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Old 08-13-2016, 11:52 AM   #31
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Some nice looking kitchens here.

Steve congrats on your new home. I've always coveted older homes like that one. They have so much character.

Here is a photo of my kitchen following the remodel we did in 2008. Still looks like this today except for the utensil crocks, the wastebasket and the laptop.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:09 PM   #32
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Andy, my daughter bought me a black microwave oven for Christmas one year. The last thing I ever wanted was black in my kitchen. Now it is the only color I will consider for the small appliances. What I love is that all fingerprints, dust and any other stain of food shows right up and I can stay on top of it. The kitchen is my domain and I want it spotless and pretty at all times. Love your appliances.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:11 PM   #33
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Steve, I was just looking at your kitchen again.

The first thing I would do is add some open shelving over the sink. It wouldn't be expensive to do well, and so convenient to display dishes and glassware.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:31 PM   #34
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I realize we should stay on topic on threads, however, unless this is a very strict rule, I couldn't care less how off topic my own threads go. Steve, as far as I'm concerned, and everyone else, too, if you want to post pictures of the rest of your house, and even the spouse and kids here, go for it! After all, kitchens are the heart of the home and that heart sometimes extends beyond the four kitchen walls.

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Thank you! Yes, St. Kate's - I know that area well!
I forgot to add, if you go down from St. Kate's a little to the corner of Scheffer and Cleveland, there is a Cecil's store - I think it's a deli now. Cecil's has been there since the 60s - my grandmother used to shop there all the time. I attended kindergarten and first grade at Horace Mann school around the corner.


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RR....I so enjoyed seeing the pics of your kitchenette and agree with Kayelle - you've done wonders with creating storage space! It's neat as a pin and I would love to have dinner in your beautiful little kitchen any day of the week. It's just as charming as can be.
Thank you, but dinner would have to be somewhere else. There's no room for a table!

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rr, you have such a cute little kitchen! Everything is so organized, I'm jealous. I could never live in one of those "Tiny Houses" that have become so popular, but you look like you would nail it. Your pot stand would be perfect for my way-too-large mixing bowl "collection". I'm sure you'll find a use for it if you say goodbye to your copper pots.
Thank you! Well, if I get the new set of cookware I want, it has way more pieces, so all of those spaces will fill right up again if I sell the copper set. I really do wish I had more counter space, though. And with only 1 drawer for silverware, there's a reason everything is hanging on walls. LOL

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I believe those pots are Revere Signature Brand. Stainless clad with copper. IMO very good cookware. Just clean with Wrights or BKF as you are doing. There's no need to purchase the expensive copper cleaner. The interior is SS and may be cleaned with standard SS methods including using abrasive pads. Be sure yours are Revere, I could be wrong. If the interior is tin you will destroy the lining with abrasives. They will be etched on the bottom. These pans originally came with a lacquer finish and many were used as decoration only and the lacquer was never removed. If you want to display only just respray with lacquer. Otherwise you cannot cook with lacquered pots.

Copper requires less heat. Just turn the heat down.
They are Revereware and all but 1 pot is dated 1776-1976, which means they were produced in 1976. They're definitely copper with a stainless steel interior.

I have the three pots with covers, the oval pan, the large round grill pan, and the large fry pan. The problem is, I need a deeper fry pan with a cover and I'd like to get a larger fry pan. The one I have is supposed to be 10", but with the sides curving out, the interior space is no larger than an 8" fry pan. Much as I love these copper pots, they're just not the best fit for my cooking style.
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Old 08-13-2016, 02:18 PM   #35
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I realize we should stay on topic on threads, however, unless this is a very strict rule, I couldn't care less how off topic my own threads go.
I couldn't care less either.....I've seen my threads derailed numerous times here..... and even more frequently so at other forums I participate in. No big deal... At least they keep the threads alive and interesting.
I often like to throw in the thread derailment meme from time to time just to be funny, nothing serious, really.... But I'm surprised they're rarely used here, for fun, of course... I'm just doing my part... to keep the thread from total destruction...
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Dug up old photos so I didn't have to fool with cleaning
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This was our kitchen in our house in the Bahamas. I wish I could have brought it along when we came back to the States. The only problem with that is that it wouldn't fit in this house.

I'll add a photo of our kitchen here sometime next week, but it's nothing special - functional but could be a lot better with addition of some money.
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I couldn't care less either.....I've seen my threads derailed numerous times here..... and even more frequently so at other forums I participate in. No big deal... At least they keep the threads alive and interesting.
I often like to throw in the thread derailment meme from time to time just to be funny, nothing serious, really.... But I'm surprised they're rarely used here, for fun, of course... I'm just doing my part... to keep the thread from total destruction...
I guess that's why it bothered me so much - we aren't stickers for that here. Threads are conversations that meander all over the place. So here I was, reading along, smiling and nodding, and suddenly BAM! HEY YOU! YOU'RE THE PROBLEM HERE! It sure didn't seem funny.
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This was our kitchen in our house in the Bahamas. I wish I could have brought it along when we came back to the States. The only problem with that is that it wouldn't fit in this house.

I'll add a photo of our kitchen here sometime next week, but it's nothing special - functional but could be a lot better with addition of some money.
Reminds me, I need to watch "The Money Pit", again.
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Reminds me, I need to watch "The Money Pit", again.
Me to DH repeatedly during our kitchen renovation: "As long as we're doing all this, we might as well... Do that, too."
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