Roomba, Dysons, Thermomix and other household appliances

I had to buy a new microwave today, it has a button to permanently turn off all the beeps. IT HAS A BUTTON TO PERMANENTLY TURN OFF ALL THE BEEPS! I am so happy
Many microwaves have a "Sound" button which we simply do not see. :)
Found the Sound button on my microwave today when I went looking for it.
 
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The "nonsense combination" is actually a basic electrolytic reaction; for silver, the black tarnish (Ag2S) is converted back to silver and Al2S3 formed. Hot water increases reaction times and the salts increase pH and ion transfer. Ultrasound only cleans and doesn't remove sulphides/oxides.
Ah yes! I forgot my electrochemistry science.
 
But did it beep when you pressed it? 🤔 🤣
Hang on... the beep means the setting is... on, right? That means it's off... I think...

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The "nonsense combination" is actually a basic electrolytic reaction; for silver, the black tarnish (Ag2S) is converted back to silver and Al2S3 formed. Hot water increases reaction times and the salts increase pH and ion transfer. Ultrasound only cleans and doesn't remove sulphides/oxides.
Thankyou. Thankyou Thankyou. ive been a little appalled at a couple of responses here to be honest. Clearly pressed buttons for some.
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Have you seen my cars rego plate? Yep.
 
I use a baby tooth brush and some toothpaste and my jewellery comes up just fine, sparkly and clean. I do it about twice a year.
Thanks for the tip
 
Mrs excel and I have decided on the roborock S8 pro ultra. Now working on trying to get JB to price match mobile Citi with a 25% off sale.
 
Starting to look at appliances for a kitchen renovation - would be keen to get any opinions or anecdotal experiences on the below as there are a lot of options out there.
  • Fridge: Leaning towards the Hisense 417L Bottom Mount as it has the best warranty on the compressor (11 years) and decent enough energy efficiency. Also like the design of it. Looked at a Westinghouse, LG and Haier as well, but didn't like the slightly curved door on the LG, or the freezer handle on the Haier.
  • Dishwasher: Looking for a fully integrated machine, and the Bosch Series 6 seems like a no brainer. Series 6 is made in Germany instead of Turkey per the Series 4. Other fully integrated machines generally run $2k+.
  • Cooktop: The 60cm 3 zone Westinghouse induction cooktop is the front-runner. Ideally would have liked something a little bigger, but probably won't have the space. There are other 4 zone versions in the 60cm, but can't ever see myself using 4 pots/pans at the same time, nor could I ever see 4 fitting on a 60cm surface.
  • Oven: Keeping consistent with the cooktop, and looking at a 60cm Westinghouse. There are 2 higher end models, the first has airfryer functionality (costing $150 more) and the second has airfryer functionality as well as pyrolytic cleaning (costing $300 more). I have a standalone airfryer so that isn't particularly appealing, but the pyrolytic cleaning sounds interesting at least.
hopefully helpful to others if too late for you, but for those unaware, it might be worth considering IKEA appliances, as some are made by Bosch, Electrolux, Whirlpool, with 5-year warranties instead of 2:
i recently replaced a ~30yo Swedish-made Asko dishwasher with a Bosch Series 6, but would've bought IKEA if i an integrated one had suited

Time to start buying the fun stuff for the new house... starting with vacuum cleaners!

Im a Dyson fan but Im jaded that they have a new, amazing, ground breaking technology machine every 6mths and its $1700. Sucking up dirt and hair technology cant have that much of a giant leap every few months.
i also recently replaced my Dyson V6 with a V10, which i use for odd jobs, else have a Miele MedicAir as well - apparently Miele cordless aren't as good as their bagged vacuum cleaners, with some people i know preferring Samsung over both, due to their cleaning station and not needing to keep a finger on the trigger when using

other home stuff that i'm in the midst of buying are a new bed / latex mattress and doona (Eiderdown)
 
hopefully helpful to others if too late for you, but for those unaware, it might be worth considering IKEA appliances, as some are made by Bosch, Electrolux, Whirlpool, with 5-year warranties instead of 2:
i recently replaced a ~30yo Swedish-made Asko dishwasher with a Bosch Series 6, but would've bought IKEA if i an integrated one had suited
Got me looking at the Ikea site. One of my favourite frypans is cast iron I bought from Ikea for $4 in 1984. Some of their current cooking range looks ok. Their carbon steel pans look like cheap versions of de Buyer. Love my de Buyer deep carbon steel pan. Their stainless pots have riveted handles too.
 
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Got me looking at the Ikea site. One of my favourite frypans is cast iron I bought from Ikea for $4 in 1984. Some of their current cooking range looks ok. Their carbon steel pans look like cheap versions of de Buyer. Love my de Buyer deep carbon steel pan. Their stainless pots have riveted handles too.
ever tried Solidteknics?
 
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If you are a union member you likely have access to the Union Shopper service. You let them know the best price you can find and they typically look at JB HiFi or The Good Guys and come back with the trade price which is usually decent. On a previous purchase, the local TGG sales representative said to always talk to someone in store (phone is fine) and they will likely better the deal. Bought a new Bosch dishwasher a couple of weeks ago. Got a great price through Union Shopper and TGG. Got a further 5% discount ringing the local store. Happy Chappy.
 
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