My house is actually quite small by Canadian standards, and therefore it has a small kitchen. Built in 1955, it is a bungalow of only 850 square feet in size.
This is the kitchen looking out the french doors towards the dining room. Behind where I was standing to take the picture, is a small kitchen table.
I have an electric stove and oven and they work just fine for my purposes. I know there are people who swear by gas ranges, but I am happy with what I have. I like the ceramic cooktop because if something boils over, I don’t have to worry about food getting on the burners. My last stove had regular burners and I spent way too much time scrubbing cooked on food out of the burner pots.
Here are my hard working helpers.
Some good knives. I have had these for 37 years.
The blender and the food processor. The blender was a gift from my over-the-back-fence neighbour and the food processor was a gift from my sister.
This is my kitchenaid stand mixer. I haven’t used my hand mixer since I added this to my kitchen.
This is my immersion blender. It’s very handy and small enough to take to the cottage at weekends, when we go. The immersion blender is great for purée-ing soup and making smoothies.
I have a mandoline, but I’m actually a little afraid of it, so I don’t use it.
Here is an apron. I’m kind of naturally messy, so the apron saves me from myself.
Finally, no kitchen would be complete without a helper. This is Kiki, one of my rescue cats. He’s a polydactyl and looks like he has thumbs. He can easily open cupboards. Here he is in the cat food cupboard, wondering if I can get the hint.