Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is the one that is most associated with motherhood. As soon as a child is born, it associates its mother with physical nourishment. Traditionally, the kitchen is the place where the mother makes food for her child.
A dream that takes place in a kitchen often reveals something about how you have been nurtured, both physically and emotionally, and about how well you have developed feelings of security and self-worth. Is the kitchen in your dream a place of safety and comfort, where you can enjoy the smell of a delicious meal wafting from the oven, or is it a dangerous place with sharp knives that can cut you and hot flames that can burn you?
Cooking something in a kitchen in a dream can represent a desire to care for others or a need to take better care of yourself.
When you cook, you are taking raw materials and transforming them into something that is useful and pleasurable, so cooking in a dream can symbolize taking your talents and skills and using them to create something better for yourself.
Cooking in a dream can represent a transformation in your life.
If you are carrying food out of the kitchen, your dream may be reminding you that although you appear to be moving away from a place of safety, you will always have inner resources to protect you.
In dreams, items in kitchen cabinets and cupboards can represent stored memories.
A refrigerator or freezer in a dream can symbolize a feeling of emotional numbness or detachment. Items stored in a freezer or refrigerator can represent thoughts, emotions and memories that you have been afraid to acknowledge.
Because a kitchen is associated with motherhood, in a dream a kitchen often represents feminine qualities such as intuition, sensitivity and passiveness.
A dream that you are cleaning your kitchen can represent a desire to loosen maternal bonds.