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Old 12-22-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I hate auto shutoff on irons! There is nothing more annoying than having my iron decide to shut off halfway through what I'm ironing. Or to not heat up when I turn it on because I failed to jiggle it enough.
Is it possible to buy an iron that just heats up and stays on? I will take full responsibility for shutting it off when I'm done. AARGH!
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Yes! I hate auto shut off ANYTHING!!! My electric blanket and heated mattress pad shut off after 10 hours, so by the time I wake up, I'm cold again. I turn them on usually a couple of hours before I go to bed so it's nice and toasty in there.

I also hate those auto-flush toilets in public restrooms. I'll flush when I'M ready!!!!

I'm also not fond of my front loader washing machine that vibrates like mad and moves completely to the other side of the laundry room during the spin cycle.

Oh, and then there's the crappy dishwasher installed by the builder. My husband doesn't want to replace it until it stops working. It really doesn't clean anything! I mean, I have to pretty much wash everything by hand before I put anything in the washer otherwise everything still has food on it.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Weird. I have never had that happen with any iron I have used.

My pet appliance peeve...hrmmmmm...I dunno. I guess I have always had really awesome appliances. Have fridges, laundry machines, dishwasher, etc...all over 20 years old and still working.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I have those blonde moments sometimes and this thread caused one. I spent more than a few minutes looking at the thread title trying to figure out what a pet appliance could be
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Forgot one ... my curling iron! I use both a straightener and a curling iron and plug both in. The straightener doesn't shut off until I shut it off, but the curling iron shuts off if I haven't used it for about 15 minutes, which makes it practically useless.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Three appliance pet peeves here.

#1 is my oven door. It has made a crunching sound since day one. It cannot be fixed as it is considered an engineering defect by Tappan. If the oven is in use, it does not make the sound. Absolutely irritating.

#2 is my paper shredder that shuts off after a few minutes and cannot be turned back on for at least 20 minutes.

#3 are cords on appliances. They are too short, as no one possibly has outlets that available, so you end up using an extension cord. Also some of the plugs are very stiff and you can only put that particular item in the top outlet which then the plug covers the bottom of the outlet so nothing else can be plugged in. Probably considered safety features, but really.....

Last edited by Easybreezy; 12-22-2009 at 03:18 PM.. Reason: Three peeves are better than two!!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Sensing dishwashers. I thought that was an optional wash cycle on mine. But NOOOOOO. It senses every wash. Well, I only run my dishwasher maybe once per week. And the directions say not to rinse the dishes before washing. I can't leave food sitting on them for a week.

Wrinkle guard on the clothes dryer. At first this sounds like a great option. I agree. As long as it's something I can select. My automatic sensing drying time option goes right into wrinkle guard as soon as the sensors sense the clothes are dry. I don't want wrinkle guard on everything I dry using the automatic timer drying option. I just want the stupid dryer to shut off when the clothes are dry.

Toaster oven than only turns on in bake/broil mode when the timer is used. There's no off feature either. It shuts off when the timer runs out.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Cheap, brittle, tiny plastic parts on vacuum cleaners and steamers that break so you can no longer use them as intended. For example, I have a $300 upright carpet cleaner from Bissel. Two parts of it are broken so you cannot lift the cleaning tank out using the handle (as it is broken) and the head cannot be locked in place (so when you pick it up, the head flops down and you cannot roll the machine around on the floor; you have to pick it up with both hands and haul it around).

I HATE that cheap Chinese piece of garbage.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I also hate those auto-flush toilets in public restrooms. I'll flush when I'M ready!!!!
I hate those too! And, when they don't autoflush and you are waiting for them to flush before you leave, but it takes forever.. stupid toilets.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Biggest peeve. Well there's just to darn many of them and they take a lot of counter space up so you have to find a place to stash them.
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