Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jane: Cooking with Gas

One of the things I love best about this house is the kitchen. Beautiful maple cabinets, dark granite countertops, cherry floors. Lots of room. I love everything.

Except for the stove. It's an electric, glass-top cooktop.
People look at it and say "wow! so easy to keep clean." Yeah, but so hard to actually cook anything on. If you've ever had one of these, you know the heat is very difficult to control. The burners take a while to heat up when you turn them on, forever to cool down when you turn them off, and you really can't lower or raise the heat very accurately. Pretty much you have to take the pot off the burner, turn it down, wait a while, then put the pot back on . . . a pain.

Today, I replaced it with this beautiful gas cooktop. It fit perfectly into the opening in the countertop, so didn't have to redo that. Doesn't it look great? Five burners, including one power burner and two simmers.
The workers had to finesse a bit--the top drawer got in the way of the gas pipe. But instead of shortening or getting rid of the drawer, they just cut a tiny notch in the back.
Fits just fine now.

They also installed the regulator behind my pot drawer, where there was plenty of room.

Yay for clever workmen! And yay for my new stove. Making spaghetti and meatballs on it tonight!


wclaspy said...

Rock on! Now cook me up some stew! :-)

Ken said...

Congrats! That will improve your life greatly. I can't imagine cooking with anything but gas. Even the old electric coil stove tops are inferior.