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CheeseWheel

Member since Oct 2015 • Last active Jan 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes, you can get the IKEA carcasses without the doors. It's easier to figure it out if you can a paper copy of their catalogue rather than trying to navigate the website.

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    Ha, I did look at them a while back but I'm not a 40k kitchen sort of person. However, I could be persuaded if they're bomb/toddler proof....

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    Oh yes, I don't think they'd quibble about replacing one door. It's just that I'd rather replace all the doors with something better quality now so I'd be asking for a refund on around £200 worth of doors, all but one of which aren't damaged. Anyway, I'll get in touch with them tomorrow.

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    This is helpful, I'll take a look tomorrow

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    Thanks for all the other responses. We'd been living with a crap kitchen for ages before this, have really limited time for DiY (work, lockdown, parenting etc) so this is a waste of time I'd rather not have right now.

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    Maybe I should test the other panels....

    To be honest it's just crappy fibreboard. If this has happened after just a couple of weeks I don't have much faith in the kitchen being durable in the long term, especially with a toddler, so I'd want a refund on all the doors and replace them with something better.

    What materials should I be looking at for long term durability? Just solid wood?

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    My toddler spent a little bit of time splashing in the kitchen sink this afternoon. This evening I noticed that cabinet door under the sink is water damaged. We installed this kitchen a couple of weeks ago :(

    I don't want to spend the next ten years being precious about splashes in the kitchen so I think the only option is to replace all the cabinet doors and drawers to something more robust.

    I have some questions:

    1. Has anyone had experience trying to get IKEA to replace stuff under warranty? How hard was it?
    2. What materials should I be looking at to have much more water resistant kitchen cabinets? (The old 70s kitchen we ripped out never showed any sign of water damage from two years of toddler sink mayhem before).
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    I should be having a new induction hob fitted tomorrow, and I've forgotten to buy induction pans. Well, I do have one that'll work in the interim.

    Anyone got recommendations for induction pans? Preferably ones that'll last 20 years which I'm happy to pay £££ for but not £££££££££.

    Also, is there such a thing as a good induction long lasting non-stick frying pan? I've always treated non-stick as disposable and replaced every year or so.

  • in COVID-19
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    Any glasses wearers found a good mask that doesn't make their glasses mist up?

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