Really, my stove does not need wifi
October 19, 2013 10:52 AM Subscribe
I'm going to have to replace my kitchen appliances at some point, so I browse the interweb late at night to see what is out there. I'm dismayed at the universality of high-tech interfaces on mid- to high-end appliances, by which I mean panels with LEDs and buttons that beep, and are both fragile and expensive to replace; kosher fridges that I just know will malfunction and leave my food in the dark every Saturday; programming functions on my dishwasher that will require me to go back to school to understand. What other options are out there?
posted by Capri to home & garden (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm not a Luddite, and I've got no problem with computers, smart phones, etc. I can see the value in technology, and embrace it.
But I've read that many of the computer panels on dishwashers, for example, fail about 20 seconds after the warranty expires because they're exposed to all that steam, and they're $300 to replace. I'd like to avoid this kind of waste, expense, and nuisance. I'd like a modern, mid- to high-end set of appliances that aren't high-tech -- that have knobs, not beeping buttons; that don't glow in the dark; that can be repaired instead of replaced as they age; that will not be obsolete before Apple comes out with a new iPhone model.
Besides the archetypical Aga (which just will not fit in my kitchen without a full remodel), what are my options?