Robin Garr wrote:Dumb question, but can't you reach the sink from the stove? I try to keep one side of the sink clear when I'm cooking, and all I need to do with a hot drippy lid is toss it over into the sink. It doesn't matter which side lands up, and when I need to put it back, either it has cooled off or I grab it with a pot holder.
Jenise wrote:Nope. There's a peninsula between the cleaning area and the stove. There's a second prep sink about four steps away, but I'd drip all over the floor getting there.
Robin Garr wrote:
I am truly happy, though, with the way that a previous owner of this century-old urban bungalow dropped a neat U-shaped work counter into a larger kitchen. I can reach the sink, work space, stovetop and oven and fridge without taking more than a step, and I like it that way. Mary is talking about doing some major cabinet and counter renovations, but she has promised not to change the footprint one bit.
Susan B wrote:I love it! Did it have any tags? If we know the manufacturer, maybe we can find more. You know that you would have to be more than lucky to find another, even at TJ Maxx.
Karen/NoCA wrote:That will work great...here is what I have used for several years now....made for a spoon and a lid, but I have used it for two lids.
Is yours hefty enough to stay in place on the stone?
It is interesting how our minds work...we need a gadget to hold our hot, drippy lids. My mom taught me to lay a thick kitchen towel down on the work area next to the stove. You take the lid off, lay it on the towel. Towel goes into the wash or remains for another turn if not dirty. Throw into the laundry....one less gadget! She said the less gadgets you have the better and if you do have gadgets make sure they do multiple chores.
Christina Georgina wrote:Another peeve is where to put spoons, spatulas and ladles that you use repeatedly while cooking and don't want to wash between stirrings.....just HATE those small, single utensil spoon holders....end up using a large dinner plate on an unused burner grate to hold multiple utensils until the dish is finished. Works unless you have radically different flavors that you don't want to mix. Do you have another idea ?
Susan B wrote:That would be great! If you are there and they have one, please. We'll be home mid next week.
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