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Who has bought a new dishwasher lately?

I found this site originally whilst looking for reviews and hadn't realised the original post was 2009. I have discovered like calumin that you can find good and bad reviews for every company and on that basis I cancelled my order for my Kuppersbusch appliances. They are being marketed here as upmarket from Miele.(and priced likewise) and am going with the Whirlpool intergrated ovens and dishwasher from Ikea. The dishwasher is less than half the price and also comes with a full 5 year warranty (Whirlpool's own, not Ikea). It fits my criteria of being quiet at 43db and as a bonus has a sensor for small loads, which will work well in this house with one and half loads most days. I am also buying their ovens from Ikea, not half the price but nearly. I had my heart set on a white induction hob and Ikea/Whirlpool don't do one so I am still having to spend £££s on one of those. So three wins on price for Whirlpool and one lose on the hob. I have saved about £1,000 (about $1,600) in total. Wish me luck.

Dec 15, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Kenwood Kmix

I should have asked here first but I just ordered a Kenwood Kmix stand mixer based on the reviews getting as good as KitchenAid (which currently sells for $689 or £429 in the UK). Before I open the box has anyone any really nasty experiences I should know about?

Dec 02, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Small induction roasting dish

Thank you all for taking time to respond. I did try a little 8" square cast iron on but when it arrived 8" is the external dimension but it will come in useful for the perfect fried egg to fit on a slice of toast. lols
I tried very heavy duty cake tins but even the heavest ones warped on the induction (they hadn't done so on my old gas hob.
The little Le Cruset one sounds like it might be the answer to my prayers. They don't ship to England but I am sure I can get one over here.
And the little dutch oven someone else came up with looks absolutely fabulous but yet again not shipped to the UK. But at least it has pointed me in another direction for my hunt.
Just cooked a super roast chicken in the lidded Ready Steady Cook one, I add about half to 3/4 inch of stock into the pan before starting to cook and the chicken virtually steam cooks until the last 35 minutes with the lid off to brown the skin. Yummy.
Traditionaly we are having roast beef and Yorkshire pudding tommow. The way I have been getting round the gravy problem is take the beef out of the roasting pan to rest, add boiling water to swirl it round and get as much of the caramelised juices as I can and then pouring into an induction pan. It gets most of it out but not all. sigh. I have cooked with gas all my life (or an Aga backed up by a gas cooker) and it might just mean changes in technique.

Dec 01, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Small induction roasting dish

9" X 7" internal would be ideal so I can fit more than one on a shelf and easily fit 2 or 3 plus saucepans into the dishwasher afterwards. Thanks, Sally

Dec 01, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Silicone Molds for Baking

I love them but have found you get what you pay for. The better ones have some sort of metal frame built into them so they don't flop about. I use the muffin ones for Yorkshire puddings and nothing beats it.

Dec 01, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Who has bought a new dishwasher lately?

I had the same problem with a Bosch and that was over 25 yeas ago, it was also 3 years old when it happened and Bosch no longer could get hold of the part.... Haven't bought another Bosch product since.
With things like blenders it is possibly more econimic to buy cheap ones and just replace when they die. Might be worth doing a spread sheet on it.

Nov 30, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Who has bought a new dishwasher lately?

I have a chronic pain condition so it is too much to wash up manually. And from way back in the 70's I could tell just by how clean peoples crockery and cutlery was whether or not they had a dishwasher,,,,,

Nov 30, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Who has bought a new dishwasher lately?

Perhaps I should have mentioned Miele taking me through lots of possible taking bits out and checking things on the phone before having to resort to sending out their expensive engineer... I thought that was good, it didn't work but it was a nice touch.

Nov 30, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Who has bought a new dishwasher lately?

After leaving my Miele at our last house which died after 5 years and had to pay Miele's silly repair prices I decided to go for something different. As we have a kitchen/sitting/dining room silence is important with triple A rating a given (what's the point without that?).
I haven't got it yet but as I am buying Kuppersbusch hob, ovens and they do a deal with 3 aplliances getting a 5 year warranty, I went with their dishwasher as well. It is deeper than most so I can stack extra high top and bottom and it is super silent. Downside is with discounts costing about £1K.

Nov 30, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Small induction roasting dish

Please forgive my typing, I am on my notebook.....sigh

Nov 30, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware

Small induction roasting dish

Anyone have any ideas what I can find out there. I have been googling for the last six months to find something like a heavy duty rectangular cake tin which I can use for roasting and making gravy on the hob afterwards, I found a brilliant roaster made by Ready Steady Cook with a lid which is brilliant for open roastin in the lid, closed roasting for chickens etc with the lid on, goes atraight on the hob for gravy BUT it is too big for weekday nights when I am just cooking for two. I like to do roast potatoes in goose fat so it would be great to cook those separely from the meat...... I can't be the first with this problem. Tell me I don't have to go back to civilisation to get gas, I like living in the middle of nowhere.

Nov 30, 2012
featheronawire in Cookware