Kitchen Smoke Detectors.

Do you have a smoke detector in or near your kitchen that goes off while you are cooking? If so, I can replace it with different kind of smoke alarm, one that is much less likely to do that. There are 2 different kinds of smoke detectors. One kind works by ionization, and the other is photoelectric. Most smoke detectors work by ionization. They are generally recommended for use in bedrooms. Photoelectric smoke detectors work on a different scientific principle and are far less likely to go off from normal kitchen cooking. More than 50% of Americans admit that they have silenced a false alarm by removing a smoke detector from the wall or by taking out the batteries and not replacing them. That is a pretty shocking number! If you would like me to replace a smoke detector in your kitchen, hall, or living room that is annoying you with false alarms while you are cooking, contact me, and I will replace it with a photoelectric smoke alarm.

Would You Believe A 5 Square Foot Kitchen?

tinykitchen tinykitchen2Micro apartments and condominiums in San Francisco keep getting smaller, and so do their kitchens. Below are photos taken from San Francisco Craigslist rental ads. These are examples of what is politely known in the City as ‘efficiency kitchens.’ Each kitchen measures less than 5 square feet. In that tiny space, they somehow squeeze in a stainless steel sink, a stove, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, and some shelves or a storage cabinet. Just because these kitchens are tiny, doesn’t necessarily mean these apartments are cheap. They are in San Francisco, where the average 1 bedroom apartment now rents for $3,600 a month. Whenever I see ads for newly-built micro apartments and condominiums in San Francisco, I think: ‘Well they can’t get any smaller than that’, but they always do. I wonder how they will make kitchens smaller than this.