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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Kate McDermott

I’m dreaming of a Wolf but for now I use a bottom of the line GE. Have you tested any of the new steam ovens?

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Mar 10, 2023Liked by Kate McDermott

I still have my mother's refrigerator. It's out in the garage for overflow. I've had it for 20 years and she probably had it for, maybe 25. They just don't make appliances like they used to.

Side note: our dryer just died and we had to buy a new one. It's being delivered on Sunday. I wonder if it will out live me or I will out live it! Ha! Ha!

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Mar 10, 2023Liked by Kate McDermott

I have only ever used electric and have always pined for a gas stove. When I married my hubby, I moved to Seattle and moved into his home. He had state-of-the art stovetop and wall oven (well, state-of-the-art for 1957 - an old Chambers set. The stovetop had a griddle and broiler inset into it, so it's almost large enough for small aircraft to use as a runway. If it ever gives up the ghost (which it shows no signs of doing) I would so love to get gas. But the day that they will outlaw gas is coming probably faster than that range will quit working. Too bad, as I have always wanted gas to cook with. For baking, I'm happy to stick with electric, and as I age, I realize that it might not be the brightest idea to give the girl who can't remember to turn the burners off, actual fire to play with. I have a gas fireplace which my husband installed in our wood-burning fireplace, and I love it. When we burned wood (the few times the air quality people allowed it) the room got so hot we couldn't bear to sit in the living room. The gas is a little cooler, but so welcoming and cozy.

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Mar 10, 2023Liked by Kate McDermott

Rare to see a bottom freezer refrigerator that old!

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Mar 9, 2023Liked by Kate McDermott

When we moved into our current home it had a larger kitchen with a suite of Jenn-Air appliances. Now five years old we’ve had to replace the electronic control panel on both the oven and the dishwasher. The natural gas cooktop doesn’t know what simmer is and the electric oven has wonky hot spots (I checked using the method you recommended with white bread) that puzzlingly seem to move around. We left a propane fueled Kitchen-Aid stove behind. I loved it; it did a good job both on the cooktop and in the oven.

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Mar 9, 2023Liked by Kate McDermott

You didn't mention my 70 year old Thermidorian in the wall oven that is kept closed with a wedged broom. 😜😀😅😃😇😁😆

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My Kitchen Aid is my fave!

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