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Dec 19, 2008 11:07 AM

If Santa asks you what your want for your kitchen...

What do you want?

I, for one, want a gigantic fancy fridge. Perhaps it's because I live in a small apartment in Manhattan, I always wanted a fridge that is big enough to hold A LOT of food and condiments. Actually the fridge I have right now is quite big for one person, but I really want one of those sub-zero or high end fridges, particular the ones where you can adjust the temperature for different shelves.

I know economy is bad, so if Santa thinks this is too expensive, may I have a Vita-Mix blender. Ok, I will even settle with a great chef knife that can cut things paper-thin.

Let the daydream begin!

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  1. Well I doubt that Santa will ask me anything (since I'm Jewish!) but if he did, I would want a gas stove. I have an electric cooktop (can't get gas in my area) and I HATE electric stoves.

    But I would be happy with a variety of new cookbooks to add to my collection. They are already on my Amazon wishlist and I'm pretty sure that my own personal Santa (aka husband) will read that list!

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    1. re: valerie

      Maybe he can pass it on to Chanukah Harry--I hear they're buddies.

      I on the other hand would like a new kitchen. Yes I know, I have a "new kitchen" since I moved, but the idiots that remodeled the apartment put a cheap counter near the refrigerator and now I have a refrigerator door that doesn't open all the way. I also have cabinets that aren't deep enough for pots and pans.

      Since a new kitchen is out of the question, I would like a good chef's knife. I would also like more time to cook and somebody to clean up after I cook. Better yet, maybe he can bring me Anthony Bourdain so I can oogle him while he cooks!

      1. re: MrsT

        Oh boy, can I get down with that last sentence. Talk about "yum." :)

        1. re: MrsT

          "the idiots that remodeled the apartment put a cheap counter near the refrigerator and now I have a refrigerator door that doesn't open all the way. I also have cabinets that aren't deep enough for pots and pans."
          i'm convinced that most builders & interior designers have never cooked a meal in their lives. the ones who did the kitchen in my condo put the refrigerator next to the wall, so every time i open the door i have to catch it before the handle smashes a hole through the plaster; they didn't make any of the cabinets deep enough for pots & pans; they installed the smoke detector directly above the hood-less & fan-less gas stove; and for the backsplash, they chose porous white & beige soapstone tiles that absorb every splatter, and crumble if i try to scrub them.

          seriously, i'd like to ask Hanukkah Harry for a new house, so i could design every last detail of the kitchen myself.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            That is my dream, to design a kitchen exactly the way I want it. I am a petite girl and I'd like lowered counter areas for stirring, etc, gas cook top and electric wall oven and a fridge that doesn't sound like a blender when it kicks on. I'd also like a little dormer window green house thing to grow herbs.

            But alas to the OP. I love vintage kitchen gadgets and I want more more more. I have them hung on the walls and some I use and some I don't.

            I think you can seal that soapstone. I'd go to a home improvement store and ask, because that would drive me insane, too. You can DEFINITELY get a door stopper to stick on the wall, at least, to avoid getting hole in your wall and on some fridges, I think, you can switch the door to swing open the other way.

          2. re: MrsT

            I was just perusing Williams-Sonoma's website and saw these Global knives on sale for a very good price -- a chef's knife and a santoku. I have the Santoku one and I think I paid around $85 at Bed, Bath & Beyond 2 years ago. It's a great knife.



        2. Ever since reading about the Bamix hand held mixer, I have been obsessed with getting one. I told Santa, but he wanted to know why I thought that the one we had was so lame...

          1. I want a new oven.

            My fridge works pretty well for me; I like its features (though it's not luxe), but I think I'd like to have a model with two huge freezer drawers on the bottom. Or, more sensibly, I should probably just ask for a separate deep freezer. My refrigerator often looks empty, but the freezer is always packed to the gills, with fruit I've frozen, doughs, stocks, my spice stash, breads and meats. One takes his life in his hand, opening that freezer door.

            I'd like some more Emile Henry bakeware. I love that stuff.

            I'd like a 4 quart saucepan, a dedicated larger stockpot, and a 10-inch Sabatier carbon steel cook's knife.

            And my cookbook wishlist grows longer by the day.

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            1. re: Steady Habits

              I am so with you on the bigger freezer space. I probably need a standalone freezer. Another item on my wish list!

              1. re: kobetobiko

                A compact stand-alone freezer tops my list too...and of course, a good place to put it. The good place to put it is the tough part.

              2. re: Steady Habits

                I did ask Santa for more Emile Henry. I love the bowls, but really love the Flame Top. Wonderful colors, so easy to clean. I cook a lot of chowders, soups, stews, beans on my simmer plate and the red pots just look homey.

              3. Oh yeah -- I want the Mario Batali deep, square-cornered lasagna pan.

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                1. re: roxlet

                  I have this and love it but it is VERY heavy. Also, very easy to clean. Mine is a beautiful red color from Crate & Barrel -- I think Sur La Table carries the Persimmon color.

                2. as a non-practicing Jew, i'm pretty sure any requests i made to Santa would fall on deaf ears. so i might as well go for broke, just for about a new house so i can design my ultimate dream kitchen? ;)

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                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    I'm with goodhealth on that request. A house, instead of my small apartment.

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      You can ask for something from Hanukkah Harry, though! Just remember to leave a plate of latkes next to the Hanukkah bush. Oh, and the present has to be small enough to fit through your heating vent.