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RE: Soapstone-needs a coordinating countertop for (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: coleen3201118 on 11.05.2007 at 09:18 am in Kitchens Forum

I have soapstone on my perimeter counters and honed carrara on my island. I would have gone all soapstone but we couldn't find a single slab big enough, so we went with carrara and we're very happy we did.
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RE: Another Finished White Kitchen...But I have morgue drawers (Follow-Up #33)

posted by: kitchenkelly on 08.08.2007 at 08:02 pm in Kitchens Forum

Wow. I just got home from work and it is so fun to see all the nice responses! Thanks so much. It means alot after you have been through all this (like many of you know.)

Here are the details:

Frig, stove and dishwasher: KitchenAid
Stove Hood: Vent-a-Hood
Microwave: GE Spacemaker
Cabinets: local cabinet shop
Lighting: Pendants above sink - Tech Lighting; swing arm sconces - Holtkotter; adjustable pendant over peninsula - Besa Lighting
Flooring: Porcelain tile by Mirage - color is military green slate
Backsplash: Oceanic bluestone by Thorntree
Accent tiles: Landmark Metalcoat in nickel silver
Knobs and pulls: Top Knobs - Somerset in brushed satin nickel
Granite: Aquario
Sink: Granite composite in grey by Kindred
Faucet: Kohler Simplice
Bow window: Kolbe & Kolbe
Paint: BM White Dove on cabinets and woodwoork, Divine Moss on walls
cookbooks: B & N clearance rack

paulines, amcofar, catmom, dianalo and rosie: lol on the comments about you know what.

mad, the pendants are fun. You can actually change out the bottom portion (lots of options like colored glass and beads)

sduck, what do you mean wine? You posted this morning. LOL

loves to cook, I didn't want a built in microwave. I think a built-in would look too big for my little kitchen.

catmom, yes, I think our backsplashes have the same shapes (but I will not be winning the award. You have it in the bag.) I like it. It is a natural bluestone.

kstones, the window is 5' wide by 4' high. It is the only bow that I could find that was that narrow. Most manufacturers have a 6' minimum width. On the flooring, I ran the tile through the kitchen, laundry area, entry and powder room. On the other side of the house I have hardwood.

basnjas, you crack me up. You have a good memory on the SF shots and the sill dilema. (The chickens like it, too. People look at those instead of the sill.) The room does seem taller without those dang soffits. I think all the white helps, too. The room is only 12 by 14.

whenicit, thanks and good luck on selling your house.

natesgramma, I am still getting used to the microwave being lower. I think the perfect height is on the counter but I didn't want that. The over the stove seems a little too high and the under the counter seems low. But, I do like it there.

Thanks again for all the feedback everyone!

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RE: Julien Sinks? Worth the $$$$$? (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: ashlander on 10.11.2007 at 02:51 pm in Kitchens Forum

smarge:
wscdirect.net lists the Franke Orca for $536 + shipping.... (I love my Orca) I noticed on their site that they don't have any in stock right now. I don't know how soon you need your sink. Of course, all accessories are extra.

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RE: Counter Height Windows Love them? Hate them? (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: cleo_2007 on 08.25.2007 at 12:56 am in Kitchens Forum

Here's mine-not done yet. I have to fill in the sill still but don't know if I should do soapstone or white trim???

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RE: Counter Height Windows Love them? Hate them? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: kitchenkelly on 08.24.2007 at 06:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

I love mine too. I didn't extend the granite into the sill. Since it is a bow window it would have a been a big expense for me and pain for GC. The new window was a big splurge in itself. I think it would look better if the granite would extend into the sill. Maybe next remodel :o

alku, yours looks fabulous.

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RE: Counter height window/ hardware? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: cleo_2007 on 09.15.2007 at 11:09 am in Kitchens Forum

Here is a picture of mine. It is the Anderson 48 by 48 inch double casement wood window with removable lites. I haven't put trim on the bottom yet. That is one of those details that should take 10 minutes but will actually take 6 months.

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cookie sheet cabinet (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: beatrix_in_canada on 10.06.2007 at 12:50 pm in Appliances Forum

And here's a picture of our cookie sheet cabinet. You can see the oven racks to the very left.

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RE: How low should the window sill be for granite? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: dandan74 on 10.04.2007 at 02:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

So plywood for granite installtion does not extend to the bottom of the window frame? Maybe I didn't describe it correctly. Here is a photo for the similar setup. The only difference is that I will have a garden window instead of bay window. I don't know if that will make a difference.

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RE: How low should the window sill be for granite? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: alku05 on 10.04.2007 at 03:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

I would have loved to have garden windows or bay windows in our kitchen, but our kitchen is in the front of the house and they don't fit our house's style.

We just have regular sliding windows, but we also ran the granite into the sills. Our granite is 2 cm, so it needed the plywood underlay. The plywood DID run into the window sill area to the bottom of the window frame.

I don't have a great picture of the plywood by the windows, but in the one below, you can kinda see it:

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Here's a picture of how it looks after the granite went in:

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Like I said, we just have regular windows, so it's really only an extra 2" of granite there. I'm no expert, but I would think that with a deeper garden or bay window, having the plywood there would be even more important. The 2 cm granite needs a nice smooth, even surface to support it.

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RE: Miele owners: self-clean or perfect-clean (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: jamesk on 06.15.2007 at 01:41 am in Appliances Forum

I don't use a pizza stone in my Miele oven. I don't need to. I have the ultimate pizza stone -- a wood fired oven.

However, before the wood-fired oven, I used a brick oven insert from Hearth Kit. It's very heavy, properly porous, and has sides to reflect heat. It wasn't quite the same as a real brick oven, but it worked remarkably well. I recommend it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hearth Kit Baking Stone

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Simply Stunning

posted by: malhgold on 07.01.2007 at 09:30 am in Kitchens Forum

I posted this as an addition to a different thread of mine, but wanted to make sure all you TKO'ers got a chance to see this.
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End of island seating - nice idea. COULD do for four, w/two around the corners? Also, AC vent in base of island.
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RE: Electric Outlets on the Island!!! (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: ayasud on 06.20.2007 at 05:13 am in Kitchens Forum

How about something like this:

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This strip is actually hiudden under the edge of the counter. I think I might try to get this in my kitchen.

Amy
Fremont, CA

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RE: NJ Kitchen Designer/Cabinet Maker (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: guildasu on 06.19.2007 at 06:48 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi Shannon,

I used a freelance kitchen designer (here in Chester) to design the kitchen, and then we shoppped it for pricing a the various kitchen places (I ended up at Beautycraft Kitchens on Rt 22). Email me and I will give you her contact information. She did a BEAUTIFUL job. I'll try to get pictures posted. Sue

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RE: show me your bells and whistles (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: dragonfly717 on 06.21.2007 at 12:38 am in Kitchens Forum

kate

I don't have it yet, but I intend on using a peg board type for my dish drawers . . .

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RE: Brand of Hot/Chilled Water Dispenser (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: tsdiver on 04.25.2007 at 12:34 pm in Appliances Forum

Another system to look at is by a company called Water Inc. The are the manufacturers of Everpure (water filtration), Everhot (instant hot), and Evercold (instant cold).

They offer an ORB faucet system, however, it looks quite a bit different from the Brazen Bronze Vinnata. We are also planning to use the Vinnata faucet with the Everhot/cold system and decided to use the brushed nickel instead. Unfortunately, we have not used either system yet, so I cannot give you any additional information about their performance. Good luck on your search!

Here is a link that might be useful: Evercold/Everhot

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RE: undercounter refrigerator drawers - how much can u fit? quiet (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: lascatx on 04.25.2007 at 09:08 pm in Appliances Forum

I have the Perlick drawers. I needed the 24" width and something that would stand up to frequent use. The 24" drawers hold a lot. We can fit gallons of milk or juice as well as our gallon iced tea pitcher and usually have at least one of each -- sometimes 2 gallons of milk and 1-2 gallons of OJ along with a couple of bottles of other juice. This morning I had a gallon of milk, gallon of OJ, half gallon of other juice, half a personal size watermelon, a 5 lb bag of flour, a bottle of chocolate milk, a liter water bottle, and a couple of jars of jam in just the top drawer. The bottom drawer has water bottles (8), canned drinks (24), beer bottles (8), juice pouches for lunches (10 or more) and yogurt (8).

We had a rattle when the unit was first installed, but the service guy came out and discovered a loose or missing screw. Apparently the compressor then shifted and it was making even louder noises before we got the service call made. He fixed the screw and it is much quieter now.

What I like about the Perlick is the fact that you get solid, stainless drawers, full extention, much higher BTUs for faster chill recovery (they can be used outdoors too), a variable speed compressor and they are the only drawers with an energy star rating -- even with all that chill power. As part of our breakfast hutch, the drawers are used for every meal, coffee making, lunch making, and for a lot of snacks. They make a huge difference in how we use the space.

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RE: what is your brand and model of kitchen faucet?? (Follow-Up #53)

posted by: auntiebubba on 04.11.2007 at 06:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have the single handle pull-down Treviso from Price Pfister in stainless steel. The faucet is marvelous. It is so practical and I just love the adjustable spray feature, the ability to turn it from spray to regular flow at the push of a button and its sturdy construction... and it looks good too!

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RE: what is your brand and model of kitchen faucet?? (Follow-Up #32)

posted by: lovingwdw on 03.18.2007 at 09:50 pm in Kitchens Forum

Brizo Floriano. We chose it because it fit nicely under full height cabinets, when most arc-pull down faucets wouldn't. It is working out even better than hoped, we love it!

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RE: We're going custom!!!! (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: jejvtr on 04.26.2007 at 08:55 am in Kitchens Forum

congrats
agree w/loves to cook - get referrals & go ck out the work he has done in the field - cabs that have been around for 5yrs or so is a good reference.

We got quote fr. local cab maker - and when their final quote came in it was much more $$$$$$than the orig - the upgrades added up very quickly - additionally I was not impressed with his work that had been installed for awhile -

Make sure you fully understand contract(details like each & every cab, thickness of wood, finish,glides etc.., timeline, construction - how he plans to finish, if getting stained does he match the grains, if painted does he use mdf panel for stability and decreasing cracked paint
"encouraged me to get all the upgrades on my wish list" is that included in the price of 11k?
tax
delivery charges
oh, one other thing.... bring it up because it has come to fruition a few times here... What happens if he has some life event the prevents him from working for a period of time?

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We're going custom!!!!

posted by: mollymcb on 04.25.2007 at 10:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

I am a fairly new member who is in the process of beginning to build. I have posted recently about the sticker shock of getting cabinet quotes from a local lumber yard and Lowe's. I got some SAGE advice here to try a local cabinetmaker, and I am SO GLAD I did! I met with him for a couple hours tonight. He is a master craftsman who blew me away with his excitement and joy for what he does, and the quality of what he builds. (Not to mention his estimate.) He is a "country" boy who very genuinely said he wants his customers to LOVE their kitchen and will do anything he can to make that happen. He builds all SOLID wood cabinets and encouraged me to get all the upgrades on my wish list--quiet close drawers, wood lazy susan, pull-out cabinets with smooth glides, pull-out spice cabinets, deep pots and pan drawers, pull out garbage cans, etc. I have been dreaming of doing an "old world" furniture-look kitchen with cream painted perimeter cabs, cherry stained island with details like beaded board, corbels, appliques, table leg posts--all things I thought I probably would have to minimize, but not now. Lowe's quoted $18K for Shenandoah, $20K for Kraftmaid. Local lumber store quoted $20K for Haas cabinets. My LOCAL GUY gave us his range (he will tweak it tomorrow and give us the final estimate)---drumroll, please...of $9K to $11K!!!!! I had to work hard not to burst out with a big "Hallelujah!!" He is also going to build our butler's pantry and several bathroom vanities, and possibly, built-ins around the fireplace. I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much to those of you who recommended a local cabinet maker. I had NO IDEA the price difference! I hope this can be of some inspiration to the rest of you who are doing your dream kitchen on a budget! I know that I am going to sleep better tonight! Thanks again!

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RE: Pietra Di Cardosa (spelling?) opinions/thoughts (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: evan_nj on 04.22.2007 at 03:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have seen Pietra Cardosa (various spellings) at Expo Design Bridgewater NJ, at All Granite & Marble NJ, and on the web site of New England Stone (www.newenglandstone.com). At Expo Design it was very expensive ($113 SF if I remember correctly) and the sales person said it was a terrible choice for a kitchen because it was too porous. On the other hand, the sales person at Stone Surfaces of Central New Jersey told us that she had it in her own kitchen and loved it. All Granite & Marble gave us a sample. It does look rather like soapstone, but more blue gray than black. It turned a darker color anytime any water hit it and took a long time to dry out. I suspect that the sample had not been sealed at all. At All Granite it was a "single gold" or grade 5 and cost around $75 SF.

It is beautiful and my DW loves it, but we decided that it was a risk and that dark colors wouldn't work in our kitchen. Curiously enough, we ordered a vanity from Restoration hardware. The stone top was described as "Pietra Grigo" but the packing box had "Cardoza" hand written on it, and it looks very similar to the Pietra Cardosa that we saw elsewhere. So we may have it in our bathroom, if not in our kitchen.

I have read that Pietra Cardosa is a schist, not a granite; I've also seen in the limestone category rather than granite on web sites.

I would get a sample and try it out before deciding.

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RE: new soapstone at m.teix in nj (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: marthavila on 03.18.2007 at 05:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

eandhl: Belvedere is very hard and very smooth to the touch. It feels as hard as granite but without the polished surface.

blondelle: M. Teixeira can be found at: www.soapstones.com

dianalo: Possibly, the Santa Rita group of stones will fit your bill.

grannabelle: There is Green Mountain Soapstone of Vermont and then there is Green Mountain Fabricators of Soapstone of Cambridge, NY. The former is the major supplier of the stone as well as a fabricator. However, since they don't handle work in the NYC metro area, they referred me to the latter. I believe this may be the operation that most of the posters to these threads are talking about when they say they used Green Mountain. (The link is below)

So far, my research tells me that most these stone fabricators have hidden charges -- including M. Teixiera. By all means, be sure to read their paperwork very carefully and ask lots of questions! When I did that, I ended up deciding that if I go forward with them, it will be for stone purchase only; not fabrication.

Green Mountain Fabricators have an excellent reputation on this board and I enjoyed preliminary discusssions with them immensely. I only wish I could retain them but their price quote turned out to be simply untouchable.

At this point, I'm still looking for a fabricator in the NYC metro area that has the variety of stone as M. Teix, the customer service/templating, fabrication and installation skills of Green Mountain and is halfway reasonable in pricing.

Am I just spinning my wheels here or can anyone point me in the right direction?

Here is a link that might be useful: Green Mountain Fabricators

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RE: Speed: 120 vs. 240 vs. Trivection? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: aliceinwonderland_id on 03.30.2007 at 02:06 pm in Appliances Forum

It looks like your choice would be between the 120 and 240 then. As far as I can tell, the major differences are:

120 can function as a warming/proofing oven while the 240 cannot

240 is faster

240 must be installed in a 30 inch cabinet, while the 120 can be installed in a 27 or 30 inch cabinet

120 has 75 more pre-programmed foods in the menu

120 can function as a true convection oven, while 240 cannot.

These differences may be addressed with the new 240 coming out.

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RE: Granite 101 Lesson (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: cloud_swift on 03.25.2007 at 08:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

A lot of what is commercially called granite is not granite to a geologist. Real granite is igneous rock (formed by magma cooling to a solid). I think most of the "granites" with movement are actually metamorphic (changed by heat and pressure in the earth either from sedementary or igneous rock). That process tends to create bands or veins in the rock.

The juparana varieties are an example of "granite" with movement. So are our azul do mar and other quartzites.

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4 Different GE Advantiums, not 2! (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: verysleepy on 04.20.2006 at 08:16 am in Appliances Forum

Hi Folks.

Once again, I will post in this forum the fact that GE has totally different Advantium ovens this year. There are 2 different 240V Advantiums and 2 different 120V Advantiums. One of each is above the range types, and 1 of each are mounted like a wall oven. Each of the 4 perform DIFFERENTLY. The smaller above the range ovens resemble microwave size. Needless to say, the capacity is smaller, and some of the features are disabled.

They all have speedcook.. but as far as I can tell, and I called GE twice on this, and spoke to 2 different tech people- the 240's DO NOT perform like a regular oven- no thermal or convection. The 240 Wall oven is SCB2001. the 240 above the range is SCA2001. The 120 wall oven is SCB1001, and the 120 above the range is SCA1001. If you are looking for a second oven- the 120 series make more sense. Even the woman at GE agreed.

I believe these are in the GE Profile series now, and the ones labeled Monogram are probably the older models.

Please look at the URL below for the new GE Page which shows the features of the 4 models.

I hope this clarifies things

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RE: To Advantium or not to Advantium..... (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: jcthorne on 04.18.2006 at 11:18 am in Appliances Forum

I do not understand the comment on leftovers from a Trivection. While not used as often as our Advantium, for larger quantities that a full size oven is useful for, the trivection adds a speed element that a convection oven cannot. Its ability to convert traditional oven settings to trivection settings is uncannily good. Food turns out perfect as if cooked in a traditional oven only MUCH faster.

There is a lot of overlap in capabilities between the Advantium and Trivection, but they also complement each other very well too. Smaller items and true microwave tasks to the Advantium, larger items and traditional baking to the Triveciton. neither has any effect on leftovers unless you figure there are less of them due to better quality food.

The trivection is not a microwave oven. The advantium is.

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RE: Which Advantium should I get?? The 120 or the 240? (Follow-Up #27)

posted by: honeyb2 on 03.16.2007 at 10:25 pm in Appliances Forum

I notice that someone referenced my previous review of the advantium which seems to have scrolled off and is lost in the mists of time. I have now soured on the advantium due to design flaws - I just posted on the other advantium thread that is going on regarding maintenance issues with the interior light and the control pad. If you decide to get an advantium, my new advice is to remember to close the oven door very gently and hope for the best!

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RE: Do you have drawers or doors below your cooktop? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: carolyn53562 on 03.19.2007 at 09:21 am in Kitchens Forum

I have drawers below a gas cooktop--no complaints from anyone. Our Dura Supreme drawer base cabinet was specifically made to be under a cooktop and the top drawer came with the sides of the top drawer cut down to make room for the cooktop so that you could use the drawer. Our finish carpenter had to shorten the drawer to make room for the gas connection. As I understand it, this is a common thing for a finish carpenter to do. I use the top shallow drawer under the cooktop for hot pads and trivets.

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RE: GE Advantium over monogram (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: needanap on 03.15.2007 at 12:23 am in Appliances Forum

Here is a pic of mine - 120 monogram advant. over the monogram convection oven and warming drawer. (The extra handle you see below the warming drawer is a step-stool that slides out of a toe kick drawer). There was still plastic on the advantium handle when the pic was taken - it matches the handle on the convection oven. This is the 27" advantium with the trim kit to make it 30". Has a very roomy interior. My only complaint with this set up is that the advantium is a bit too high for my comfort (I'm only 5'0") and because the door opens from the top down (rather than right/left like my old microwave), I cannot reach the back of the oven to clean it without a step stool. I am just able to peer in and see whats cooking, the floor of the advantium is at my chin level. Also, I keep the extra trays for the advantium in the cabinet above. They fit in vertical dividers if you tilt them just so (I have 8 foot ceilings)and they are hard for me to reach if they get pushed back too far. Make sure you have a handy place for the trays and rack nearby, because you have to change from metal to glass to elevated rack when you go from speed cook to microwave to broil functions.
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RE: Which Advantium should I get?? The 120 or the 240? (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: needanap on 02.25.2007 at 08:17 pm in Appliances Forum

I just want to mention for anyone thinking about an advantium, to plan for a drawer or cabinet nearby to keep all the accessories handy. You have to switch from the glass to the metal tray to go from microwave only to speed cook, and there is also a special rack and another tray that must be used for toast/broil settings. It is a bit of a pain to switch back and forth, and I imagine if you have the various trays stored on the other side of the kitchen, you might not use it as much. At least this is true with my built-in 120. I assume the other models have similar accessories, but please correct me if I am wrong.

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RE: Which Advantium should I get?? The 120 or the 240? (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: kteach on 11.08.2006 at 09:29 am in Appliances Forum

Brachl - It was the mkroger (the OP- I just hijacked!) that has the Wolf. I am getting the GE profile convection wall oven, and an induction cooktop- no range, no combi. I want the advantium mostly for speedcooking and for regular microwave chores. I find I use the microwave a lot, though, so I may keep my counter top one as a second microwave. There are only 3 in my family, so I don't need a large capacity, but my DH and I both work, so I do think the speedcook will be useful for us. The biggest factor in my finally (!) making this decision was what the yahoo advantium group said about the grilling/browning with the 120. They seemed to think it was much better with the 240. I figure that I will mostly use the convection oven for entertaining or "weekend" cooking when time is less of an issue than capacity. I don't really know anything about the combi, so I can't say how that might fit in to the plan.

This has really been a difficult decision for me because it is my first house. Previously I had a 7' x 7' kitchen and no real room to entertain (if I had more than 3 people over they had to bring their own chairs :) ), so I'm just guessing about how I will be cooking in the future.
This forum has been invaluable to me, though. I really appreciate the great information, advice and questions.

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RE: Which Advantium should I get?? The 120 or the 240? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: sombreuil_mongrel on 11.06.2006 at 09:56 pm in Appliances Forum

Hi,
Don't wire or both 120 and 240; just run a #10/3 + gd wire-- the electrician can "heat it up" at either voltage that way. You can even put in a range there someday if you rearrange the kitchen.
Casey

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