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#31 Porthos

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:05 PM

I love the pot rack. That's a lot on one hook!

 

Yes, it is a lot on that hook. Interestingly it has survived many earthquakes. I am gentle when taking things off and putting them back on.


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#32 andiesenji

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:32 PM

Smithy,that perforated long handled thing is a walnut roaster. Amazon sent it to me instead of the French carbon steel pan I ordered. They said "just keep it" and sent me the right pan in a few days.  Never used it, but it looks so hearthy, so Dickensian, we keep it hanging there as an objet d'art.  We do have walnut trees, BTW, and they are a messy, black staining weed tree that crops up in every garden and wood. Never eaten one of them.

I looks like my chestnut pan, though the handle is a bit longer.


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:34 PM

There won't be cleaner pictures - it's rarely cleaner!

 


Notice the missing drawer - apparently I put too much into the drawers and it can't support the weight - so contents of the drawer are in a box (two boxes actually) on the living room floor.  Apparently I will be getting the drawer back - of course hell hasn't frozen over yet!

I like the Dutch tea cozy.


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#34 HungryC

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

Very happy with the BS. No electronics, simple to operate, built for the long haul. No frills, but solid and the oven in a 30" unit still holds a full sheet pan. ETA sorry I couldn't get the photos correctly oriented.

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#35 andiesenji

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

gfweb -- love the stove -- it is the same one I grew up using.  My parents had installed it in the early 80s -- a few weeks ago, I went through the house again during an open house -- and there it was, still in working order.  Thing of beauty...with way too many pilot lights...

My big old Garland was like that - no pilot lights though.  I had a container of long fireplace matches hung on the wall at each end of the monster, until I discovered the propane fire lighters. 


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#36 weinoo

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:41 PM

While I'm generally jealous of everyone else's huge kitchens, ranges, fireplaces, bbqs, big green eggs, etc., here's one of the reasons we bought this apartment - the view from our kitchen window...

 

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Some shots of the kitchen...

 

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And, of course, the coffee area...

 

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#37 Blether

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

It's just me living here, Porthos.  In fact this side of the table is quite open space.  Three of us managed to cook together the other day.  My next dream is some actual worktop that isn't either the sink or the table.

 

Thanks, gfweb.  I'm attaching some 'upskirt' shots, since I know that's the sort of thing you raunchy young fellas like.  Let's see how this works...

 

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Bottom half of top right is spices; most of the space under the chopping boards is cans & jars - in the back are my meat grinder and a couple of pickling boxes & a food mill, all of which that I don't use so often.

 

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Under the kitchen side of the table are oats, a bottle of oil and some rices (tucked into the table leg centre-left).  Bags of flour have migrated from here to the drawer of the breadmaker cab.

 

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Stepping back from the table, this wooden stand used to have another level and sit where the new fridge is.  I've another (simpler!) unit to build once the old fridge is gone, something that has to go down before I'm tempted into an orgy of meat curing.


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#38 Porthos

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:15 PM

Mitch, I see the scale in the coffee area. Is that just a good place for it or do you weigh you beans and pack your espresso to a certain pressure?


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#39 weinoo

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

Mitch, I see the scale in the coffee area. Is that just a good place for it or do you weigh you beans and pack your espresso to a certain pressure?


Oh yeah, I weigh beans and how much I put in the portafilter. Don't do the tamping with a scale, just by feel for that.
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#40 gfweb

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:22 PM

Weinoo and Blether...impressive use of space. My continual bitching about the awkwardness of my kitchen shames me.



#41 Anna N

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:10 AM

Blether

Just had to share this after seeing yours! My late husband made it for me.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:39 AM

very inspirational

 

it will help me get out of my rut.  move all the crap treasures not used down to the basement and get the electrician in here

 

so I can use more than one toy electrical assistant at a time.


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#43 Porthos

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

That's a lot on one hook!

 

Your comment (this is a good thing) made me take a look at what all is on the pot rack these days. I took down the 2 pans I most rarely use and then noticed a rolling pin sitting on it that I have no memory of putting there (but I know I did) that I took off. That took 4 lbs off of it. The 16 qt stock pot stayed because of no other good place to keep it.


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#44 Porthos

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

Kerry, I forgot to mention that I really liked seeing Cambro stuff in someone else's kitchen.


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#45 Anna N

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:01 AM

very inspirational
 
it will help me get out of my rut.  move all the crap treasures not used down to the basement and get the electrician in here
 
so I can use more than one toy electrical assistant at a time.


Yes I am always inspired looking at kitchens belonging to others who I know cook! Model kitchens bore me to tears. I have already started a bit of re-organizing. I try to be my own coach. I ask myself, "How often do you use this?" Or "Do you really need three of these?" But sometimes wish I had one of those professional organizers following me around and forcing me to make decisions about what goes and what stays. I know I have too many toys.
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:17 AM

Ill post a bit more of mine once the SLR feels up to it.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:14 AM

Lookin' good!

Y'all are far better organized than I am!!!  :blink:

 

 

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#48 Porthos

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

Martin, I can't stand not to be organized. Every knife in my knife block has a place and I want the handles such that when I pull a knife out it is already oriented to how it is held. I refered to our utensil forest. There are 4 utensil holders and each one only gets the items that belong in it. My bowls are also set up this way. When my younger daughter was a teenager and she was doing the dishes she kept shoving the bowls into the cabinet any old way. I took photos of each shelf's bowls and put them on the insides of the door to try to help. That only worked so-so.

 

The lids for the pans I use most are here

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and here.

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In other words, I can't stand to have to hunt for the things I use on a regular basis. That is why I am the one who now does the dishes - so that I can put things away where they belong.

 

edited to add: Credit the TV show Ultimate Kitchens for the idea of using towel holders inside of a door to hold lids.


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#49 quiet1

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

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Just had to share this after seeing yours! My late husband made it for me.
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I love this idea. For some reason it never occurred to me to use the inside of a door for knife storage. I hate having them sit out, so right now they are in a drawer, but the current kitchen has so few drawers that freeing that one up would not be a bad thing. Anyone have tips on making one of these puppies?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:30 PM

I love this idea. For some reason it never occurred to me to use the inside of a door for knife storage. I hate having them sit out, so right now they are in a drawer, but the current kitchen has so few drawers that freeing that one up would not be a bad thing. Anyone have tips on making one of these puppies?


Here's one but if you google DIY knife storage cabinet door you'll likely find more.

http://community.fam...nife-block.aspx
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#51 Franci

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

I only posted a picture of my stove in this new place, last kitchen I posted we were still living in Monaco. Here we are renting so not much for me to do
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#52 Anna N

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:04 PM

http://www.thekitchn...-make-it-204478

Another take on a do it yourself knife storage system which could certainly be adapted to a cabinet door. My father in our home in northern British Columbia did something very similar. He mounted a board beneath each of the upper cabinets, installed leather straps, and all of our cutlery knives, forks, spoons was stored there. It made excellent use of that recessed space. My brother and I hated it. It meant every piece of cutlery had to be put away carefully every night. There is insufficient recess under my present cabinets else I would've have had that done too.
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#53 Robenco15

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:15 PM

Recently moved into a new apartment that has a gas range and counter top space. Before that though this was my kitchen. Sorry those burners are dirty. Took the picture right after cooking probably my last meal there.

 

With those 2 burners and a toaster oven I did somewhere around ten or so dishes out of TFL cook book, a couple from Bouchon, Ad Hoc, Julia's Mastering, and a host more. That toaster oven just fit a 3.5 quart Le Creuset dutch oven without the lid. Making boeuf bourguignon in that kitchen was an adventure. What you don't see is that when you stood at the stove there was a wall directly behind you and to the left of the stove was a dish rack and the sink. Across from the toaster oven (which was against that wall behind you at the stove) was a small square of counter top that allowed me to cut one or two things at time. I had to put things on the floor, on the dining/kitchen table, and even on the couch that was against that wall on the other side. Smallest apartment in the world with one of the smallest whatever you'd call that excuse of a kitchen.

 

My pots and pans had to be stored above all of it on a ledge. Wish I took more pictures of the place now that this thread is here. It was something else.

 

Sorry if I just ruined this thread by the way. Finally found an opporunity to show it off!

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#54 rotuts

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

thank you Franci for joining this 'visual treat' thread

 

its bright

 

may I ask that this it ?

 

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since it's pretty shinny

 

maybe I need two ?

 

thanks for sharing

 

I do love that stove.



#55 Franci

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:33 PM

Rotuts that's a Berkey's water filter, I believe it was discussed here on Egullet and Andiesenji has severals.



#56 Porthos

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

Thread with discussion about the Berkey filters:

 

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#57 rotuts

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:45 PM

Wow

 

High End

 

:biggrin:

 

I use:

 

http://www.bedbathan...rd=water filter

 

Sooo Pedestrian

 

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Good Cooing Your Way 

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

I only posted a picture of my stove in this new place, last kitchen I posted we were still living in Monaco. Here we are renting so not much for me to do
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I do have the biggest "Crown" Berkey and a travel Berkey - I have a whole-house filter system but it does not remove everything.  The Berkey does.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:17 PM

Okay, I don't want you guys to think I don't use my shiny new kitchen. Here's the interior of the pantry cabinet, complete with cambros of various flours, pans, dry goods, etc. And I forgot to show my absolute favorite feature: two extra deep, full slide drawers full of alphabetized spices. Drawers are in the kitchen island, which is lower, tabletop height so my short self can comfortably chop and knead while barefoot. image.jpg image.jpg

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#60 Blether

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:51 PM

... Anyone have tips on making one of these puppies?

 

A picture's worth a thousand words.  This second rack is a minimum-effort-and-expense knock-up that I made myself.  One plank for the two backing boards, and the rest is thin wood strips in two different widths.  The wood's unfinished:

 

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The first rack has more to it:

 

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and I've mentioned it on eG before.  My concept, built for me very kindly by my friend, a former cabinetmaker - build photos are here.


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