Originally Posted by calmloki
We have two rental apartment units with horrible kitchen design - the oven door opens across the refrigerator door. This requires us to search out countertop depth refrigerators for those cheapy apartments - they are available for the thrifty landlord, but what a joke for the poor tenant who tries to put a frozen pizza in the freezer!
I think depending on neighborhood, not many urban apartment and small condo dwellers cook much. I am amazed at how little garbage comes away from my building. Many people have some sort of quickie breakfast and eat lunch and dinner out.
My 15 cu.ft. fridge is plenty big enough for me, and I do cook a lot. But I let Trader Joe and QFC and The Public Market store my inventory.
I kind of enjoy food shopping. This morning I went with a son to get supplies for a party he is giving. We went to Metropolitan Market in Lauralhurst, and I would really like to have one in my neighborhood. It is probably too upscale for the median incomes right here, but it is really a treat. There is one on Lower Queen Ann too. We stopped for a lunch of duck liver pate and Serrano ham with some espresso.