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Offline DavidW

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Re: Cookware - Your favourite kitchen tools
« Reply #100 on: February 20, 2021, 08:49:42 AM »
True (re ratings).  I suspect that it can also be a case of 'the more buttons and whistles that come with it, the more chances are that something will break/go wrong'.

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Yes.  Mine has only one button which is cook.  It is idiot proof.  They even have a scoop and numbers on the pot so you fill the water to the # of scoops you used of ice (only difference is that is for white rice, you have to use a table in the manual for brown rice).

Had I known about the versatility of Ben's pressure cooker though I would have bought that instead.

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Re: Cookware - Your favourite kitchen tools
« Reply #101 on: February 20, 2021, 09:45:17 AM »
Another consideration in the kitchen is work surface and storage.  We have a modest size kitchen which we had renovated in the early 2000s (including all new appliances), but there was no room for a central island - so, I ordered a rolling island kit from HERE (construction took a few hours w/ basic tools) - in the first three pics below - the cart is stored in the corner (had to remove a chair but now mainly a 2-person house) - then rolled out and leaves open for an additional 20" x 40" work surface which is near the gas stove top - virtual doubles the room to work.

Of course, a convenient spice rack is always useful especially near the food prep area - the last pic shown is my third iteration for this space w/ an increase in depth which now holds 60% more spice bottles of small/medium size.  I made this one from ambrosia maple.  Dave :)

 

 

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Re: Cookware - Your favourite kitchen tools
« Reply #102 on: February 20, 2021, 09:52:41 AM »
Another consideration in the kitchen is work surface and storage.  We have a modest size kitchen which we had renovated in the early 2000s (including all new appliances), but there was no room for a central island - so, I ordered a rolling island kit from HERE (construction took a few hours w/ basic tools) - in the first three pics below - the cart is stored in the corner (had to remove a chair but now mainly a 2-person house) - then rolled out and leaves open for an additional 20" x 40" work surface which is near the gas stove top - virtual doubles the room to work.


I like the idea of a collapsible rolling island, Dave. Especially if space is at a premium.