After having a warming drawer (much like the one above) for seven years, I don’t know how I ever got along without it.
Moms: is dance practice or volleyball keeping Daughter past dinner hour? No problem, her dinner is warm and on the plate when she walks in, starving.
Doctor’s family: I know many nights you never know what time that last case will be over.
Take-out for dinner? Place it in the warming drawer to keep at a safe serving temperature for hours.
For me, I love being able to cook, place the food in serving dishes as it is ready, pop everything in the warming drawer, and then tidy up the pots and pans before sitting down.
I don’t think there has been one day in seven years that the warming drawer has not been used. It keeps the Saturday pancakes hot and ready until everyone has gathered for breakfast. It is unbelievably great for entertaining and big holiday meals when you can take things out of the oven as they are ready and keep them piping hot and fresh until serving time. It is my favorite secondary appliance that I have ever owned.
So, take your fancy range-top pot fillers, your built-in pre-plumbed cappuccino makers, and your pull-out counter-level fridge drawers.
Just let me have my warming drawer!