One of the things I find very interesting are the different names people call things. for example, here in New Jersey we call a can of soda a can of soda, while in New Hampshire it’s often called tonic, which is something I associate with water. It isn’t just foods either, it’s lots of things. Take kitchen appliances such as the one pictured below.
Here we call that a range, where the stove is on top and the oven is underneath. In the UK it isn’t called ether one of those, it’s called a cooker. and the part on top is called a hob. Not only does it go by a different name, it looks a bit different then the models I’ve seen as well. I’ve been looking at ranges for a long time because ours is old and falling apart, and it seems the majority of the ranges here in the US only have one oven. In browsing the The Appliances Online Cookers I noticed a lot of the cookers have two cavities inside. The one pictured above has a grill and an oven. when you click on ranges on their site, they’re big, beautiful things. Look at this!
Pretty neat isn’t it? Not just the differences between products, but the differences between cultures.
The nice folks behind The Appliances Online Cookers page have generously offered to sponsor a fun giveaway for From Val’s Kitchen readers.
ONE winner will receive a $75 Amazon gift card.
HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)
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THE SMALL PRINT.
The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Saturday 03/03/12 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!
I have received a gift card in exchange for hosting this giveaway. As always, please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor or compensation in any way.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
About the Author: NJ Mom of 2 boys. Social media enthusiast. Blogger. Freelance marketing. I love cats. Ds Advocate. Love rock music, I'm currently listening to lots of Digital Summer and Oleander. My name is Valerie, but I go by valmg online. I am a mother to 2 boys – TJ, a 17 year old, and CJ, a 14 year old with Down Syndrome. I am a Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.