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Sure, dining out when traveling for business or relocating for a job is great for some meals. But if you want to save yourself or your company some money, and perhaps enjoy a home-cooked meal, you’re going to want an extended-stay kitchen.

Fortunately, one of the big benefits of corporate housing is having a full kitchen at your disposal. We’re not talking about just a hotel mini-fridge and a coffee maker. In many cases, this is more than a “kitchenette.” You’ll have a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher – and the cooking equipment and dining supplies needed to put those appliances to use. 

So what all can you expect in your extended-stay kitchen? Let’s take a look.

Extended-Stay Kitchen Appliances

example of an extended-stay kitchen

Extended-stay kitchens typically come equipped with:

  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker

Note: All the appliances above are nearly guaranteed in a corporate housing apartment. In a more hotel-like property, like Residence Inn Marriott, smaller units might not have an oven but will have a stovetop. So if you really want to bake during your extended stay, confirm the available appliances beforehand.

Extended-Stay Kitchen Supplies

kitchen utensils

Besides appliances, extended-stay kitchens will have all the supplies you need to prepare and serve a meal. The following summary of expected kitchen supplies is based on lists from Oakwood Worldwide and National Corporate Housing, two major temporary housing providers:

Tableware:

  • Plates, bowls, mugs
  • Forks, spoons, knives
  • Placemats and napkins
  • Drink glasses
  • Wine glasses
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Serving dishes
  • Pitcher

Cookware and bakeware:

  • Knife block and knives
  • Cutting board
  • Pots and pans
  • Baking dish
  • Casserole dish
  • Cookie sheet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Cooking utensils:

  • Can opener
  • Colander
  • Grater
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Serving forks
  • Serving spoons
  • Spatulas
  • Tongs
  • Whisk

Accessories:

  • Corkscrew
  • Dish towels
  • Paper towels
  • Pot holders
  • Sponge/brush
  • Storage containers
  • Wastebasket with liners

In a corporate housing apartment, the kitchen provides you with the room and equipment you need to create anything from a dinner for one, to a dinner party for your colleagues, to a home-cooked meal for your family. Most corporate housing kitchens will have tableware for serving up to four people.

If You Don’t See What You Need, Ask

pots and pans

Furnishings can vary from properties, of course. So when you book your extended-stay apartment, just ask for a complete list of what is included in the kitchen to make sure you’ll have what you need. Also, other accessories often are available upon request. For instance, if you need a blender to make your morning smoothies, ask your corporate housing provider if one can be supplied for your stay.

That way, as soon as you get into your corporate apartment, you’ll be ready to get down to business – and get cooking.

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