Friday, March 23, 2012

KITCHEN COMING ALONG

Shiny. Pretty. Not new.
Would you believe, these were purchased by 2nd Man back in the early 90's?  Yep, almost 20 years old! He takes care of his stuff! Over the years, we gradually replaced all of this with newer and different types, so this was put in storage to sell later. Never got around to that, thankfully, so we got it out, used some 
"Barkeepers Friend" and it's good as new!



For 2nd Man's birthday, I took him to AceMart Restaurant Supply and said to buy whatever he needed to complete some of the stuff in the kitchen at the farm. By the way, if you have a restaurant supply in your town, it is an AWESOME place to buy this type of stuff.  Very inexpensive and made of a quality that will hold up to restaurant use so it will for sure hold up under home use. He bought some baking things and christened his 'baking drawer'.  Luckily we have some extra tools already at home now that we can move out there. I'm thinking he's going to need a bigger another drawer.



Here is the other side of the open shelving we made when we had the kitchen redone.  I think we're going to use this side for the other cookware, like the cast iron pieces we have.  Still room for more!  We just moved some of what we had out there.  As for the cast iron skillets, those will go on the Julia Child wall I blogged about.  I'll work on that project soon, but until then, he still has room.

We also picked up a few baking sheets.  Grabbed two of each size; the 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 sheet pan sizes.  A full size sheet pan won't usually fit in a standard residential oven.  The pans are SO durable, heavy, and just perfect for so many things.  Best of all, at restaurant supply stores they cost much less and will last longer than most anything you will find in a chain store.

10 comments:

Annie*s Granny said...

Gorgeous! I love the baking sheets. I have a set, but mine will just barely fit in one oven, and not in the top (self cleaning) oven. If it were just an inch shorter.... :-(

Kelly said...

So jealous!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks!! It's fun building/starting something from scratch. We can be organized from day one. Or in this case, day 240something, ha.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Adore that counter top! I get so sick of granite being used by folks who NEVER actually cook. Real kitchens are far and few between and yours is gorgeous to boot!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Wow he really does take care of his stuff! I can't even tell you how may pans I have gone through in 20 yrs... Looks good!

Sue said...

Neat as a pin-I love it! You guys are certainly making a fine home......

tami said...

Love the stainless steel countertop! ALL SM will consider when we replace ours is natural stone. (sigh)

I'm so OVER granite...

The Happy Hippy said...

Great progress - well done! Everytime I drop in something new has been completed. Love the stainless steel counter top.

1st Man said...

Awww, thanks!!

1st Man said...

It's funny, we say the same thing about granite. It's so overused now. It's beautiful, don't get me wrong, but people don't think about how they'll use it later on. Not sure if you've looked back through the blog but this stainless was original to the house! Too cool that it's been that way for more than 50 years or so. Kind of fun.

Thanks for the kind words! :-)