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Old 01-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #81
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There are 3 "must have" tools in my kitchen. I call them my "holy trinity":

Kitchenaid model G mixer
Robot Coupe R2 food processor
Vita Mix 4000 blender
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #82
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I don't mind washing dishes by hand but I do miss not having a kitchen window over the sink, and a windowsill cluttered with "stuff".
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #83
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I think there is a big difference between must haves, can't live withouts and things you treasure.

For instance my knives are important to me, I value them as tools and think they are great.

I treasure my rolling pin. It was my gandmother's. I could live without it, I don't use it often but I do think of her when I use it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #84
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Like I have said before, I do not want to spend my last days on earth cleaning. Paper Plates for me. And if I do have company coming, I can hide what ever is dirty in the oven.
Hiding in the oven doesn't work for me anymore, my Mom always looks now to see if I hid dirty dishes in there.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:13 PM   #85
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Hiding in the oven doesn't work for me anymore, my Mom always looks now to see if I hid dirty dishes in there.
You're doing it wrong! The dirty dishes go in the dish washer. The dirty pots and pans go in the oven.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #86
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Being only 4'8" tall, and living alone. I have everything down where I can reach it. I do have two stools. But there are cabinets that are empty and will stay that way. One is over the fridge and the other is over the stove and hood. Whoever designed these apartments didn't take into account that the elderly shrink when they get older.
I have this great 13" step stool that opens and closes with one hand and can fit in the space between my stove and cupboards. It is so easy a baby can do it. Literally. My 1 1/2 year old nephew was opening and closing it like a pro. So being just under 5' with a tiny kitchen where I have to store lots of things out of reach, that step stool is definitely up on the list!!

Otherwise, I love my calphalon knives, and my microplane, and my adjustable measuring spoon. Goes from 1/4 t, to 1 T. Love it!!
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #87
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You're doing it wrong! The dirty dishes go in the dish washer. The dirty pots and pans go in the oven.
Um...I'm the dishwasher...
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #88
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I have this great 13" step stool that opens and closes with one hand and can fit in the space between my stove and cupboards. It is so easy a baby can do it. Literally. My 1 1/2 year old nephew was opening and closing it like a pro. So being just under 5' with a tiny kitchen where I have to store lots of things out of reach, that step stool is definitely up on the list!!

Otherwise, I love my calphalon knives, and my microplane, and my adjustable measuring spoon. Goes from 1/4 t, to 1 T. Love it!!
I am also short and would love one of those step stools. Where did you get it?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #89
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Hiding in the oven doesn't work for me anymore, my Mom always looks now to see if I hid dirty dishes in there.
My MIL taught me the oven hiding place
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #90
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Um...I'm the dishwasher...
Ooops! In that case, everything goes in the oven with a lock on the door.
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