Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice with JELD-WEN Recipe Pantry Door
JELD-WEN’s new pantry door is designed to turn up the heat on stylish kitchens
October 20, 2010
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Mix together a dash of creativity with a healthy measure of stylish design, and the results showcase the perfect ingredients for today’s most stylish kitchens.
That’s the recipe JELD-WEN has created for its Authentic Recipe Pantry™ door, which adds serious panache to one of the most frequently used doors in the home. As part of JELD-WEN’s Authentic Wood Door series, the Authentic Recipe Pantry door lists actual recipes in highly-stylized, elegant script infused directly into the door’s glass panel design.
Celebrating the time-honored traditions of homemade baking and cooking, the Recipe door features 9 to 18 family-style recipes (number depends on the width of door ordered), including apple pie, banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, buttermilk pancakes, blueberry muffins, espresso biscotti and more. And yes, JELD-WEN experts say, the recipes are real and designed to be tried and tested in homes across America.
Available in nine different species of wood (including primed) to match the most popular interior millwork options, the Authentic Recipe Pantry door transforms a common kitchen feature into a focal point.
“For today’s homeowner, a great pantry is one of the most desirable features in the kitchen. This door adds an element of fun to functionality, turning what used to be a nondescript area into a real conversation piece,” said Derek Brosterhous, product marketing manager for JELD-WEN. “Whether you’re a serious baker or not, it’s the perfect accent to a well-equipped kitchen.”
According to Brosterhous, pantry doors continue to be a JELD-WEN best seller and one of the most upgraded doors in the home. Thanks to a renewed interest in home activities such as cooking, baking and canning, pantries have risen to star status when it comes to the most desirable kitchen features. With more people eating at home due to the economy (59% in 2010 compared to 43% in 2008, according to Kitchen & Bath Design News), functional kitchens are being defined as doing more with less, and pantries have ranked high in popularity for that reason.
“Homeowners are proud of their well-appointed pantries and they want to highlight them versus hide them,” said Brosterhous. “We believe this creative, unique design will give them a great option to do just that.”