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u/frothface · 2 pointsr/Appliances

It's hard to pin it down, but if you look long enough, you'll see a whole bunch of machines with the exact same features - the molded handles will all be very similar but slightly different, but they will all fit the same template - they will mount in the exact same way and features will all be in the same place.

For example:
RCA (but also igloo?):

Kuppet ???:

Northair ?????:

RCA and igloo are both very old brands in the US, but have almost certainly fallen to the wayside and been bought out. I've never heard of Kuppet or NorthAir. Take a close look - there are some differences in the handles and the knobs, but all three of these products all have the same layout - sheetmetal grille on the right hand side, controls on the lower right - power light, run light, and a knob. The lights and knobs are shaped different, but they are all in the exact same place. It's just a slightly different skin over the exact same chassis. There may be some cosmetic differences, such as the racks or handles, but they are basically the same thing. Another giveaway is if the exterior dimensions are exactly the same in every direction. Some appliances have to fit standard gaps, like a kitchen fridge or a range, so the width will always be pretty close, but the backsplash doesn't have to be an exact height.

I actually have an Igloo branded version of the RCA-Igloo and it's pretty decent. Quiet, it cools quickly, it stays frozen for days if the power goes out, and it was pretty cheap. A relative of mine bought a much bigger, front opening freezer. They spent more on it thinking it will be a better machine. And to some extent, it is. It's a completely different type and class of freezer. It was also at the upper end of the price range for that type of appliance. It looks nicer, the interior lighting is better, etc. But within a year their thermostat went bad. It's really not the manufacturer's fault, they don't make the thermostats, and it would be stupid for them to reinvent the wheel. There are already a number of other companies that have specialized knowledge that make them. It just turned out that they happened to get a lemon that didn't show up for a year. I replaced it a few years ago and it's been fine ever since.

Funny thing is the cheap Igloo has the exact same thermostat. The reason I know that is about a year into it, the Igloo also failed, only my issue was the motor starter / overload, again, not made by Igloo. After replacing that, mine has been strong for years. I didn't look at the other one closely, but I vaguely remember it being a very similar looking starter. I'd be willing to bet that, other being sized slightly larger for the bigger compressor, it's the exact same part by the same manufacturer, and it's probably on a larger but otherwise identical compressor.

What I'm getting at is it is sort of a crapshoot; infant mortality is higher these days. You can spend a lot and have it die, you can get something cheap and have it die. But you can also spend $10 to fix either and have a great machine.

I'm not an expert, but what I'm getting at is if you see two very similar but cosmetically different machines at different prices, one is a name brand, the other is not, and both have fairly similar reviews, it's usually safe to go with the cheaper one. It's probably the same thing.

u/3x1x4 · 1 pointr/Appliances

We bought this ozone generator about two years ago and have been very happy with it. Our home is about 2,000sq ft with a fairly open floor plan. A single 2 hour cycle usually eliminates any odors in the home.

Our reason for purchasing one was my girlfriend and I were fairly heavy smokers and wanted to kill the stench when we had non-smokers over, so I'm not sure how much this will help your situation.

For the moisture issue, you may want to look into a dehumidifier. We own this one. It's pretty poorly rated on the Lowe's website, but we're happy with it. It saved us when our ac went out for over a week during the hot humid Missouri summer. We were able to get the humidity inside down to 30%.

You can accuratly monitor your apartments humidity with this cheap home comfort monitor.

Hope this helps!

u/raptorbluez · 2 pointsr/Appliances

I've had dozens of electric heaters over the years and they've all been OK. When I last needed to purchase I spent a bit extra and bought a Delonghi Mica panel heater:

They are terrific. They put out the exact same amount of heat as other heaters, but in addition to heating the air they also provide radiant heat. Sitting in front of one is like sitting in front of a fireplace. They also heat up instantly, unlike oil filled radiators. I was able to significantly reduce my electric bill by pulling the heater close to my knees and running it on the lowest setting. The room stays cool, but I stay toasty. They are supposed to be very safe.

I've since purchased a 2nd one, and at this point wouldn't use anything else.

u/DumpsterDave · 1 pointr/Appliances

Are you comfortable with and capable of working with gas lines? If not, call a plumber or the gas company and let them deal with it. Typically, the gas company will be cheaper than a plumber, but not all gas companies will service in home lines/appliances. Some will provide materials, others will require you to do so. At the very least, I would get a quote or two. Sometimes it's cheaper and easier to let someone else take the liability. If you decide to DIY, head to a big box retailer and get one of these or these. You'll need that at a minimum. If you can remove the gas line from the flare fitting attached to the valve, you should be able to re-use it. The flare fittings themselves are fine to re-use, it's the flexible gas line that you don't want to re-use. If you can't or prefer not to re-use the flare fitting, I would also get a new gas valve as well as the threads on the existing one are likely damaged. The pipe should be 1/2" NPT. Make sure you can turn off the gas either at the meter, or somewhere upstream of the stove before you attempt to remove/replace the valve. You will need either some thread sealant or Teflon tape (not both). Only seal the threads on the NPT to NPT connections.

u/jeepbrahh · 1 pointr/Appliances

Neat. I love learning things like this. And that tray underneath, bone dry lol. Going to order it BUT, do you know if its soldered on or is it a plug n play? Link to it below

u/oneandonlybobjones · 1 pointr/Appliances

I have heard good things about Lemi Shine Dishwasher Additive. Here is a description from the Sears Parts Direct website. "Lemi Shine dishwasher additive (part number WX10X10019) is a concentrated additive that removes hard water buildup. Lemi Shine dishwasher additive WX10X10019 breaks up mineral deposits including calcium, lime and iron. Follow the instructions on the label when using this product." Maybe that would help clean out the internal parts on your dishwasher and make for cleaner dishes. Amazon also sells the Lemi Shine dishwasher additive and it's only around $ 8.79. There are 648 reviews for the Lemi Shine so you could read a few of them and see what people have to say about it.

u/frunch · 2 pointsr/Appliances

This is what looks like the best deal in your price range on Amazon. This is what i would be buying if i was in the market, myself. Here's the link, price is $170 shipped.

I would actually consider the protection plan for an extra $18 for 3 years that is offered. Appliances are not generally that well built anymore, especially cheap ones.

u/IHeartTurians · 1 pointr/Appliances

Just snap out-snap in. Any coil will work as long as it has the same number of rings. But I got This one works like a charm. You can get a set of all 4 but since I rent I wasn't going to waste the money

u/Not_A_Red_Stapler · 1 pointr/Appliances

Okay, first don't get a hand blender for smoothies. And probably not for sauces either. Do you have a regular blender? If you don't start with that.

If for some reason you really want an electric whisk, look at something like this:

But if you really, really want a hand blender, definitely get the Braun of those two.

Also realize that immersion blenders can be very dangerous:

I gave mine to Goodwill, because I never used it, and I was worried about a guest accidentally cutting themselves.

u/Junkmans1 · 1 pointr/Appliances

> I might try and borrow and IR camera to see how hot the bottom of the stove is getting.

You can get one of these fairly inexpensive IR thermometer guns to check that out. They work surprisingly well and are handy to have around.

u/baconfried · 2 pointsr/Appliances

Had the same problem. Installed an air gap. Due to the location I couldn't get the loop high enough. I bought from amazon for $10 and it solved my problem. To get rid of the smell I ran a rinse load with 1/2 cup of bleach.

u/bootes64 · 4 pointsr/Appliances

I would go back to the college and remind them of the ADA. (if your in the US) You need the insulin to survive. Remind them that keeping needles and rx drugs in a common location is a massive health violation, safety issue and just a relllly bad idea.

That being said, you can get a mini USB fridge for a few bucks.

here's a quick amazon search Their designed to hold a 6pack of soda. Should be enough room.