Kitchen to the North
Kitchen in the North is the balance position.
One thing that you may need to know when considering direction for good Feng Shui kitchen is that oven, stove or Microwave (in some modern kitchens) are your main concern. They are in a fire element.
The good direction is the direction that auspicious with the fire element.
The North is considered water element and, as mentioned above, stove is a fire element. Therefore, fire turns to water create a balance element to your home.