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{{Quote|He had one brief glimpse of an enormous, high-ceilinged room, large as the Great Hall above it, with mounds of glittering brass pots and pans heaped around the stone walls, and a great brick fireplace at the other end...|The Hogwarts kitchens in [[1994]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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The '''Hogwarts kitchens''' is a room located in [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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==Location==
The '''Hogwarts kitchens''' are located directly under the [[Great Hall]], down the same staircase that leads to the [[Hufflepuff Basement|Hufflepuff Common Room]]. It contains five tables identical to and directly below those in the Great Hall; food must simply be placed upon the tables in the kitchens, and it [[magic]]ally appears on the corresponding tables in the Great Hall above. The kitchens are staffed by over one hundred [[House-elf|house-elves]] including [[Dobby]], [[Winky]]<ref name="GoF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>, and [[Kreacher]] (after [[Harry Potter]] inherited him and ordered him there in [[1996]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>. [[Helga Hufflepuff]] brought the house-elves to work in the kitchens as a way of ensuring they could work without being abused. To gain access to the kitchens, one must tickle the pear painted in a portrait of a bowl of fruit, (It squirms and giggles) which then turns into a green door knob.<ref name="GoF" />
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The kitchen is located directly under the [[Great Hall]], down the staircase leading to the [[Hufflepuff Basement]]<ref name="FIRE">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
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==Entry==
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In the corridor outside, one will find a painting of a bowl of fruit; one such fruit is a pear. If one tickles the pear, it will squirm, laugh, and then transform into a green door-knob. Hence revealing the doorway, one can open the door and enter.<ref name="FIRE"/>
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==Looks==
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{{Quote|He had one brief glimpse of an enormous, high-ceilinged room, large as the Great Hall above it, with mounds of glittering brass pots and pans heaped around the stone walls, and a great brick fireplace at the other end...|The Hogwarts kitchen's appearance in [[1994]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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The kitchen is a gigantic, high-ceilinged room with five tables identical to the ones in the [[Great Hall]] above; they are also in the exact same position. There are large quantities of pots and pans heaped around the stone walls, presumably on counter-tops or stoves, and a large brick fireplace at the other end of the hall from the door.
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==Inhabitants==
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*Ninety-Nine [[House-elf|House Elves]]
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*[[Dobby]]<ref name="FIRE"/>
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*[[Winky]]<ref name="FIRE"/>
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*[[Kreacher]]<ref name="PRINCE">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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==History==
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===Medieval history===
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[[Helga Hufflepuff]] brought the house-elves in to work so that they could avoid being abused<ref name="INTERVIEW">An interview with [[J. K. Rowling]]</ref>; she also created many of the recipes used to this day at Hogwarts<ref name="POTTERMORE">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>.
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===1991-1996===
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In [[1992]], [[Headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] decided, upon the rescue of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] from the [[Chamber of Secrets]], that the students of Hogwarts needed a feast. Hence, he sent [[Minerva McGonagall]] to the kitchens to persuade the house-elves to hold such a banquet.
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[[1994|Two years]] later, [[Hermione Granger]] discovered the kitchens, and although initially she attempted to convince the house-elves employed there to accept pay and holidays, upon sight of Dobby she instead brought her friends [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley]] to visit Dobby.
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[[1995|The next year]], [[Fred and George Weasley]] brought tons of snacks from the kitchens to the [[Gryffindor Common Room]] after the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] won a the cup. The rest of the House were amazed at this accomplishment.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Mention}}
 
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{Hogwarts below ground floor}}
 
{{Hogwarts below ground floor}}
 
 
[[fr:Cuisines de Poudlard]]
 
[[fr:Cuisines de Poudlard]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts locations|Kitchen]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts locations|Kitchen]]

Revision as of 20:24, November 1, 2012

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Hogwarts kitchens
Location information
Location

Basement, Hogwarts Castle, Scotland

Owner(s)

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Permanent residents

House-elves

Affiliation

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Hogwarts kitchens is a room located in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Location

The kitchen is located directly under the Great Hall, down the staircase leading to the Hufflepuff Basement[1]

Entry

In the corridor outside, one will find a painting of a bowl of fruit; one such fruit is a pear. If one tickles the pear, it will squirm, laugh, and then transform into a green door-knob. Hence revealing the doorway, one can open the door and enter.[1]

Looks

"He had one brief glimpse of an enormous, high-ceilinged room, large as the Great Hall above it, with mounds of glittering brass pots and pans heaped around the stone walls, and a great brick fireplace at the other end..."
—The Hogwarts kitchen's appearance in 1994[src]

The kitchen is a gigantic, high-ceilinged room with five tables identical to the ones in the Great Hall above; they are also in the exact same position. There are large quantities of pots and pans heaped around the stone walls, presumably on counter-tops or stoves, and a large brick fireplace at the other end of the hall from the door.

Inhabitants

History

Medieval history

Helga Hufflepuff brought the house-elves in to work so that they could avoid being abused[3]; she also created many of the recipes used to this day at Hogwarts[4].

1991-1996

In 1992, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore decided, upon the rescue of Ginny Weasley from the Chamber of Secrets, that the students of Hogwarts needed a feast. Hence, he sent Minerva McGonagall to the kitchens to persuade the house-elves to hold such a banquet. Two years later, Hermione Granger discovered the kitchens, and although initially she attempted to convince the house-elves employed there to accept pay and holidays, upon sight of Dobby she instead brought her friends Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley to visit Dobby. The next year, Fred and George Weasley brought tons of snacks from the kitchens to the Gryffindor Common Room after the Gryffindor Quidditch team won a the cup. The rest of the House were amazed at this accomplishment.

Appearances

Notes and references


Hogwarts Castle
Locations below ground floor

Boathouse · Boathouse passageway · Chamber of Secrets · Dark Hall · Deathday Party Hall · Detention escape route · Dungeons · Dungeon cave · Dungeon Corridor · Dungeon Five · Dungeon hall · Dungeon Pit · Dungeon Staircase · Entrance Dungeon · Forgotten Cavern · Hieroglyphic Hall · Hogwarts Basement · Hufflepuff Basement · Kitchens · Lever Rooms · Lost Tunnel · Lower Chambers Corridor North-East · Lower Chambers Corridor West · Lower Chambers Portrait Corridor · Poltergeist Passage · Porticus Circumscriptus · Porticus Periculum · Porticus Imago · Porticus Medius · Porticus Olidus · Potion-Mixing Room · Potions basement · Potions Classroom · Prowling Passage · Quidditch cave · Room of Doom · Room of Runes · Severus Snape's office · Shop · Slug Pit · Slughorn's Stairs · Slytherin Boys' Dormitory · Slytherin Duelling Dungeon · Slytherin Dungeon · Slytherin Girls' Dormitory · Undercover route to the Kitchens · Underground Chambers · Vestibule of Mischief · Way to Courtyard

Portraits, statues and other artwork located below ground floor

Basil Fronsac · Bloody Baron · Cecilia Gallerani · Elizabeth Burke · Hooky · Mad old man · Mopsus · Old man · Percival Pratt · Salazar Slytherin · Sleeping hermit · Bearded man with book

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