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Old 06-18-2015, 06:00 PM   #21
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I don't care much for smart, but good quality - yes. This is the one I want:
Ankarsrum® Mixer ? was Electrolux® Mixer ? Best Stand Mixer | Pleasant Hill Grain
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:49 PM   #22
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I don't care much for smart, but good quality - yes. This is the one I want:
Ankarsrum® Mixer ? was Electrolux® Mixer ? Best Stand Mixer | Pleasant Hill Grain
I have been lusting after that one too. I just can't justify the expense. Maybe if you got it and told me that you used it all the time and loved it.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:56 PM   #23
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I want a kitchen large enough where I can have a "mixer" wall with shelves holding all of my mixers plus all the ones I want! It could be like an art installation/storage.

I think I may have a mixer addiction...

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Old 06-19-2015, 09:57 AM   #24
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I want a kitchen large enough where I can have a "mixer" wall with shelves holding all of my mixers plus all the ones I want! It could be like an art installation/storage.

I think I may have a mixer addiction...

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Do we need to hold an intervention? There are a lot of members here who will gladly remove them from your home and give you more space?
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:03 AM   #25
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I have been lusting after that one too. I just can't justify the expense. Maybe if you got it and told me that you used it all the time and loved it.
See if a neighbor lady will go in for halves with you and the two of you can share it. Look at all the fun the two of you can have come time for holiday baking.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:23 PM   #26
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Do we need to hold an intervention? There are a lot of members here who will gladly remove them from your home and give you more space?
You'll have to pull them out of my cold dead hands!
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:33 AM   #27
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I love technology, but prefer my appliances to be fairly dumb. I depend on them to do their basic functions and the less that can go wrong the better. I do like the auto dry sensor on my dryer, and the dirt sensor on my dishwasher. I don't need to run my appliances with my phone, saw a washing machine into Lowes the other day that you can control with your phone...

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I agree. I don't want s/thing that is electronic, etc. I want a work horse. I want something that if a gear is stripped, it can be dismantled and repaired. I don't want throw-away things. I don't want appliances made in China. BTW, welcome to DC. Perhaps you could give us a bit more of an introduction?
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:25 AM   #28
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Kitchen appliances DO NOT need to be smart. I'm the smart one in the kitchen. Appliances need to perform basic functions based on my input.
Amen, Andy
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:01 AM   #29
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About the smartest things I need in the kitchen are a good timer that I can hear from the living room with the TV on, and a dependable thermometer.

I have a Chef Alarm Thermometer with a timer and volume control. I can hear the alarm even if I don't have my hearing aids in. That plus my Thermapen cover those needs
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:35 PM   #30
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The only smart appliance would be a coffee grinder/french press machine that could be synced to my alarm clock so that when it goes off, the coffee starts. Other than that, not really.
You can already get coffee machines that you can set an alarm on, like the andrew james,(below) it doesn't sync with your iphone though, but those coffee machines are coming!

As for smart appliance, i think one of those fridages than can detect when your food is going off, due the the rfid barcodes will start to be one of those new essential applicances.

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