Kitchens are the most used and best part of the home. We cook there of course but as any home chef will tell you, it is also where everyone wants to be. And why not? This is where the action is. Banging pots, sizzling food, great aromas, cold beer, movement and conversation. It’s all taking place in the kitchen. The kitchen is also an area that most reflects the sum of man’s technological evolution at any given time. I understand that there have been more patents taken out for cooking tools than any other type of invention and the kitchenis where we put those gadgets to work for real and practical purposes. After all, if it can’t be used to improve our love life or make a better meal, what good is it? My client’s kitchen pictured above has just about everything anyone could ever want to make a better meal. Good lighting, huge preparation counters, appliance garages to hide the toaster in, natural light, huge cooktop and oven, wine cooler, refrigerator with glass doors and on and on. Why would anyone not want to plant themselves on one those bar stools and just hang out?
- Create a record of your appliances make, description, color, date of purchase, model #, serial # etc.
- Read and follow all manufacturer’s instructions for the use and maintenance of each appliance in your home and keep them available for reference.
- Never use steel wool for cleaning your appliances, especially stainless steel.
- Stainless steel should only be cleaned with warm sudsy water or a special cleaner made specifically for stainless steel. Always wipe the surface of stainless steel in the direction of the “grain” only with a soft completely clean cloth.
- Install moisture sensors under sinks or around refers with water lines, especially in areas with wood flooring.