Re: Common House Kitchen Master List recommendations
From: Muriel Kranowski (murielkvt.edu)
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:09:43 -0800 (PST)
I second Bonnie's suggestions, but speaking from our experience, Corelle
plates are not unbreakable.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 11:28 AM Bonnie Fergusson via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:

>       Ours is Another Community very happy with our Corelle dishes, light,
> unbreakable, stack easily, fit in dishwasher nicely, dry quickly.  We are
> 20 years from move in and started with a lot of donated stuff, gradually
> replaced with restaurant quality things.  Good quality pots and pans of
> various sizes are worth the money.  Forget the old donated nonstick and
> aluminum pans, you’ll just end up throwing them out shortly.  Get measuring
> spoons and cups with the size stamped into the metal so it can’t wear off.
> Wine glasses are useful for those celebrations which are surprisingly
> frequent.  Be sure to have a designated place for all the instruction
> manuals for all the appliances big and small.  Saves time hunting for them
> years later.  Large Pyrex baking pans for all those casseroles are
> essential.  And large ladles for the soups.  Happy cooking.Bonnie
> FergussonSwans Market CohousingOakland, CA
>
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> On Monday, November 16, 2020, 5:15 AM, Nancy Lowe <
> sciencecandance [at] gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Melinda,
>
> Just a quick note re donated items. (Full disclosure, I'm a prospective
> soon-to-be-explorer at Village Hill)
>
> Lake Claire Cohousing in Atlanta used mostly donated items in the kitchen,
> which was fine with two exceptions. Aluminum pots are possibly risky;
> non-stick cookware is definitely risky. I'd invest in good quality
> cookware. The thing about donated items in the common house is that folks
> usually don't donate their nicer stuff, they tend to donate stuff they are
> getting rid of, so you end up with a collection of so-so items. The plates
> and glasses weren't a big deal, they just don't stack well and some were
> kind of ugly, but they were functional.
> ---
> Nancy Lowe
> BrighterImpacts.com
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>
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 6:53 AM Melinda Darer <melinda.darer [at] gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Good morning:
> >
> > Our Common House at Village Hill Cohousing in Northampton should be
> > ready towards the end of the year. Some of us are responsible for
> > setting up the kitchen. Does anyone have a master list which includes
> > dishes, pots and pans etc?
> >
> > We have a long list of possible donated items that we will comb through
> > but, after reading some of the archives I see there are pros to getting
> > commercial grade items.
> >
> > Any advice and suggestions are welcome.
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Melinda
> >
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