Can stand the heat, get into the kitchen

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THEY were inches away from chuck­ing in the tea towel last week, but SA Block­heads Ker­rie Char­ter and Spence Thomson, right, are pretty glad they stuck it out, snag­ging this season’s first per­fect score.

“It was the best feel­ing in the world,” Spence tells Con­fi­den­tial. “We were qui­etly con­fi­dent – we knew we had built a beau­ti­ful kitchen.”

A beau­ti­ful kitchen it was – brim­ming with $52,000 in topof-the-range Gagge­nau ap­pli­ances, a spec­tac­u­lar SubZero wine fridge, a but­ler’s pantry big­ger than your av­er­age bed­room and a “mono­lith” of an is­land bench.

It’s not only the big­gest kitchen The Block has ever seen, in­set. but also the most ex­pen­sive on the Nine rat­ings jug­ger­naut.

Af­ter weeks of crit­i­cism, es­pe­cially from Shaynna Blaze about Ker­rie’s res­trained styling, the cou­ple to­tally won over this season’s hard-to-please judge. “The way the is­land bench has been styled with the fresh in­gre­di­ents is per­fect – it re­ally sets the scene for the lifestyle of the peo­ple liv­ing here,” Shaynna says.

With per­fect scores from Shaynna, Neale Whit­taker and Dar­ren Palmer, they eas­ily beat NSW’s Hay­den and Sara Vale on 28.5.

Win­ning the best kitchen – the heart of the home – of­ten sets up an apart­ment for the top re­sult come auc­tion day, but there’s no rest­ing on their lau­rels.

Next up is the big­gest week with a laun­dry, hall­way and pow­der room.

The cou­ple now face an anx­ious wait to find out if all their hard work will pay off. “What will be, will be,” Ker­rie says. “It’s eas­ily the best apart­ment – we’d buy it if we had the money.”

– LISA WOOL­FORD WATCH: THE BLOCK, TONIGHT, 7.30PM, NINE

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