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A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment. A modern middle-class residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, and worktops and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher, and other electric appliances. The main functions of a kitchen are to store, prepare and cook food (and to complete related tasks such as dishwashing). The room or area may also be used for dining (or small meals such as breakfast), entertaining and laundry. The design and construction of kitchens is a huge market all over the world.
Commercial kitchens are found in restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, educational and workplace facilities, army barracks, and similar establishments. These kitchens are generally larger and equipped with bigger and more heavy-duty equipment than a residential kitchen. For example, a large restaurant may have a huge walk-in refrigerator and a large commercial dishwasher machine. In some instances, commercial kitchen equipment such as commercial sinks is used in household settings as it offers ease of use for food preparation and high durability.In developed countries, commercial kitchens are generally subject to public health laws. They are inspected periodically by public-health officials, and forced to close if they do not meet hygienic requirements mandated by law.

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    Can I move my Kitchen in an upstairs maisonette?

    We live in an upstairs maisonette, and currently have a kitchen/living area, with 4 units. We are doing a loft extension and the kitchen/living area will become a kitchen diner. However, we will need to move the kitchen to the other side of the room. The kitchen pipes currently go straight out...
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    Help please needed regards kitchen mixer tap !

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  3. Bronwyn04

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    Issue with removing Kitchen tap from ceramic sink

    I’m looking to get some advice on how to remove a stubborn kitchen tap. The sink is ceramic and I’m very reluctant to take a grinder or any power tool to the tap. The fixing plate is secured by a plastic nut. Not a brass nut. You can fit a box spanner over the plastic nut, but it doesn’t...
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    Kitchen stop valves result and questions

    Hi everyone, Finally I have figured out what the two stop cocks in the kitchen do as they both had to be replaced due to leaks. The one under the sink stops the cold water from coming into the kitchen tap and the one which is in the wall panel is connected to the incoming mains water and needs...
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    Lost cold water in kitchen

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    Stuck kitchen tap shroud

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  8. B

    Franke Olympus Kitchen tap

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    Kitchen sink airlocked

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  10. scott_d

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    URGENT Why the sudden drop in kitchen faucet water pressure?

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    Water pressure in kitchen unbalanced query

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    Moving the kitchen to another room

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    2nd stopcock in kitchen query

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  17. Geolo85

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    Kitchen knock through losing one rad. Btu for new single?

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    Strange intermittent leak from kitchen ceiling

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  20. Israrbaig

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