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Do you have a household appliance that you hate?

post #1 of 28
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We just bought our house back in April. The kitchen appliances---though fully functional----are a bit dated. We plan on completely re-doing the kitchen next summer but until then, we are stuck with these appliances. In particular, I hate the fridge. I think it is actually older than I am (I'm 27, so you get the idea). I call it "Frankenfridge" because one of the shelves is held together at the sides with duct tape It makes the most God-awful noises, too. You should see the looks on the faces of my cats when it gets loud. We bought a one year house warranty, hoping a few of the appliances would die and the warranty would replace them---but no such luck so far. Every night when I go to bed, I hope the fridge will pass away overnight. Unfortunately, I think my zombie fridge will live just to torment me

Do you have a household appliance that you hate?
post #2 of 28
Well, I can't say I hate it, but I feel my fridge has got to go. My mom bought it when they moved in here 10 years ago because she thought it looked nice with the countertops, but Mom's never had much of a decorator's eye (the entire house is still Contractor White ).
So I have black (speckled w/gray) laminate countertops and a black fridge, tho all the other appliances are white and the cabinets are light oak Sure, the fridge looks great w/the countertops, but together they make the kitchen feel like a 7x6 cell, instead of light and airy and open. So the kitchen is the 2nd big project (after I get the master bedroom recarpeted). I plan on replacing the countertops, the linoleum and that fridge ASAP - hopefully before winter!
post #3 of 28
Yep! We just bought this house in December, so i am not that fond of most of the appliance. I will deal with them for now though. I absolutely HATED the washer and dryer. Neither of them worked right. It would take hours to do a load of laundry. We had been saying since we moved in that we needed to go buy new ones, but just never got around to it! well, the washer finally died. Our new ones were delivered last week. I am in heaven. I have been washing all the clothes, etc that have piled up because it took me so long to wash before! I knew the others were bad, but I didn't realize how bad until i got oens that work properly!
post #4 of 28
Frankenfridge? That's almost as funny as your "Merkcedes" .
I hate our central A/C unit- it doesn't keep the apt. as cold as I'd like on the especially humid days. During the summer (even though I keep the thing set at 70), it doesn't drop below 76 degrees in the house until after midnight!
post #5 of 28
Erica, if the fridge is still in good working order, you could just paint it. I've seen it on HGTV. There's a special "Appliance Enamel" paint that's like a spray paint. It would sure be cheaper than buying a new refrigerator!
post #6 of 28
My microwave

It's just under 2 years old, quite flash, digital etc and it has a grill. But... I am scared to use it! You would think I would know how to use it seeing as I am good with computers, phones etc but the microwave It has all these buttons and you can type in the weight of the food for defrost or something but I just can't figure it out even if I read the manual! lol I just stick to plain old heating things up in there, the rest of the gadgets can RIP!
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Erica, if the fridge is still in good working order, you could just paint it. I've seen it on HGTV. There's a special "Appliance Enamel" paint that's like a spray paint. It would sure be cheaper than buying a new refrigerator!
Yeah, enamel paint is great! But word of warning, make sure you do this OUTSIDE. That stuff is likely to go everywhere! I sprayed my bathroom radiator chrome and am still finding little chrome particles about the place! Oh and make sure you wear a mask, even if you do spray outside
post #8 of 28
Every appliance in my apartment has been there since the place opened 15 years ago. I've been WILLING them to die for a couple of years now but they just WON'T! Also, after the hurricanes last year a lot of people had to move out and as they were redoing those apartments they put in BRAND NEW APPLIANCES in every place that was vacant. They also got a darker wood for their cabinets and I'm SO jealous!!! I'm thinking of begging them to put the new appliances in (which they would anyway, once we moved out) while we're still living there. The ones we have are ugly and loud and just UGH!
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Frankenfridge? That's almost as funny as your "Merkcedes" .
I have way too much time on my hands
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
I have way too much time on my hands
What's odd is that I've heard someone refer to their fridge as Frankenfridge before. What are the odds of that?!
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
What's odd is that I've heard someone refer to their fridge as Frankenfridge before. What are the odds of that?!
I'm glad I'm not the only one cursed with a "Frankenfridge"
post #12 of 28
Our coffeemaker... The switch sparked and then it quit. I now boil water and pour it through the filter. I haven't bought a new one, because 2 people said they would give me theirs. As soon as I buy one they will probably both come through.
post #13 of 28
I don't like my stove. In my old place, I had one of those ceramic "smooth" cooktops, and this stove is your basic swirly-heated ring things instead of a smoooooth cooktop.

The smooth cooktops are WAY easier to clean, especially, if you're the kind of cook I am (messy messy messy) then the regular stovetops are a nightmare!
post #14 of 28
One thing I won't miss when I leave this place is the stove. It's sooo underpowered!. Takes forever for the thing to heat up...and oh yah the broiler stopped working last month.
post #15 of 28
My appliances are all ok-just had the thermostat replaced in the refrigerator last week.

But my housekeeping tip: when the repairman was inspecting the refrigerator he said that we should be cleaning the coils underneath and vaccuuming underneath monthly due to the number of cats. I mentioned that to a couple of my co-workers and they said they had never done this before!!!! OMG I clean it at least quarterly. Your refrigerator will work alot less harder to keep the food cool.

I just bought a dehumifier last Sat and have been running it in the basement where the manure pit oops I mean litter boxes are located. Hopefully it will help with some odor problems we have doen there in the summer.

The only appliance is the TV in the kitchen which I wanted to replace back in march.
The picture goes flippping around and you have to smack the sides of the TV which I'm sure isn't good for the TV!!!!
post #16 of 28
One appliance I really hate is my dishwasher. It's so lazy I don't know why I ever bought it. I can leave the kitchen in a wreck all day and when I go back in to check, the dishwasher has still done nothing! I see the dishes right where I left them on the table and counter! I mean, this thing is supposed to wash dishes, right?!... right?!!! Well, this useless heap of metal and plastic waits until I'm so fed up that I put the darn dishes in there myself!!! Stupid, lazy dishwasher!!! And if that isn't enough, I have to put the soap in there myself! You'd think the dishwasher would know to put soap in, but nooooo... I have to put it in! And when this bucket of bolts finally goes to work it makes more noise than all of my other appliances put together!!! Once, just once... I'd like to walk into the kitchen to find the dishes all done!!! Don't even get me started on the stove!

Just kidding! Kelly, have you tried asking Frankenfridge to play outside in traffic? Maybe he'll ummmm... have an accident?
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Frankenfridge? That's almost as funny as your "Merkcedes" .
I remember about the "merkcedes"......
post #18 of 28
My washing machine.
It was great, until Jeremy's brother, who lived with us until recently, decided to repeatedly overload it.
He was told many, many times how many t-shirts, pairs of jeans, etc could be done at a time, he never listened.

Now, even with a light load, the bearings are stripped and groan and complain any time I do the wash.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
I don't like my stove. In my old place, I had one of those ceramic "smooth" cooktops, and this stove is your basic swirly-heated ring things instead of a smoooooth cooktop.

The smooth cooktops are WAY easier to clean, especially, if you're the kind of cook I am (messy messy messy) then the regular stovetops are a nightmare!
Steph, my mom had one of those smooth cooktop stoves. She accidentally dropped something (a ceramic bowl or something else that was rather heavy) on it and the whole thing shattered and had to be replaced. It was expensive and annoying!

So, I agree with you that they are SO easy to clean and they look excellent . But seeing what she went through to replace the stovetop made me thankful for my old-fashioned stove!
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by GailC
manure pit



Almost spit my drink out on that one!
post #21 of 28
My computer..It just refuses to do what I want it to do. It insists on doing what I tell it to do. aaaaarrrrrrgggggg......:mad 2:: smash:
post #22 of 28
This stupid digital oven that our cheapskate landlord put in. I hate it. Turn the cheesy little knob to raise/set the temperature, or the time, & it always goes backwards & flutters around on everything BUT what you want. At 395, going for 400..turn the knob just a squeak..back to 290!!! Or something.
I make Mike deal with it sometimes, I get too mad.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
One appliance I really hate is my dishwasher. It's so lazy I don't know why I ever bought it. I can leave the kitchen in a wreck all day and when I go back in to check, the dishwasher has still done nothing! I see the dishes right where I left them on the table and counter! I mean, this thing is supposed to wash dishes, right?!... right?!!! Well, this useless heap of metal and plastic waits until I'm so fed up that I put the darn dishes in there myself!!! Stupid, lazy dishwasher!!! And if that isn't enough, I have to put the soap in there myself! You'd think the dishwasher would know to put soap in, but nooooo... I have to put it in! And when this bucket of bolts finally goes to work it makes more noise than all of my other appliances put together!!! Once, just once... I'd like to walk into the kitchen to find the dishes all done!!! Don't even get me started on the stove!

Just kidding! Kelly, have you tried asking Frankenfridge to play outside in traffic? Maybe he'll ummmm... have an accident?
OMG----leave it to you, Ryan to crack me the heck up LOL!!
post #24 of 28
Our dishwasher - we don't own it, but since we rent our house it lives here. No lies it takes about three hours to wash one load of dishes. Our landlord said it was something like twenty years old or something crazy. The stove isn't ours too, it still has those sticky up elements! LOL! It's a crack up.

I love all the other appliances though. Especially the Fridge/Freezer!
post #25 of 28
Unfortunatley, my dishwasher. It has got to be 20 years old. I have to wash the dishes before I put them in and sometimes after I take them out. Plus it doesnt really get hot enough to help disinfect. I have tried breaking it on numerous occasions so that Base Housing will come replace it(considering the appliances are not ours and if they break, they replace them) but no, they just fix it and tell me it is good as new... yea right.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by mferr84
...they just fix it and tell me it is good as new... yea right.
It it's 20 years old, it probably is as good as new, or at least, as good as dishwashers were 20 years ago !

I HATE the new coffeemaker we've got! I mean, this thing is only 2-3 months old and the design of the stupid carafe dribbles when you pour and the unit leaks when you pull the carafe out ! Grrrrrrr ... it's about ruined counter on the baker's rack we keep for a coffee bar.

Also the PAINT on the inside of the microwave started flaking off only a few months after we got it. The microwave itself though, refuses to die of course .

Cindy
post #27 of 28
Oh boy let's see...

Well I don't have a dishwasher or a washer or a dryer so I can't complain about those.

But I hate the AC, stove and my computer!!

We don't have central air, just one lone ac in the living room. And the living room, dining room and kitchen are all one big open space. So the ac has to run for hours and hours to cool everything down.

The stove also doesn't work very well. It is supposedly brand new but it burns everything to a crisp if you cook it at the right temp. If something says cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes we cook it at 325 for 10. lol

And my computer is almost dead. All the time it closes it self out of internet explorer for no reason. I get a million "This program has to be closed" alerts. I'm about to toss it out the window!!

I can't wait to move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #28 of 28
hmm, i cant wait untill we move into another appartment and have a proper stove again. currently we have a camping stove and its um? i dont know screwing up
Next is my washing machine because it does not remove stains i presume because the water doesnt actually get to 60 degrees? and its actually starting to smell.

we bought this washing machine back in febuary from ebay.. its atleast 10 years old. But like i said, when we move i hope it dies so i can get a nice new one from walmart
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