Meal preparation takes place in this zone – it is the main work area of the kitchen. Activities like cutting, kneading, mixing and stirring require a wide variety of items to be stored here. Because of this, an assortment of drawer depths is required. Shallow spaces are needed for utensils while deeper drawers are required for appliances, mixing bowls and containers filled with open ingredients.
Items found in the Preparation Zone include Spices, Mixing Bowls, Cutting Boards, Kitchen Utensils/Tools, Filled Containers, Food Processors, Small Appliances, Vinegar, Oils, Sauces, and Scales.