Almost there

A musical interlude….. lovely images actually

The cooker and hob are IN! Everything works and we are almost there as there are some trimmings and finishing touches to do.

Our fitter moved the gas tap, fitted the hob in place for us, and then helped Hubby lift the cooker into the unit. It really does look good and we are very pleased.
September 2017
This was the kitchen when we moved in with a gas hob and electric oven, neither of which worked properly.
In April 2018 we replaced the cooker and bought a free standing all electric Belling fan oven. It is one of the most disappointing items I have ever purchased.
This started to rust under the hob which had become terribly scratched even though we were really careful, and when we tried to contact the insurance company under the extended warranty, they didn’t exist.
I have never used the grill and may well keep the tray and cooling rack if we don’t sell it. It works OK though, and if someone gave me £50 for it, I’d be happy as it will do someone a turn for quite a while I think.

Having spent a small fortune on a new gas hob and electric fan oven, Hubby customised a 600mm base cabinet as we couldn’t get a proper housing unit, and has done a good job.
He was up early disconnecting the old cooker and getting as much ready for our fitter as he could. We discovered the unit didn’t fit which was an oversight on our part of not adjusting the worktop by the 5mm we needed, then when it did go in, it stuck out so when we left for Hubby’s INR, neither of us were happy as we didn’t quite know what to do about it.
We both came up with the same solution of moving the existing worktop out to meet it, and one of the jobs tomorrow is to buy a wider trim to finish off worktop/tiles all round the kitchen. The metal for the worktop has worked a treat.
We have a board to put into position at the bottom of the unit but there were no fixings with it, so that is another thing to buy tomorrow.
Here’s a taster of what it looks like now.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Almost there

  1. murisopsis says:

    Wow! That looks like a very professional job!! The old unit looks very nice – almost like new even! I’m sure that with the price of new, that someone will to purchase it used and in good working order… I’m sure that you can get whatever price you ask!!

  2. Sadje says:

    Congratulations Di on the new cooker. Enjoy it.

  3. Archon's Den says:

    During an archaeological excavation, an ancient Fibbing Friday was unearthed. After brushing off all the dust and detritus, I carefully placed it here.

  4. This is my favourite combination too…

  5. WOW! Your hubby is a professional, even if he doesn’t have the proper title nor get the big bucks those people do. How lovely for you both! ❤

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