Within the last year, I’ve upgraded my stove and purchased new cookware. If I had known what a difference these changes would make, I’d have done them earlier.
When we moved into our current home, I thought I’d done my homework regarding appliances. But as the years passed, it was clear I had not. It might have been an upgrade from what the builder usually installs, but it was no prize. My cookware, on the other hand, was top of the line when it was purchased. But twenty-five years of use had taken its toll.
These are the sort of things one adjusts to without realizing it. So it takes the oven a little longer to heat up. And the cookware is harder to clean. Both are scratched, but they work. Still I was becoming unenthusiastic about spending time in the kitchen.
After considerable research, we purchased new equipment. Yes, there’s been a learning curve, but the results are well worth it. My stove is once again the bells-and-whistles type; my pots and pans are easy to clean. And I’m becoming Julia Child.
The next thing I need is a fancy set of knives.