Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 38 of 38

Down-draft ranges

  1. #26
    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    western, MA
    Age
    50
    Posts
    14,366

    Re: Down-draft ranges


    The white kitchen is Ikea cabinets, doors and countertops. They are like a modernized shaker, yes. They may not come in grey. The thing about ikea is that the choices of color in each style are very limited. You kinda get what you get. The drawers are awesome. They have so many cool configurations. The more drawers, the bigger pain it is to assemble, but it's worth it in the end.

    The only appliance we bought there is the dishwasher. It is a whirlpool. We love the front, but the unit itself is only OK.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Paul_E_D


  2. #27
    Super Moderator OreoGaborio's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    MA
    Age
    40
    Posts
    37,172

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I'm into haiku
    Non venting filtered
    Don't need to vent to outside
    Kham would be happy

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by OreoGaborio; 01-09-20 at 10:35 PM.
    -Pete LRRS/CCS #82 - ECK Racing, TonysTrackDays, Ironstone Ventures
    GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Phoenix Graphics | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | MTag-Pirelli | OnTrack Media

    The Garage: '03 Tuono | '06 SV650

  3. #28
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    16,841

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    We went to Ikea a couple weekends ago. Like a 2 hr drive, each way for us. It was a weekend and the place was a zoo. But it was pretty fun. They had a demo kitchen about 9x the size of ours set up with gray cabinets & faces, a style they call "bodbyn gray". This was exactly what I was looking for. Missus was a pretty easy sell. I like the cabinets, the style, the function. Light years more functional than the 30 year old custom cabinets we have.

    Although I'm finding their kitchen designer infuriating. I can't seem to draw a peninsula with a back. Also our space obviously doesn't fit their stock boxes perfectly. I'll need to either be doing a lot of custom fill or something else. I've seen on the yootobe people are cutting cabinets down to fill space perfectly.

    I still haven't ruled out making my own boxes.


    Either way. I told missus to pick out the slide-in oven/range of her dreams. Whatever she wants. She's a greenie pants and doesn't want to have any more fossil fuels in the house than we need, so she wants to stay electric. I'm rather sold on the idea of an induction cooktop range. My worry is I like to cook with cast iron and like to use a wok. Most of our cookware seems to be induction friendly (is ferrous), especially the cast iron. The wok isn't, but with the round bottom I don't think it would work well on induction anyway. Seems the deal is you use some sort of plate under it.
    Other worry is the flat glass top. Again, I favor cast iron and am not a careful person. I worry I will scratch the hell out of the glass surface in no time, ruining it.

    Any experience here with induction? Best thing evah? Avoid?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  4. #29
    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    western, MA
    Age
    50
    Posts
    14,366

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    We cut some cabinets down to fill. They also sell big sheets of fill you can cut. Not hard to customize. Don't worry about those issues in the design tool. But they can help you buy what you need if you explain it to them. Coolest thing is you can just buy extra and return what you don't use, no questions ask. Even if you opened it and tried to install it.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Paul_E_D


  5. #30
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    16,841

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    Maybe. That's pretty inconvenient for us, being >2 hours from the nearest store.
    I may under-order and build my own boxes for the fill. I built some shop cabinets recently and that went okay. Feeling some confidence.. possibly too much!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  6. #31
    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    western, MA
    Age
    50
    Posts
    14,366

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    We mail returned some. It is also 1.5 hours min from us. That was indeed the only hassle in the process. I was so over going there, but you only do this once. The best thing about buying extra and cutting is you get that nice, durable, matching finish. It was a no brainer.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Paul_E_D


  7. #32
    Lifer loudbeard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Rehoboth MA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    4,308

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    Also, if you decide you want to switch your wife off on the idea of Ikea, show her the stuff about the owner being a Nazi.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    I went to MMI I know what Im doing here chief

  8. #33
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    16,841

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Also, if you decide you want to switch your wife off on the idea of Ikea, show her the stuff about the owner being a Nazi.
    How about after this project is finished..

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  9. #34
    Super Moderator TheIglu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Royalston, MA
    Age
    39
    Posts
    20,270

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    They do have meatballs, and the chocolate cake is pretty good too. And smoked salmon. And lingonberry jam. And it's all cheap. So maybe not a bad idea to go back?

    Last time I went, I took the kid (after buying a bike on the trip). She had a blast trying to lay on every bed through the whole place.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Clayton
    2006 Suzuki SV650
    2004 Suzuki Vstrom 650
    2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R
    1982 Honda CB750F Super Sport

  10. #35
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    16,841

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    The meatballs are meh. There. I said it.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  11. #36
    Super Moderator TheIglu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Royalston, MA
    Age
    39
    Posts
    20,270

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    The meatballs are meh. There. I said it.
    Of course they are. But they are cheap.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Clayton
    2006 Suzuki SV650
    2004 Suzuki Vstrom 650
    2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R
    1982 Honda CB750F Super Sport

  12. #37
    Lifer nt650hawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Rockland, Assachusetts U Know South Shore
    Age
    47
    Posts
    7,456

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    my Jenny suck mad air! i have to turn off the down draft when starting the wood stove or it draws air from the chimney and smokes out the house then goes out the downdraft

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Gino
    HAWK GT Racer Expert #929
    2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
    2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
    2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
    ECKRACING Bridgestone Street & Competition Woodcraft MOTUL On Track Media Pine Motorparts Vanson Leathers

  13. #38
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    16,841

    Re: Down-draft ranges

    Oh, I believe it. It will hold a sheet of paper to the intake with a hefty amount of force.

    I'm eying the vent fan for reuse in a DIY / poor boy shop dust collection system or fume vent for a paint booth.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •