Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Five: What's Cooking?

This week's Friday Five on the RevGalBlogPals relates to the kitchen. I love kitchens!

1. What is the one appliance you simply couldn't be without? It would have to be the frig. When I was fifteen our family moved cross country and beat the furniture to the new house by a week. We had no frig. So a cooler with ice sat where the frig would one day be plugged in. I missed the frig even then. After all, where else can you keep the ice cream?

2. What if anything would you happily give up? Not much! Love the dishwasher. Love the garbage disposal. The rice cooker is a fave! And although I remember the days before microwaves, it sure makes life easier.

3. What is the most strange household appliance you own? Most strange might be the little electric sauce pot that stirred itself. It was strange but you could make great chili con queso in it. There was some mourning when it died.

4. What is the most luxurious household appliance you own? There are not a lot of luxurious appliances at our house. My dad however has an electric potato peeler. Does a good job on the veggies and you can't cut yourself with it.

5. Tell us about your dream kitchen- the sky is the limit here.... Well, it's in a house we own, not rent. And it's big! It has a gas stove that self cleans. It does not allow the smell of fried onions to permeate into the rest of the house. You can sit down and hang out in the dream kitchen. It has two dishwashers, a huge freezer, and a maid to clean up when I'm done cooking!


Purple said...

Must add the maid to my dream kitchen. Enjoyed reading all your responses.

altar ego said...

My dream kitchen (about which I didn't even blog today) is constantly being revised as I read everyone's post. The maid is a must! I'll even sacrifice Sven!

Barbara B. said...

Wow, an electric potato peeler -- I've never heard of that. (But then I'm not that great in the kitchen!)

Processing Counselor said...

How I wish we had a thing that kept the kitchen smells in the kitchen.

Jane said...

REally enjyoed reading your post - particularlythe electric potatoe peeler

jw said...

Hi there. Cam across your blog. Just a tip: Be careful with self-cleaning functions in ovens/stoves. Most people run the self cleaning cycle in anticipation of a big event (like cooking Thanksgiving Dinner.) Sadly, this is often the reason/cause that leads to oven failure!

My tip, skip the self-cleaning cycle before cooking for a large event, or run the cycle long before the date just so you can order a part/have it fixed before the event.

But being it is a "dream kitchen" - the appliances in there will never break! :)

Anonymous said...

I'll clean my own kitchen, the maid can take care of the rest of the house! And empty the dishwasher. I hate emptying the dishwasher.

RevHRod said...

I used to have a gas self cleaning oven with a sealed cook top. It was fab. Never had a failure with the cleaning part. Usually did it on days when it was very cold, since it heated up the kitchen.