What are you gonna do when you just have to have a Vintage 1970’s Mixmaster Governor Assembly? The great thing about the internet and search is that you can find most anything. But how do you know the information is reliable? Came across a great little site called Davesrepair.com run by Dave Harnish of New Albany PA. Dave has a nice little newsletter offering advice and tips on how a handy homeowner can repair major appliances. He has PDF versions of vintage manuals and an inventory of vintage parts. Hope you find it as helpful as I did.
It’s the fodder of cartoon strips and Erma Bombeck novels, but hauling laundry from bedrooms and bathrooms to remote laundry rooms and basements is the exhausting bane of leaving your parents’ nest and doing your own washing duties.
The July 2006 Consumer Reports discusses the efficient trend of moving the mountain of laundry closer to Mom (or Dad!) instead of the old way of someone bulldozering the laundry to the laundry room.
The issue covers the critical decisions in planning and purchasing and contains the annual washing machine and dryer report.
A few strong but reasonably quiet performers from our Quick Picks include the Whirlpool LSW9700P top-loader, $380; the Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P front-loader, $1,100; and the GE Profile DPSB620EC, $580, and Kenmore (Sears) Elite 6697, $640, dryers. To minimize vibrations, make sure that your appliances are level. And purchase products from a dealer who will allow you to return or exchange them if they shake and shimmy too much once they’re in place.
There once was a time when this headline would seem as unlikely as “Performance Yugo” or “Haute Cuisine Denny’s“. Nonetheless, the New York Times reports in GE finds sleek profit in luxury appliances that GE is tired of sour grapes and is aiming at the Viking and SubZero market.
GE recently inserted a 30-page promotional brochure in four big-market newspapers, featuring Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Jay Leno and other well-known moneyed people posing in their Monogram-bedecked designer kitchens.
“We wanted to give the idea that people who can afford Hatteras yachts and Neguchi tables choose Monogram,” Klein said, adding that GE has sold more than a dozen of those $30,000 wine vaults.
“You’re going to have a billion middle class people in China and India by 2015.”
No more whining for GE now that it is in the wine vault and luxury appliance business! GE has seen that the appliance growth market isn’t just in the USA.