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It’s Good to be Back

December 20th, 2012

This weekend we finally got my stove in! I’ve proclaimed my love of this stove before, I sing its praises all the time. Anyone who knows me well, has heard me talk about my stove.
my stove 1
my stove 3
my stove 2
Having this beauty back in the kitchen is like having my right arm back again. It’s familiar, comfortable, and I know it’s nuances. With this stove I’m back in business, not that I wasn’t cooking before, I’m just a really happy cook now! Not to mention, it feels a little more like home around here with one of my favorite things back in use!

What’s your favorite home appliance?

13 Comments to “It’s Good to be Back”
  1. whit on December 20, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Yea! That is a beautiful stove you have. I confess though to despising free standing stoves. I miss my wall unit a lot from our old home. And i loved my cook top with five burners….the teapot could always be on without getting in the way. ;)

    Someday, maybe i’ll have a wall unit again. Until then, i guess the favourite thing at the new place is the gas stove. It provides food security in a power outage for us where our electric units didn’t at the old house. ;)

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  2. Sherri on December 20, 2012 at 8:13 am

    To be honest, my favourite appliance is probably our stove, too :) We have a duel fuel free standing range (large electric convection oven for nice even baking on all 3 racks and gas burners covered with continuous surface grates). It is the workhorse of the kitchen. Second up is our dishwasher. With a large family and lots of daily “from scratch” cooking, it sees plenty of use. We researched our purchase for months and settled on one that is very miserly with electricity and water but it cleans spectacularly well and is almost silent. I give thanks for both appliances every day!

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  3. Denimflyz on December 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I love my natural gas stove, a gift several years ago, with 5 burners as I can and cook daily and I enjoy its blessings. This was my very first brand new stove.
    I love the industrial look of your KitchenAid. I would love it too, and I would be lost without it.
    Take care Susy.

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  4. K.B. on December 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I *just* got a new gas stove – my first one ever, and I love it! I’ve been wanting a gas stove for years, and finally got one, along with my new kitchen :)

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    • Susy on December 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Congrats – gas is so much easier to cook on! I remember the days of electric way back when we lived in rented apartments!

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  5. Corrie on December 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I don’t know if it qualifies as an appliance, but I love my electric tea kettle. The sound of it heating up brings joy to my heart, as I know I’ll be enjoying a hot cup of tea soon!

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  6. Joy Giles on December 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

    A good stove is like a best friend. You know their quirks and they never let you down.

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  7. Sierra N Hampl on December 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I’m glad to hear you finally got your stove back! I’ve never had a nice stove, but I imagine it would be very helpful with cooking and especially, baking. By the way, what kind of soup were you making?

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    • Susy on December 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      It was venison with root vegetables and marsala wine.

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  8. Kathi Cook on December 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I am in the market for a new gas stove. Currently my favorite appliance is my Fisher and Paykel washing machine. It practically rings the clothes dry. I’ve had it for over 12 years and it still runs like new. It’s definitely worth investing in quality appliances.

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  9. KimH on December 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    If you mean large home appliances only, then my Kenmore Elite freezer.. Its humongous but still not big enough. ;) I want another but M’honey doesnt think its necessary.. Oh well.. I make lemonade ;) and I can some of my meat instead of freezing it.

    Small kitchen appliances.. I’d have to say I love my Cuisinart food processor the most, though I have other wonderful small appliances.. I love them all!

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  10. Marcia on December 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    My brand new standing freezer! It even has a deep freeze option for when I add a lot of raw food so it freezes it faster. After years of apartment size freezers, the space is wonderful. All those prepared meals I’ve always wanted to make in advance (perogies, meat pies, chicken pot pies etc) I finally can. And I’ll never have to do the dreaded chest freezer dive.

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  11. Teri on January 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Congrats on your stove! I popped in, though, to tell you how I love your food photography. The shallots pix is gorgeous and the pot of soup and herbs is divine. You’re so gifted. :)

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