Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Kitchen Aid, but I did receive VIP pricing on the purchase of this range. I decided to purchase this specific range before I knew I could receive a discount. I paid retail price for my other Kitchen Aid appliances. All words and opinions about the brand and the range are, as always, honest and my own.
I have wanted a beefy gas range for about 15 years. The timing was just never right. So, it remained on my wish list for a future home when the timing was right.
When we bought this home and it had an old electric range, Jeff agreed that we could have a gas line installed and purchase a gas range. We hope to live in this home for many years, so we felt like it was worth making a few key investments upfront, so we could enjoy them for a long time. So, even before we knew this house was ours, the gas range was one of the things we planned and saved for.
And this morning, I cooked my breakfast on my new beefy range.
This afternoon, I told Jeff that it still seems surreal to me…like it’s not really mine and not really in my house.
But, there it sits.
We chose Kitchen Aid for the rest of our kitchen appliances (the refrigerator and dishwasher needed to be replaced right when we moved in) and, after much research, I decided to go with the Kitchen Aid 30″ commercial-style dual-fuel range. It has the best of both worlds with a gas cooktop and an electric convection oven. I cannot wait to really get to know this range and crank out some tasty meals on it.
I’ll keep you posted on how it performs once I’ve used it for a while.
While I was preparing for the stove to be delivered and installed, I took a bit of time to rework some of the accessories.
I filled an old ironstone covered soap dish with kosher salt to keep it handy for cooking. I used to use a little lidded mustard pot, but this is a better size.
I also painted the crown molding and the walls. The change was subtle, but it made such a difference in the overall feel of the space. I’ll share more on that in another post. Up next, I will paint the island the same color as the door (Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore) and swap out the cabinet hardware.
It’s all coming together…