Bouncy Kitchens R Us

Rigid KitchensWe get lots of unsolicited rubbish pushed through our letterbox, mostly from our local LibDems telling us what a cracking job they’re making of running both the country and the crematorium, which I suppose amounts to much the same thing.

I’ve thought about installing a shredder behind the post flap or a more postman-friendly recycling bin because that’s where it all ends up. That is unless something really catches my eye, like the flyer on the right.

What on earth do they mean by ‘rigid kitchens’? I can’t say I’ve ever come across any other sort, in fact I’d go as far as to say that rigidity would be high up on my list of essential qualities that I’d look for in kitchen furniture.

I must admit that I am intrigued and wonder whether I should give them a call, not to ask about the rigid kitchens, but to enquire about the more flexible alternative. I would imagine it would be quite entertaining to watch Mrs P at work with a meat cleaver on a bouncy worktop – at a safe distance of course.

And what do they mean by ‘gloss handleless kitchens’? Inaccessible cupboards and drawers for the obsessively tidy or worktops that simply have to be handled less?

There is obviously a kitchen fitters lexicon that I am completely unfamiliar with and I intend keeping it that way.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • rhymeswithplague 27th August 2013

    I have no idea what a rigid kitchen is either, or a gloss kitchen, or a gloss handleless kitchen.

    What won’t they think of next?

  • Cuisine Pudding 3rd September 2013

    You seem to be mispronouncing the name of the famous French kitchen designer Jean Paul Rigid. Surely you have heard of him? If not it’s like being a homemaker who has never heard of the “Hoover” or a car enthusiast who has never heard of Henry Ford! Amongst Rigid’s revolutionary design innovations were the sink plug, the flat floor and the see-through kitchen window. He was ahead of his time – that’s for sure. And you’ve never heard of him? Honestly!

  • Jay from The Depp Effect 10th September 2013

    Ahahahahaah! I’d love to know, too. Now I can’t help speculating about the non-rigid kitchens, just like you. I have mental images of counter-tops like jelly and cupboard doors that never work loose because … well, they’re loose and wobbly to start with! I mean, for goodness’ sake, who the heck would even WANT a non-rigid kitchen?


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