Is your Christmas a non-stop shop of cooking and preparing on Christmas Day and the days leading up until Christmas? 

This time of the year is the true test of a kitchen’s versatility and functionality.  Have a read through our checklist below to see if your kitchen will past the Festive Season Test.

1. Dig out your special occasion serveware

If you’re serving your meal on nice serving plates, clean them up and get them ready to go. Polish silver, wash plates and wash and iron cloth napkins.

2. Clean out the refrigerator

The refrigerator is never big enough Christmas Day.  Generally, people bring a plate of food with them and finding a space is always a challenge. 

Ensure you check and dispose of any old foods prior to Christmas Day and make as much room as possible.

3. De-clutter your bench tops

This not only makes your kitchen look cleaner, tidier and bigger, it’s practical because it gives you more bench space for food preparation and cooking.

If you have appliances such as a food processor or blender on your bench top that you won’t need for Christmas, put it away to make extra room.

4.  Create a cooking schedule and shopping list

Prep what you can ahead of time. Most casseroles and potato dishes can be put in a baking pan ahead of time, and vegetables can be chopped and stored, too.