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26 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:09 pm

JanaAZ


Ok, Beth. I sent it. You'll get more later.

27 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:10 pm

JanaAZ


bethk wrote:Thanks, Jana!  I'll see if I can download them to my desktop, then to my photobucket and finally back here for everyone to see.
Please don't post to photobucket. I don't want to lose ownership of the photos.

28 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:27 pm

bethk

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JanaAZ wrote:
bethk wrote:Thanks, Jana!  I'll see if I can download them to my desktop, then to my photobucket and finally back here for everyone to see.
Please don't post to photobucket.  I don't want to lose ownership of the photos.
OK, no problem - but that's the only way I can share them.

Your pantry is a NICE space! My pantry is more of a closet type with bi-fold doors and the wire shelves with heavy-duty shelf liner to prevent things from falling through or getting stuck in the wire shelving....

29 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:43 pm

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bethk wrote:
JanaAZ wrote:
bethk wrote:Thanks, Jana!  I'll see if I can download them to my desktop, then to my photobucket and finally back here for everyone to see.
Please don't post to photobucket.  I don't want to lose ownership of the photos.
OK, no problem - but that's the only way I can share them.  

Your pantry is a NICE space!  My pantry is more of a closet type with bi-fold doors and the wire shelves with heavy-duty shelf liner to prevent things from falling through or getting stuck in the wire shelving....
I'd rather have closet-type space. It works better for me. I'm not a fan of the one I have here...but I know a lot of people are. They do work a lot better now since Ive put in the drawers.

30 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:11 pm

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NormM wrote:I have 4 of them in my kitchen.
Seems to me some of them, say the one next to your fridge, would be limited, too, by the size of the opening cabinet, right?

Well, one things you guys have done is make me appreciate my corner cabinet!

31 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:11 am

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I've never had an opportunity to "design" my own kitchen. But I KNOW if I did, I would pick function over "looks" every time. The lower cabinet I have next to my stove is where I'd like to store my baking sheets. But there's a shelf that is just about 1" too deep to allow my quarter sheet pans to stand upright. When Dane gets here he is going to have to figure out how to fix it, either cut away part of the shelf or remove it altogether.

Right now all my sheet pans and shallow things like muffin tins & cooling racks are piled on top of each other - when you want the one on the bottom you have to get down on your knees and start removing the top group, set 'em on the counter, remove some more, get the pan you want to use and then put the others back....repeat when the pan has been used & washed and is time to put away. PITA!!!!!

32 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:31 am

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Jana - here's what my closet pantry looks like. I want Dane to install one more shelf positioned to hold the "too tall" items, heavy juices, sodas, etc. that I now have to sit on the floor because they take up too much room on the shelves. My spices are on those tiered organizers and (anal me....) in order of savory and/or alphabetical order. I had them on turntables in Ohio and could never find anything, and so I ended up purchasing duplicates so many times because I didn't know I had something.

33 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:59 pm

JanaAZ


bethk wrote:I've never had an opportunity to "design" my own kitchen.  But I KNOW if I did, I would pick function over "looks" every time.  The lower cabinet I have next to my stove is where I'd like to store my baking sheets.  But there's a shelf that is just about 1" too deep to allow my quarter sheet pans to stand upright.  When Dane gets here he is going to have to figure out how to fix it, either cut away part of the shelf or remove it altogether.

Right now all my sheet pans and shallow things like muffin tins & cooling racks are piled on top of each other - when you want the one on the bottom you have to get down on your knees and start removing the top group, set 'em on the counter, remove some more, get the pan you want to use and then put the others back....repeat when the pan has been used & washed and is time to put away.  PITA!!!!!
Yup. That's what we had here too. The bottom cabinets had a half shelf in the back. We remove them as part of the drawer installation. We had a cabinet above the oven and we bought cabinet separator thingies. We put them in the cabinet and now I can stand my baking sheets, cutting boards, muffin pans, etc. in the cabinet. Within a few weeks I was crying because everything was constantly falling out on me and I couldn't find a darn thing. We bought them at Lowes (or home depot) and they were about $15 for 2. We bought 4 of them. I can take a photo of what the cabinet looks like if you need it. It allowed me to put so much more stuff in that cabinet and find them without damaging anything.

34 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:50 pm

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I'm sure it's just a matter of having my measurements and going to the store and checking out what's available now. I know the stuff on line that I want for my blind cabinets is something like $784 per unit - hahahahaha! Ain't NO WAY you'll see ME puttin' those in. The ones from the home show were like $200 - and those, I would have to really, REALLY like before spending that much.

I'm such a cheapskate! (I squeak when I get to a store.....)

35 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:03 am

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I'd love a pantry, which I don't have.  But I do have a slim cabinet made for trays and baking sheets so they stand up and we love it.  If you look at the picture of my kitchen, it's just to the left of the corner cabinet on the bottom.  

I have drawers in my island where I keep all of my spices laying down -- the bigger drawer holds the savory spices and the one to the left of that drawer holds the baking or sweet stuff.  Sometimes when we have company, someone opens those drawers and they always go on and on about how many spices we have -- but you know, we use most of them on a regular basis and the others (like pickling spice, for instance) are good to have on hand.  

A nice gift for someone who's just starting a home is a bunch of spices and herbs -- they're pretty pricey so it's a nice gift to give what I guess I'd call a "starter set."



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36 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:37 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Tina just got dozens of pumpkin pie spice and bottles of vanilla that were on sale somewhere.
She keeps the nutmeg and cinnamon in the island drawer laying down too. They are the Mcormicks small stubby containers, and I stand them top up because they take up less room that way. The girls refuse to leave them that way; because they want to see what the spice is easier.

37 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:14 pm

JanaAZ


UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Tina just got dozens of pumpkin pie spice and bottles of vanilla that were on sale somewhere.
She keeps the nutmeg and cinnamon in the island drawer laying down too. They are the Mcormicks small stubby containers, and I stand them top up because they take up less room that way. The girls refuse to leave them that way; because they want to see what the spice is easier.

I bought a label maker and you can label the top so they stand up easier and you can see what's in the bottle, too.

38 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:29 pm

Crybaby

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Tina just got dozens of pumpkin pie spice and bottles of vanilla that were on sale somewhere.
She keeps the nutmeg and cinnamon in the island drawer laying down too. They are the Mcormicks small stubby containers, and I stand them top up because they take up less room that way. The girls refuse to leave them that way; because they want to see what the spice is easier.
Yep, those little McCormick's do me in, too. I usually lay them down but I keep them all in the lower left of the drawer and they don't seem to stay that way and seem to stand up on their own! Wink 

39 Re: No More Dishpan Hands ! on Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:50 pm

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The guy who designed our kitchen....naturally with Tina's input at the time, and I was told to STAY OUT OF IT! Because I catch every thing that won't serve right in the house / kitchen. I'm more practical when it comes to design. I dodn't design or plan for others. Others are not here cooking or sleeping in my house.

Anyway.... to the point. The guy put a 24" cabinet sink base for the main sink. All the cabinets were delivered, and DD'sX and I set them and fastened them.
Tina picks out the sink S/Steel and I had no way to install a 24" sink, inside a 24" sink base. Stoooooopid Design.

I did get it in stalled but only with a specially designed fastening system so that the top rim could be clamped down tight.

So... The computer was never taught or programmed to fit 11 pounds, in a 10 pound bag! hahahahahaha....

B T W .... Beth if you catch this post. I love the new dishwasher. Such a nice front panel, and sleek! Wow!

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