I am beginning the process of building a home that is going to be fairly contemporary in style. However, we are on a budget, so I am looking for your suggestions regarding the best budget-friendly, fixtures, finishes, appliances, etc. that would go in a contemporary home. I am really interested in clean lines, stuff that is well made, looks nice, but is affordable. [more inside]
posted by bove
on Jul 23, 2013 -
I live in a small studio apartment with an alcove "kitchen": sink, hot plate, mini fridge. I eat most meals at the cafeteria my employer provides. My counter space is extremely limited. What is the most functional and versatile appliance or device I can buy for those occasions when I want to cook something? (Assume I already have various pots, pans, and small kitchen tools.)
posted by Nomyte
on Jul 8, 2013 -
I am getting ready to do a kitchen remodel. I've been thinking about this since before we bought the house 6 years ago, and am finally ready to take the plunge. Give me your best kitchen ideas! [more inside]
posted by msbubbaclees
on Feb 22, 2013 -
The cabinets are already installed at floor level. Do we tile under the range and dishwasher or up to them? Also the dishwasher is already installed, but if we have to, we can take it out and tile under it. Opinions?
posted by Andrea2880
on Feb 12, 2013 -
Which kitchen appliances/gadgets do you keep on the counter, and which do you store away in cupboards or a pantry? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Feb 11, 2013 -
We need to get a new refrigerator. So which of the new refrigerator features are worth it? And how bad is bisque color really? [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Jan 7, 2013 -
We are in the US - Help me figure out what to do with our kitchen appliances from Australia. [more inside]
posted by inquisitrix
on Dec 1, 2011 -
Help restore harmony to our home. Do we need a food processor? Do we want a food processor? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by kestralwing
on Nov 27, 2011 -
What do you know about countertop dishwashers?
What should *I* know about them before purchasing one?
Where can I find a selection (or heck, even 1) in stock at a brick'n'mortar here in Los Angeles?
and, barring a local retailer, Which countertop dishwasher should I buy online? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Aug 19, 2011 -
What is it that makes stand mixers worth so much more than the hand variety? [more inside]
posted by muteh
on Jan 7, 2010 -
DIY Seltzer: We love seltzer/sparkling water at my house. We buy lots of it from the store. This seems wasteful. I've seen other questions asking about CO2 etc, but I'm interested in knowing what your experience has been with certain vendors/equipment. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Aug 7, 2009 -
As I've become more and more interested in cooking my satisfaction with my electric inductive cooktop has gone proportionately down. I scored an awesome deal on a used gas cooktop on Craigslist and now I need to hook it up. I'm fairly handy, if not very experienced, but my brother-in-law will be helping and he's very competent.
Please, no advice to hire a professional. I've researched the safety aspect of this and I'm confident that we can handle this safely. [more inside]
posted by jluce50
on May 18, 2009 -
I have a 1950s KitchenAid mixer (model-3A), and the motor's dead. It's a great mixer. Is it worth it to get it fixed? How would I do that?
posted by Household Tipster
on May 5, 2009 -
Advice on voltage transformers for using US kitchen appliances in Europe? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on May 30, 2007 -
How can one tell the production history of a microwave oven? I bought a GE JES1656SJ at Best Buy today. Got it for a good price. Went home, Googled the model number. Very few hits. Nothing at epinions or consumerreview. Not sold at amazon. On the GE website itself, I found its page (with some effort). On this page it said "Sold Only at Lowe's" (the chain hardware/appliance stores). The fact that I bought this elsewhere notwithstanding, is there anyway to find out if this is an old/defective/dangerous/unpopular model? Is it unusual to produce specific models for certain outlets? The oven is still in the box pending the results of my investigation. Thanks.
posted by the sobsister
on Jun 25, 2006 -
I'm in the market for a new dishwasher. (The machine kind, not the employee kind, silly.) This is new territory for me. I'm looking to spend $500 or less. What factors should I consider?
posted by kmel
on Sep 6, 2004 -