Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

It’s not often in life you get to start over from scratch, but that’s exactly what we’re doing here in Vancouver, at least in terms of furniture and household goods.

Luckily, Ikea is but a hop, skip, and a jump from our new apartment in the Kits neighborhood of Vancouver. After testing out the slim sofa pickings, we had great success in picking out a table and chairs, bed frame, and numerous knick knacks one needs to function from day to day.

It’s true what they say though – you get what you pay for. The three pots we got, while they were a mere $7.99 for the set, came with the following warnings in the insert:

– To prevent salt stains on the inside of your cookware, do not add salt to your food until the contents are boiling.

– The base is slightly concave when cold. Thus, always leave cookware out to cool before cleaning it.

– Never let the cookware boil dry, because the base becomes skew when overheated.

– Food that is stored in the cookware may take on the taste of metal.

– The handle can be damaged by the flame when the cookware is used on a gas burner.

Sounds like I might have better luck using a plastic cup to cook my food. The good news is, the pots did great in helping me prepare tonight’s dinner. No warping or salt stains yet. I’ll have to keep a close watch on them though.