The Bottom Drawer on Your Oven ISN’T for Storing Pots and Pans
The drawer under my oven is full of pots, pans and baking sheets. I honestly thought that was what is was for. I had no idea the drawer has an actual purpose.
The bottom drawer on electric ovens is a warming drawer. Think about those special occasions, like Thanksgiving, where you have 12 side dishes cooking - It's nearly impossible to keep everything warm until the meal is served. The bottom drawer is there to help. Place your sides there to keep them warm.
The bottom drawer on gas ovens serves a different purpose. It's a broiling drawer. Want to add a crunchy crust to your mac and cheese? Place it in the drawer underneath when you pull it out of the oven!
Mind blown, right?
Not every model has this feature but a lot do. Check your owner's manual to learn more.