The Kitchens were large and disastrous, and haven't been used since the 1960's. The National Trust have left them as they were found. They are such a long way from the dining room that a second Butlers Kitchen had to be opened alongside the dining room just to heat up the food again.
A very early version of a Hostess Trolley exists; it's fuelled by hot coal kept in a drawer at the bottom, and was pushed around on wheels.
I couldn't resist showing you these doors and their lovely texture. Do you think they've ever been painted or varnished, or even polished since the kitchen was built in 1794??
The caption on this one makes perfect sense and sums up the family.
The vegetable cooker - the heat was more fierce for boiling.
The fish and sauce cooker - the heat was gentler than the veggy cooker
The boiler for providing hot water.
And finally for today, these intriguing little frying pans. I wonder what they were used for? Pancakes? One portion sized servings of sauces?