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Old 08-27-2006, 09:05 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by vagriller
I have 2 of those, and love them. They came with a rubbery drawer liner looking thing to put under it that keeps it from sliding. Plus the rubbery thing works great for my wife to open jars if I am not around! Just get some drawer liner and cut a rectangle to fit.

Oh, Vagriller,

I use those rubber drawer liners for everything (if you're lucky you might even find them at the dollar stores)----if you hadn't recommended it first I would have-----I even took a square of it to my physical therapy class because people kept sliding off the stationary bicycle seat----nevermore, quothe the raven. I even lined my spice racks attached to the door of my pantry so that they spice containers didn't get all messed up if the door was closed too hard--those babies don't even move now. Anything that I don't want to slip or slide I put a square of that stuff under it-----I even have it under small carpets.

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Old 08-28-2006, 11:20 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by Essie
About 40 years ago, I bought an electric bacon cooker. What a piece of junk!!!!

I still hear about this from my husband.
My mother had one of those. We ran across it last year packing up the house. She never used it.

My worst purchase was also a rice cooker. It didn't make the move and got tossed. I don't eat rice though, I'd rather get my carbs someplace else.

I'm definitely getting more sensible in my cooking spending, I can't think of a current item I own that I considerred wasted money.

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Old 08-28-2006, 11:51 AM   #73
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MY biggest problem appliance is the KitchenAid side by side refrigerator. It is a great machine, cools and freezes perfectly, but apparently cannot be made to dispense water without a drip. KA service has been out several times and the customer service supervisor was so rude. The factory basically said they would not support it any longer and basically, "stop calling" even if it is under warranty and cost over $4,000.
This does not sound like the KitchenAid company I'm familiar with! You must have gotten someone who got up on the wrong side of the bed! KA is known for their great customer service.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:21 AM   #74
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I got a rotisserie chicken cooker a few years ago as a gift from someone. What a waste. I would have rather had, well, almost anything else. I used it one time to be a good sport. Such a chore, buy a small enough chicken, cook a few hours, clean the darn thing or just buy a roast chicken from the store for about $5.00 and everyone is happy.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:47 AM   #75
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I have a GE dishwasher that I hate. It was top of their line a few years ago yet it has no count-down timer and the wash-later setting is only in two-hour increments. The spot for cups is too narrow for anything in my cupboard and the space between the bottom and top racks is too low to fit in a cookie sheet or large lid. We've had several service calls and the service people never seem to know how to fix the problem. Last time, the second service guy said the first service guy was an idiot. He told me the part number to get from a local store and how to install it and saved me the hassle of dealing with the service department again.

Next time I buy a dishwasher, I don't care how dumb it looks, I'm taking a few of my own things along to the store to see if they fit and GE will have to have a super amazing good deal to keep me as a customer.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:49 PM   #76
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We have this stainless steel meat slicer that my husband wanted to slice hams and such "deli thin". I think it has been used once in ten years. Also, my GE digital oven. In no time flat, the computer went dead and although that was under warranty, we had to pay the repair guy, and the self cleaning part has never worked.
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:54 PM   #77
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Oh Jan! I used my vitamix to death - twice!!! I ground flour, cornmeal, and did all kinds of stuff with it. I'm hoping that when we get back on land we can get it fixed. I really miss it.

Worst appliance purchase - Thunderstick! No doubt about it. I used to use my immersion blender all the time - bought this thing and never use it.

Best purchase is the portable ice maker that we bought! It just sits there and makes ice - all day every day. All I have to do is add water and it just plain works.

Strangest - a gift of a FlavorWave oven. And I do have a chocolate fountain!!! We'll use it more often when we get back on land - no room on the boat!!!
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:10 PM   #78
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I just never got into using it. I don't like the foam in the drinks and soups at all. I ground up all my leftover tomatos and bagged it up. I'm interested to see how it thaws...I guess all that foam has to go down eventually. I like having all the peels and seeds in the liquid.

Maybe this year I'll try making my own flour. I had really planned on doing that, when I kept talking myself into the purchase.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:32 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by Essie
About 40 years ago, I bought an electric bacon cooker. What a piece of junk!!!!

I used it once and spent at least an hour cleaning it. It went in the garbage the next day.

I still hear about this from my husband.
Oh boy! I know just how you feel.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:55 PM   #80
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I still have a bread maker that I use when I'm pushed for time - but, I just use the mix, knead & rise features. Then I remove the dough and play with it. I never cared for the crust or texture of the bread when I tried baking the dough in the machine.[/quote]

I use my bread machine the same way, but it's because I have arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand and kneading kills me. I don't bake my breads in the machine either. Never liked the funny belly button the paddle gave the loaf.

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