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Kitchen Appliances

  1. ocfireflies profile image79
    ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago

    If you had to choose the top five kitchen appliances you feel that you would hate to live without, what kitchen appliances would you choose?

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      calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, blender

      1. ocfireflies profile image79
        ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That makes me feel better for those are the ones I had chosen.  Thanks for responding.
        Kim

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image79
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Working stove top (pref. gas); working refrigerator & freezer; working sink (hot,cold & drains); working lights;

      1. ocfireflies profile image79
        ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I do not have a gas working stove.What is the advantage of having gas?

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          calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Better ability to control the temperature, and depending on natural gas rates it is usually cheaper to run.  But I have a gas stove and I prefer my old electric stove to be honest.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I prefer gas to electric also. I think that my gas bill is lower than my electric bill for one, and as you said it allows you more control over the temperature. I also believe the electric power goes out more often than the gas power does.

            1. ocfireflies profile image79
              ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              In my search, I will look for a gas stove.  Would love to see my electric bill go down.

              1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
                The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I cannot promise this to be yours but mine is about 1/7 of my electric bill right now. It changes throughout the year, but it is still less.

  2. WriteAngled profile image89
    WriteAngledposted 2 years ago

    And where are you going to use the information you are trying to collect for free?

    1. ocfireflies profile image79
      ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I am looking to downsize and I want to take only the appliances I will really need.  Plus, it helps me to see if I have the appliances people are looking for in buying a home.  My own personal research.  Sometimes, it is helpful to hear what others say because it is easy to overlook certain items when you are the person wanting to make the best decisions.  Great Question.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    When people buy, many want new appliances and stainless steel.

    1. ocfireflies profile image79
      ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have noticed that seems to be the case, but I have also heard from those who bought these appliances found that they were actually harder to keep clean.  Thank You for your advice.
      Kim

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Stainless is hard to keep clean, but those with what seems to be a vinyl coating develop rust and they fade. People want the newest thing!!

    1. ocfireflies profile image79
      ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      True--which is often the most expensive thing--Kim

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    I have gas and refuse to use electric stove.

  6. WriteAngled profile image89
    WriteAngledposted 2 years ago

    I am stuck with gas hobs some of the time, but bought a combined microwave/grill/oven and also a single halogen hob, which I use whenever I can and in preference to the crap gas oven and grill. Gas is filthy, smelly and uncontrollable. Furthermore, I invested in solar panels on the roof, so I save at least 30% on my electricity costs in addition to getting the feed-in tariff payments.

    1. ocfireflies profile image79
      ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I definitely want to invest in the solar panels if and when I can find an affordable place.  First, I have got to get my place sold before I can afford to buy another place.  There is only so much I can do to upgrade for the budget is tight.  Did not realize the gas stove would have a smell.  I wonder if that is the case with all of the gas stoves since others seem to like them.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Kim,
        I turn on the overhead fan before I light a gas. I learned how to light them so that there is only a small smell and the fan removes it quickly, already being on.

        1. ocfireflies profile image79
          ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That makes sense.  Like anything new, I suppose one would need to use it a few times in order to get the best use of it.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            That is how I learned, practice.

            1. ocfireflies profile image79
              ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Me, too.  And generally speaking, lots of practice when it comes to me.  LOL.  Kim

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Gas stoves don't have a smell unless there is a gas leak which some don't even realize is happening.

    1. ocfireflies profile image79
      ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That is important information.  You are right.  Some may not realize that the problem is coming from a leak.  Scary.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I learned the smell from the stove and I figured that I would also recognize the smell from a leak.
        You can also buy gas detector (like smoke detector).

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    The newer gas stoves have electronic ignitors, so we don't see those pilot lights that go out and have to be lit again.

  9. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    It was not a stove.  But, my basement in old house would get flooded from rain.  I also had a cat.  I hung was in the basement and detected a faint odor and could not find it.  I thought it might be from the cat, or maybe mildew somewhere.  One night I had to make several trips to basement because of doing laundry.  I was online with people in chat room.  I began to not feel good after I was down in the basement, but after awhile I felt better until I went down again.   My chat friends urged me to call the gas company, which I did.  We had a small gas leak at the gas meter that was in the basement.  The smell was not like rotten eggs which is what people say gas smells like. 
    The line to a gas stove can and do get pin holes with age and moving of stove which results in a gas leak no matter how small it may be, it is still a gas leak.

    1. ocfireflies profile image79
      ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for sharing.  I had heard that the smell was like rotten eggs.  I am so glad you are okay and was able to make the connection between how you were feeling and what was actually going on.  It sounds like to me gas is a great option, but the newer versions are the safest.  Great information to know.  Thank You.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image79
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      As soon as you said detected a faint smell thought "gas". When you said you did feel good I figured "gas leak, get out".

      1. ocfireflies profile image79
        ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting because so many said first thing they noticed when walking into a house was it how it smelled.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
          The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Well those are the first two things they say about gas smells. It is a faint smell (maybe like rotten eggs) and you will not feel good. When there is a gas leak you should open nearby windows, doors and get everyone out of the house. It may catch fire, or even explode, before the fire company - or gas company - arrives.

          1. ocfireflies profile image79
            ocfirefliesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Sounds like excellent advice.

 
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