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Things they teach you (or should) in Cooking School

     As a totally inadequate follow-up to the now infamous "Oatmeal Blog"I thought I would share more things they don't teach you in cooking school (actually they probably do).  In this case the kitchen range was installed too low (or the counter-tops to high) which allows the flames under a large pot to scorch the countertop, which could result in cooking more than supper.  Sure would add a "different" odor to whatever was cooking though.  I don't know if any of you have had an occasion to set plastic laminate material on fire (not implying anything about my cooking abilities in the kitchen either)----but it smells REALLY, REALLY badsadfaceburn mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     At least the sink is close by.

     But wouldn't it be nicer to have an actual "combination-pot-filler/fire-extinguisher" right at your fingertips?pot filler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Buell 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsCharles Buell • March 28 2008 11:05AM

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Hi Charlie,  I would like to have one of those faucets, but what if it starts to drip on an electric stove.  One time I had kettles drip drying on the stove and one of my friends told me that was a very bad idea because of the electrical current--what do you think?
Posted by Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional over 10 years ago
Leslie, while I like the "concept" of them----they have their limitations.  For example when you go to get a drink of water or get water to add to something you are cooking don't you like to run the water for a little bit first?  Everything I cook with is filtered----these pot fillers could be filtered but usually aren't.  I just don't like to use the water that is sitting in the faucet for a period of time for cooking----I like to run it a bit first.  I also don't like the idea of them for use over electric ranges----can't say that I have ever seen them over an electric range.  Most of these fillers I see are in high end homes and high end homes don't very often have electric ranges.
Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago
Charles, It could be a while before you top your "oatmeal" post.  But nice post try anyways.
Posted by David Holden, DRH Home Inspection Akron, Ohio Summit (DRH Home Inspection Akron, Ohio Summit County Home Inspector) over 10 years ago

HHHmm, What is the purpose of that faucet? And for the stove, couldn't they have raised the stove with the feet on the bottom?

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) over 10 years ago

David, you may be right!

Sean, you mean you don't have one? Check this out for more info on Pot fillers.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

hhhmmm, never sen one before. I'm surprised.

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) over 10 years ago
Charlie, you surely didn't find those two things in the same house.  My friend Mary brags about her pot filler in her VERY high-end house.  I'll have to send her your blog.  I'd never thought about what you said about running the water first.....and you wouldn't use that thing very often.  To me they are excessive opulence.  I've already told her that!  And you stole the smiley you made for me!!
Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

Charlie,

Don't believe Barbara Duncan!  I use my pot filler at least 3-4 times a day!  It is great!  But, I cook alot and I have a gas stove.  Maybe you should hire a cook!!  Barbara and I are good friends, she just left my office to tell me to read your blog!  It was a good post!  She said I was excessive opulence and I thought she was talking about my beaded top I am wearing!!!

Posted by Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO, (RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR) over 10 years ago

Sean, I have only come across a few of them.

Barbara, I agree with you totally about the "excessive opulence" (sometimes I think we ARE the infidels:)  I think the smiley I made for you has a "virus"----or maybe just a "dual"  personality disordersadface

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago

Mary, Whoops-----now I have egg on my face.  One sure has to be tough-skinned around here:)  Thanks for checking out my blog---hope you won't stop looking now :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago
Here's opulent Mary.  No wonder she thought I was talking about her outfit.  Mary
Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago
Barbara, that is pretty cool----can we look forward to Mary being your "Steve?"
Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago
We'll do it!  She is subscribing to your blog.
Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago
Thanks, Barbara, you are a great fan to have:)
Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago
Charles, is one faucet handle up and one down?
Posted by Joseph Lang, Home Inspector, Southern California (Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection) over 10 years ago
Joseph, it is just a weird view----there are two shut-offs one at the head of the fill spout and one at the wall----just one, cold water supply.  If you check the link in the blog tha website has better pictures of what it actually looks like.  Whoops, I just realized I never put the link in---I will go back and edit that.
Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 10 years ago
Oh, I see now, it's a pipe that moves out over the stove, that makes sense.  I've seen the pot fillers before, it just didn't click when I saw the picture (I think the little tiles in the background messed with my mind).
Posted by Joseph Lang, Home Inspector, Southern California (Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection) over 10 years ago

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