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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Hipstamatic (and the kitchen obsession continues)

There's an iPhone app called Hipstamatic which I have been playing with that, as they describe it - 'brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras of the past'.  It certainly gave bit of an analog glow to my original vintage kitchen scales.

The problem with my kitchen scales is that the weights are in pounds and ounces and every recipe these days is in metric (unless its a US recipe and then you can't get half the ingredients). Every time I weigh something I have to google one of those conversion tables. 

So rather reluctantly this week I succumbed to buying a pair of metric scales. I just wanted some that were functional and cheap which I could hide away in a cupboard, so I popped into Morrison's supermarket and after a cursory glance at the picture on the side of the box I picked up a pair for £10. Well what a very pleasant surprise when I took them out of the box and saw that they were in a rather lovely cream enamel and vintagey looking. These won't be going in any cupboard!

My new kitchen is on order and my obsession of all things kitchen continues unabated. After selecting a gorgeous red mini range oven I've now found a beautiful retro style fridge. I love the look of Smeg fridges don't you? But apart from the eye watering price tag they are too big for my little kitchen and the customer reviews I have read say they are all style and no substance (allegedly Smeg people). I couldn't see any other fridge that would pass my style test anywhere - horrid white boxes with plastic trims, yuk -  so in desperation I googled (I do a lot of this don't I?) for 'fridges that look like Smeg' and after some detective work found this beauty of a retro style fridge freezer that made my heart sing!

It's made by Gorenje (a Slovenian make with 5 years free warranty) and is small enough to fit.  All for about £400 less than a Smeg. I'm in love.

1 comment:

  1. I love SMEG also but this is a revelation to me, I maybe able to have a new fridge now. Thanks for the info & comment on my blog.
    T X


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