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Galley on board a beryl yacht

In German usage on yachts, the pantry is the mostly small galley or sideboard , but in English it is called a galley .

Small fitted kitchens that are limited to the bare essentials in small apartments are called pantry kitchens .

In some hotels there is also a pantry in certain room types . The same applies to holiday apartments.

Word origin

At the beginning of the 20th century called pantry in English an emergency or small kitchen of Einküchenhauses . Today means pantry mostly in English pantry . The term goes back via Middle English panetrie to old French paneterie "bread chamber" and ultimately to Latin panis "bread".


On sailing and motor yachts, the pantry is usually located opposite the dining table in the saloon, and on larger ships to the side of the companionway. Equipment usually includes a stove and a sink. In most cases, gas is used for cooking , but there are also installations with diesel or gasoline burners or fuel . Petroleum is also used on older boats . But this must be cleaned petroleum, otherwise there will be strong smoke and odor.

Electric hobs are increasingly being used in very luxurious (motor) yachts. This requires a very strong energy supply, or you limit yourself to cooking only in the port with an existing shore connection. Sailing ships get their energy while sailing under sails from accumulators (batteries), these can usually not provide the required electrical energy. With the help of solar panels , the batteries can also be recharged while driving or at anchor. Since some yacht owners are converting to lithium-ion batteries , it is possible to cook with induction plates if the size and capacity is sufficient . For this, however, large and powerful batteries are necessary, for which there is often no space on smaller boats. Small and compact power generators are therefore used on smaller boats. Simple mobile gasoline-powered generators or permanently installed diesel generators are used for this.

On sailing ships, the cooker is usually gimbaled so that it can rotate freely around the longitudinal axis of the ship and so the work surface remains horizontal even when it is heeled and the food is not spilled. Special clamps also secure the pots from falling down in rough seas.

The equipment also includes various Schapps (built- in cupboards ) or lockers in which dishes and cooked items can be stored. Fragile objects must be secured against slipping and falling out. Modern yachts are also equipped with refrigerators or freezers. Here, too, attention is paid to the most economical energy consumption possible . Due to the limited size of the cooling compartments, non-perishable foods such as canned food are used on long journeys . These can be stored under the floor of the yacht, for example.

Naval vessels

The tea kitchens attached to the fairs , where the dishes prepared in the galley are held or served, are also referred to as pantries. The soldiers working there that are comparable to baking sheep Tern bring food and apply, are Pantrygasten shortly also pantries .

Individual evidence

  1. Home-plan Garth
  2. Pantry
  3. This is called this in the literature, although actually only one axis is movable.