Kosher Kitchen Design:

A well designed kosher kitchen should help your family adhere to Jewish dietary laws with comfort, elegance and style. Unfortunately, all too often “kosher kitchen design” is little more than dividing different sets of utensils, pots and pans.

While our approach to designing a kosher kitchen varies only subtly from our normal process, there are some unique challenges and potential pitfalls to be recognized. Our experience designing over 200 kosher kitchens throughout Chicago including Highland Park, Deerfield, Skokie, Peterson Park, and Lincolnwood helps us to ask the right questions, have access to specialized vendors, and to employ unique solutions that will ultimately meet your unique needs.

For example, a number of manufacturers are producing appliances that have a “Sabbath Mode” to use during the Sabbath and on Yom Tov. Ovens with a Sabbath feature allow a meal to be started prior to the Sabbath for consumption the next day without worry of the oven shutting itself off after 12 hours. The choice of counter surfaces can also be tricky. Granite and marble can be koshered depending on the sealant used, while some rabbinical authorities believe that composites that contain granite cannot be kashered.