As I may have mentioned once or twice (or twelve times) recently I’ve just moved house. And as I keep saying, there have been loads of things to sort out and organize. Boring things, like insurances and blinds (it is SO FIDDLY to put up a blind!! Who knew??!) and fun things like working out where all my art is going to go and planning the kitchen.
I’m lucky in that my kitchen is pretty much all brand new; the previous occupants of this house seemed to be fans of boiling all their food to death but apparently never opened the windows so the cupboard doors weren’t in great condition after weeks of exposure to damp. These all came off and have been replaced by new doors, so alongside the new worktops it’s like a brand new kitchen.
I went for grey cabinet doors and a dark wood worktop: colours I find prettty soothing (and easy to keep clean) and they work really well with the cream subway tiles and the ‘putty’ walls.
However, the most exciting part of choosing the kitchen has got to be the appliances. I was really excited to select an induction hob this time around; I’ve had ceramic and gas hobs in the the past but have only ever been able to play with fancy ceramic hobs at my parent’s house. Let me tell you, this hob lives up to its reputation: It’s AMAZING. It’s as responsive as a gas hob but without the faff of taking it apart each night to clean it. I did have to throw out a couple of saucepans that weren’t compatible with my new hob, but hey, that’s an excuse for lovely new kitchenware. I’m never looking back from induction.
The second most exciting new appliance I chose was my new fridge. After nixing the idea of keeping the old 4 year old Samsung one I decided to go with a super-tall, super-roomy built-in fridge freezer. It’s amazing how much I can fit in the thing and it even has a WINE RACK. Actually, forget the induction hob, the wine rack is the most exciting part of my kitchen. I love you, wine rack. My new fridge keeps my food noticeably fresher for longer than my old one and it stores so much… I love it.
The oven was my final choice, and probably the most boring one. Or so I thought. My old oven must have been pretty crap because this one, well it actually cooks food evenly which has been a bit of a revelation. No more burned spots on my pizzas, lovely even gold tops on my cauliflower cheese. It’s fantastic. The light inside it is fantastic; I have spent the last year with an oven that has a broken light so watching my dinner cook has become my newest hobby.
It’s probably wrong how in love I am with my new kitchen…
This post was written in partnership with Electrolux. For more information please see my disclosure.