PART 4 – PLACEMENT OF THE COOKER/HOB
Never locate a hob or sink in an island unit. This will have disastrous consequences for the man and woman of the household depending on what’s positioned where. Major problems in the relationship will come about such as anger and conflict, unhappiness and lack of support, potential infidelity and the possibility of separation. Left uncorrected even more serious issues will arise. It is easier to prevent this than to have to mend the relationship after serious problems have been encountered.
A cooker/hob should not be located too close to a window for fire safety reasons and because the nutrition and support of the whole household goes out the window or too close to a door which is hazardous as pots on the stove can be easily knocked over. There should be space either side of a cooker/hob for safety reasons and for ease of placing or removing items from the hotplate. A freestanding cooker is a good choice because it has control knobs for the hotplate at the front allowing it to be located to face a good direction for the benefit of the occupants and in particular the breadwinner. When selecting a hob, try to ensure you choose one with knobs on a raised control panel at the front of the appliance so that it too can be located to face a good direction.
The best form of cooking is the traditional wood burning range, followed by a gas hob and then electric. The flames whilst boiling, stewing, steaming or frying ensure the nutrition is transferred from the food to the occupant’s organs through absorption. Microwave ovens should be avoided or at least used minimally – food should nourish the occupants. Grilling and baking have no impact in feng shui terms on the nutrition of the household. Remember your health is your wealth!
Next week, read Part 5 – Selecting Appliances in my 7 part blog on Using Feng Shui to Design the Ideal Kitchen & Create Perfect Harmony.