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Kitchen Fight



Kitchen Fight
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.12

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    dishwasher, uncomfortable, doing, however, settle, anymore, possible, microwave, rack, feeble, heat, along, cabinet, sounded, large, guys
     content words:    General Stove, Miss Refrigerator, Miss Mixer


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Kitchen Fight
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     "Hey, what is all the noise about?" asked General Stove. "I've never heard such a racket. One of you tell me what is going on."
 
2     "You see, it's like this, General," said the large mixing spoon. "Ever since they installed this new dishwasher, it's been nothing but trouble."
 
3     "What kind of trouble, Mr. Spoon?" asked the general as he looked over the dishes and utensils in the wash rack of the dishwasher.
 
4     "Well, this new dishwasher makes the water too hot. It gets very uncomfortable when we are taking our bath. We just want to take a nice comfortable bath and then gently be put back in our drawer."
 
5     "Look, General," said the dishwasher, "It is always something with these guys. I am just trying to do my job. First, there was too much soap. Then they thought the wash cycle was too long. Now they say it is too hot. I don't know what the old dishwasher got away with, but I will not settle for less than my best."
 
6     "That is very good, Mr. Dishwasher. I am happy you're trying to do your best. The dishes and utensils have a point, too, though. Is it possible you are making the water too hot?"
 
7     "It must be hot to get things clean," said the dishwasher.
 
8     "I like things cool myself," said the refrigerator. "I once got warm inside myself, and it was not good."
 
9     "Yes, Miss Refrigerator," said General Stove. "I remember all too well when you got warm inside. It was a big mess for the whole kitchen. However, I don't think that has anything to do with our problem now."

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