Cooking With Suzette
Chapter1 – How to Entertain Yourself While Trapped In the Kitchen
What a shame I had to give up my over-the-stove microwave because these old cabinets are just not proportioned to handle a thing like that. The choice was letting Sami chop up the cupboards to fit ( that was his enthusiastic suggestion – what could possibly go wrong? ) or going back to the customary range hood.
I’m so glad that we went with the range hood because of the entertainment factor alone. The underside of the hood has two 2 halogen spotlights that remind me of the spaceship landing in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
The other reason I’m glad to have a metal range hood again is that you can use a magnet to hang up recipe print-outs right over the area where you’re working. Of course, my last stove was electric and had cast-iron plates as a cooking surface. This new gas stove might be a game changer as far as hanging paper over the stove goes, especially those fearsome POWER BURNERS.
Did I mention that I always send Sami off on his own to buy appliances? The only direction I give him is to buy something white. That kind of explains things, doesn’t it?
UPDATE: The three of us that live in this house have all cooked something on this stove top now, but only on that front left burner. As our old stove gave it up one part at a time, we were down to only one functioning burner when the decline seemed to stop. We got used to dealing with only that one burner and we can’t untrain ourselves just like that. This is going to take some getting used to. No one has the nerve to use the oven yet.