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Modern Washing Machines

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby Clitheroekid » January 8th, 2018, 12:44 am

Dod101 wrote:I thought I agreed with this post but 'Adding teabag'? What sacrilege! Loose tea always tastes better. I only drink tea at 7.30 am and 4 pm ish but it has to be Twinings English Breakfast Tea

I'd agree with the Twinings (though I personally prefer the `Strong' variety) but loose tea? To me it doesn't taste any different at all, but what it does guarantee is that disgusting sensation when you forget it's loose tea, drain your cup and get a vile mouthful of tea leaves - ugh!

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby Dod101 » January 8th, 2018, 8:47 am

Ah but you must use a tea strainer!

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby AleisterCrowley » January 8th, 2018, 8:56 am

Ah but you must use a tea strainer!

Which means using a teapot. I'm limited to 2 teas a day due to caffeine sensitivity, so no point ..
I find the Teapigs 'Morning Glory everyday brew' and Brew Tea Co. English Breakfast teabags OK

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby UncleEbenezer » January 8th, 2018, 11:13 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:Ah but you must use a tea strainer!

Which means using a teapot.

Nonsense.

I use a tea strainer to hold the tealeaves. Perch it on the rim of the mug, pour boiling water through the tealeaves until it comes up through the bottom of the strainer and immerses the tealeaves. Leave to brew; swill a bit if so inclined. Squeezing a bit when you take the tea out serves a double purpose: pull the stronger flavour, and leave the tealeaves just mildly damp, so they can be dumped straight into the kitchen waste (or general waste if you have neither a compost heap nor a council that recycles).

One tea strainer per person. Well, I have two, and on the fairly rare occasions when catering for more, I'll use a pot.
Oh, and of course it needs a sensible tea strainer (or coffee strainer): a mesh, rather than one of those silly things that are a small metal bowl with pin-size holes. I use this style: https://media.nisbets.com/asset/core/pr ... iner-2.jpg

Yum.

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby AleisterCrowley » January 8th, 2018, 11:20 am

Or just use decent teabags - which are no more than an integrated strainer. The problem with most teabags is the quality of the tea contained therein, nothing to do with their teabagness

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby JMN2 » January 8th, 2018, 12:02 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
JMN2 wrote:
UncleEbenezer wrote:There's your warning sign. You got seduced by bells-and-whistles and bought something too expensive.


£449.99...

About three times the cost of mine. Which doesn't play tunes, but does a great job of washing and is among the best at any price in economy of both water and electricity.


But you do get the rubbery smell when washing more than 5 items, right?
:roll:

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby stewamax » January 8th, 2018, 1:36 pm

Rich chaps have a wine merchant. Poorer chaps (e.g. me) at least have a tea merchant: in my case Gillards of Bath who send me regular consignments of Guv'nors Blend (an Assam/Darjeeling mix).
And my pot is always pre-heated (not a euphemism...).

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby panamagold » January 8th, 2018, 1:43 pm

JMN2 wrote:
But you do get the rubbery smell when washing more than 5 items, right?
:roll:


Ah, you never told us it was a Chinese laundry machine. :lol:

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby stewamax » January 8th, 2018, 1:58 pm

But you do get the rubbery smell when washing more than 5 items, right?

Certain unmentionable items should be disposed of in a landfill bin rather than flushed down the lavatory; but surely not washed in bulk for re-use? :o

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby Rhyd6 » January 8th, 2018, 4:29 pm

From washing machines to school boy humour in 29 posts. Don't you just love the British sense of humour :lol:

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby JMN2 » January 8th, 2018, 7:56 pm

IIRC in another thread UE mentioned rubber smell from his washing machine which in the light of this thread was quite funny, hence my flippant rubber remark - so please pay attention in the back of the class.

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby UncleEbenezer » January 8th, 2018, 9:40 pm

JMN2 wrote:But you do get the rubbery smell when washing more than 5 items, right?
:roll:

As it happens, it was running when I saw that. So I counted the 11 items when I took them out. One bed sheet[1], five small items (underwear) and five big winter-weight items. I expect most of us run broadly similar loads.

Yes, I know where you picked up the other remark, and I see what you did to it ;)

[1] That's logistics: I have the bannister space to dry one big sheet at a time.

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby panamagold » January 10th, 2018, 8:17 am

JMN2 wrote:
My grandmother had a mangling machine and there then when the bed sheets were put away into a cupboard there was a specific system how to fold them, two people would stretch the sheet between them and fold it - apparently a northern european lutheran practise.


Eureka. Toil no more.Wash, dry and FOLD Voila.

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby Paultry » January 11th, 2018, 2:07 pm

JMN2

Banging pipes when taps and valves were opened and shut abruptly was somewhat concerning. Our mains water is 9 bar and all taps are lever types.

The problem is far less since fitting mini expansion vessels, known as water hammer devices. Paul.

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby stewamax » January 13th, 2018, 5:57 pm

9 bar
(around 130 psi in old money).
Gracious. Useful if you have a garden hose though

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Re: Modern Washing Machines

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Postby JMN2 » April 9th, 2018, 2:40 pm

Paultry wrote:JMN2

Banging pipes when taps and valves were opened and shut abruptly was somewhat concerning. Our mains water is 9 bar and all taps are lever types.

The problem is far less since fitting mini expansion vessels, known as water hammer devices. Paul.


Paul, your old post has been in the back burner but not forgotten, I secured the copper pipe behind the washine machine better to the wall and attached a small water hammer arrestor. Seems a lot better now, whether it fully worked I'll find out in a couple of weeks when I get enough dirty laundry to wash a full load.


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