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How to Understand Kitchen Dream: A Guide with Examples and Symbolic Meanings

How to Understand Kitchen Dream: A Guide with Examples and Symbolic Meanings

Updated on Oct 03, 2022 | Published on Sep 16, 2021

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

Kitchen Dreams - 34 Scenarios & their Interpretations

Kitchen dream has a very positive meaning; indicating that positive life changes are on their way. The changes are positive because they are often the reward or your hard work or planning. 

Kitchen dream meaning stresses that these positive life changes were not just desired, but also something you were preparing for. They are spiritually associated with your sense of intuition and self preparation. 

Read on to understand the types of kitchen dreams and their interpretations, especially in context of your current life; what you are working towards and your relationships with your family. 

Kitchen Dreams - 34 Scenarios & their Interpretations
Kitchen Dreams – 34 Scenarios & their Interpretations

Kitchen Dream Meaning- General Interpretation

Kitchen dreams reflect planning and financial security/wellbeing as a result of hard work. They also symbolise the feeling of nourishment, good relationships and positive changes. 

Kitchen dream emphasizes on positive life changes and transformations. It represents the efforts and preparation you put in towards the desired change; and how it will now be fulfilled. 

Kitchen is also referred to as the ‘heart’ of the home. Hence, kitchen dream meaning also has a spiritual interpretation. The interpretations are often associated with inner wellbeing and nourishment. It is also an omen that represents your wellbeing.

Kitchen dream examples vary based on the state of the kitchen in the dream, the objects you see in focus, what you are doing in the dream and most importantly the people in your present life and how you feel about them when you are awake. 

1. Symbol of change 

Kitchen dreams are a symbol of change, however it is a positive change that you truly desired. The change can be in the form of promotions, financial security, new roles at work or in the family. 

2. Symbol of nourishment 

Spiritually, we all require nourishment, not just through our food but also for our minds. Kitchen dreams reflect such positive or nourishing relationships in our life that make us feel taken care of. 

3. Symbol of good relationships 

The interpretations of kitchen dreams often reflect the good and warm relationships the members of the family share. Here, family means the people you share a home with. Some kitchen dreams even represent a good social life and popularity. 

4. Symbol of financial security

Some kitchen dreams also symbolise financial security, either through your own savings or in the form of an upcoming promotion. This leads to a sense of comfort you may even be feeling in your waking life. 

Lastly, dreams about kitchens can be interpreted as warning signs as well. Some dreams suggest the lack of sincerity in your friends or their attempts to fool you. The same can be taken as a sign to be alert and cautious. 

Kitchen Dreams – 34 Scenarios and their Interpretations 

Here are the various types of kitchen dreams. Read on to understand how they may be interpreted in the context of your present life.

1. Tidy Kitchen Dream Meaning 

This dream is a representation of balance, harmony and good fortune. You may see this dream when you are awaiting a promotion or have been working really hard for one. A tidy kitchen dream is a symbol of upcoming prosperity. 

A clean kitchen is also a symbol of a balanced family life, where the members of the family, particularly the dreamer, are at peace with each other. 

2. Dirty Kitchen Dream Meaning 

On the other hand a dirty or messy kitchen dream is a representation of the chaos in your life. Personal or professional, we sometimes run into a chaotic time, either by taking too much on our plate or not planning well. 

When this chaos starts affecting our life, we may see a dirty/messy kitchen dream. A moldy kitchen suggests that the dreamer must stop for some time to see what is happening in the family. 

3. Bright Kitchen in Dream 

Seeing a bright kitchen dream means you have a good understanding with the people you live with. It means you have a stable and nice relationship with them. It could be your family or friends that you live with. 

4. Seeing a new kitchen in dream 

This dream represents a new source of income or increased income; like a promotion. A new kitchen can be recognised through new appliances or new improvements in the kitchen. 

The real life translation of this is similar- you are going to make more money and provide for yourself and/or your family in a better way. 

5. Kitchen on fire in dream 

On the other hand, a kitchen dream where the kitchen is on fire represents that a venture or project you are working on, especially something that provides for your well being, may be on the path to failure.

Tip: If things are seeming doubtful, this is a sign to prepare ahead. 

6. Hot kitchen dream meaning 

This dream suggests that you may be planning for something you may not be able to handle. A kitchen dream where you feel hot is an indication of you being in an environment that you cannot handle, and hence must leave it midway.

7. Seeing a big kitchen in dream 

If the focus of your kitchen dream is how big it is, the dream is a symbol of social popularity. You may be running into larger social circles or are about to be introduced to a lot of new people in your life. 

This abundance of people can also point to fame and your life being surrounded by people all the time. If you are in a profession where this means success, a big kitchen dream has a very positive interpretation for you. 

8. Well stocked kitchen in dream meaning 

This dream is a symbol of financial security, either in your present life or upcoming. It simply means your financial affairs are secured, in order and you can function well in life with it. 

9. Kitchen without food dream 

A dream where you see a kitchen without any food means you may lack internal grit or courage to do something you need to do. This absence of courage within you is represented in your empty kitchen dream. 

10. Kitchen flooded with water dream 

A kitchen dream where the kitchen is flooded with water means deceit. It suggests that a trusted friend may be fooling you or are trying to exploit you. They may be some new friends you have made, who are trying to get in your good books. 

Dreams About Actions In The Kitchen 

11. Prepping food in the kitchen dream 

The activity of prepping food in the kitchen dream has a deeper meaning. The dreamer may be going through a significant life transformation and can see a reflection of that in the actions of prepping the food. 

The dreamer can pay attention to what they are doing- they could be cutting vegetables, washing something, etc. These represent the area of life that will undergo a huge shift. 

12. Boiling water in kitchen dream meaning 

This is a representation of idle waiting. Dreams such as this are a reminder that you may be wasting or idly spending time. You can work on other things while you are waiting for something to be done. 

This can happen when you may have applied for a program and instead of preparing for university/job life, you are just waiting for an answer. It is, essentially, time wasted. 

Note: This is true for all dreams that have an idle waiting action, like preheating the oven in a kitchen dream.

13. Stirring the pot in kitchen dream 

This dream is also a reminder that you may need to pay attention and check up on things that you have left aside. The dreamer is not always neglecting that thing, but sometimes it may be possible that you were just blindly trusting that the work was getting done. 

For example, if something that is left to cook goes without any supervision, it may burn. Similarly, even if the dreamer has set something on auto-pilot or trusted someone with some work, they should still check on it. 

14. Cooking in the kitchen dream 

Kitchen dreams where you are cooking have a few interpretations. Mostly a dream where you are cooking a meal in the kitchen is a representation of your ‘nurturing’ side. It shows good relationships with people you care for. 

A kitchen dream where you are cooking in your own or an unfamiliar kitchen, the state of the kitchen or your actions could also represent an aspect of your life. For example, if you are overwhelmed in a messy kitchen, it could even be how you feel about your life. 

15. Cleaning kitchen dream meaning 

This dream has a positive interpretation, as it signifies peace in your personal life. The dreamer may be in agreement or in a state of understanding with family members, particularly parents. 

16. Dream about eating in your kitchen 

The interpretation of this dream depends on how you felt in the dream. If you were tasting something good and you liked it, it represents a personally beneficial time coming ahead. It also means pleasurable sexual encounters. 

If you tasted something you did not like in the dream, it means you may be getting into a fight or conflict with someone in your life,  either your partner or a friend. 

17. Someone else cooking in your kitchen dream 

This dream has a spiritual interpretation. Often dreamers who are in need of external nourishment have such dreams. It represents the person cooking the meal is taking care of them, providing them with food that will soothe them.

Dreams About Kitchen Structure 

18. Paint of the walls in Kitchen dream 

The colour of the walls in a kitchen dream has a significance when interpreting the dream. For example, a black kitchen where you seem tired cooking represents the exhaustion you may feel in your waking life. 

Similarly, white suggests a state of nourishment. A white walled kitchen in dream is a representation of your wellbeing and nourishment. 

19. Kitchen window in dream 

A kitchen window in the dream provides an outside view of the family in the kitchen. It gives the dreamer an indication of what to focus on in their waking life. If the dreamer is trying to create positive life changes, the window can give clues of what to focus on. 

Often even positive life changes happen because you have prepared and planned for it. Seeing a kitchen window in your dream can thus direct you on what you may be missing in your awake life. 

Some interpretations even suggest that dreaming of a kitchen window means good or happy news may be coming your way. 

20. Kitchen floor in dream 

The kitchen floor can be a representation of your family and the primary emotions in your home environment. It can even be a representation of your own lifestyle. 

Kitchen floors that are messy or have a lot of kitchen waste thrown around indicate a wasteful attitude that you may have adopted in your life. Families also tend to be collectively wasteful and this dream can be a reminder to tidy up your habits. 

21. Broken kitchen in dream

If your kitchen dream has broken structural elements, like the countertops or cabinets or the entire kitchen a broken mess, it may represent the fights or broken environment of the house. 

A lot of arguments, significant fights or extremely different opinions can lead to a broken living environment. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, the same difficult environment is similarly reflected in your kitchen dream. 

Kitchen Objects In Dreams

22. Kitchen cabinet dream meaning 

A kitchen dream where you see cabinets are a representation of what you have stored in your life. A full cabinet shows you have plenty stored away, while an empty cabinet is a sign that you may need to do more. 

The cabinets may even show what you have stored. Spices represent exciting experiences of your life that you carry with you, while a lack of such things in your kitchen cabinet dream shows there is room for more fun in your life. 

23. Kitchen sink dream 

Kitchen sinks in dreams represent the negative emotions that you may be carrying, for example all the negative emotions you may have felt when you were providing or caring for your family. 

Hence, a kitchen dream where the sink is full of dishes suggests that you have a lot of such emotions bottled up within you and it is reflecting in your dreams. Similarly, a kitchen sink without any such dishes means you have no pent up negative emotions. 

24. Seeing a kitchen counter in dream meaning 

This dream represents the planning you have done for yourself or your family. If you have an organised kitchen counter in your dream, then it reflects the organisation you have done in nourishing yourself and your family. 

25. Kitchen chair dream 

Seeing a kitchen chair in a dream symbolizes the presence of good relationships in your life. It can even suggest that you may have people in your life that give you company when you cook or you like to sit with someone when they are cooking. 

Kitchen Utensils In Dreams 

26. Cutting tools in kitchen dreams 

Kitchen dreams where you see cutting tools like knives, blades, big chef’s knives or steak knives, are related to the action of breaking through restraints and making something new for yourself. 

27. Kitchen knife dream meaning 

The interpretation of this dream is negative as it suggests the possibility of danger in your life. This dream is a sign that you should always pay attention to what is happening in your social life and what are the intentions of the people around you.

28. Scissors in kitchen dreams 

Similarly, a pair of scissors in your kitchen dream is a symbol of cutting through, followed by letting go. This can represent breaking out of old habits, and letting them go for good. 

29. Kitchen dream about spoons

Spoons represent things in your life that nourish you and hence you must hold on to. If in your kitchen dream you see a spoon, details of what is around the spoon may also help in interpreting the dream. 

It is a gentle reminder that there is something good and nourishing around you, if you can pick up the spoon and take it in. 

30. Kitchen dream about forks

On the other hand, a kitchen dream where you see a fork or forks, it is more of an action based thing. It suggests that you may have to stab at or attack something, to make a positive change in your life. 

Other than taking actions for yourself, a fork can also represent the possibility of being faced with multiple choices. This interpretation is based on the metaphor ‘fork in the road’, which is a moment when you make an important decision between choices. 

31. Spatula in kitchen dream 

Spatulas in your kitchen dream are a reminder to turn things over, or to turn things around, to see all aspects of a situation. You may have forgotten to consider all aspects of a situation you are currently in, and the spatula is a push to turn things over. 

Kitchen appliances in dream 

Kitchen appliances often have a purpose in our dreams. The interpretations of dreams where we are using or seeing a kitchen appliance depends on the action of the appliance itself. 

32. Kitchen stove in dream 

To see a kitchen stove in a dream is a symbol of warmth in relationships at home. Fire stoves are used to heat something up when cooking and hence, a similar meaning is associated with a dream of a kitchen stove.

33. Blender in kitchen dream meaning 

A blender in your kitchen dream represents the efforts you may be taking to harmonise certain ideas or people in your family/home. You may either be trying to explore something you have in common with the people at home. 

A kitchen dream where you are using a blender to crush something suggests that you could be trying to break down something difficult into a simpler idea that is easier to understand. 

34. Seeing an oven in kitchen dreams

A kitchen dream where the focus is the oven is a reflection of a nourished, well taken care of environment in the family. It represents the simple act of baking, which is associated with feelings of love and care. 

Kitchen dreams and ovens in particular are also a symbol of motherly care and love. However, this can also be interpreted as a fear of pregnancy or a fear of not knowing how to act as an adult in some situations. 

Biblical Meaning of Kitchen Dreams 

Biblical meaning of kitchen dreams is associated with the warning signs, sense of intuition and signs of love, care, responsibility and preparations.

Preparation is one of the primary interpretations of kitchen dreams. You may especially have these dreams when you are about to experience something new. If you are planning for the future, these dreams act as a way of preparing you for what to expect. 

Kitchen dreams where a mother is cooking in the kitchen is very important as it is considered a message about the future. This is largely your own sense of intuition telling you what to do. Such dreams are interpreted based on the details of the dream. 

The biblical meaning also suggests that kitchen dreams can be warning signs- for example dreams such as the gas stove exploding are a symbol of a possible tragedy in your life. Thus, there are also negative interpretations of kitchen dreams. 

Spiritual Meaning of Kitchen Dreams 

Kitchens are the heart of a home in real life. Hence, even in dreams, kitchens signify a deep soulful need or feeling. The most important aspects highlighted by a kitchen dream are nourishment and wellbeing. 

Kitchen dreams where you see someone cooking for you is a sign that you need someone who will take care of you. This doesn’t mean you can’t take care of yourself, instead it means that your inner self may be tired and wants someone to look after them. 

Kitchen dreams where you feel fulfilled or happy with your family and relationships are an indication that your inner self appreciates these things and is feeling at peace with the people in your life. 

Lastly, kitchen dreams where there is a mess in your kitchen and your sink is overflowing is a sign that your inner spirit is feeling exhausted with how much you have taken on yourself. The overflow is spilling into your dreams. 

A Psychological Note on Kitchen Dreams

Kitchen dreams are significant because we spend so much time in our kitchens, often with our families, that our dreams also pick up on that. In instances where we are happy with our life in that home, we see content or happy kitchen dreams. 

When we are feeling conflict arise in the family, we dream about a kitchen where things are burning or out of our control. The dream is thus a similar translation of what is going on in our life, particularly home life. 

Wrap up

Kitchen dreams represent nourishment, mainly physical, emotional and spiritual kinds of nourishment. Most dreams signify a positive change, good relationships and financial and spiritual wellbeing. This wellbeing is also often a reward of our own hard work. 

Kitchen dreams are a reflection of the things in your life you may cherish. If you also wake up feeling good, even better!

If you get dreams about running out of gas then check its meaning here.