What Does My Kitchen Look Like Now, Part II

They started painting today; tomorrow or the next day, they will start putting in the cabinetry. You can see the color to the right there–a nice pale sage/moss green. It looks well with the golden oak woodwork and the reddish terra cotta tile floor.

Tomorrow, Dan and Heather will also take away the old kitchen appliances, cabinetry and countertops in a large rented truck. Dan stopped by just as I was dishing up supper to tell us this–I was scooping out the pork ribs into a serving bowl, heard his voice downstairs and started laughing.

I swear that my little brother can smell pork cooking from ten miles away; I don’t know how many times he has shared our supper because he happened by.

T’was no matter–I know he partakes of no pork at his house, out of respect for Heather’s Muslim beliefs–and besides, I always cook enough to feed a couple more people anyway. Just in case.

So, I dished up a fourth bowl of rice and though Dan manfully tried to refuse, he sat and had dinner anyway.

Which is just fine.

But wait–there is more!

I just found out that the stove which I had been told would take eight to ten weeks to get to us is in–sitting about at Clintonville Electric, just waiting for the range hood to come in, before everything is loaded on a truck and brought to us and installed.

It seems that the delay happened because another customer had ordered the same exact stove in the same exact British Racing Green that we had–a day or so before we had. And so, they took precidence, and the stove that was in the warehouse went to them.

However, they apparently cancelled that order days ago–and so–the stove is ours.

Here on the left, you can see what it will basically look like, save for the color. It is an AGA Six-Four, which is a dual-fuel range with a six-burner gas cooktop and four electric ovens–one warming oven, one broiler and one higher-heat oven and one lower heat oven.

The cooktop includes one burner that has 27,500 btus, which I cannot wait to set my wok on. I suspect that once I set my wok on it and start cooking I will never want to leave my spot in front of that burner.

It is a beauty. I can barely contain myself from vibrating apart with excitement as I anticipate cooking on it.

Things are coming together much faster on this kitchen than I had hoped.

I will keep everyone up to date as developments occur.


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  1. Wow Barb. That is one heck of a stove. Now, I know where Bryian will be, if he’s not at home – cooking on your stove! 😉

    I can’t wait to see you kitchen when it’s done. 🙂

    Comment by Judith — November 1, 2005 #

  2. I figure lots of folks will want to cook on it. Morganna and I call it the Stove of Love And Beauty.


    I have a picture of a huge one that comes in purple–“aubergine” to be precise–that I need to show Howie. The thing was nine feet long or so–it was a unit like mine, a flattop grill and a regular AGA four oven unit with two hobs on it all put together.

    It is a scary thing. It is the demonstration model that they have out at Clintonville Electric.

    Comment by Barbara Fisher — November 1, 2005 #

  3. Barbara.. If there is a stove that makes me salivates, then this is it. Love the color and size and all the extras.
    May I ask about the price?

    Comment by Indira — November 1, 2005 #

  4. The stove is bloody expensive, Indira–but in my estimation worth it. If I wasn’t planning on staying in this house the rest of my life and if I didn’t cook as much as I do, I would never, ever spend so much on a stove–I am generally frugal (some might say cheap) by nature.

    But, if you look at the link to AGA–you will see the starting price for them–astronomical.

    That said, there is a less expensive model, which doesn’t go up to as many BTU’s, which is made of enamelled steel, not cast iron, and which is very nice–that is the Legacy model. And I thought about getting that one.

    But, it is not that much less expensive, and I really wanted a high powered burner for the amount of wok cookery I do, so…there we are.

    Besides, I love AGAs–the original type of them has been in production for several hundred years–and I first saw them sixteen years ago in London and fell in love with them, and vowed that one day, I would have a kitchen where I could have such a wonderful cookstove.

    Comment by Barbara Fisher — November 2, 2005 #

  5. I went through AGA site, Barbara. Just beautiful, worth every penny, I think. I saw some of these stoves on some episodes of food and H&G network, admired them, but didn’t know the history or model name, details etc.,

    I showed your stove photo to Vijay. He loved it, impressed with the quality. If we ever buy a house here, we know what we want for our kitchen. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful thing(&link) with us.

    Comment by Indira — November 3, 2005 #

  6. You are welcome, Indira.

    It is the quality and workmanship of all of the AGA cookstoves that is impressive. (And the history of it, as well.)

    Glad to be of service.

    Comment by Barbara Fisher — November 3, 2005 #

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