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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 8:41 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

OMG, after spending ages reno-ing my downstairs bathroom, in a split second decision I am now knee deep in reno-ing my kitchen. I'd been planning to do it eventually, but my dishwasher made the decision for me. Friday it went on the fritz. Saturday I went to the appliance store and bought fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher. The new dishwasher was installed last night. I'm in love. It's so quiet and energy-efficient, the top rack adjusts height-wise, and it looks sleek and sexy.

Now that the dishwasher is in, I can't wait to get rid of my old stove. The new one is gas--four burners plus a grill, TWO ovens (oh my gosh, two OVENS! My daughter and I can now bake twice as many cookies this Christmas!) with the possibility of ovens being gas or electric, radiant or convection. It's this freaking stove that has me wondering, when did I get to be so attached to material things? Holy cow! I've never had any material attachments except for my collection of paintings, which are more food for the soul. I think it all started with that amazing toilet. It just sucked me right in!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 8:45 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Appliance porn. You have entered the Martha Stewart zone. There is no turning back...


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 8:51 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Think of this as an improvement to your way of life - baking cookies with your daughter is an experience (and a great one!), not a reliance on material things.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 9:09 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Oh Amazonia, justify much? Yeah, that's how it is. I got all those appliances so we can make more cookies.

Oh Lord, FaithFool, people already call me "Martha" because of the cooking and baking. Am I now one step closer to it being true?

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 9:10 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)]


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 9:24 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

I think it all started with that amazing toilet. It just sucked me right in!

That's one powerful toilet. Maybe next time, don't stand in the bowl when you pull the lever.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

I think I was hugging it at the time!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

hugging the toilet, eh? Maybe fewer glasses of wine when you finish this project.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 10:23 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Oh, thank God, I wasn't sipping coffee, Ama!

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 10:23 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)]


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 10:39 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

The great news is because this time of year isn't so busy, the manufacturers' offers were phenomenal. Every thing I bought was discounted--the stove by almost $1,000. I hadn't given timing any thought, but apparently someone was looking out for me.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

I'd love to see pics of your kitchen reno when it's done.


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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

I am now coveting your stove!! It is the only thing I need to replace in my kitchen (aside from cabinets and countertops)


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Ama, I am painting my walls red and yellow, my two favourite colours and installing a grayish cork floor. The appliances are all stainless. It should look wild, especially when I hang some of my craziest art in there!

jrc, ya can't have it! But you can have one like it:

http://www.canadianappliance.ca/product/KitchenAid_KDRS505XSS_Ranges_KitchenAid_KDRS505XSS.html

It probably costs even less in the States.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Wow ... that's pretty slick. When I think of Canadian stoves I usually think ...


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 11:29 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

And when you think Canadian houses, you probably think this, right?


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 11:48 AM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Not unless you're Inuit, silly.

(You know I'm just kidding you, right? And that I've been all over Canada?)


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 12:15 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Yes, of course. And apparently you've been lurking around my cottage, too. JK.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 12:41 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Hey I smelled lobster ...


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Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Fun! I loved redoing our kitchen and well, love doing house crap in general. I spend a LOT of time on Houzz and decorating forums, etc. I want to take some classes and set up my next life. Anyway, have FUN!!


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 1:33 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)

Maybe a painting like this (now living with my XSO) on the vacant yellow wall. Right now there's an autogtaphed photo of Guy LaFleur.

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 1:34 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)]


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 6:40 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)

What dishwasher did you get? I'm still looking...it's been over a year!


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 7:17 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)

A lovely stainless Bosch.

http://www.canadianappliance.ca/product/Bosch_SHX7PT55UC_Dishwashers_Bosch_SHX7PT55UC.html?gclid=CI21wqe62LgCFSJqMgoda24AJQ


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 9:48 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)

I considered a Bosch when I was dishwasher shopping... ended up with an LG Stainless inside and out.

Love it... it's so quiet and it handles the workload just fine.

ETA: Damn I'm forgetful tonight... Your stove looks awesome too.

[This message edited by jrc1963 at 9:49 PM, July 30th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:36 AM, July 31st (Wednesday)

Miele, Bosch and KitchenAid are the best, in that order.

You have to watch the stainless fronts - they get dented easily.


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Default  Posted: 8:01 AM, July 31st (Wednesday)

lynn, I LOVE that painting.

LOVE IT.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 8:20 AM, July 31st (Wednesday)

Thanks a bunch, itainteasy. I've done a quite a few of these (what I call) "Jackson flowers" in different sizes. I had this 12" x 12" one nicely framed for the X for his big 60th birthday bash. Yes, we talk. It's been 15 years. I actually did a huge editorial job for him back in the spring.

jrc, this is stainless inside & out as well.

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 8:44 AM, July 31st (Wednesday)]


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 8:27 AM, July 31st (Wednesday)

You have to watch the stainless fronts - they get dented easily.

Uh, what kind of rough stuff do you get up to in the kitchen, TR? Beating that plate into submission?

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 10:57 AM, July 31st (Wednesday)]


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Default  Posted: 12:36 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)

You never heard of cooking your pasta 'al dente'???


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)


Si, si.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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