Most offices have kitchenettes. Employers give staff access to kitchenettes so that they can make coffee, store their lunch, and get access to clean drinking water. In some places, it is a requirement for employees to be given access to a kitchen. In others, it is not, but employers do it anyway.
If you are responsible for running an office that has a kitchenette, then investing in equipment for your office’s kitchen could significantly boost your staff’s morale.
This post will tell you about six great additions that you can make to an office kitchen.
Useful appliances for an office kitchen
Espresso is one of the world’s most popular coffee drinks. According to the espresso machine guides from brewcoffeehome.com/delonghi-espresso-makers/, DeLonghi is a manufacturer that makes some of the best machines. However, you can pick whatever machine you want for your office’s kitchen. If you want to save money, then you don’t necessarily have to invest in a machine that’s very high-quality (although it will help you to save money in the long run, because high-quality machines tend to last longer). In addition to an espresso machine, you might also want to invest in an ordinary coffee machine and a kettle. Not everybody likes espressos, some prefer tea or coffee. Espresso machines are great because espressos provide people with bursts of energy. If your staff are able to drink espressos, then they could give them the motivation to get the day done if they begin to feel tired.
A juicer is another great, but uncommon, addition to your office’s kitchen. Introducing a juicer is a guaranteed way to please your staff. You might have to add a few however so that more than one member of staff can make juice at once. A juicer will save your staff a lot of money because they won’t have to go to the grocery store to pick up the juice. If you really want to make your staff happy, then you could provide fresh fruit to them every day so that they can make their own juice.
A microwave is a standard addition to any office kitchen. By placing a microwave in your office’s kitchen, you give your staff the opportunity to bring their own food in from home and reheat it. This will save them money and mean that they don’t have to go out to the supermarket on their break to pick up a sandwich. Buying lunch from the supermarket every day can be extremely expensive, which considering the ongoing cost of living crisis, could negatively impact your staff’s lives. A microwave is a cheap addition to your office’s kitchen, not to mention one that will get a lot of use.
A freezer is another addition that’s worth making. By installing a freezer, you make it easier for staff to bring a week’s worth of meals to work, rather than having to make meals fresh the night before and bring them in, then microwave them at lunch. A freezer is an uncommon addition to office kitchens, but definitely a good one. Be sure to give each staff member their own space in the freezer. If you have a large body of staff, then you might need more than one freezer. Make sure that each freezer also has a fridge to accompany it.
A hotplate is another uncommon addition to an office kitchen but is still one that will get a lot of use. You will need to make sure that if you get a hotplate, you train staff on how to use it properly. As you can probably imagine, hotplates do pose a fire risk. If your staff isn’t trained in using a hotplate, then they could potentially injure themselves or cause a fire in your office’s kitchen which could then spread elsewhere in the building. Hotplates are very cheap and give staff more options in terms of the food that they prepare for lunch.
Blenders, like juicers, are an uncommon addition to office kitchens but are additions that are guaranteed to impress and please your company’s staff. Investing in a blender will make your staff’s lives a lot easier. If they want to be healthy, then they will be able to use blenders to prepare smoothies for themselves. As with a juicer, a blender will save your staff a lot of money. Many people go out on their lunch breaks to buy smoothies and other sugary drinks. If they can make them at work they won’t have to spend a fortune. A blender will also allow them to cut down on their sugar consumption.
If your office has a kitchen, then you need to make sure that it’s equipped with high-quality appliances. Investing in appliances will make your office’s kitchen more useful, and better for your staff. It can even increase your staff’s job satisfaction.
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