Q. for Fori (and everyone else)

eleenaSeptember 28, 2012


I am not sure you'll be reading the older AGA thread again, so I am posting my question separately as it does not have anything to do with AGA anyway.

You said:

"Perhaps you can also increase your effective counterspace by having pullouts surrounding the cooking area--I mean old school breadboards. Sturdy and useful and only in the way when you need them."

Could you elaborate, please?

I have been thinking along those lines for a long time but I don't know how to implement it.


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I think fori means a pull-out similar to mine. There are different ways of constructing these. They slide in and out right under the counter. They can also be placed between drawers. I use mine when I need extra counter space.

Lapboard pull-out

It's over Winnie's house

Here's a thread with some pictures of pull-out boards. I wish I'd put one near my microwave for a landing spot.

Here is a link that might be useful: pull-out cutting boards

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 12:31PM
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Thanks, Ginny!

It took me awhile to figure out the "It's over Winnie's house" thing. I was about to go to FKB and search for "Winnie's kitchen", LOL.

For some reason, I thought Fori meant those school/college lecture room chairs with a board that one should first slide out then pull up (something like that). And I couldn't figure out how to make it work in the kitchen.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 1:36PM
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Sorry, you're right, I wasn't clear. I just wanted to show how it looked when it wasn't pulled out, and that's the best picture I have of it. You can see the little round knobs.

Winnie does think it's her kitchen.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 2:01PM
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Oh, no "sorry", that was incredibly helpful.

In fact, it would be very easy to do and will "kill two birds with one stone".

But I am still curious about the other option.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 2:17PM
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Fori is not pleased

Yeah, that! Although Ginny's is an unusually nice example. Go into any kitchen over 20 years old and it's likely to have a simple board that pulls out tucked under the counter. Some rest on a drawer (they tend to be more sturdy).

Google image search "kitchen cabinet breadboard" and you'll get some. Like this one--didn't you have one when you were a kid? My mother actually used hers for rolling out dough--we had tile counters so there wasn't anywhere else. The old style ones pull out completely and can be used on the counter top or just as a pullout handy shelf.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 3:51PM
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OK, I guess I misunderstood. :-)

No, my parents did not have one. But their kitchen was pitiful, seriously, and they have never remodeled it even they talked about it many times. :-( I guess, they just got used to it and "made do" with whatever they had. :-)


    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 4:14PM
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