The Lovely Myfanwe and I sat down. We went over the budget. We chose a contractor. We finalized the cabinet order. We haggled to get 10% off the cabinets and free organizer shelves on the doors under the sink and a free quality cutlery organizer. (I have everyday flatware for 16, with 16 extra teaspoons. A little tupperware thing ain't gonna do it for me.)
And when we got home, we ordered this:
She isn't a Viking or even a Thermador. She doesn't throw heat like Natalie Portman, but she does make me schvitz a little -- kinda like Allison Janney. She has a convection oven, which I wanted for my bread, and she can be installed flush with the cabinetry. I haven't decided on a name for her -- but since she's Italian, I'm thinking Italy is a good place to start. Maybe Lydia? Maybe Lola? Do you have any suggestions?