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post #2731 of 4183
Agree. Mine is on an auto timer and it goes off at 8am every other day regardless of what's in it. I love it. I set it. And forget it.
post #2732 of 4183
Someone tried to tell yesterday, that veg tan leather wasn't more prone to discoloration than other leathers. sarcasm.gif
post #2733 of 4183
I have a veg-tanned english bridle leather briefcase (leather sourced from Wickett and Craig) and after just a few drops of rain it was permanently discolored.
post #2734 of 4183
The best part is that it discolors.
post #2735 of 4183
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Do you use your dishwasher regularly? I always end up just washing by hand unless we have a big party.
my secret shame. i have a portable dishwasher. the original cabinets in the house are too shallow to fit a built-in. I wash most of my pots and pans by hand, but I just stick plates and glassware in the dishwasher. oddly, when i have a big dinner party is when i do most of the hand-washing ... damned wine glasses and good silver.

ETA: that's actually the heart of my redesign. we've got a laundry room at the end of the kitchen that i want to change into a butler's pantry with dishwasher, washup sink and pantry. move the laundry room to the guest house ... only two of us, we wash more dishes than clothes.
post #2736 of 4183
That will be awesome. Dedicated areas for cleaning are nice, with a little room to work.
post #2737 of 4183
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The best part is that it discolors.

Indeed it is.
post #2738 of 4183

Why do people insist on using kitchen appliances from the 1950's?

Technology has advanced, get with the fucking program.

post #2739 of 4183
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Why do people insist on using kitchen appliances from the 1950's?
Technology has advanced, get with the fucking program.
advanced isn't always improved. same reason SFers prefer hand-sewn to glued.
post #2740 of 4183
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Why do people insist on using kitchen appliances from the 1950's?
Technology has advanced, get with the fucking program.

Because that's what was in place when we moved in?

Because some things have not been improved by advanced technology?

Because modern appliances are often incredibly ugly?
post #2741 of 4183
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Why do people insist on using kitchen appliances from the 1950's?
Technology has advanced, get with the fucking program.

For refrigerators and dishwashers, this is a great suggestion. For a gas range? You'd have to make the case for the advances in tech which render a '50s model obsolete.
post #2742 of 4183
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For refrigerators and dishwashers, this is a great suggestion. For a gas range? You'd have to make the case for the advances in tech which render a '50s model obsolete.
amen. that stove is the equivalent of a chevy muscle car. mechanically simple, super performance. you'd have to spend +$5,000 to get the same performance out of a new stove, and then y ou'd be calling the repairman every 3 months (i know -- we've got one in the test kitchen).
post #2743 of 4183
i don't like granite counters. heismatt once told me that too often it looks like somebody barfed all over the counter, but I thought nothing of it.

and then I visited my parents who have a big kitchen loaded with granite, and then I remembered heismatt's comment, and then I felt nauseated as I looked around.
post #2744 of 4183
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

For refrigerators and dishwashers, this is a great suggestion. For a gas range? You'd have to make the case for the advances in tech which render a '50s model obsolete.
amen. that stove is the equivalent of a chevy muscle car. mechanically simple, super performance. you'd have to spend +$5,000 to get the same performance out of a new stove, and then y ou'd be calling the repairman every 3 months (i know -- we've got one in the test kitchen).


Exactly. We were able to access the repair "history" of our range (in other words, the same guy has worked on it for close to 50 years and remembers it). It's been serviced about once a decade since 1970 or so, just to clean the burners and test the pilot lights. From what I've read, a typical Viking "pro" range requires service a couple of times a year.
Edited by imatlas - 9/12/13 at 1:17pm
post #2745 of 4183
We've had a Thermador "pro-esque" with sealed burners for almost ten years without any trouble. We could probably stand to have the oven calibrated, but it has just worked for us. I think it helps that the only thing modern about it is the auto-ignition and cutoff. I'm pretty sure it's this one:

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