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Old 30.11.2007, 00:05
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Usually I don't collect points at Coop, but this time I made it and I have the sheet filled to get one of the Küchenstart things...

I went to see them and I wasn't much impressed by the prizes...

Have anyone got one of those and could tell me if the quality is good ?

I remember once something about some pans given as a prize at the Coop that were "swiss made" but really were chinese made.
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Old 30.11.2007, 00:26
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Hi,
I had the same idea as you... collected all the points and when I finally went to Coop to purchase the unit, I decided against it once I had a chance to take a better look at the unit on display. To me, it just didn't feel "robust" enough. Also, since I couldn't find any technical information about horsepower, watts, etc., I didn't want to take the chance that it wouldn't be powerful enough for my needs. So, I'm going to wait and buy something that I am more confident about.

What I did buy instead is the watercooker. We "needed" one anyway, and for the $$ it wasn't much to loose compared with the "do it all machine" (forgot the real name of it) if it turned out to be less than spectacular. Our experience with it so far is quite positive, but since this is the first watercooker I've ever had, I don't really have anything to compare it to. It boils the VERY water quickly and automatically shuts off. It has a "blue" light that shines from within while in operation that looks pretty cool too (I guess it's so you can better observe the contents if you wanted to, to stop it before a full boil, if needed). The base is a bit "chintzy" looking, but it seems to serve its purpose of supplying the cooker with the needed electricity blast.

Well, sorry that I don't have any real, first-hand practical knowledge using the "do it all" unit, but thought I'd share my thoughts nonetheless...

If you do purchase it, drop a quick line and let us know how you like it.
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Old 30.11.2007, 11:11
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

Nyperi, do you mean the kettle? I too have a full sheet of stickers and am considering the kettle. The one we have at the moment pours water every which way but straight. I have burned myself a couple of times so it would be a welcome addition to my kitchen.
I suppose the moral of the story is buy cheap buy twice, but I was so shocked at the price of electrical goods when we arrived I just went for the least expensive. I am regretting that now.
Once my kettle is purchased I'll put a critique on here
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Old 30.11.2007, 11:12
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I got the toaster. The rest frankly don't interest me.

This rivals the crap luggage offer for crapness....
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I've got 5 sheets if anyone is interested in some of them. I'm only looking at toaster, and I think there's a stick blender. The rest of it is tosh.
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Nyperi, do you mean the kettle? I too have a full sheet of stickers and am considering the kettle. The one we have at the moment pours water every which way but straight.
The product I bought with my Coop points was the "Bouilloire" (in French) or "Wasserkocher" (in German). The purpose is to boil water (up to 1.7 Liters max) quickly. In my opinion, the handle is solid and comfortable and the boiled water pours out well, with no "spitting" or splashing. There's even a little removeable filter inside the spout to capture particles.
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The product I bought with my Coop points was the "Bouilloire" (in French) or "Wasserkocher" (in German). The purpose is to boil water (up to 1.7 Liters max) quickly. In my opinion, the handle is solid and comfortable and the boiled water pours out well, with no "spitting" or splashing. There's even a little removeable filter inside the spout to capture particles.
translated: yes
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Hi,

What I did buy instead is the watercooker.
sorry i think thats the best description of an electric kettle i've ever heard before

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Old 30.11.2007, 12:22
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sorry i think thats the best description of an electric kettle i've ever heard before
Brian, mate, that's what a kettle is in German. Wasserkocher. In fact, my Italian M-i-l has called it that in English....
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Old 30.11.2007, 12:22
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The fancy models allow you to chose between rare, medium rare and well done. I never drink raw water
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Old 30.11.2007, 12:27
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Well, but I have my "watercooker" it is plastic but only costed me 20.- without any coupons at Interdiscount and do its job with flying colours.....
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I got the toaster.
Aahh... so that would be the "bread cooker"

Yes, the Coop sticker-offer merchandise is pretty ropey. For electricals, we just bite the bullet and buy top notch. In the long run you save because it doesn't conk out after 3 months.
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Old 30.11.2007, 12:35
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Brian, mate, that's what a kettle is in German. Wasserkocher. In fact, my Italian M-i-l has called it that in English....
probably going off topic here but as we are speaking of literal translations. yesterday i was signing up to an online photo printing service and had to enter a user name and password. Then i came to a section called Eselsbrucke....so i translated the word on babelfish and came up with donkey bridge i then asked my french colleague to translate from german into french and he came up with the person who guides the donkeys

After a bit of a laugh i asked a Swiss friend it actually means a phrase or word to remind you of your password
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Old 30.11.2007, 12:38
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

The water cooker will be mine this afternoon. I may have to write myself a donkey bridge to remind me to get it. Completely off topic, isn't language a wonderful thing
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probably going off topic here but as we are speaking of literal translations. yesterday i was signing up to an online photo printing service and had to enter a user name and password. Then i came to a section called Eselsbrucke....so i translated the word on babelfish and came up with donkey bridge i then asked my french colleague to translate from german into french and he came up with the person who guides the donkeys

After a bit of a laugh i asked a Swiss friend it actually means a phrase or word to remind you of your password
Eselsbrücke comes from the school days use of the word.

This is because that only 'Esel' need these bridges ( mnemonics ), pupils who are more clever don't need it.
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Well, but I have my "watercooker" it is plastic but only costed me 20.- without any coupons at Interdiscount and do its job with flying colours.....
Yeah we have something ike that too, but I do not like trhe idea of boiling water in plastic. There has to be some outgasing during the life of the boiler and with Teflon covered pans etc. we already consume loads of plastic as it is...
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translated: yes
HA HA!! I know that I did a bit of overkill there... A kettle to me (I'm American) is pretty much an open pot with a lid for cooking on the stove. So, I didn't want to say just "yes" and cause some sort of grave misunderstanding. Then, after I wrote my post, I thought: heck, I might as well attach the picture to make it all the more painfully obvious. So yeah, I guess I went too far, but as they say, "better safe than sorry".
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This rivals the crap luggage offer for crapness....
It seems like tons of people participated in that offer though!

I see the brown Kappa bags and cases all the time on the luggage reclaim conveyor belts at the airport.

Personnally I reckon it must be really annoying..

"oooh - there's a brown Kappa suitcase, it must be mine, yeay, my bag was off first for once!"

only to be disappointed when you realise that it belongs to somebody else!

I'm guessing you'll have to repeat the above at least five times before it really is your bag...

Boring..
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