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December 16, 2004

I was going to just write a comment back to a comment about “stove-porn,” but I realized that the explanation I have for the “stove-porn” is in fact, rather long and would be best put to use in an actual entry. Here we go.

I have a strong affinity for kitchen appliances. Since I love cooking, I tend to spend most of my time in the kitchen of my house, which is, at this point, the best kitchen I’ve personally ever had in a house for which I pay rent. However, the draw of owning a home and being able to rip out whatever lameass larry decided to put into the kitchen and design a kitchen myself and be able to use that kitchen, etc. is like a wet dream. Since I own most of the small appliances I would ever need (Cuisinart, rice cooker, blenders, etc.), less a few (Kitchen Aid mixer, mandolin, slow cooker, griddle), I tend to get my rocks off looking at larger appliances, including double-wide refrigerators with bottom-freezers, stacked in-wall ovens, and of course, stoves.

Personally, if someone gave me a Viking 8-burner range in brushed metal, I would probably fall over backwards and swallow my tongue. Then I would make sweet sweet love to it. However, I also like older stoves from the '40s and '50s that really made the best use of space and were all rounded-corner and cute. When Ms. Caitlin of Styrofoam Kitty purchased and installed her O’Keefe & Merritt stove, I was so very happy for her, I almost cried. Seriously. So, whenever I get tired of drooling over Viking stoves, (which I will not be able to afford until I’m 80) I go look at Caitlin’s stove and think good dirty thoughts about having a stove like hers.

Thus, stove-porn.

I will now leave the building.


i have never heard of stove porn but it seems like you are a case.

by the way, why is it that i can't see your blog in firefox but i can with IE?

Posted by: j-a at December 16, 2004 10:54 PM

I love it! I was thinking I needed a Hustler Toaster.

Posted by: Jason at December 17, 2004 2:15 AM

dearest j-a... i've heard that complaint from a couple of friends of mine as well.. and i'm not sure why that is. i guess i'll have to download firefox and test what's going on against the next redesign, which should be happening this weekendish. will let you know.

as for you, jason... that's just wrong. though i would be interested if there was a toaster that toasted little mack-truck-mud-flap-girls on bread. very interested indeed.

Posted by: devlyn at December 17, 2004 2:29 AM

ye olde blog has been fixed for firefox... for some reason, it's not liking the CSS tag "display: table-column;" in the main blog, but it works fine on the navbar. whatev.

Posted by: Devlyn at December 17, 2004 4:34 PM