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Old 12th December 2014, 16:21   #4846
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I think 5 Amps will be riskier as these heaters will require high voltage.
I have got an oil heater after reading the cons of coil heater that it dries up the air.

The performance is just ok may be due to we have an extension box running from Kitchen to Bedroom as I also dont have 16Amps socket in bed room
I too heard that coil heaters dry the air. Can you tell me which product are you using and any information about similar oil heaters?
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I think mine might be a multiquick 5. I have the hand blender, a couple of different-size jars, and the whisk, but not the slicing attachment.

Hand blenders are very useful --- blend in the pan, even while the food is still hot.

The various jars and their blades are ok, but not high quality. Blades do not keep an edge like Magimix stuff, for instance.

Yes, you hold the button, but this kind of tool is for jobs that take only seconds or a minute or two anyway. Cheese on toast? I'll have the cheese "grated" in less than half a minute. This is not the kind of tool that one would use for heavy work like making dough.

If you want a heavy-duty mixer: Kenwood.

If you want a heavy-duty chopper/slicer/grater: Magimix

If you want a grinder (even of the mixie sort): Indian.

And you'd probably still find the hand blender useful. Makes very nice sambar! I wonder what the heavy-weight band for these is, these days?

Sometimes, one can't live with just one tool, however many attachments is has
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Old 13th December 2014, 13:44   #4848
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I too heard that coil heaters dry the air. Can you tell me which product are you using and any information about similar oil heaters?
I am using some brand WALL'S model is YABA03 I have never heard about it before I bought this. http://www.wallsasia.com/yaba.html

This is the 3rd winter we are using. No issues so far except seeing some oily surface in the front side. It costed 5.5K in BVK Iyengar Road at Bangalore. Hopefully it will serve few more winters.
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Old 13th December 2014, 14:15   #4849
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Get an oil filled radiator with 5 or 7 fins. Anything bigger would be an overkill for Poona weather.

Try and find Delonghi, Black & Decker, and then the local ones like Usha Lexus, Morphy Richards, etc etc in that order.

Delonghi has the best temp control, I think it is thermistor based and these are rugged machines which can easily last a decade plus. Rest are ok but have very poor temperature control mechanism and will need some sort of repair every other season.


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My wife is demanding that we get a room heater.
In my dreams I never imagined that I would need to buy one, living in Pune.

Now, I need help from the team here to suggest some models.
I don't know what to look for, except that the heater should be efficient.
I would prefer if a 5 Amps socket can be used, since I don't have 15 Amps near the bed where this needs to be placed.
I also wonder if there is some 'sleep' mode where the heater automatically turns off after few hours (and has some thermostat control in place).

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... Sometimes, one can't live with just one tool, however many attachments is has
Yes, I'm very interested in the Kenwood Chef right now. Saw a few YouTube videos. Visited a store that needed to special order the product. that quoted 60k with only about 3 attachments. Will have to assume he's mistaken.

Yes, will probably buy a blender as well. I think Kenwood makes one. And Braun looks pretty good too.
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I have Jaguar chrome fittings in the bathroom which have become stained due to hard water deposits. I have been using soft cloth with soap solution for cleaning, but now there are some stubborn spots which just refuse to go away.
Though the most commonly suggested method is to use vinegar, but I dont want to take any risk and damage the very high quality polish.
Any suggestions?
We use a car polish for our car and bathroom/kitchen fittings (a custom blend of wax and silicones); safe with the polish. It's a 500ml bottle, costs about Rs. 500/- and seems to last forever.
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Hope this one is not off topic. (mods may please delete if they feel so).
I have Jaguar chrome fittings in the bathroom which have become stained due to hard water deposits. I have been using soft cloth with soap solution for cleaning, but now there are some stubborn spots which just refuse to go away.
Though the most commonly suggested method is to use vinegar, but I dont want to take any risk and damage the very high quality polish.
Any suggestions?
The hard water deposits are calcium, so you need some acid to dissolve it. Vinegar or tamarind will do the job without affecting the polish. Just ensure that you take a lot of time in cleaning, and there should be no abrasives, else the polish will dull. Once clean, then wash the fittings daily with water and dry it with a towel. It is only when the fittings are wet for a long time that the deposits occur.

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Old 26th December 2014, 09:54   #4853
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@anuragn; What I use in Ble Harpic. Also, Spic & Span from Modi works very nicely.
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@anuragn; What I use in Ble Harpic. Also, Spic & Span from Modi works very nicely.
Thanks Sir & Aroy.
In the meanwhile, I tried rubbing with Brasso liquid polish. It works fine.
After that, I applied an automotive cream wax which acts as water repellant.
Now, I just wipe with a soft dry cloth to maintain the finish.
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We are moving into a new house soon and need a good vacuum cleaner - preferably a wet & dry cleaner - with a max budget of 10-15K.
Which is the best one of this type?
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1) Euroclean Wet & Dry
2) Karcher WD 2.250
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1) Euroclean Wet & Dry
2) Karcher WD 2.250
Plague may be preferable to Eureka Forbes. Karcher is an excellent brand.
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Guys I am looking to buy a 5.5 to 7 Kg fully automatic front loading washing machine. It will be replacing our 6 year old LG (same specs as above).

We were specifically looking for LG when mom pointed out IFB to me. How good is there service? Also, they are providing a 4 year warranty. Anyone has any experience with IFB?
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Guys I am looking to buy a 5.5 to 7 Kg fully automatic front loading washing machine. It will be replacing our 6 year old LG (same specs as above).

We were specifically looking for LG when mom pointed out IFB to me. How good is there service? Also, they are providing a 4 year warranty. Anyone has any experience with IFB?
We have an IFB Senator 6.5 kg front loading washing machine at our home. Overall my mom is quite happy and satisfied with the quality of washing the machine does. It has been in service since 2006 and runs at least one drum clothes everyday. Overall if I would had to judge the washing machine, I would give it 7.5 rating. Only problem is the noise it makes during its spinning.

For the most part, it has served us well and most of the break downs it had were related to normal wear and tear with usage. In fact, for the first six years, it never gave us any problems. Now, if you ask about the IFB service support, it is simply pathetic and employs some dishonest person for attending service calls in field. We are fed up with service support and wont be purchasing another IFB appliance in near future. My home is about 200 km from Jaipur and we are at their mercy for service support.

About two years back, the service guy simply cut the motor wire during a routine service visit and blamed the motor malfunction on water leakage from drum. He asked us to junk it and purchase a new motor worth Rs 18K. We smelled something fishy in the whole episode and asked him to show us the site of water leakage in steel drum. Under close scrutiny, he could not give us the reason for motor malfunction and we discovered the motor wires that had been clean cut with a cutter. When we threatened to report him for fraud, he begged us not to do so.

We raised the issue with their call center and also regional center at Jaipur. The issue was resolved eventually but left a very bad experience for us. Every time the machine has been serviced, it develops some other issue within a month. Currently, the machine developed some snag based on voltage fluctuation on 31st December. Based on our past experience, the service guy wont be coming before Thursday/Friday.

My two cents, the product is good and will serve you well. Only issue is their service support, which at least in my experience is awful here in Rajasthan.
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We had an IFB for over 10 years. Two years ago we got the LG 6kg. IFB just does not compare with the LG Direct Drive. LG has variable program time dependent on load and it is whisper quiet. We got a 7 year AMC contact which is parts % labour. Till date there has not been any problem what so ever.
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Guys,

Our semi-auto washing machine's spin tub motor is acting up these days. Sometimes it doesn't run at all, and manually rotating the tub a few times will make it run once a while. It's almost like the motor has no torque left in it to rotate the tub anymore.

And once it runs, it starts to make a whining noise that settles only after it's run for a few minutes. The whine continues even after turning off power supply. There's quite a bit of rust on the motor too.

Can you guys tell if this is a motor that might be run by carbon brushes?

Is there something I can do to salvage this motor, or does it have to be replaced?

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