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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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  1. S

    Sink gurgles when washer discharges

    Kitchen sink gurgles when washer in basement discharges
  2. Achilles

    I am remodeling my kitchen and wanna choose a new kitchen faucet

    I wanna buy a good quality faucet with a good price. I come across two similar faucets that I like. Does anyone hear about WOWOW and FORIOUS? Which one is better?
  3. G

    Kitchen tap doing strange things!!

    Hi everyone, just recently everytime I run a bath, flush the toilet, turn in the washing machine or use anything water related my kitchen taps starts vibrating badly and water cones out, this lasts for 30 seconds or so each time. Can anyone help please? Many thanks Gary
  4. SMB

    Kitchen tap, replacing the O rings on the spout.

    Hi, I need to replace the O rings on the spout of my kitchen tap. What lubricant do I need to use in order to aid fitting the new O rings. Searched and failed again!
  5. H

    Dripping/Squeaking Kitchen Tap

    Hello all, first time poster so if there is any additional information I can provide that may help, please let me know. Our kitchen mixer tap has been intermittently dripping from the hot tap, and the cold tap is squeaking when you turn it. Possibly two different issues, possibly related? The...
  6. Achilles

    Remodeling my kitchen and stuck in the dilemma of choosing a faucet

    Has anyone used WOWOW brand faucets? I happened to see this brand of faucets. The price is affordable and the quality seems to be good, but I am worried about some after-sales issues. Does anyone know this brand? Any advice?
  7. O

    My kitchen tap is leaking from the cold lever

    Hi I have a leak on my kitchen tap it is coming out off the bottom of the cold lever. How do I get the lever off? Also would this tap have a cartridge in the cold & hot or will it be just tap has had it & I need to get a new one?
  8. C

    Low-price domestic from reputable brand or commercial?

    Replacing kitchen faucet for friend who needs to keep cost down. Something from low price range of better makers of domestic faucets, or a commercial faucet?
  9. R

    Aerator on kitchen tap - Can it be removed?

    Hi, I've just purchased a portable washing machine and want to connect it to my kitchen tap. I know I'm going to need an adapter to connect it, but am struggling to work out if the aerator in the tap is removable. I can see 'Airforce' written on the side of the aerator and the aerator has...
  10. A

    Kitchen tap advice please

    Hi, basic question. I have a leaking kitchen tap. I'm a bit confused on the part I need to get. On Screwfix I can see "Flomasta 1/2 inch BSP quarter turn ceramic tap glands" - are these the right parts? But I can also see 8x8mm 20-tooth spines, 9x9mm 20-Tooth Spines and others - which of these...
  11. A

    Clear slime and black bacteria seeping out of kitchen mixer joints

    My mother has been away on holiday for a few weeks and she has a kitchen mixer tap that has a very slow drip nothing significant - been like that for a couple of years. The mixer has a a long spout that can be rotated between sink and drain bowl. She left the house meticulously clean. I came to...
  12. M

    Kitchen tap fixing????

    Anyone seen this type of fixing for a kitchen tap? Do the wings marked A just rotate? Cheers folks
  13. T

    URGENT Intermittent sewage smell in new kitchen

    Hi, I had a new kitchen installed and I have noticed since that there is a sewage smell that is very noticeable first in the morning. I m thinking it’s the trap seal, looking like it’s an S trap rather than a P trap that could be causing the water level to drop overnight. Any advice please ?
  14. B

    Kitchen faucet trickling after turning it off

    Just recently started about a day ago, once I turn off the faucet, water continues to keep trickling out for a few more seconds, rather than immediately stopping. Here's a clip of what I'm talking about: I'm thinking it could be a worn out washer or a damaged valve seat? Any advice on how to...
  15. shaky310

    Kitchen taps, repair or change??

    Morning all, I recently changed the washers on my kitchen mixer tap due to it dripping, I reseated it using a tool but it's still dripping. I have had another go today and on closer inspection of the seat it appears to have a hairline crack. Can this be repaired or do I change them completely...
  16. B

    How do I deal with a seized kitchen mixer tap insert?

    Hi. I have a kitchen mixer tap unit with older washer type inserts which has a dripping cold side. I have a pair of replacement ceramic inserts to upgrade both but the cold side insert will not shift at all. It genuinely is so tight that I am in danger of damaging the mounting even though I am...
  17. B

    I really need help with kitchen sink plumbing

    Hello I’m not going to explain this very well but I will try my best. I’m planning on installing a kitchen sick by myself with no plumbing experience. I will be going from a double sink to a single basin. The part im having trouble figuring out is how to put the pipes back together with the...
  18. C

    Prices for clearing a kitchen sink

    Hi I have a little problem or a question if all you experienced people can put me straight please? I am just a bit surprised - I had a call out for a plumbing job - in London - the flat is rented out. The kitchen sink was blocked. I called out one company, they did not fix it, and that was £95...
  19. andycorleone

    Kitchen Piping Tundish problem

    For over a week the kitchen sink is leaking water from what I think is called tundish ( I thought is was called overflow but little google search maybe pointed me to the right name) my guess is the pipe is slightly blocked because this only happens when there is a huge amount of water coming...
  20. M

    Kitchen sink overflow

    Can this be fixed? The grill on the overflow on our kitchen sink fell out yesterday. I can feel whatever the grill was connected to when I put my finger in the hole, but can't see how I can get it back into position and screw the grill to it. Any suggestions please??
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