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Old 27-03-2013, 06:39   #1
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Galley Drawers

Hubby and I were having a “discussion” on the amount of equipment in the galley. I try to employ the “twfer rule”. It lead to me to wondering what else you do keep in your galley? For example, a potato peeler doubles up for a lemon zester and also a parmesan cheese grater. Also how many people would make chillie rellos on the boat? It’s a recipe in book called cooking afloat I have.


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Old 27-03-2013, 06:53   #2
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Re: Galley Drawers

i have made chiles relleno on board, also pozole and other goodies....i keep in my galley that which i would keep in my home, as my formosa is my home....and i have a tater peeler, cheese grater and other stuff i didnt mak do more than one thing..lol..but most of my items i keep do more than one thing, usually.
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We are the same. We love food and find that even more so than on land our day can revolve around the meals - as such we dont skimp on space for everything we may need in the kitchen. I want my tools to be maximally useable so if a tool works multi purpose great, but my priority is more a tool that works really well with its primary purpose.

We have everything we would have at home, inclusive of power items such as a blender, food processor, stick mixer, etc. we also have all the pans amd knives, mixing bowls etc you would find in any home of a family that loves to cook.
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Old 27-03-2013, 07:10   #4
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Re: Galley Drawers

i do not have drawers in my galley--is an oversight i am sure by the designer..lol
so to make up for no drawers in galley i have placed a chunk of fish net over my formosa windows in galley and i stash my wine bottle openers(not corkscrews) and funnels and some her items in that net and it is good.,,,out of the way and findable, as it is within my line of sight...
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Old 27-03-2013, 07:29   #5
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Re: Galley Drawers

Cooking (and eating) is one of the things we enjoy most while we are one the boat. In the Bahamas almost our entire day is centered around it. Catching it. Cleaning it. Preparing it. Sharing it. Enjoying it. Having a well stocked and layed-out galley, including tools, makes this more effortless and enjoyable.

I do try to limit how many gadgets I have as searching in a crowded and cluttered drawer takes away from the experience. I keep all the basics: peeler, zesters/graters(different sizes), tongs, strainer/sifter, good measuring spoons/cups, good can opener, serving spoons. A good knife can take care of most anything. And I agree with foolish sailor, use tools that work well.

Taking the time to really set your galley up right can make a huge difference in how well you enjoy being in it. Is this a "new to you" galley?

And yes, chili rellenos definitely sound good to me.
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Re: Galley Drawers

kindle--i have lived on this boat for 4-5 yrs and been cruising in her for 2 so far. nothing in her is new. mebbe except for the stuff we fixed so far..lol
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Zeehag, I had been wondering if the original poster was just setting up her galley. I have followed your adventures for a while
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Re: Galley Drawers

lol...ok gotcha---i wonder if the op has thought outside the box for use of interesting items to make organizing fun..lol
only thing i didnt have that i wanted in this boat was drawers in galley--but the rest of the boat is such that i dont even really miss them.......ok i lied..i do miss drawers, but the fish net works great...
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Re: Galley Drawers

I only have two drawers but I would miss them. I don't like too see anything on my counter and they are my best defense at taming visual clutter.

Curious, what is your favorite "out of the box" organizing trick?

One of mine is using the really large Gatorade bottles -the squarish type- to store "pourable" dry goods like rice and oatmeal. They are free, seal tight, store compactly, prevent contamination since you are not scooping into them, and have a nice handle on top to pour from.
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Re: Galley Drawers

i use those sugar bottles with a pour and spoon thingie on the top for my sugar--i keep re using them....
gear nets for many items--clothing to galley stuff----i am poor at organization, and i am still refitting this boat for my use..is not so easy...lol--i may have some drawers installed into my dinette table for table ware....dont know as yet as i am still in design stage with few examples of same...want more fish net, tho....
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One drawer... all for utensils... galley lockers have assorted bins attached inside the doors for more stuff. galley is efficient with the exception that opening the doors swings over the counter and lift up lids in the counter means moving stuff.
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Re: Galley Drawers

I cheat and put galley stuff throughout the whole boat so I can cook anything on board that I can cook ashore. Unfortunately the most useful objects are the most expensive in weight size and power consumption.

There's the big electric skillet that I do most of my cooking in. It sits on the stove.
There's the electric pressure cooker that lives under the counter in the big bin.
The cuisinart and the blender both found their way aboard, despite the size and weight issues......

As you'd imagine, I do most of my cooking when the genset is running each day.

Lest I lose all my self-sufficiency cool points, the stove, oven, and grill are all genset independent.
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We have enough stuff to whip up most any type of food ! from a bread maker, to a BIG canning pressure cooker! We like to eat well ! and we love to can when we have the stuff to can! from fish to veggies, to jellys and jams made from local trees and gardens in the places we stop at ! been working for a long time for us !! and at least Connie stays slim LOL The thing I would never leave without is my coffee grinder, and a spare coffee maker !!! Can't live without them !!
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Re: Galley Drawers

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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=black][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Hubby and I were having a “discussion” on the amount of equipment in the galley. I try to employ the “twfer rule”. It lead to me to wondering what else you do keep in your galley? For example, a potato peeler doubles up for a lemon zester and also a parmesan cheese grater. Also how many people would make chillie rellos on the boat? It’s a recipe in book called cooking afloat I have.
When you get to "discuss" the tools he finds essential, then (and only then) does he gets to chat about your galley gear. Take EVERYTHING you want and have room to store safely/securely and if you find it unused or in the way, then get rid of same.

That said, you will find some items unused or simply impractical to stow, so those go first. Have fun -- and remember it's your home too!
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