game plan set, but still tossing a few options around.
Have had a Thermador warming drawer for 26 years, and used it more often in the begining, when family was young. Now, maybe 3-4 times a year, if that. Relatively small kitchen, in which every cubic inch is valuable, I have calculated some of the losses and gains: Switching from cooktop/downdraft, to range/hood (which could be a whole seperate thread) = loss 5.5 cu.ft. under cooktop. Three new deep drawers where wall oven is now = gain 10 cu.ft.! ...sounds like a win right? Nope, new refer height requires loosing half the cabinet above existing = loss 4.7 cu.ft. which isn't replaced anywhere, and puts me at about a .2 cu.ft. loss overall in storage, which I'm sure could live without. Besides, deep drawers low, are much more useful than that high shelf above the fridge. However, if I don't replace the W-D, I can gain another .33 cu.ft. drawer in it's place, (not to mention save $1300 or so) So to warming drawer or not. Will I miss it? Yes, on those few occaisions when I would use it. Would I appreciate another deep drawer in it's place? Of course! Or is now the time to purge and clean out some of the stuff we haven't used in years, and accept a bit less storage, and enjoy having the W-D there when I need it... decisions, decisions