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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  2/27/2004  5:00 PM
Author:  RocketsMomma Number:  46850 of 137414

I was thinking of the cleaning aspect.

Cooking creates a mist of oil and water that combines with dust and settles everywhere. It's hard enough keeping up with it in the kitchen, but when that layer settles on rugs/upholstery/electronics/... there can be problems.

I've never had this problem in my current house, but there are cabinets over the stove so it's mostly contained.

Now in my last house, with stove top was in the island and nothing stood between it and the 9 foot ceiling other than 2 hanging lamps. The lamps needed an occasional washing but I don't remember ever having to wash the ceiling.

I have found splatter screens really help with the spattering


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