The clover-leaf-shaped cast iron „cooking range“ made by the Quint Ironworks near Trier has three cooking plates and a full-width oven. The hood is decorated with Dutch tiles featuring motifs of children playing. Cooking utensils, pots and pans made of tin, brass, copper and ceramics and a cast iron coffee roaster round off the kitchen equipment on display here.
The Eifel display cabinet made of oak houses Thuringian porcelain and a splendid coffee mill from the Aachen-Liege area. The coffee roaster, coffee mill and porcelain crockery all illustrate how, in the 18th century, luxury drinks like coffee, tea and chocolate had become an established part of middle class life. All the glittering, engraved and ornamented kitchen equipment might give a false impression about how hard housework was in those days. But the hand pump at the bluestone sink, the coal stove and the heavy ironing machines make it quite clear that housekeeping in the 18th and 19th centuries involved great physical effort.