Franztini
  • Review count
    254
  • Helpfulness votes
    835
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    September 2, 2019
 
  • Question count
    7
     
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        254
      • Helpfulness votes
        835
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        September 2, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          55
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Buy this stove! Better than the over-priced pro ranges
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          We are a family of cooks. Way back when we purchased a Dynasty range, one of the first professional ranges for home owners. Have bought several professional ranges and this one puts them to shame for 1/4 of the price. The burner configuration and output are perfect. The convection stove is consistent in both roasting and baking. The wok ring is fabulous. It is super easy to use and clean. Yes the top is stainless and will scratch, but at least you get it clean - love barkeepers friend! I love the fact that the knobs and controls are on the front so you have more room in the back for big pots. Also heat from the burners won't start to interfere with the controls on the back (happened on a Read More
          We are a family of cooks. Way back when we purchased a Dynasty range, one of the first professional ranges for home owners. Have bought several professional ranges and this one puts them to shame for 1/4 of the price. The burner configuration and output are perfect. The convection stove is consistent in both roasting and baking. The wok ring is fabulous. It is super easy to use and clean. Yes the top is stainless and will scratch, but at least you get it clean - love barkeepers friend! I love the fact that the knobs and controls are on the front so you have more room in the back for big pots. Also heat from the burners won't start to interfere with the controls on the back (happened on a Frigidaire we owned for less than a year and half). I would buy this stove again over Wolf, Dynasty, or Viking (have owned all three). The minor things I don't really like:
          1. The included grill pan is a little narrow
          2. The included temperature probe is a little too intuitive, meaning if it reaches temperature it will turn off the oven. This sounds great, right? Well not if is reading the temperature wrong (i.e., you hit a bone). There may be a way to disable the 'turn off the stove' feature, but we haven't looked.
          This isn't something that irritates me but once you turn off the oven, the stove will go into cool down mode so it is a little noisy. Doesn't bother me but just be aware. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Easy to Install, Stylish, Nice Design, Easy to Clean, High Quality
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          35out of 36found this review helpful.
           
          This 29 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that fits any kitchen decor. Food Showcase innovates the way you store food, giving you instant access to drinks and condiments with the exterior showcase; while the inner case lets you store large, fresh food items. Metal Cooling technology helps maintain consistent temperature throughout. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Great Fridge, poor ice maker
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          We were looking for a 'low profile' fridge because we have a galley type kitchen which is opens to the living/dining. I loved that the handles on this refrigerator were 'built in'. I had to talk my husband into this refrigerator and he is glad I did. Once you get used to the door w/in a door, it is a really useful feature. The fridge is so good, we have put a whole frozen chicken in the fridge to defrost and it is still frozen 3 days later. Our fresh vegetables last longer. At Christmas this year it was really funny, but our refrigerator became a topic of conversation among our guest. They loved it. The refrigerator is also really quiet. The things that drive me crazy about it:, is the ice Read More
          We were looking for a 'low profile' fridge because we have a galley type kitchen which is opens to the living/dining. I loved that the handles on this refrigerator were 'built in'. I had to talk my husband into this refrigerator and he is glad I did. Once you get used to the door w/in a door, it is a really useful feature. The fridge is so good, we have put a whole frozen chicken in the fridge to defrost and it is still frozen 3 days later. Our fresh vegetables last longer. At Christmas this year it was really funny, but our refrigerator became a topic of conversation among our guest. They loved it. The refrigerator is also really quiet. The things that drive me crazy about it:, is the ice maker. We actually had a service call because it seemed like no matter what we got crushed ice. Well the service guy said that is pretty much how it operates. You never get big ice cubes. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Stylish
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          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          Sleek and contemporary, the Vox Rectangle vessel-style sink features a wide, shallow basin and rounded edges in true minimalist fashion. Countertop installation ensures this sink will stand out in your bathroom as a striking focal point.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Large beautiful sink
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          I was looking for a large sink for a 48" base cabinet. I have always had undermount sinks, but I wanted to use the 60+ year old maple blutcher block kitchen counter top that I ripped out of the kitchen as a bathroom counter, so I was in the market for an overmount sink. This sink is a great width and depth. You can wash your face without splashing water all over the countertop. It is easy to clean as well.
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          11out of 11found this review helpful.
           
          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Great Medicine cabinet, just wish a little more flexibility in shelf location
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          This is a really nice quality medicine cabinet. I can't believe how much storage you get from it. The doors are soft close and it is very sturdy. The only complaint I have is I would of liked a little more flexibility in the shelf locations.
          The second picture shows how it looks when I turn on the Armacost RGB LED lighting. Love that lighting!
          Pros: Looks Great, Durable, Good Size & Weight, Good Use of Space, Great Value, High Quality
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          9out of 10found this review helpful.
           
          Beautifully crafted, the furniture style Claxby Collection will bring elegance and style to any bathroom. Featuring six working drawers and two large bottom drawers that provide ample storage for all of your bath essentials. Finished in a rich chocolate and accented with chrome cabinet hardware, the 36 in. Claxby​ vanity is a perfect fit for any bath.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Okay, but would not buy again
          PostedJanuary 31, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I was doing a complete house remodel and ordered this cabinet early because it was on sale. When it arrived, made sure there was no damage and it sat in the garage for a couple of months. Well, as I was taking off the blue tape the secured the doors shut, it peeled off the finish. What? This was the first indication that this was not a quality product. Second, none of the doors and drawers lined up. My husband builds furniture for a living and had a really tough time getting them to line up properly. Finally, after 6 months of use, more of the finish has worn off, the drawers don't always close properly, and it is sagging in the middle so we are going to have to buy another leg to put in the Read More
          I was doing a complete house remodel and ordered this cabinet early because it was on sale. When it arrived, made sure there was no damage and it sat in the garage for a couple of months. Well, as I was taking off the blue tape the secured the doors shut, it peeled off the finish. What? This was the first indication that this was not a quality product. Second, none of the doors and drawers lined up. My husband builds furniture for a living and had a really tough time getting them to line up properly. Finally, after 6 months of use, more of the finish has worn off, the drawers don't always close properly, and it is sagging in the middle so we are going to have to buy another leg to put in the center. I have purchased three different vanities from homedepot.com and this was the worst. The other two, were great. From my experience, I would never buy this again no would I recommend it to anyone.
          In my picture, you can see the center support that we had to put in because the two doors wouldn't close properly because it was sagging. And I don't have a lot of stuff in the center of the cabinet! Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: Quality
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          Franztini's Questions
           
          Use this Loctite 10 fl. oz. PL Premium Advanced Polyurethane Construction Adhesive for indoor or outdoor projects that require a water-resistant, low-VOC adhesive. This adhesive is ideal for humid areas and is compatible with woodwork, concrete, stone, brick, hardwood floors, coated wood, drywall and metal.
           

          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my ret...

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          Franztini
          December 9, 2018
          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my retrofit vinyl windows are loose on a few of my windows. Can I use this to reattached the trim?
           
          Ann Arbor Oak’s authentic wood texturing and natural coloration achieve the look of real weathered hardwood adding beauty to any room. Its durable AC3 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining. Appropriate for residential use, it features a user-friendly locking technology for a quick and easy installation.
           

          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great...

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          Franztini
          June 28, 2018
          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great) but they only had about eight different patterns so you had to make sure to open all the boxes and sort by pattern before you could lay out your floor otherwise you might have the same pattern next to each other.
           
          Grace Roof Detail Membrane is the only product available today designed specifically for waterproofing critical roof detail areas. Based on the Grace Ice and Water Shield technology, Grace Roof Detail Membrane is a flexible product that conforms tightly to common roof details such as skylights, chimneys and dormer walls. Available in 9 in. and 18 in. W, it is the optimal choice for valleys and transition areas such as ridges, rake edges and drip edges.
           

          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to wate...

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          Franztini
          June 27, 2017
          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to waterproof it. I was thinking of installing this product over 5/8" plywood and then install decking on top. Would this create a water proof barrier?
           
          BEHR Premium Plus 1 gal. Deep Base Low-Luster Enamel Porch and Floor Paint is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including painting basements, porches, floors, decks and patios. This low-luster acrylic latex paint is resistant to UV damage, scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling. It offers improved hiding properties for efficient coverage.
           

          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not lookin...

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          Franztini
          February 25, 2017
          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not looking for a water proof membrane, just a paint that can handle water. Thanks!
           
          The 14-19/64 in. x 9-19/64 in. 1,000-Watt White Wall Heater features louvers that direct heated air downward for even distribution throughout an area. This wall heater can be operated from a convenient wall-mounted line-voltage thermostat by using the Broan model 86W. The thermal overload protection feature helps provide safe use.
           

          Can I use a different thermostat?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 4, 2014
          I see that this heater works with the Broan 86W thermostat, but was wondering if I can use another manufacturer's thermostat? I would like the ability to have the ability to do daily scheduling. If so, which one or what would be the specifications.
           
          Franztini's Answers
           
          Add an updated look to your contemporary decor with the 56 in. White Ceiling Fan. Ideal for large spaces, this fan features 4 blades to help move air efficiently, with quiet, wobble-free operation. The handy wall control offers independent light and speed controls. If you’re tired of using the remote control and you want to include your traditional ceiling fan in your automated home system, the Bond is the simplest and quickest way to do so. Bond Smart Wi-Fi Fan Remote Hub, it enables you to control your fan, along with the lighting that goes with it. Bond is compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home when used. Bond works with Alexa and other compatible smart home products. (Bond sold separately).
           

          How many lumens is the LED bulb? I am looking for bright light in a 20x20 ft room.

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          sho
          September 5, 2019
          How many lumens is the LED bulb? I am looking for bright light in a 20x20 ft room.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 5, 2019
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          The light has a 17 watt LED which is roughly 1600 lumens. It is bright enough to light up a 20x20 room but I think you would need task lights for reading and other tasks needed directed light.
           
          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain.
           

          Is the optional back filler panel (to cover gap between back of range and the wall) included, or ...

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          MAS
          September 1, 2019
          Is the optional back filler panel (to cover gap between back of range and the wall) included, or must it be purchased separately? And what is the height of the side wings from the cooktop that go over the countertop?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 2, 2019
          Answer: 
          The filler panel comes with the stove but I did not use it. The height of the wing is roughly between 1/4" to 3/8". Here is a picture of the wing covering the edge of my countertop
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          DuraSpin systems increase screw fastening speeds by more than 4 times versus bulk screwdrivers and loose screws. They improve job site productivity by 30% or more. You can drive drill point fasteners with a variable speed trigger. Great for use cement board, subfloor, underlayment, wood decking, drywall to wood and drywall to steel.
           

          Is there a depth adjustment in the end of the extension?

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          Anthony
          August 26, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 27, 2019
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          Yes there in a depth adjustment at the end and it is very easy to switch between the different depths.
           
          Decorate your home with this advanced Halloween projector. The piercing eyes blink slowly as they illuminate the night. Use multiple projectors for a more dramatic effect.
           

          This is advertised as Halloween Eye "Screams". Can this sound effect be shut off?

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          paolucn
          August 25, 2019
          This is advertised as Halloween Eye "Screams". Can this sound effect be shut off?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 26, 2019
          Answer: 
          It does not have a sound effect
           
          Sleek and contemporary, the Vox Rectangle vessel-style sink features a wide, shallow basin and rounded edges in true minimalist fashion. Countertop installation ensures this sink will stand out in your bathroom as a striking focal point.
           

          The cut out hole will be enough to install/accessthe faucet and no additional hole is required correct.

          Asked by
          Mike
          August 22, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 24, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, you need to purchase a single hole faucet, not a centerset or widespread faucets
           
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