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RE: Marble Safe Liquid Hand Soap (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: atwhitten on 07.27.2010 at 09:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hello. We have recently installed marble counters in the kitchen and I was told to use Ivory dishsoap. So far, so good. As far as hand soap, I would probably stick to something mild in scent, no dyes used for coloring, and steer clear of citrus. I use AuLait, which is like a milk-based, white soap. I love the smell and haven't had any problems with it. However, it is hard to find. I also love the 409 Stone cleaner!!

Good luck and I hope this helps!

Andrea

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clipped on: 07.28.2010 at 10:06 pm    last updated on: 07.28.2010 at 10:06 pm

Finished Kitchen

posted by: histokitch on 07.26.2010 at 11:52 am in Kitchens Forum

I guess the cobbler's kids finally have new shoes. I've learned a lot from my own kitchen clients and from this forum. Lots of fabulous design on this site.

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After:
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Another view:
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Favorite detail:
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I'll post a link to the rest of the gallery for anyone who wants to see more.

Details: The house is an 1895 Tudor Revival with a couple modern additions on it. Hopefully the kitchen bridges the two periods of construction in the house.
Cabinets: Crown Point. Farrow & Ball Shaded White paint, Sapele stained cabinetry. Banquette, open shelves, and tv cabinet by local custom cabinetmaker. Polished nickel hardware.

Counters: honed Virginia Mist granite and Carrara marble

Backsplash: Bejmat tiles in white, 2" x 6", Mosaic House. Antique glass resilvered, Olde Good Things.

Faucets: Wingnut by Sonoma Forge in Rustic Nickel.

Fridges: Subzero, Range: Wolf 48AG with grill (love)

Hood: Modernaire, custom.

Lighting: Salvage

Here is a link that might be useful: histokitch's gallery

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clipped on: 07.26.2010 at 03:12 pm    last updated on: 07.26.2010 at 03:13 pm

RE: Undermount Lighting CONFUSION!!! Help! (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: jem199 on 07.19.2010 at 02:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

jterrilyn - you beat me to it LOL. I just want to add that I am VERY pleased with my LEDs. I spent about $400 on my system because I have a separate transformer/dimmer zone for the sink light, so I could have saved about $100 if I didn't need the 2 zones. The lights are amazing and well worth it. Nothing melts from heat, they aren't too bright, no bulb replacement for a loooong time, energy efficient and practically invisible. They were easy to install and not difficult for my electrician to wire into the electrical system. DH prolly could have done it.

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clipped on: 07.19.2010 at 10:05 pm    last updated on: 07.19.2010 at 10:05 pm

RE: Undermount Lighting CONFUSION!!! Help! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jterrilynn on 07.19.2010 at 01:07 pm in Kitchens Forum

Go to the lighting forum and look at the "led ucl diy" post by jem199. Davidtay and Jem give lots of good advice and there is even a video to watch.
The electrical part of my remodel really had my head spinning as I like to have at least a basic understanding of the electric and a detailed understanding of the products.
Sean Chu of ledpro on eBay was fantastic and very patient answering all my many questions on his led dimmable light bars and supplies. His light bars are the exact same light bars seen on the environmentallighs site only his are around 50% cheaper. It is also the same light bar you will see in the video on the lighting forum.
You can have real nice under counter lighting without spending a whole lot. Read the whole post to get a better understanding on what you want to buy and from whom.

I accidentally replied to you on the lighting forum so sorry but you will see a version of this reply twice.

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RE: Shaw farmhouse sink install (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: sombreuil_mongrel on 07.08.2010 at 07:55 pm in Kitchens Forum

That platform looks awfully close to the top of the cabinet for an apron sink to fit. They are like 10" deep outside. So the platform would be that far down from the top edge of the cabinet box. In the pic, it does not look like 10"
It appears that they just made the platform the same level as the cabinet cutout; the fact is that the cutout is cut by the installer to match the size and shape of the sink.
Generally, it's best practise to mount the sink on rails at both ends rather than a flat solid platform. The platform now must be cut to admit the flange, disposal, etc, and cutting a sheet of oriented strand board only weakens it.
It's not best practice, more like a "practice run".
Casey

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clipped on: 07.08.2010 at 09:18 pm    last updated on: 07.08.2010 at 09:18 pm

RE: Shaw farmhouse sink install (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: paintergirl94 on 07.08.2010 at 06:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

Your GC has to make a frame to support the sink and bring it level w/the top of the cabinet. It needs to be in place when the granite co. comes to template.
Unlike SS sinks which are attached to the granite and is the granite fabricator's responsibility, the farmsink sits in the cabinet and the granite is fabricated to lay on top of, or just around the top of the sink.

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clipped on: 07.08.2010 at 09:17 pm    last updated on: 07.08.2010 at 09:17 pm

RE: Fridge - GE Monogram vs KitchenAid vs Subzero (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: sandbox5 on 07.04.2010 at 12:42 pm in Appliances Forum

I just asked this same question to a repair guy who was at my house fixing an ice maker in my outdoor fridge. (A KA btw) I asked him from a repair standpoint about *all* kitchen appliances. He said NEVER buy a GE fridge. He said they make cooking components well but everybody has their niche and that's not theirs. KA for DW, SZ for fridges and GE for ovens. Granted that is one person's opinion but he had nothing to gain or lose in the conversation. He also said he wouldn't buy a Viking anything. He felt like the mid-point appliances performed just as well as the high end for a lot less money. The only exception was the SZ fridge. hth..
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RE: Fridge - GE Monogram vs KitchenAid vs Subzero (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: loves2cook4six on 03.25.2010 at 08:08 am in Appliances Forum

I had the GE monogram all fridge and all Freezer units installed in 2007. Within 6 months I replaced them with the Miele units.

The freezer had so much frost build up, you couldn't close the drawers and thus the door did not close properly. Iw as defrosting it weekly.

The fridge had a mold colony growing in the drip tray RIGHT BEHIND THE WIRE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE drawers. According to GE it was operating within normal parameters and in addition the drip tray assembly could neither be cleaned properly nor replaced.

I can't speak for the other brands you're looking at but I can tell you that I love my Mieles. The look is fully integrated but never mind that... They work well and my fruit and veggies seem to last longer, everything is easy to see and easy to find so no more wasted food.

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RE: Do I need a compact disposer under a Shaw's sink? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: joba4257 on 06.28.2010 at 12:28 pm in Appliances Forum

The difference in height between the compact and the excel is only 1 3/8". I have seen the ful size model under a shaw sink many times. If you hve enough clearance for the 13 1/2" the full size requires I would go that route. Make sure to get the proper flange that will fit the thickness of the fireclay sink.

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RE: Is a fully Integrated KA KUDE70 possible? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: aprince on 07.07.2010 at 04:22 pm in Appliances Forum

FYI, mrsthesun has their KA installed in an island and this may allow the dishwasher to be flush, however, if this is being installed underneath a typical 24" deep counter, the dishwasher will stick out. The KA dishwasher is deeper than others. This to me would not be "fully integrated" but may be to others.

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clipped on: 07.07.2010 at 10:53 pm    last updated on: 07.07.2010 at 10:53 pm

RE: Anyone have KA superba dishwasher with extra cutlery tray? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: sweet_home on 10.05.2009 at 12:48 pm in Appliances Forum

Hi Monica, Yes that foil is the moisture barrier. I did a search and according to another KitchenAid only forum and using a heated dry option with a moisture barrier shouldn't affect the ply under the granite in any way. Also, I am sure that a company like Whirlpool which has been around for ever and makes a whole bunch of DW brands wouldn't have such a design flaw in its high end models. Drying well is an important requirement for us and that's the reasonwe even avoided the Euro models.

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RE: dishwasher dilemma - Kitchenaid vs Bosch (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: theresse on 06.15.2010 at 12:02 am in Appliances Forum

I've been researching forever and if I had my choice (and sadly I don't - I have to go w/ the Miele due to the K.A.'s being too deep when you plan on paneling the front for the integrated look as I do), I'd get the top of the line Kitchen Aid. Has great reviews, takes more dishes, cleans really well, takes all kinds of dishes, and on and on and on.

Just sticks out - they say - painfully so, if you're getting the integrated kind. More than any other dishwasher on the market. Darn them. And darn Miele for not letting us have bigger cereal bowls! :( Anyway, Miele has a better reputation than Bosch. Sorry for the monkey wrench.

Also, K.A. is cheaper! Just get an extended warrantee - whatever you get.

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