What cool new contraption did you discover at one of your sits?

I love those too, until I looked at the price of them. :joy: :grimacing:

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There’s an awesome Bissell floor machine here. It’s cordless, has a sprayer, a buffer and does a great job, but you have to move fast because the charge doesn’t last long. It’s not a machine but they also have this terrific electric cooktop cleaner called Weiman cooktop daily cleaner. It comes with a razor blade to scrape cooked on food off. Then you spray and wipe and the cooktop shines like new.

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I use Weiman on my new induction cooktop and it’s amazing. Their stainless cleaner is great too.

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We have something similar at our current sit, but in addition to boiling water option, there is also filtered cold water and sparkling water on tap. Its called a BILLIE unit. Love it!

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sparkling water! - I would have that for sure :slight_smile:

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I bought an induction hob for my newly renovated kitchen after using a few on sits and really liking them.

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We simply use the Sodastream.de for making sparkling water. Our tap water is good to drink and a bottle of sparkling water just two pushes away :rofl:
In Germany when we talk about “normal” water (for drinking) we mean sparkling.

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My recent sit in Chicago was on the 23rd floor of an older building. The apartment was very modern in all aspects, but it was not initially built for a washer/dryer to be utilized in each unit. I didn’t realize that all the units in the building didn’t have a washer and dryer, however the place where I sat did have a set. Apparently it’s difficult for discharge water to be acclimated into the plumbing systems of older buildings. This was a unique set that had to have the water drained into a bucket after each load. Even the drier had a refuse water tank that would fill after each dryer load. Gives new meaning to the word ‘dryer’ when you can see how much moisture is pulled out of a pile of freshly laundered clothes. I found it to be an extremely efficient way to wash clothes, without having to visit a community laundry room, as I have done many year in my own residences of past years.

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Follow up: the day after I arrived home from that sit, guess what arrived at my door! My HO, now my friend, had sent he one of these egg cookers as a gift! We’ve already made two batches.

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I know it’s not a new thing but underfloor heating is lovely to find at a sit :slightly_smiling_face:.

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When I lived in Sta Monica, my apt had radiant floor heat. I was told to turn it on at my own risk because the bill would be astronomical. I never did. This was a long time ago, maybe it is more economical now?

No clue about radiant heaters…I only know how to use the timer setting for our bathroom floor heating & only use it early am.

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Is that the same as “underfloor heating” @mars

I guess it depends on the type of floor heating. There’s the electric heating, where just a certain part of the floor warms up and then there’s the one where water is heated and flows in pipes underneath the tiles. Usually the first one is used for heating bathroom floors and the spot isn’t large whereas the other one heats all of the house and is laid underneath all the floors in the house. With this one no other kind of heating is necessary. I actually don’t like it, because it reacts very slowly and when I am cold I want to be able to change the room temperature quickly. Floor heating takes up to 24 hrs to adjust.

Yes @Vanessa-ForumCMgr. I had electric underfloor heating not the hot water underfloor heating @Düsenzofe describes. Because heat is not needed much in Santa Monica, I guess they installed the most expedient, not the most economical type. I did fine without ever turning it on. Air conditioning was only needed for about two weeks of the year there too because the weather was close to perfect. I didn’t have a/c but I really missed it during those two weeks.

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