Anyone else NEVER used the kitchen??

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Uncleromulus, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Uncleromulus

    Uncleromulus Plain grey will be fine

    Jan 28, 2001
    Here we have what is almost a complete kitchen facility available each time we go. Yet, since we joined in 1992, we have never cooked anything in our unit!! We used the microwave just once (to heat a frozen dinner for M-in law) and we make coffee. But that's it !!
    In a way, it seems like a waste...
    Anyone else have similar experience??
  2. Regina

    Regina <font color=teal>Maybe I’ll “accidentally” drop a

    Aug 14, 1999
    Does heating water for tea/hot chocolate count??;)

    Nope, in 10 years, I've never cooked, but I love having that refrigerator. :D :D
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  4. rbuzzotta

    rbuzzotta <font color=FF00CC>OKW until 2042<br><font color=t

    Sep 19, 2000
    We use the refrigerator and usually have cereal for breakfast. My DH once heated up left over fries in that "kitchen ornament" thing!!!
  5. CRobin

    CRobin DIS Veteran<br><a href="

    Feb 13, 2001
    there's actually POWER hooked up to that stove?

    Knock me over with a feather!
  6. wdwnut

    wdwnut DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2000
    hi: we've only used the refrigerator and toaster on a regular basis. maybe a microwave was used for popcorn once or twice. my dil did use the white stove decoration for making tea at one point until i pointed out the fact that it was just a decoration and not meant to be used on vacation.
  7. SamSam


    Jan 21, 2001
    :) :) Too funny!!! Cook on vacation? :) :) I have to have coffee, but I enjoy all the wonderful dining at WDW too much to cook.
  8. disneydawn6

    disneydawn6 Waiting for my next Diney Fix

    Apr 4, 2001
    I cooked breakfast every morning... ..... but there were 8 of us and the smell of cooking bacon woke everyone up each morning:D
  9. Boardwalk Tigger

    Boardwalk Tigger DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2001
    Cooking! Is that what that "equipment" is for? :) The only thing I make is reservations( Opps..I mean priority seatings) !!!

    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
  10. DaveH

    DaveH DIS Veteran

    Nov 17, 2001
    You guys are too funny. We have had only one stay home and we used the fridge and some of the glassware. Does that count?:confused: :D
  11. Pa@okw95

    Pa@okw95 Guest

    I always thought that stuff in the kitchen were just props. I have been a member since 95 and never used the stove. When Olivias went down hill a few years back I started toasting a begal in the morning but that is it. It is not a waste however, and makes you feel like you are at home. That is what props are for, to look like the real thing!!
  12. dwbakerjr

    dwbakerjr Mouseketeer

    Aug 9, 2000
    I guess we once again fall into the really wierd people catagory... We brought along a friend of my 2 boys AND his Gandma on our last trip to BWV. I think she thot she had to 'repay' us for the trip down there, and each morning we woke to the WONDERFUL smell of biscuits and bacon and eggs... Me? I'll keep reserving the full 2 or 3 BR, thank you very much.... (lol)

  13. jmminarik

    jmminarik Curmudgeon in Training.

    May 23, 2001
    Maybe we're wierd, but after having gone through two WDW trips eating the disney and maingate area food, the ability to make our own meals was one of the major perks that sold us on the DVC.

    Being DINKS (when wifey-poo has a job) means we can eat out alot (and do) at home. We also have tons of excellent restaurants to visit, so going on vacation to eat out all of the time isn't high on our priority list. :)

    However, I understand most people view vacation as the time go eat out alot and go shopping. I never understood the shopping bit, but I can appreciate why parents (ok, mostly moms) would appreciate not having to cook. I, on the otherhand, like cooking and as a general rule, like my cooking better than most restaurants. :)

    For our upcoming (planned, but not reserved til 7 months out *bleaugh* :) ) trip with my in-laws, having the kitchen will be a major bonus as their budgets are pretty tight. Breakfast in the rooms, plus a few lunches and dinners thrown in will help stretch their budget alot.

    So, to answer the question, our first meal after we went home for the first time at VB was cooked in the kitchen.

    Happy Friday,
  14. janette

    janette DIS Veteran

    Nov 23, 2001
    We use the refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.

    Easy Mac is about the most cooking we've done.
  15. isabella43

    isabella43 Earning My Ears

    May 5, 2001
    Only use the fridge for soda and sometimes make popcorn for my 2 yr old.

    LOL. I have four children and I cook and clean everyday. No way am I going to do it on vacation. I wish the rooms had more sleeping options rather than the kitchen. But it's a nice touch.

    My in-laws love the kitchen and cook full meals everyday.

    I don't bother making coffee in the room. The coffee at the poly stand is some of the best I've had anywhere. Love the vanillia cappachino.
  16. mickey7861

    mickey7861 DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2001
    Since our trips are usually for 2-3 weeks we actually like the ability to cook some food in our rooms. WDW has some great restaurants but the counter service stuff can get old after a while. I'm not talking full meals but spaghetti, sandwiches,tacos taste really good when I can't look at one more chicken strip.
  17. Johnnie Fedora

    Johnnie Fedora My cup is not 1/2 full or 1/2 empty, it's just 50%

    Jul 4, 2001
    The ability to cook in the rooms is a big reason we purchased DVC. Food at the parks is a rip-off and not the highest quality. I find the majority of the food at WDW to be marginal (i.e. Tony's Town Square = Prego). Our last trip to VWL we spent $200.00 for five days of in-room meals, and didn't eat out at all. We would have spent that in 1-2 days if we were to eat out, even at the moderate restaurants. We do enjoy going out, but we are much more selective about where we will be dining when at WDW.

    Also, I hate pitching entire kids meals into the trash at $8.95 each. I'd rather pitch the $0.75 Kraft Easy-mac.

    We try to purchase some special meals for preparing in our room. At HH, we bought crab cakes already prepared. We just had to fry in our room. They were great with a big glass of chardonnay.

    Of course most food is great with a big glass of chardonnay ;) :D .

    Eating most meals in our room saves enough to pay for our annual dues.
  18. JohnG

    JohnG Earning My Ears

    Dec 1, 1999
    34 else would we keep all that White Wine chilled for a whole week?

  19. Laurabearz

    Laurabearz <font color=deeppink>I cant load my bobbin!<br><fo

    Nov 25, 2001
    I wish there was a 2 bedroom /no kitchen option .

    My husband wants me to cook.... and all I want to do is eat out. My stratagy is to make a lot of PS's and plan meal times at the parks.

    My dream is to stay at either BWV or BCV and every eening walk over to Epcot and try a new restraunt! Say??? When is that food and wine fest anyway???
  20. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

    Jul 25, 2001
    Last year, the F&WF was October 20 - November 18...don't know the dates of this year.

    But even without it, it would not be hard to eat at a different restaurant at Epcot every night of a vacation....unless you are vacationing for several weeks!! :D :D
  21. GraceDVC

    GraceDVC Happy to be a part of the "World"

    Aug 24, 2000
    We love having the kitchen area -- it "feels" so homey. But, up through our last trip, we have only stored snacks in the cabinets and drinks and yogurt in the fridge. Occasionally, we brew coffee. We do use the sink to wash out the glasses though!!! But each and every time we enter our villa, we feel so at home because of the kitchen. Go figure!

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