Here are the promised photos of my new kitchen. Everyone loves a good before and after story. No more telling. I’m all showing!
Isn’t this great? This is what we started with. A pretty traditional 60s style kitchen that wasn’t terribly small, but it was a closed off room. Again, typical for back then. Modern houses are now all about open plan so we knocked down a wall. We were actually charmed by the original orange kitchen and even asked our architect if it was possible to repurpose. He said no.
But look at this awesome cook top. Finally, we can easily fry something in the big frying pan and have a large soup pot on the go at the same time as a few other sauce pans.
Here are our ovens. We were convinced by Familie Lipp to forego the microwave and get the Dampfgarer. We are figuring it out, keeping the user manual close by, and debating the difference in taste and difference between microwaving and steam heating. If you have any suggestions on how to maximise this device, let me know! I believe it really is a German thing. I decided to take their advice because steaming is healthier than nuking.
There is plenty of storage including for appliances. Our Cuckoo rice cooker has its own place in a spacious bottom drawer.
Everyone loves it! An ice machine and water dispenser are fun novelties for the whole family. Not only can we choose between cubed and crushed ice but also still and sparkling water. This German family is set.
And yes, there is an adjustable shelf to accommodate a tall jar of kimchi. This kimchi was given to us by the very kind people who run Korea restaurant in Düsseldorf, which I will blog about later this month. I transferred it into one of the many jars I shipped over from America.
One foot in front of the other, we are settling into our new, nearly completed renovated house. Meanwhile, we are enjoying eating well in our new kitchen.