Acme Kitchenette Corp, Road Runner and soul

Acme Kitchenettes Corp., Hudson New York...a rather unassuming sign for such a dynamite company.
Acme Kitchenettes Corp., Hudson New York…a rather unassuming sign for such a dynamite company.

Need any Acme Portable holes or Acme earthquake kits? No? How about some Acme Jet-Propelled Roller Skates? That is what instantly came to mind when we saw this sign.

Remember the infamous Acme Corporation featured in Looney Tunes’ Road Runner cartoon? Wile E. Coyote often purchases ludicrous gizmos from a mail-order company, the fictitious and ironically named Acme Corporation, which he hopes will help him catch the Road Runner. The devices invariably backfire in improbable and spectacular ways and the coyote usually ends up burnt to a crisp, squashed flat, or at the bottom of a ravine.

Acme…it is all in a name…. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the definition for acme is as follows: the highest point or stage; also:  one that represents perfection of the thing expressed

Acme Kitchenettes Corp based in Hudson, NY has been in business manufacturing unique and dependable kitchenettes for over eighty years. Acme takes great pride in delivering the best kitchenette in the market, at very competitive prices. Customer satisfaction and fast and reliable service are what they hang their hat on. In our experience, we could not agree more.

 

Acme Kitchenette Corp. can manufacture specific to your needs and offers a variety of models to pick from. It is pretty amazing. “Efficiency” models run from 30-48 inches wide and feature a sink, 2 burner cooktops and refrigerator. “Full Feature” models come in widths ranging from 48 inches to six feet and include additional features-4 burner cooktops, gas or electric ovens, microwaves. Upper cabinets, dishwashers, range hoods come in the most deluxe models. “Barrier Free” models are also available, conforming to the strictest local and state codes for wheelchair and physically disabled accessibility.

Acme kitchen assembly line.
Acme kitchen assembly line.
Kitchenettes in Acme warehouse getting final protective film on stainless countertop and final inspection before boxing up to ship.
Kitchenettes in Acme warehouse getting final protective film on stainless countertop and final inspection before boxing up to ship.
Finished product on the assembly line and proud Acme technician! This is the model RES11Y-72- stainless steel sink, 2 burner ceran cooktop and 5.1 cubic foot removable refrigerator. This unit is customized with solid wood doors and countertop.
Finished product on the assembly line and proud Acme technician! This is the model RES11Y-72- stainless steel sink, 2 burner ceran cooktop and 5.1 cubic foot removable refrigerator. This unit is customized with solid wood doors and countertop.

To customize the perfect kitchen all depends on just how wide a space you have to work and what appliances you prefer. The choices for counter-tops and cabinet faces come next. Acme offers extensive options for counter-tops- the range swings from high-pressure laminates, solid surfaces like Wilsonart  and Formica along with stainless steel. Cabinet choices include thermo foil, solid wood and bamboo.

Will and I went for the 60 inch model, 2 burner gas cooktop, electric range and refrigerator. Stainless steel counter-top and Formica’s Basalt Slate Matte finish for the cabinet base.

The Kitchen was perfect. The challenge we faced after we relocated the kitchen was giving it “soul”

A quick trip to Ikea for additional storage- we purchased a wall cabinet and a Stenstorp kitchen cart to add to the left of the kitchenette along with a shelf. We added a vintage lab cart from our old apartment on the other side for storage and chopping space. Doug Kent’s Goldie,  a birthday gift from Will , sits on the shelf. And Voila- instant soul.

Acme kitchen, accessorized with a few personal touches=voila a kitchen with soul India food for dinner that night.
Acme kitchen, accessorized with a few personal touches=voila a kitchen with soul
India food for dinner that night.

 

 

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