Kris & I are making sushi for our daughter Emily’s 10th birthday (her birthday dinner request!).
Usually I do a lot of prep work & slicing so I wanted to share one tip to make cooking more fun and possibly less tiring or a strain on your joints.
I’m 5′-1″ (pause for short jokes….) and when I am doing any prep work on our standard kitchen counter which is 36″ high, my wrist is bent and I get tired quicker and feel the strain on my wrist and shoulders (especially when i have a lot to prep). See first pic.
I now use my kitchen table, which is lower, at 29″ height. Not only is my wrist not all bent and mangled, but I can use part of my body weight which makes things much easier! See second pic.
My point? Just because you have a kitchen counter doesn’t mean you have to use it, especially for long prep work.
And if you’re lucky enough to create a new kitchen from scratch, figure out your ideal counter height by trying different heights. Don’t just rely on the contractor putting the “standard height”. My friend & her partner are both very tall so they even went higher than 36″HT when they created their new kitchen. Too high is bad, too low is bad too – backaches I presume (I wouldn’t know of course…lol).
It goes for fashion or life advice – just because it works for someone else doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. Find what works for you and do that. Even street signs…they’re all just suggestions… Oh wait a minute…those standards you better follow! 😉