Photo: Mike Kaskel
“The biggest challenge in designing a kosher kitchen is to create a kitchen that doesn’t look like a complete appliance lineup. You can do anything aesthetically that you like. But to uphold Orthodox Jewish traditions you need separate preparation, cooking and cleanup areas for dairy products, for meats, and for any pavre, which includes all other foods, such as vegetables, fruits, eggs and fish.
"In addition to a refrigerator and a cooktop, this kosher kitchen includes two sinks, two ovens, two microwaves and two dishwashers. The refrigerator and dishwashers are hidden behind cabinet panels and the second oven is on the side of the island that faces the back door. The sinks are in the corners for symmetry and balance. You don’t see the two microwaves right away because your eyes go to the range and hood that serve as the focal point of the room. The granite countertops and stainless steel sinks and faucets are not only popular design choices but are also nonporous and can be easily sanitized for multiple uses.”
Designer: Lori Chazan