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Grease and condensation (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: PeterH2 on 12.06.2011 at 07:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

One more thing: when assembling a vertical run of range hood vent duct, think about how condensation and grease might run down the inside of the duct, and arrange the joints so it will not get trapped. This means that the crimped ends of ducts and elbows should point down, even if that means pointing into the flow. (This is the opposite of dryer vents.) This is bad for air flow, but it reduces the risk of fires and seepage.

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RE: Which disposal is your top pick? Thank you! (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: akchicago on 04.10.2013 at 08:43 pm in Appliances Forum

Note that there are basically only 2 brands, Waste King and Insinkerator (aka "ISE"). There is also Viking, but those are very expensive. But If you see other names like Kitchenaid, Kenmore, etc. they are re-badges of Insinkerator or Waste King. Fauguy mentioned Kitchenaid - those are Insinkerators.

I have the Waste King 9900TC. It's a 3/4 hp batch feed disposal (vs. a continuous feed disposal). A batch feed disposal does not need a separate switch to turn it on--it is turned on my pushing the cover down, and turned off by pulling the cover off. Safer with children, as it cannot be operated without its cover on, and there is no switch to accidentally turn on the disposal. I thought about getting the 1 hp batch feed, but it's really large, and would take up a lot of room under my sink. The 3/4 hp is plenty.

If you are shopping for a disposal, note that the Insinkerators are quieter than the Waste Kings. My Waste King is noisy, but it's on for 30 seconds, so I don't care. Waste Kings have more torque than Insinkerators, so I wanted that more than noise reduction. Other people want a quieter disposal. Personal choice.

Waste King disposals come either as an "EZ mount style" or "3-bolt" style. The 3-bolt style is supposed to reduce vibration, but is more of a PITA to install. I have the 3-bolt. It sure is solid, but my GC installed it. If I were doing it DIY, I'd get the EZ mount model. Insinkerator disposals come only in EZ mount style. I never hear about anyone complaining about disposal vibration, so it is likely a non-issue, but thought I'd mention it if you are shopping and seeing these.

Waste Kings have longer warranties than Insinkerator. My 3/4 model is 10-year in-home warranty, and the 1 hp Waste Kings have lifetime warranties.

Here is a link that might be useful: Waste King 9900TC Batch Feed Disposal

This post was edited by akchicago on Wed, Apr 10, 13 at 20:49

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RE: Sleek kitchen ventilation (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: TattyCuts on 07.28.2011 at 11:37 am in Appliances Forum

fori, The skylight is out of my price range, although its definitely the perfect hood for my kitchen. I am thinking about calling the company to see if they are having any specials for that model but I don't think it would make much of a difference.

jsceva, the Miele DA2894 is gorgeous, but I was told to avoid angled hoods because the smoke will miss the filters and go back into the kitchen.

I heard about the brand Zephyr - the horizon is an option. I would need to run it by my DH and contractor. After looking through the Futuro website I found the "Razor" which I am in love with. I never heard of this company but it seems to have a lot of good reviews online. I will continue my search, hopefully the skylight isn't completely out of the question.

Horizon

Here is a link that might be useful: Razor

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RE: I hate my new Bosch DW. It does NOT clean dishes (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: jakvis on 01.16.2010 at 04:02 pm in Appliances Forum

As a servicer I estimate more than 95% of the customers that complain about cleaning on a Bosch dishwasher will be due to a poor installation.
If your getting grit left on your dishes do some very simple checks. Pull the filter and look to see how much water is left in the sump below the filter. It should be only about a 1/4 cup. Even though you have the high loop in place is the drain clear and not obstructed? I see this a lot. you cant' believe how many times I see that something as simple as removing the garbage disposal plug was not done. Sometimes I see the disposer port is just clogged with food. It you have the drain hooked to an air gap you will want to check it for obstructions also.
Then try letting the d/w fill with water. After it's completed the fill cycle open the door and see if the water is covering the square rim in the tub. If it's not you are not filling with enough water. Again I see many times when an installer does not flush the water lines before installing the dishwasher and debris is blocking the water flow.
Instead of calling a Sears Tech go to the Bosch website service locator and call one of the servicers you find there. You'll probably get better service.

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