We’re sort of excited that the appliances are finally in, so here’s another Bobcat Lair update.
Look, we’re cooking with gas! The cooktop looks like it will be easy to keep clean, and it works very well. Easy on, easy off. I had to pick it from a big box store website, because it was the last thing we needed to get. However, we ended up getting it the same place that we got the ovens, with enough discount that it was “free.”
The ovens, are also new. And they are the same marvelous contraptions we have at the ranch house. If you are a short person and are able to buy top-of-the-line appliances, this Bosch double oven is the thing for you. The doors don’t swing down; they swing OUT! That means you can get to things in the oven without so much risk of burning yourself, and loading and unloading is MUCH easier. Besides that, the racks feel like the doors on a Volvo or something. Very sturdy and solid. They extend all the way with no risk of falling out. I also have to say it’s the best cooking oven I’ve ever owned. Really true to the temperature you set it to, though it cooks faster in convection mode. I guess some things are worth the price.
The other appliances are two years old, yet unused, since we got them early on when we thought it would just be a couple of months before we got the renovation permits. Silly us.
I’d forgotten what kind of dishwasher I’d chosen, but this one is quite familiar in design, so it will be fine. Nothing can to the nearly silent dishwasher at our ranch house, with the amazing silverware rack. It’s a bit TOO nice for a house we won’t be keeping too long. This one is stainless steel lined, and should be much quieter than the rental-grade monstrosity in Villa Park!
I can’t complain about the fridge, either. I think it’s the same one that was in the house we just sold, only a year or two newer. I like the third drawer for holding beverages. And I’ll sure be glad to be able to get ice and water from the door again–the Villa Park fridge doesn’t even have an icemaker (oh poor pitiful us, in our brand-new casita with no ice maker!). Since we installed a good quality filtration system at Bobcat, the water there will be tasty, too.
The nice in-drawer microwave is also old, but it’s been installed for a couple of weeks. I did set the time on it.
Not an appliance: I did want to share how the big chandelier looks with the medallion around it. They painted it to match the ceiling, so it’s subtle, but looks classy, I think.
Next week: the bathtub will be IN, and the bookshelves will go up.
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