|RE: CH kitchen equipment / design||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Eris Weaver (eriswsonic.net)|
|Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 09:28:59 -0700 (PDT)|
A couple of things I would add: * Garbage disposals in all kitchen sinks! People end up washing pots, peeling carrots, in all the sinks. We started out with only one disposal and added one to the second sink because we got tired of fishing veggie gunk out of the drain. * Make sure the baking pans you buy fit into your ovens! We got a bunch of casseroles and some restaurant-type pans but they don't fit into the ovens efficiently, so now we need to buy new ones. Measure twice, shop once! * Refrigerators - I am amazed at the communities who say they make do with small refrigerators. Ours is always full. We do four meals a week, and sometimes there is stuff for more than one meal in there if people shop the day before; plus we don't seem to do well on leftover management. * Wheeled carts. We keep all our clean dishes on one, just wheel it out to the dining room to set the tables! Then we use one for serving food, dirty dishes, etc. * Dishwashing & cleanup area - really think through the flow of your after dinner bussing and cleanup. Ours is not very well laid out and there always is a clog of people around the counter and not enough room to work during cleanup time. (My personal opinion, anyway, as Miss Ergonomic Efficience -- maybe some of my neighbors don't mind it.) * Serving stuff - Get lots of hot pads and trivets. Make sure your serving dishes are the right size for the size of your tables. We have 4 and 6 person tables and most of our serving dishes are really meant for 8. I think this may contribute to our overabundance of leftovers -- you tend to fill up the dish even though it's meant to serve twice as many people as you need. *************************** Eris Weaver erisw [at] sonic.net FrogSong A cohousing community in Cotati, CA
CH kitchen equipment / design Greg Smith, August 17 2004
- Re: CH kitchen equipment / design Jim Snyder-Grant, August 18 2004
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