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by kayanco
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plastic free coffee maker?
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Plastic free coffee maker?

Thank you all, for the suggestions and the discussion. Very helpful!
by kayanco
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plastic free coffee maker?
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Plastic free coffee maker?

Hi, Earlier I had a thread where BHs recommended coffee makers. I ended up liking the drip coffee of Bonavita, and the Aeropress. I went with Bonavita because I can easily make 2-4 cups (16 - 32 oz). But I'm finding myself uneasy about the plastics (even BPA free) in these machines. Especially the p...
by kayanco
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Books that have actually changed your life, in a way.
Replies: 172
Views: 18707

Re: Books that have actually changed your life, in a way.

Dulocracy wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:22 pm
kayanco wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Dulocracy wrote:
Wed May 08, 2013 12:33 pm
..
A work by Soren Kierkegaard in combination with some writings of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. (21)
..
Can you please explain how?

Thank you.
We are not allowed to discuss religion on this board.
That's sad to know.

But thanks for trying to answer :)
by kayanco
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

bloom2708 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:59 pm
OP,

Today's Woot in Electronics:

https://electronics.woot.com/offers/sam ... _dly_wobtn

Maybe not the lowest price, but Woot does easy returns and stands behind their products.
Not a bad deal, thanks for sharing this deal.
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

Any phone other than Galaxy S7 which has OIS and less than $400, that you can recommend?

Thanks.
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

My G4 takes great photos. I'm sure the X series and Z series have very good cameras. I guess if optical image stabilization is a requirement, then you will be locked into a higher priced phone. Everyone has their "must haves". Good luck! Thanks :) To be honest, I'm not even sure how much of a diffe...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

These Motorola phones look very interesting. And the price point is very affordable as well. I wasn't aware of them at all. In Android, I was under the impression that the Samsung Galaxy S phones are the best and no point looking elsewhere. I'm going to look into the Moto X4 and G5, have you compar...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

I was looking at the S7 (non Edge). It's on eBay for around $320, but I don't know how long it'll keep getting updates. I saw the S8 at Best buy, but I didn't like it mainly because the screen is too long/big. I can't use it with one hand. $320 seems high for a regular S7. I don't know your carrier...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

I was looking at the S7 (non Edge). It's on eBay for around $320, but I don't know how long it'll keep getting updates. I saw the S8 at Best buy, but I didn't like it mainly because the screen is too long/big. I can't use it with one hand. $320 seems high for a regular S7. I don't know your carrier...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

"It was replaced by Samsung when I sent in a defective phone to them. It has some warranty remaining." Not sure about Samsung but Motorola and Google always send a manufacturer refurbished phone (never a brand new phone). If you will go that route (used or refurbished) I suggest Swappa.com instead ...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: What are overstock phones?

No easy answer. Demo models, refurbished units, customer returns, unsold units. The S9 is going on sale. Businesses still have S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6 S6 Edge in stock. At some point they liquidate older stock. My question is, how old/far back do you want to venture? The S7 Edge is still a very good ph...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

What are overstock phones?

Hi, I was looking at Samsung Galaxy phones on ebay, and I selected "New" (not "New Other"), so these phones show listed as "Brand new". When I messaged some of the sellers, they used a term "overstock". For example: "This is new overstock phones" "It was replaced by Samsung when I sent in a defectiv...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Does the coffee filter make much of a difference: Walmart brand (Great value) vs Melitta? Bleached (white) vs unbleached (brown)? Thanks. I don't think it makes any difference to the taste. It is more environmentally friendly to use the unbleached filters. We get them from Trader Joe's. At roughly ...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Does the coffee filter make much of a difference:

Walmart brand (Great value) vs Melitta?
Bleached (white) vs unbleached (brown)?

Thanks.
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

Metal utensils are fine. I wouldn't use a knife in a pan as it would probably scratch the pan and ruin the knife. I have an assortment of silicon, wood and metal spatulas, spoons, tongs, etc. I tend to use the wooden and silicon more than the metal. I'm not sure why, but maybe because that metal on...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Put the money in a Capresso burr grinder. I prefer paying extra for the metal housing, but the plastic model has the same burr grinders. I bought the metal one as a refurb from a coffee supply place online for about $100. That way you can tailor your grind-you need a coarser grind for a French pres...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

According to the All-Clad website, "You can cook on all of our conventional cookware with metal, plastic or wood utensils." http://www.all-clad.com/instructions-for-use/Cookware/Fry-Pans/Stainless-8%22-Fry-Pan-/csp/8701004400 Okay, that's good to know. I was thinking that a stainless steel spatula ...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

FrankLUSMC wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:35 am
I'm so lazy that I don't use milk or sugar, just pour and sip. 8-)
Hahaha ... I enjoyed this :)
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 7946

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Hmm ... yea, that makes sense. Okay, how about the reverse: How could people in the UK hedge against such a scenario? (i.e. weaker pound) Why would they do that? If they hold US assets, then a weaker pound means they get more pounds for their dollars. So that's a good thing again. I mean someone in...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 7946

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Why would you do that? That's a good thing. If you're in the US with US assets and want to retire to the UK, then a weaker pound means more pounds for your dollars, increasing your pound return and improving your UK retirement lifestyle, other things equal, i.e. not accounting for different inflati...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Can you use drip coffee pre-ground grinds in a Moka pot? What will happen? And what about using espresso ground in a drip coffee maker? Thanks. You can use a coarser grind in a moka pot, but it is best to run it through a grinder first to get the finer espresso grind. I have been having to do this ...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Lots of ways to get strong coffee including cowboy coffee as you describe. Pourover methods would probably be better if you want to go that route. Why not get a Bialetti Moka Express? It's easy to use, makes a strong cup of coffee, you can add more or less coffee and adjust the grind to change the ...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2127
Views: 1308319

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

I thought of asking this question from another thread: Those that hold the 3-fund portfolio, why is there no consideration that in the future, the USD could be weaker than, let's say the pound or euro? - Is this not much of a risk? Or too small of a risk to worry about? - Or, does holding the 3-fund...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 7946

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

If you are in the US, can you hedge against a foreign currency being weaker in the future if you want to retire in that country? Why would you do that? That's a good thing. If you're in the US with US assets and want to retire to the UK, then a weaker pound means more pounds for your dollars, incre...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 7946

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

If you are in the US, can you hedge against a foreign currency being weaker in the future if you want to retire in that country? Why would you do that? That's a good thing. If you're in the US with US assets and want to retire to the UK, then a weaker pound means more pounds for your dollars, incre...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 7946

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

I'm not sure but I think the question I was curious about might be a little different. Let me try to explain: - Let's say you are a dual-citizen (US + a 3rd world country like Sri lanka). - You work in the US, but will retire in Sri lanka. Let's say you want 100% total world stock (e.g. Vanguard VT...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

For stainless cookware, look for Cuisinart Multi-clad. It is very similar to All Clad but it is a little lighter, the lip is rolled so you can pour out the side a little cleaner, the handles are more comfortable to hold, and it is not quite so expensive. I have pieces of both and prefer the Cuisina...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 7946

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Concerning the currency risk yes it seems to me that, particularly as one gets close to retirement, it makes sense to have the majority of one's assets denominated in the currency you will spend. I came across this thread. I'd like to understand, what is the reasoning behind this? ("have the majori...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 7946

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Concerning the currency risk yes it seems to me that, particularly as one gets close to retirement, it makes sense to have the majority of one's assets denominated in the currency you will spend. I came across this thread. I'd like to understand, what is the reasoning behind this? ("have the majori...
by kayanco
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

Some good resources for research - America's Test Kitchen, Cooks Illustrated, Consumer Reports, Wirecutter/Sweethome I'll echo that All-Clad and Lodge seem to be the Blendtec of pots/pans and cast iron. I'm not sure there's something too similar for other kitchen items in terms of brand (except ind...
by kayanco
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

if its heavy and it doesn't have a non stick coating it will probably last a really long time. All clad and cast iron is what is in my house. I don't see any of them needing replacement for a very very long time. I like the LeCruset brand of cast iron pots and casserole dishes - use them all the ti...
by kayanco
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm not too familiar with most of the names mentioned, so I'll need to look these up.

I didn't see any mention of Calphalon, is it not that good? Especially for stainless steel utensils.

Thanks.
by kayanco
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3152

Good brands for Kitchenware?

Hi, Are there 2 or 3 brands that can be considered the best (most reliable) for kitchenware/cookware (e.g. stainless steel pots, etc)? (As an analogy: while there are several blender makers, Vitamix and Blendtec are considered the top choice. You know you are paying more, but are getting high qualit...
by kayanco
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)

I also got the 1900 today, so I now have both 1500 (cone filter) and 1900 (flat-bottom) I tried comparing the temp difference between the two, but I couldn't tell definitely if there was a meaningful difference. Then I had a better idea: Rather than measure temperate or research between cone vs fla...
by kayanco
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)

We have the Bonavita 1900TS and love it. It’s simple and it brews a perfect cup. As others have mentioned, the number of cups is based on the smaller, stronger, European style of coffee. So adjust your coffee/water ratio accordingly. Our 8-cup model is perfect for my wife and I to have two good ful...
by kayanco
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)

Anyone compare the Bonavita 1800 with 1900 in terms of the different type of filter baskets? The 1800 (and 1500) takes cone filters, while with the 1900 they changed it to flat bottom filter. Does this make a difference? (I notice that most manual pour-overs take a cone filter, and these Bonavita ma...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Thanks for this post. Can you please explain what you mean by "preheating" and how to do it? It's the first tip at 22 secs in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f7M5x_-EmM&t=0m22s You pour boiling hot water into the empty paper filter, holder and carafe to warm everything up and to minimize...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

So I made 2 "cups" in my 1800 this afternoon, and I didn't notice any real negative effects from making such a small batch. It's not a perfect comparison since I didn't have any of this morning's with me to compare, but I was pleased by the results. I measured up to 205 at one point, but it was clo...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

I'll try to make 8oz with my 1800 this afternoon and let you know how it turns out. Thank you, that'll be awesome. Please also note the temp you get for this 8 oz? (I wonder whether for the larger capacity machines, the water is at the correct temp right away or if it gets there after some water ha...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

I'll try to make 8oz with my 1800 this afternoon and let you know how it turns out. Thank you, that'll be awesome. Please also note the temp you get for this 8 oz? (I wonder whether for the larger capacity machines, the water is at the correct temp right away or if it gets there after some water ha...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

I did another experiment today. I thought that maybe on my 1500 it took a while for the water to reach the max temp. So I filled it up fully and let 3/4th pour put, then I quickly removed the carafe (without switching off the machine) and placed a mug underneath, and put in a digital thermometer, a...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

It sounds like you are measuring the temperature in a mug after it's fallen through the air and then landed in a room temperature mug. That will cool it and potentially enough to account for the temperature difference. If you've got an instant read thermometer then measure at the spray head. Kayanc...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)

My preferred drip coffee maker is the Technivorm Moca Master 10 cup with thermal carafe. They are more expensive than the Bonavitas, generally $319 ish but I was able to get one for $220 ish through Massdrop. European cup sizes are small at 4 ounces so we are getting 4-5 mugs for a 10 cup brew. The...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Would this be a good deal for a small Bonavita: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV1500TS-Carafe-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B00SK5IXPQ $76.48, almost 50% off. I've owned that particular model and a BV1800. I actually returned the 1500 and bought an 1800. Something to know about all of these Bonavitas is th...
by kayanco
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Would this be a good deal for a small Bonavita: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV1500TS-Carafe-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B00SK5IXPQ $76.48, almost 50% off. I've owned that particular model and a BV1800. I actually returned the 1500 and bought an 1800. Something to know about all of these Bonavitas is th...
by kayanco
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Re: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)

We have the 1500 and LOVE it! Probably the best coffeemaker we've ever had. Can't compare it to the larger one, though. One little annoyance: it says 5 cups, but the reservoir only holds enough water for 3.5 large mugs. The carafe doesn't fill to the top after it's all brewed, so we add a pint of w...
by kayanco
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Would this be a good deal for a small Bonavita: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV1500TS-Carafe-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B00SK5IXPQ $76.48, almost 50% off. I've owned that particular model and a BV1800. I actually returned the 1500 and bought an 1800. Something to know about all of these Bonavitas is th...
by kayanco
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Can you tell please, where do you see that the One-cup is SCAA certified? If I go to the SCAA web site (http://www.scaa.org/?page=cert2), I only see one listing for Technivorm, which is the Moccamaster. I don't see One-cup there. Thanks. Technivorm Moccamaster encompasses several different models, ...
by kayanco
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 6956

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

I've owned that particular model and a BV1800. I actually returned the 1500 and bought an 1800. Something to know about all of these Bonavitas is that while they do reach the correct temperature (as many have already stated 195-205F) in my experience they tend towards the hotter end of that spectru...
by kayanco
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)
Replies: 16
Views: 1318

Bonavita 1500 vs 1800/1900? (coffee)

Hi, I wondering if anyone has used both the Bonavita 1500 (5 cup) and 1800/1900 (8 cup)? If so, can you please comment if the brews are similar. I'm asking because I see that only the 1800 and 1900 models are SCAA certified: http://www.scaa.org/?page=cert2 Researching online, I read that the smaller...