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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Not to me, but Zorba's a bit hard-headed on how he thinks things should look and be.

    Now here's somebody who actually gets me! :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    :rotflmao:

    THAT is the funniest thing I've read in a looooooooooooooong time!!!!!!

    What makes it funnier is there is an element of truth to it! :roll2:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    unless you have painted (competently) before, or, if you really don't care what it looks like so long as it's not 'stainlessy' DO NOT PAINT IT YOURSELF!

    Frankly, I feel there is less heartache and angst in just replacing the units in question.

    If you MUST paint it yourself, get thee to an automotive refinish supply store, post haste! They will walk you through it, step by step as well as pointing you to components that will actually work together.

    Surface prep will be key. This cannot be overstated. You WILL have to rough up the surface to be painted (probably with 240 grit, then 480) followed with a THOROUGH cleaning of the sanded surface with a prep solvent. Followed by another. And another. Because of it's composition, stainless presents adhesion problems just by it's very nature, so overkill inn the prep department is the order of the day.

    Anybody can paint stainless. Few will do it correctly.

    There are special (read expensive) etching primers for use on Stainless & Galvanized metal. Skipping this step can lead to top coat failures eventually. Especially on surfaces that get hot. Good luck Bud. I would learn to like them myself or swap them out as previously stated. At least you don't have 50's/60's aqua, orange, avocado or PINK....oh, wait.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Our bid was accepted - I hope they realize they lost money because of their fugly appliances. I'll probably end up swapping them out with one of the rental units as its really sounds like painting them correctly would be a nightmare and probably almost as expensive as just ****canning the damn things. We like black - but may go white this time as the cabinets are rather dark. It also has one of those stupid stove pipe exhaust fans (in STAINLESS, of course) that wastes space (no cabinets) and results in no microwave over the stove (more wasted space). That'll probably be the first project, tear that stupidity out - then I get to try to match the cabinets.

    I'm still holding out hope that I can re-skin, but I'm not holding my breathe...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    no microwave over the stove.

    Isn't that a good thing? Who puts an electronic controlled device over a heat source on purpose?
    :drool:
    Jerry
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    It also has one of those stupid stove pipe exhaust fans (in STAINLESS, of course) that wastes space (no cabinets) and results in no microwave over the stove (more wasted space). That'll probably be the first project, tear that stupidity out - then I get to try to match the cabinets.

    I'm still holding out hope that I can re-skin, but I'm not holding my breathe...


    That would be the first thing that I did also, I mean, what kind of an idiot would want to exhaust smoke, and odors, and airborn grease when they can disperse it throughout the interior of their home.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    That would be the first thing that I did also, I mean, what kind of an idiot would want to exhaust smoke, and odors, and airborn grease when they can disperse it throughout the interior of their home.

    We're not communicating - microwaves include an exhaust fan to the outside, every house I've had in the last 25 years has had one.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,041 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I like the name of her channel. "Everything's better with Ginger".
    God bless leggings, and Bose noise canceling headphones.

    Just watched that, and I know one thing with certainty- she has tried to stab someone with a pair of crafting shears at least once.

    That there is the definition of redhead crazy
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,041 Senior Member
    Lol
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 373 Member
    zorba wrote: »
    We're not communicating - microwaves include an exhaust fan to the outside, every house I've had in the last 25 years has had one.

    if you did not build the house and put the piping in , that microwave is recycling the air back into the kitchen.
    better off having the microwave do one thing and get a real hood to do the other.
    Been in lots of kitchens and the best ones have separate devices.
    Besides thats what Im doing in the next house.
    But then I will have 9 foot ceilings and cabinets floor to ceiling in a 12 by 12 kitchen.
    More then enough space.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    KMT2 wrote: »
    Been in lots of kitchens and the best ones have separate devices.
    My range rood has a 1200cfm exhaust fan. The actual fan itself is outside on the wall with a 10" electronically dampered circular duct in between. In addition, I got another 8" dampered duct that opens to the HVAC make up from the outside to allow proper air flow. When I get a smoking hot cast iron skillet going and blacken a piece of fish, all that smoking cayenne pepper gets vented outside so I don't feel like I was maced.

    Zorba-- Here is a kitchen that serves your needs. Cute, but completely useless for the task...
    s-l400.jpg
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    KMT2 wrote: »
    if you did not build the house and put the piping in , that microwave is recycling the air back into the kitchen.
    All the ones I've been involved with were piped to the outside - BUT - that may have been because the microwave wasn't original equipment - they were put in to replace a stand alone hood. I did one, the previous owner did another. As will be the case here.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,663 Senior Member
    I want to try a convection/microwave oven next time we have to replace a microwave. Supposedly cooks fast without making everything soggy.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Any meat in a nukulator is wrong.
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  • RocketmanRocketman Banned Posts: 1,118 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Satan. Microwaves are powered by Satan.

    This. For small microwavish things, we use a toaster oven. Its quicker than an oven and better than a microwave.
  • RocketmanRocketman Banned Posts: 1,118 Senior Member
    You oughta try one. They work amazing. Best damn chicken wings or pizza rolls ever :jester:
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    NOT anymore! MY MIL just re-did her kitchen with all new STAINLESS high-end appliances :devil: and she has one of those new microwaves and it is AMAZING!!!!! She's cooked some roasts in it and they come out the same as a regular oven!!! Of course I saw the bill for the appliances and I almost fainted...
    She probably could have gotten the same thing for 25% less if she hadn't bought STAINLESS!! Plus it would have looked nicer... :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    My range rood has a 1200cfm exhaust fan. The actual fan itself is outside on the wall with a 10" electronically dampered circular duct in between. In addition, I got another 8" dampered duct that opens to the HVAC make up from the outside to allow proper air flow. When I get a smoking hot cast iron skillet going and blacken a piece of fish, all that smoking cayenne pepper gets vented outside so I don't feel like I was maced.

    Zorba-- Here is a kitchen that serves your needs. Cute, but completely useless for the task...
    s-l400.jpg

    Naw, I'll hold out for "My Little Pony"!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
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