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Display Name: la peagoise
Member Since: 3/25/14

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I like color. But I only like cool-toned colors. And I prefer them to be muted. So greyish-blue, greyish-purple, etc. Those traditional "warm" colors make me feel hot and sweaty and oppressed. (The result of a childhood spent outside in Alabama summers and coming inside to maroon and dark beige decor? Perhaps.)


Colorphobic: Confessing Paint Prejudices
5/5/14 12:00 PM

That's a duvet *cover*, not a duvet. (I had to go to the kickstarter page to figure that out. It's wrong in the link, too.)


Brooklinen Uses Kickstarter to Bring You Affordable Luxury Bedding Design News
5/1/14 04:34 PM

You can take the door apart. It has to be put together so it can be taken apart. I've never done it, but the least capable person I know here can do it in about 2 minutes, so you can probably manage.


Natural Oven Cleaners: Baking Soda & Vinegar The Kitchn
3/31/14 10:59 AM

Can I put to rest one and for all the myth that you can't use the self-clean on the range?

I'm posting this here so it will be seen by more people.

From the original "Why You Should (Almost) Never Use your Oven's Self-Cleaning Function": "Manufacturers, Adam implied, know this and they understand that self-cleaning cycles are a problem."

No. False. That is not true. In the reliability life testing phase, each oven will go through dozen of self-cleaning cycles. If a single unit blows a fuse then it's a big deal. My team had a cooktop blow a fuse and I had to tear down the entire unit to see what happened. And our units aren't on the market yet.

If your oven blows a fuse when you run self-clean, then it's probably improperly installed.

I mean seriously. There are years of tests run in the lab, field tests...your mind would boggle at the number of tests run on each and every range produced.

Source: I work for a major appliance manufacturer as an engineering co-op.


How To Clean Oven Racks In the Bathtub Cleaning Lessons From The Kitchn
3/25/14 05:40 PM