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Old 9th March 2015, 15:21   #5026
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I looked at the Bosch washing machines at a retail fair here at the weekend. They seem well built, so far as one can tell from the outside: my test is to push the door up and down and see how much the cabinet front flexes. The prices seemed reasonable too.

Very unhappy LG owner here: just hoping that mine will soon shake itself to bits then I have the excuse to go out and buy something else.
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Are there any manual/electric slicer that really works? Can anybody recommend a good one?
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@mercedised: Do food processors fit the requirement? I've got a Philips at home, works pretty well.
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Are there any manual/electric slicer that really works? Can anybody recommend a good one?
I can tell you what doesn't work Tried so many..

Avoid manual ones. The low cost ones dont work as advertised and the good quality ones are more expensive than the electric slicers.

The only one which worked close to my requirements was a Nova chopper which does the job but not as even as hand chopped veggies. It lasted well for over 3 yrs then it fell off the counter and broke :(


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@mercedised: Do food processors fit the requirement? I've got a Philips at home, works pretty well.
Can you please share the model no?

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Are there any manual/electric slicer that really works? Can anybody recommend a good one?

There are small electric ones that work well. I had picked up a small one from US for about 10$. Does only chopping and small quantity. However a food processor of a good brand will help tremendously in the kitchen.
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Can you please share the model no?
Here you go: http://www.philips.co.in/c-p/HR7629_...essor/overview
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The 10W LED bulb we bought about 6-7 months ago has started to dim and is no longer near its original brightness levels. It still output decent light, but I hadn't expected them to dim over time. They're placed in a lighting fixture that has the top half open so I don't think it's heat, either.

The light it outputs is also kind of square-ish, if that's how I can describe it. The shadows it creates are harsh and unnatural.

We might stick with CFLs for some years to come.

On the other hand, the 0.5W LED bulb in one of our bathrooms is doing great and is saving us a lot of power as it's once switch everyone forgets to turn off.
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The 10W LED bulb we bought about 6-7 months ago has started to dim and is no longer near its original brightness levels.
What brand is it?

I have invested in many bulbs of Philips LED, and expect them to last many years.
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Old 13th March 2015, 21:24   #5034
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What brand is it?

I have invested in many bulbs of Philips LED, and expect them to last many years.
It's a Philips bulb which is why I'm slightly disappointed.
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@mercedised: Do food processors fit the requirement? I've got a Philips at home, works pretty well.
Food processor is last in the line, I wanted a cheaper alternative only for slicing/chopping. But it seems there are none.

BTW, food processors, can they make smoothies?

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I can tell you what doesn't work Tried so many..
Avoid manual ones. The low cost ones dont work as advertised and the good quality ones are more expensive than the electric slicers.
Can you please share the model no?
Have burnt my hands with the manual ones, nothing works. I thought there were electric slicing/chopping alternative to food processors.
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Food processor is last in the line, I wanted a cheaper alternative only for slicing/chopping. But it seems there are none.

This is like the one I had bought in 2006 or so
http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/11186318
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I thought there were electric slicing/chopping alternative to food processors.
I used this and it is very helpful in slicing/dicing/chopping veggies. Fast and you get uniform pieces
http://www.amazon.in/Chefs-Automated.../dp/B00GMSM1V0

But (there is always one ), it is a pain to clean and the plastic is flimsy. So cant ask the maid to wash it.

This is the Nova chopper i mentioned earlier: http://www.flipkart.com/nova-handy-c...meyfgpyyxavcz5

Well priced and does the job.

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This is like the one I had bought in 2006 or so
http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/11186318
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I used this and it is very helpful in slicing/dicing/chopping veggies. Fast and you get uniform pieces
http://www.amazon.in/Chefs-Automated.../dp/B00GMSM1V0
This is the Nova chopper i mentioned earlier: http://www.flipkart.com/nova-handy-c...meyfgpyyxavcz5
Well priced and does the job.
After googling all over the sites, I finally think that only cost effective solution is a food processor. But, Which one? Bajaj, Inalsa, Maharaja etc. Any suggestions?

I liked this one :

http://www.amazon.in/Philips-Collect...P3N6FXWC2QAYQV

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I was an early adopter to LED, both philips and Osram, and am moving back to good old tubes. what's happening is that these LEDs are more 'focus' lights and do not spread light out evenly. Reading under one is a problem. Even CFLs were better in this regard.

The power savings are huge, no doubt, but Im having to use few more units of LED fixtues to get even lighting, which negates the savings plus the acquistion cost itself is high. Moreover they need good airflow. So I am transferring these LED bulbs more for ambient lighting uses, lamps etc.

LEDs are great for the bath mirror, corridors etc. is my deduction.

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I completely agree with you. Nothing compares with tubelights - even the CFLs are useless if you got to read.

For low-use areas such as the balcony we use traditional bulbs since they're not switched on for more than 3-5minutes. Buying a Rs.150 CFL isn't value for money.
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