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How Do I Keep My Kitchen Cool?

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Beat the Kitchen Heat

Cooking up a storm on a hot summer day can make for an uncomfortable and sweaty kitchen. But, the family’s gotta eat!

In order to feed the family without overheating the kitchen, try some of these tips.

Use Countertop Appliances

Your oven and stovetop are kitchen hot spots. During those high-temperature summer days, try to avoid cooking this way and instead use other appliances that don’t put off as much heat.

Try using:

  • Slow cooker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Instant Pot
  • Panini Press
  • Air Fryer

These tools make great meals without having to wipe your brow every few minutes.

Eat Cold Foods

Another way to avoid heating up is opting for cold dishes. Summertime is perfect for making salads (pasta, fruit, potato, and greens!), cold sandwiches,

or chips and dip.

Cook Outdoors

BBQ’s are one of the best parts of summer! When you’re ready for a break from the salads and cold foods, take the cooking outside. While the grill itself will be hot, you’ll be able to escape to the cold kitchen for some relief.


Your kitchen vent fans are there for a reason, so use them! They will help keep the smoke levels down which will make the room feel less heavy and muggy. Supplement their effectiveness with using a ceiling fan, standing fan, opening a window or cracking open the back door.

More Tips

A few more easy things you can do to help yourself out in the hot kitchen.

  • Close the curtains to block the heat out.
  • Cook earlier in the day when the weather is cooler.
  • Eat outside picnic style!

Air Conditioner Upkeep

One of the best ways to cool down the kitchen ultimately comes down to your air conditioner. If you’re having AC trouble, give DG Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (408) 669-3496 or check out our services online.