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Old 01-09-2016, 01:43 PM   #31
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I've done that too, but I almost always have a sink full of hot soapy water when I cook so I can clean as I go, and that makes it just as easy to give the spoon a quick wash and set in the drainer until the next taste.
On the other hand, that's an unnecessary step and maybe many more "steps" than you may have away from your stove. My Mom's big kitchen didn't have her sink near the stove.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:18 PM   #32
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On the other hand, that's an unnecessary step and maybe many more "steps" than you may have away from your stove. My Mom's big kitchen didn't have her sink near the stove.
I can reach both without moving. And right in between is my usual prep area
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:12 PM   #33
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I can reach both without moving. And right in between is my usual prep area
I can stand in my kitchen and place the palms of each hand on the opposite counter from each other. Stove is next to fridge, sink is right in the middle across from the stove on the other side. It is a galley kitchen and to narrow for two people to be in there together. But everything is within quick reach. Perfect for a senior person who can stand too long, like me.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:40 PM   #34
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I can stand in my kitchen and spin around till I get dizzy without touching anything

But I have a couple of pretty bar stools on either side of the peninsula so I can sit down when doing my prep. And I can put visitors on the other side of the peninsula so they don't get in my way while I'm cooking.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:52 PM   #35
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I can stand in my kitchen and spin around till I get dizzy without touching anything

But I have a couple of pretty bar stools on either side of the peninsula so I can sit down when doing my prep. And I can put visitors on the other side of the peninsula so they don't get in my way while I'm cooking.
If I still had the whole family at home, I would definitely want a much larger kitchen. Today, I look on larger as "more to clean." A damp mop for 30 seconds and the kitchen floor is done. When I had all the kids home at the same time, it meant a bigger floor to clean. More spills, more scuff marks, more bigger appliances to clean. Today, I live by my signature line.
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I can stand in my kitchen and spin around till I get dizzy without touching anything

But I have a couple of pretty bar stools on either side of the peninsula so I can sit down when doing my prep. And I can put visitors on the other side of the peninsula so they don't get in my way while I'm cooking.
I thought you were going to finish that sentence with "and I see Russia".
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I thought you were going to finish that sentence with "and I see Russia".
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I thought you were going to finish that sentence with "and I see Russia".
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