Kitchen vs. Pantry - What's the difference?

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  • Kitchen

    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 residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, and it also has counters and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher and other electric appliances. The main function of a kitchen is serving as a location for storing, cooking and preparing food (and doing related tasks such as dishwashing), but it may also be used for dining, entertaining and laundry. Naturally, the design and building of kitchens is a huge market all over the world. The United States are expected to generate $47,730m in the kitchen furniture industry for 2018 alone.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 are 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.

  • Pantry

    A pantry is a room where beverages, food, and sometimes dishes, household cleaning chemicals, linens, or provisions are stored. Food and beverage pantries serve in an ancillary capacity to the kitchen. The word "pantry" derive from the same source as the Old French term paneterie; that is from pain, the French form of the Latin panis, "bread".

Wiktionary

  • Kitchen (noun)

    A room or area for preparing food.

  • Kitchen (noun)

    Cuisine.

  • Kitchen (noun)

    The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look.

  • Kitchen (noun)

    The percussion section of an orchestra.

  • Kitchen (noun)

    A utensil for roasting meat.

    "a tin kitchen"

  • Kitchen (noun)

    In a domesticated or uneducated form (of a language).

  • Kitchen (noun)

    Anything eaten as a relish with bread, potatoes, etc.

  • Kitchen (verb)

    To do kitchen work; to prepare food.

  • Kitchen (verb)

    To embellish a basic food; to season, add condiments, etc.

  • Kitchen (verb)

    To embellish; to dress up.

  • Pantry (noun)

    A small room, closet, or cabinet usually located in or near the kitchen, dedicated to food storage and/or storing kitchenware, like a larder, but smaller. Since the pantry is not typically temperature-controlled (unlike a refrigerator or root cellar), the foods stored in a pantry are usually shelf-stable staples such as grains, flours, and preserved foods.

Webster Dictionary

  • Kitchen (noun)

    A room equipped for cooking food; the room of a house, restaurant, or other building appropriated to cookery.

  • Kitchen (noun)

    A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen.

  • Kitchen (noun)

    The staff that works in a kitchen.

  • Kitchen

    To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.

  • Pantry (noun)

    An apartment or closet in which bread and other provisions are kept.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Kitchen (noun)

    a room equipped for preparing meals

  • Pantry (noun)

    a small storeroom for storing foods or wines

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