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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

bleh.... I'd recovered from this sore throat and cough.... about a week ago... and now its back with vengeance smiley - wahsmiley - ill

In otter news, hair wrap/turbins are fabulous, wish I knew they existed decades ago....

and, induction hobs are brilliant, even if its impossible to find one with actual physical (rather than touch) controls... - we did find one, a single ring/zone, worktop one (put it on worktop and plug into regular socket on wall) smiley - wow if I can't find a built I style one, with physical/tactile controls, by the time we re-do the kitchen, I think we'll just have a single long worktop/countertop, and buy two separate plug in wall versions, to sit on the worktop when we need...


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aka Bel - A87832164

I like induction hobs, and they aren't even so expensive any more, but I'd have to buy new pots and pans -- and those are dire.

Hope you're on the mend. smiley - smooch


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Guess we're lucky; only found one pan that won't work so far; a very very old 'milk pan', which I only ever used for scrambled egg, which we replaced with a pan that matches the other newer pots, we bought over the last few years; as most are recently bought pans, they are all fine for the new hob; plus a few older pans are cast iron and so fine too smiley - zen - just wish we could find a fitted to the worktop/inbuilt induction hob, that had actual physical controls, all of them seem to be the touch-screen style controls now, which I can't use smiley - wah


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aka Bel - A87832164

I googled a bit, and it seems you can get physical controls with an induction hob if you buy a hob/oven combination.
I found this one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=EQ521IA00&ref=nb_sb_noss

Check them out -- or do you just want the hob?


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

ooooo! that would work! = it will be for when we have the entire kitchen ripped out, and re-fitted, so we'll want an oven, grill etc, so something like that would work I thinks! smiley - wowsmiley - cool


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aka Bel - A87832164

Well, problem solved, I hope. smiley - biggrin


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Cookers always used to be 'cookers', like that; I.E., not the separate hob and then oven.... - I'd been looking for 'hobs', thinking that as that is how most things are now, separate units..... =- now, looking for induction cookers; there is a whole host of various cookers with inductions hobs, and all seem to have tactile controls smiley - cool - some rather nice decent cookers too, double oven affairs etc smiley - drool - well, by the time we come to do the kitchen, whatever we have done will cost a fortune, so I'm not going to try reduce the spend overly much, and a really decent cooker, would be so nice - I've useually managed with old stuff that was already fitted; and this will be the first kitchen refit, since.... probably about ten years before I moved in here,- I think the kitchen is mid-80s by its look smiley - laugh MMM... granite worktops.... cupboards that still have the doors on smiley - laugh - a whole world of kitchen newness will await... eventually.... once we've done the bathroom first smiley - groansmiley - cool


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The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Is there anyway to get maybe a subsidy or rebate on the purchase price because of medical necessity? Over here in the States I could imagine there being at least a tax deduction, possibly under the Americans with Disabilities Act (the one that requires Braille on drive through ATMS).


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SashaQ - happysad

There is a thing called a 'Disabled Facilities Grant' that is offered by local councils, so it might be worth you investigating, 2legs.

I didn't have any luck with it for various reasons (finances were one (I didn't have enough savings to make the washroom wheelchair accessible straight away after having bought the property, but I had too high an income to qualify for the grant, so I had to save up for 3 months before I moved in) but also the adapted shower and adapted kitchen were not adapted enough to qualify, or something...). However, it is very much a postcode lottery, so you may be surprised...

That's great about the induction cookers being accessible for you - "a whole world of kitchen newness" indeed smiley - ok


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

VAT exempt is an option, but only when its considered an item specifically for the disabled; E.G., software to run on a PC enabling disability access can be VAT exempt, but the computer wouldn't be; I assume a cooker wouldn't carry VAT exempt, etc, as its a mainstream unadapted thing.... - I doubt I'd qualify for any grants, as our duel income is probably too high, and we've certainly got way too much savings; of such things I've seen on local council website; they're loans anyhow, rather than free money/grants, so not really much function... - the cost isn't so much of a problem as is finding someone who will do a decent job that isn't just useless in a week due to shoddy workmanship; which is sadly my experience of any other major works I've had done, except for the firm I found to fit the windows smiley - erm plus the disruption; we've only the one bathroom, so BoB knows what we'll do when its out of action for a week or more... smiley - erm


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SashaQ - happysad

Oh, yes the VAT exemption is quite good, but only for specific things. My parents got a small amount because they installed a low-level counter in an otherwise-standard kitchen, but when I moved out and had my kitchen made accessible, I didn't get anything because they were 'standard' units albeit low-level.

Yeah, it's great when work is finished, but it is a daunting prospect about whether you get a good company - I had some issues with my kitchen, but we got there eventually. The bathroom installation went very well, though - I had to have pipes moved around and things, but the toilet itself was only out of action for a few hours!


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Our entire bathroom needs to be ripped out really... which will inevitably involve some re-plastering on walls, and ceiling, etc, once the suite and tiling is all removed... - plus we don't have a second toilet/bathroom in the house smiley - yikes We nearly agreed to go with a company a few years back, but they revealed themselves to be lieing to us, and additionally proved they were incompetent (the plan included on listed 'stuff' for the refit, a pump, and a few other things, which, are not compatible with our boiler), so we gave up on them smiley - groan Plus, their idea of 'doing the entire job in entirity', involved not doing any of the paint work, and instead we would need to do that ourselves; this included some painting on the walls, which would be insaine to do after* the tiles had been put on smiley - huh - not exactly wanting to do a managed job then... Plus, I had such a bad job done on the bathroom, the one and only time I had it put in, years ago now smiley - groan but... it needs doing smiley - wah


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