Vastu science lays stress on convenience, comforts, safety. Safety and comfort become all the more important when it comes to kitchen as it is here where the maximum time is spend, specially of the house wife. Also, kitchen is a place prone to accidents through fire or electric shocks. Keeping this in mind vastu gives a suitable and scientific placement of equipments in a kitchen.
For kitchen the most ideal place is southeast corner zone which is governed by Agni -The God for fire and heat. You know that without fire and heat nothing can be cooked, baked or toasted. The other alternative is to place kitchen at Northwest corner. This is only a secondary choice. Kitchen should not be placed in North-east, mid-north, mid-west, south-west mid-south or the center. Similarly it should not be placed below or above bed, pooja or toilet.