New Kitchen Appliances!

My parents have been doing renovations in the kitchen and have ordered our new appliances. I’m looking forward to them after cooking on an ancient stove for so long (pictured here). The timer was broken when we moved in (16 years ago) and there’s no way to clean it properly so it doesn’t smoke and set off fire alarms every now and then. The stove top is particularly annoying, since it takes forever to heat up and underneath the elements get dirty so easily yet are hard to clean.

I’m excited about the new stove which will be a flat-top stove and convection oven. The oven is self-cleaning and has a probe for cooking meat. It also has a really nice slide-out rack for getting heavy pans and such out of it. Oh and finally we will be getting a hood fan! We’ve needed this for a long time, hopefully no more fire alarms when cooking! It’s a bit of an inside joke here that dinner’s not ready until the alarm goes off.

The fridge will be nice too. Freezer drawer on the bottom, so no more frozen packs hitting me when I open it up. The drawers for vegetables and fruit are a bit bigger, and the shelves are adjustable. Our new dishwasher will be much much quieter than our one right now, which is nice for answering the phone in the kitchen and putting the dishes on at bedtime. It also has a cutlery rack on the top instead of bottom shelf, which allows for putting more large dishes in the dish washer.

Lastly one of the best things I’m looking forward to is the microwave. It’s a microwave plus an oven! It can bake, broil, microwave, or do a combination of oven and microwave. I don’t like using microwave to heat things up but don’t have many options other than the full oven. This will be nice, like a toaster oven in the microwave. It also has 2 racks to heat up 2 plates of food at once.

With all these new fancy gadgets, I’m not going to want to move out! I have actually started looking into buying my own place, but that means leaving all these new appliances. Hmm..


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.

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