Kitchen Mission

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=== Project Name ===
=== Project Name ===

Revision as of 17:54, 9 July 2013

Kitchen hacking, made fresh daily.


Project Name

Kitchen Mission


Jarrod Hicks


Based on discussion at the Rebase meeting and further kitchen meeting(s). I am proposing a single wall minimum storage kitchen layout. This would be a greatly slimmed down kitchen with less to clean and maintain. It is focused on hacking and events. Items removed would be: food storage, refrigerator, closed cabinets, and the island.

See the plans below:

File:Noisebridge - Sheet - A507 - Kitchen Mission.pdf

What Will Be Done

I am proposing a quick initial demo phase and then a longer rebuilding phase.

Phase 01:

The first phase is a demo cleaning phase. While it may sound drastic, it will not leave the kitchen with any less functionality then is intended in the final phase.

Phase 01 includes removal of the food storage and a severe reduction of the cabinet space.

All food will be removed from the kitchen. The refrigerator will be emptied and recycled. Items in the cabinets will be reorganized, donated, or discarded. Temporary open wire shelves will be used to hold the remainder of the existing stuff. The kitchen island will be demolished except for the stove (The Noisebridge mosaic will be preserved). and the area of the island under the stove will be opened up. The cabinets will be removed from the kitchen, broken down, and placed in the dump pile for removal. A bracket will be installed to support the existing shelf over the sink. The remaining equipment, floor, and the area of the kitchen will be deep cleaned. Safe pest control stuff may also be used.

Phase 02 is a longer cleaning, improving, and rebuilding phase.

A period of cleaning and ongoing pest control will occur while the new kitchen equipment is being sourced, built and installed. The goal of phase two is to create a more useful and more accessible kitchen. All major equipment and counters conform, at least, to ADA guidelines whenever possible.

OVEN and MICROWAVE: The double oven should be replaced with a more reliable single oven and lower to the ground. This will go where the refrigerator is currently. This will be installed in a full height cabinet which will also contain the microwave. Above this will be shelves to hold the hacking/event equipment: chafing dishes, burners, fermentation tools and so on.

SINK: The existing 3 compartment sink will be removed and replaced with a single basin sink. A counter will be built/sourced for this new basin. Our existing faucet hardware and disposal could probably be reused. A wide shallow basin should be used to allow knee space under it.

STOVE: The existing stove top will be mobilized; built into a new counter top with wheels attached. The stove will be outfitted with an electrical plug connector and outlets will be installed in areas likely for the stove to be used. An extension cable may also be appropriate. Under normal conditions the stove will be stored next to the sink.

COFFEE: An area for a coffee cart and preparation space is reserved next to the stove, but the details of this will be part of a separate, future project.

STORAGE: Above the sink, drying racks will be installed for dish drying and storage. The upper rack will continue over the stove and coffee area for cookware storage and hanging. Storage for knives and utensils will be attached the walls near the sink.

SIGNAGE: Signs suggesting to donating food to other local organizations and their details will be posted for those that wish to distribute food more excellently.

What Areas in the Space Will This Affect


Who Will Be Doing It


Other volunteers to be determined

Why This Will Be Good

Removing food storage means less for pests to eat and less spoilage. Reducing the day to day utility of the kitchen will reduce its use and in turn the cleaning and sanitation burden of the kitchen. Removing storage and counter space will lessen the extents of the typical mess and clutter of the kitchen so that it has less impact on the east side of the Noisebridge space. Along with reducing the utility, removal of the refrigerator will lessen electricity costs.

Why This Will Be Bad

People like having a full kitchen and this will disappoint them. The refrigerator can be a useful tool if it is maintained.

How Long Will It Take

Phase 01 could be done in a day.

Phase 02 depends on availability of funds, appliances, and materials. Most of the work could be done in a few days and Noisebridge could remain open during the construction.

In A Fantastic World, What Extra Budget Would You Like

Money for counter and cabinet materials. Decent condition appliances.

Are There Any Other PFAs This Would Work Well With

Clean Machine

Trash Stash

Are There Any Other PFAs This Would Contradict

Probably none.

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