A High End Under Counter Freezer - Bosch or Zanussi?

posted on 01 Sep 2015 19:01 by nettie6roman
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Buying an under counter freezer can be a matter of convenience. Under counter freezers are designed to be slid into spaces under kitchen worktops and between kitchen cabinets, so don't take up space elsewhere in the kitchen or in the garage. They have front opening doors in the same way that fridges do. Keeping your extra frozen storage space in the kitchen means that you can quickly get the items that you need. Under counter freezers can be got for just a couple of hundred pounds, but there are also high end models on the market. Both Bosch and Zanussi are renowned electronics manufacturers that make good quality products and both have high end under counter appliances in their catalogues. We decided to see how they compared. For Bosch we have the GSD14A21GB Logixx model, and for Zanussi we have the ZQF6114A. Both of these are going to set you back a fair amount of cash, so we wanted to know which one is a better buy. If you're in the market for a top end under counter freezer, then keep reading to find out our recommendation.


Because an under counter freezer is designed to slide into a pre-existing kitchen space, dimensions can be an important deciding factor when it comes down to which model to buy. You want your freezer to fit into your kitchen, after all. The Bosch measures in at 85 cm tall, 60 cm wide, and 61 cm deep. The Zanussi is 83 cm tall, 60 cm wide, and 54 cm deep. So both fall within standard size ranges and should be suitable for most spaces.


You're probably buying a freezer because you want extra storage space, therefore you want as big a capacity as you can get. The Bosch has 84 litres of storage, whilst the Zanussi has a smaller 79 litres. Both appliances have four separate storage compartments.

Special Features...

In a high end appliance you're looking for special features. Neither of these models has a child lock, but that's to be expected. Child locks are more common on chest freezers that have the added danger of having a heavy lid. And neither of these models is frost free, meaning you will have to manually defrost them. The Bosch has a super freeze function, which allows for faster freezing of food. The Zanussi has a couple of nice features. It has a high temperature alarm, that alerts you when the freezer temperature is too high to keep food frozen (such as if you accidentally leave the door ajar). It also has transparent drawers, letting you more easily see what's inside.


As with any electronic device, you want to think about not just the initial cost of the item but also the running cost. Electronics are awarded energy ratings, the better the rating the more efficient an appliance is and the less it will cost you to run. The Bosch gets an A+ rating with an average annual running cost of around 17. The Zanussi only has an A rating with an average annual running cost of about 19.


The Bosch will set you back around 380, the Zanussi about 330.

What's the Better Deal?

We're going with the slotenmaker amsterdam centrum Bosch. It's a little more expensive, but you do get all that extra storage space, plus it has lower running costs meaning it's a better long term investment.


Top Five Jobs For Felons

posted on 01 Sep 2015 11:00 by nettie6roman
Finding employment after being released from prison can be one of the most difficult tasks a felon faces. No one wants to hire you but parole terms require you to have a job or go back to jail. Even if you do not have parole requirements, you have to support yourself and face the question on every job applicatrion:

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Over 80% of all employers use some form of background check today which greatly limits the job paths available to convicted felons and even those convicted of misdemeanors.

Here are some jobs that are available:

#3 Start your own business

This is one of the best options for ex-cons because you never have to go through a background check and never have to worry about being fired. The best businesses are low cost start-ups. Look for something you can do at home, on your computer, or something where people want to pay you to come to them. This avoids renting a storefront or office.

Some examples

Windshield repair - People pay you to come to their house and repair dings in their windshield. You can purchase a kit, practice on windshields in a junkyard until you are good enough, then offer your services through your local free newspaper.

Locksmith There are many places where you can train to be a locksmith, even home study courses.

The big advantage of starting your own business is that there are no background checks. I recommend you buy some books on starting your business and a book on creating a business plan. Some books on marketing your business and the difference between a sole-proprietorship and a corporation would also be a good idea. This is a huge topic and much too complicated to go into here but you must do some research and understand at least something about running a business before jumping in. The important thing to do is research and study business books first. Most businesses fail because the person who starts it knows nothing about business. They hope to hang out their sign and the money will come in. It never happens that way. You will need a plan and you should start small.

#2 Medical Tests

It may not sound glamorous, maybe even scary, but it pays real money and they do not ask any questions other than health related ones. There are many medical studies going on around the country. These are not all for cancer or heard disease either. Somewhere a company has a new product that heals scars. They want people with scars who will try their product and let them photograph the results.

Some company has a new tattoo removal system and they need people to test it on. Some of these jobs are outpatient type jobs where they pay you a few hundred dollars a month. Others are in-patient where you are kept in a hospital and monitored. These pay the most and may involve testing new drugs, anti depressants, or they may simply want to see how a healthy person reacts to an anti-inflammatory drug. You may website even be one of the people who receive the placebo drug that does nothing and not the real drug. Check the Internet or if you have a local teaching hospital or research center they may be able to help too.

#1 Recommended Job - Online Freelance Work

This is the best job for a felon because it requires no background check, no drug tests, no psychological tests, no certifications or anything else. You are hired based on what you can do and nothing else matters.

I am talking about remote, work at home type jobs. Not the fake jobs you see on the Internet like those assemble-junk-at-home jobs or copying names from the phone book type jobs, or stuffing envelope jobs, those are all scams. There are no such jobs in existence. There are however many legitimate work at home opportunities where small companies hire you online and pay up-front. These jobs may last a day, a week, or a month. You can work multiple jobs at once if you want or you can take a break or vacation anytime you feel like it. If you only want to work one day a week, you can do it. You have complete control over how much you make and when you work and you never have to go to a job interview again.

If you are good with computers that helps but it is not necessary. These jobs vary depending on what the company needs. You work for one company of a few days then work for the next company. The jobs range from computer programming, to data entry, webpage design, editing and proofreading, recording voicemail welcome messages, editing video, doing web research, forum marketing, writing sales letters, and anything else that can be done remotely. These jobs are posted on special Hire-Me Network sites by companies. You look through the listings and pick a job you want, then tell the company what you want to be paid and when you can complete the job.

Some other options are

#5 Delivery Driver

Many companies are willing to hire felons as delivery people as long as you have a clean driving record and no DUI's. UPS has been known to hire felons.

#4 Join the Army

You can find a link to the US Army policy on hiring felons below.

#7 Telephone Customer Service

Many companies are willing to hire felons to handle phone based customer service.

#6 Temp Agency

Temp agencies are a good option. You will have to explain what your conviction was for and convince them it will not affect your work. Many companies that would never consider hiring a felon full time, will hire people from a Temp Agency or even short term contract people without a background check.

#5 Family Business

You may be able to work in a family or friend's business.

#3 Truck Driver

It is a myth that all trucking companies are willing to hire felons. It is also difficult because special licensing is required for larger trucks. If you are on parole this kind of work may not be possible because the job will likely require you to go out of state. If you are not on parole then this would not be a problem. Truck driving jobs are not a sure thing and if you lack experience it is unlikely you will be able to drive an 18 wheeler, maybe smaller trucks.

This is a small section taken from the book Jobs For Felons which is available at Amazon for $6.95 but you can also download a free copy on the web. These are the top 10 jobs but there are many more and the book also explains more about the #1 recommendation, freelance work. This is only a few of the listings available plus you can find many agencies that specialize in helping felons find jobs, how to answer the question "Have you ever been convicted of a felone?" during an interview so that you are not immediately out of consideration and much more.

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No stores have a door lock/handle set which fits?

posted on 01 Sep 2015 03:02 by nettie6roman
Our slot vervangen front-door handle is so worn out, such that one cannot open the door anymore.

Without the handle, the 'CTC' center-to-center distance between the 2 bore holes

is exactly 8.0 inches; yet all the major hardware stores have only 8.5-inch handles

(or some other handles whose measurements are not-at-all adaptable for our door).


I've scoured the internet and even visited sites like 'Schlage', but the specifications

for ALL their lock/handle sets don't say anything about the "sizes" of their handles.

It seems our only option for now is hiring a locksmith, who'll bore another hole and

install everything for a whopping $450. Surely there must be a better/cheaper way.