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Old 02-18-2019, 09:51 PM   #1
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Cooking while sitting...

I know I'm not the only one with limitations on extended standing in the kitchen. My office chair lets me scoot around the kitchen and allows me to sit at the stove. After a few burns on the side of my arm from pans while sitting I came up with this. It's an oven mitt from the dollar store, with the fingers and thumb cut off and hemmed. Hope this helps my fellow cooks who are determined to keep on cooking.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:20 PM   #2
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Very cool idea!
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:55 PM   #3
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Great idea!
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:54 AM   #4
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Clever idea, Kayelle!

I have crabby feet, so I try to sit whenever I can. I do have a small table in the kitchen work area that I can sit at; it comes in handy for trimming beans or chopping cleaned veggies. However, when I need to use the sink, Himself and his handyman skills came to the rescue. He cut down the legs on an old bar stool. It's at a perfect height for me to sit at the sink, legs tucked into the cabinet underneath, and a long cutting board stretched across one side. I do still stand at the stove, though. If I sat there, I'd probably figure out a way to pull a pan down into my lap.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:12 AM   #5
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Kayelle, that's a good idea! Years ago, New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme cooked from a chair. It was interesting to watch him work sitting down. He didn't let his problem stop him either. You're in good company.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:01 AM   #6
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A 30" bar stool will put you at about the same height as standing. I wouldn't want to scoot around on one, though.
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I like that idea. I have a bar stool in the kitchen so I can sit at the counter and do my prep. It's close enough to the stove that I can carry it over there when I need to. Great idea to protect your arm that way.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:21 AM   #8
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I don't think I have ever made any kitchen related mods but this is one practical mod.
I've done plenty of mods with BBQ and camping equipment to suit my particular needs.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:00 PM   #9
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Glad you like the idea folks! Needless to say, I stand if cooking something likely to pop grease..no fun getting a pop to the face, and a ski mask would look pretty funny.
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I hadn't thought of sitting at the stove. That safety cuff could be useful. Clever.
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