Cooking with Gas

Kit7Yes, we are cooking with gas!

The installation took all day, and not on the day I had planned. The person who scheduled the installation didn’t tell me that a 110v outlet was necessary within 30″ of the cooktop (which would have been easy to install before the stove was put in, but which will now require crawling into the cabinet to complete). Electricity is required to power the lights and the igniter, so I have it hooked up to an extension cord for the moment.

This weekend, Hubby will put in an outlet for me, inside the island where it doesn’t show — and can’t be accidentally unplugged.

I still have to stain and install the trim work that goes around the edge of the marble, but that’s not a big deal. Again, a project for the upcoming 3-day weekend.

I need to buy some marble wax to protect it from stains, now that it will be the center of various messy cooking activities.

However, the two gentlemen who ran the gas line through the basement and put in the new stove were most courteous and efficient. As an added bonus, I had a gas line extended to the deck, so that my grill can be converted to natural gas rather than propane; now, there is no danger of running low on fuel in the middle of a good steak.

It’s a good thing that the hard part of the ordeal is finished, as several folks have been ready for me to get back to work. The “I can’t cook and my kitchen is a wreck” excuse only works for so long…

6 Responses to “Cooking with Gas”

  1. on 11 Jan 2007 at 8:49 am daco

    Beautiful job NM and HWTFM.

  2. on 11 Jan 2007 at 9:29 am AT

    SWEET!@!!!! That is freakin awesome!

    Invite us over for gassy foods!

  3. on 11 Jan 2007 at 10:51 am Punk HP

    Looks Great! I am always amazed at what you can do !

  4. on 11 Jan 2007 at 11:22 am Netmom

    Gassy foods… you like chili, right? That should do it.

  5. on 11 Jan 2007 at 6:04 pm realtorchick

    Please no chili for the Punk HP! Or HWTFM!!

  6. on 19 Aug 2007 at 7:13 pm Citizen Netmom » HVAC for Dummies

    […] My family’s gotten tired of the "if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen" philosophy, since I’ve refused to cook on a good number of these recent nights.  A gas stove is a lovely thing in January, but not when it’s 95 degrees inside. […]

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