The true purpose of the drawer underneath your oven broiler drawer.
Bottom drawer on stove purpose.
But regardless of what you put in it we bet you aren t using that space for its intended purpose.
While every kitchen is different most stoves basically follow the same standard guidelines.
The bottom drawer is for storing oven trays and other cooking utensils the manual says.
Check the inside of the drawer or owner s manual and you.
It sounds crazy that appliance manufacturers expect us to let such a large potential storage space sit empty but on some oven models it s designed to be a spot to keep your food warm.
What s false not all ovens have warming drawers and the bottom drawer on some ovens is used for storage purposes instead.
If you have a gas stove and the heating unit is on the bottom of the oven chances are the drawer is a.
If you have an oven heated with natural gas the drawer is typically a broiler.
If it looks more like a retractable pan than a drawer then it s a broiler.
To be sure pull open the door.
In this reporter s kitchen the oven drawer holds a couple of baking sheets and.
This includes paper plastic and cloth items such as cookbooks plasticware and towels as well as flammable liquids.
The bottom drawer on some ovens can be used to broil or warm food.
If your oven is electric the purpose of the bottom drawer is most likely to keep cooked foods warm.
Never store flammable materials in the drawer.
Usually the heating element for the warming drawer is beneath it and separate from the oven s.
While it does serve as a great spot for all of your back up cooking tools on some oven models it s actually meant to be a warming drawer.
Tucked underneath most ovens is a spacious drawer though it is sometimes easy to forget.
Leaving aside fancy chefs stoves this is the apparatus most of us probably grew up with.
It s even so widely argued that there s a dedicated snopes page for the issue.
If your electric oven contains a warming drawer button then congrats that s what the drawer is used.