The funny thing is, when we saw our house for the very first time I was quite impressed with the kitchen. Though it's not 'new' it had a few updates and looked way more impressive than the kitchens in some of the other homes we looked at. However, looks can be deceiving. In no particular order, here are some things I dislike about my kitchen.
- We have an electric stove top. At my previous rentals I had gas stove tops. I can't count how many times I've boiled things over after turning the heat down/off. It's a real pain in the butt to have to REMOVE the pot completely! Not to mention that you can't tell if the burners are still hot. My hot pads have burn marks all over them because someone kept placing them on the hot burners. (that someone was not me)
- The oven is the size of a pan of lasagna. For the most part, this isn't an issue since I typically just cook for two. But, forget about baking a crap-ton of Christmas cookies. It takes forever. I'm not even sure a Thanksgiving turkey would fit inside. I actually had to give away a brand new cookie sheet that I purchased because after taking the sticky tags off and putting stuff on it, I found that it didn't fit inside my oven! Ugh! Not to mention that it's older than dirt and is a built in so it's not so easy to get a new (bigger) one.
|Old built in oven and electric stove top|
|See the outlet on the wall in the corner?|
By the toaster and coffee maker and everything else that needs to be plugged in?
|Extension cord to plug in the crock pot away from all the other crap.|
I should note, the crock pot is my favorite method of cooking these days. Just dump it all in and leave!
|Notice that the blender sits just below the upper cabinets.|
- I don't have a dishwasher and some counter space is used for a drying rack. I really don't mind not having a dishwasher (Well, I have one. My husband does not!) but it gets really annoying when guests come over and someone says, "You don't have a dishwasher?" like we live in the stone ages. Our house was built in 1962. Dishwashers did not exist then.
I could go on about not having cabinet or pantry space, but I think that is a concern for most people. Plus, we have enough food in our pantry to feed us for months, I'm sure!