Readers' Favorite Sounds of the Kitchen

Readers' Favorite Sounds of the Kitchen

Last week we asked What Are Your Favorite Sounds of the Kitchen?, and the answers came rumbling in. This was my original list of ten melodic kitchen sounds:
  1. The pop of a bottle of wine being opened
  2. The crack of a hard boiled egg tapped on a counter
  3. Sharpening a knife on a steel
  4. The soft rip of a warm baguette being opened
  5. The shatter of ice when liquid hits it
  6. The noises of someone, anyone, making breakfast while I'm still in bed
  7. The clank of a rolling pin against my mother's ringed fingers
  8. The whir of our old electric juicer
  9. The crunchy snap of an apple being bitten
  10. The sizzle of meat hitting a hot grill
Read on for some of our readers' favorites... The oven timer going off... whatever it is... it will be tasty and ready! The whir of my kitchen aid standing mixer... always means there are home baked cookies being made. The clanking of dishes... someone else is unloading the dishwasher! -ddruar The old-style ice cream freezer when the ice cream is almost frozen The ping that signifies home canned jams and chow-chow have sealed The sound dough makes when it's being kneaded by hand The sound dough makes when it's depressed The sound of the knife cutting into watermelon, squash (spaghetti and acorn), and pumpkins -Jill I thought that Coffee brewing should definitely be on the list. There is something about hearing the noise in the morning that makes me smile, and wake up. -Penny The "puh, puh, puh" of polenta as it cooks and thickens. -Maia The coffee maker burbling first thing in the morning Bacon sizzling The whistle of the kettle on the stove The cat meowing (read: begging) for milk as I make tea -Gina The sound of the ice maker revving up to go The noise my family dog’s paws make on the tile floor, especially when she’s excited to eat The last popcorn kernel finally popping -Maggie Coffeepot A - I always make the coffee, so hearing it means someone loved me enough to get up first and get it going. Coffeepot B - We have the old percolator from the ranch. We pull it out when there's a crowd. Hearing it reminds me of being a kid on the ranch. I'm a city girl now. -Snow Buggy The cracking of the crispy top of crème brûlée -Meridith The pop of a wine cork Meat sizzling on a pan/grill Low level bubbling of something in the crock pot The whoomp of my ancient oven/furnace coming to life when I light the pilot The crunch of a pepper/salt/spice mill The gurgling of the coffee pot The slice sounds of knives through veggies The intense popping of things frying in oil Knives being sharpened Food processor turning things into paste, especially the beginning where you know its really packing a punch -Plaid Ninja Coffee percolating! -Sue My 2 1/2 y.o. daughter asking, "Daddy, can I help?" when I'm cooking. -s and the r Onions sizzling in butter or oil. Popcorn popping. -kumquat Coffee maker gurgling, Rice pot clicking from "heat" to "warm," Slicing a watermelon, Sizzle of meat on a hot skillet, Snap of a soda can tab, Timer signaling that the brownies are ready! -HeatherAB
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