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    I am about to buy my appliances to send with my furniture. I vaguely remember there being special conditions for some of them I bought in Santiago before. The gas stove, what should I look for, shouldn't it have something in the back to be able to get hooked up to a tanque? Do they sell gas stoves like that it in the US?
    The dryer for some reason I remember being a big deal, can't remember if it was electric or gas, what do I need to look for so that it is compatible for DR homes? I also remember vaguely something about buying something for a different voltage than the house (220 vs 110, maybe?)

    In short, what to look for so I don't get some nice appliance from Lowe's or Home Depot and then get to Santiago and can't use it! Wish I had paid more attention before!

    SHALENA

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    Current is 110. 60 cycles

    Don't get a dryer!! Use the sun!! It's free! Make sure your stove is ready for propane! That is the key: Propane (LPG).

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    OMG! I tried that for about a month before in Santiago and I hated it. It made the clothes too hard, even with fabric softener in the wash (I know, I know...what a Princess), and lint and bugs...

    Anyway, do you also know the average opening size for most stoves in most homes? The length of the opening normally? So as not to buy one too big.
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    i have a gas dryer and i could not be happier: in the winter we have endless weeks with no sun. all our clothing lines are outside so dryer is a blessing. i do have some freshener wipes to be thrown in with the clothes. it came from mudancero, he bought it for us (used). so maybe just use of of those companies?

    small equipment is bought over the internet. miesposo looks at the plug type (american) and voltage (120).

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    OH all right, Princess!! I can understand you dear, as much as you work, you do need some "comfort" in your life...

    Stove openings are usually made for 30" stoves...

    I am going to ask my daughter to be on the lookout for stuff that is available. We got great deals for our washer and fridge...

    Don't to anything (unless you have to)...let me ask her first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    oh all right, princess!! I can understand you dear, as much as you work, you do need some "comfort" in your life...

    Stove openings are usually made for 30" stoves...

    I am going to ask my daughter to be on the lookout for stuff that is available. We got great deals for our washer and fridge...

    Don't to anything (unless you have to)...let me ask her first.

    Hb
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    my stove is a MABE made, i think in Costa Rico, ditto my fridge .. an Atlas

    they are both GREAT ... stove six burners with grill.. fridge a compact dream

    and less metal and smaller on the outside than us measurements, it seems

    for the washer, i have american.. fridgedaire

    but the costa rican kitchen stuff is great and way below US prices here...

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    There are plenty of propane gas stoves in the US, Shalena - many places have no natural gas available. Standard size is 30"

    I don't use a dryer, brought a whole pulley clothesline kit down, I swear it's all dry in about 20 minutes. We bought a big Whirlpool washer in DR, and I *always* use a good fabric softener - the washer dispenses it automatically - so no stiff/hard clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainannie View Post
    my stove is a MABE made, i think in Costa Rico, ditto my fridge .. an Atlas

    they are both GREAT ... stove six burners with grill.. fridge a compact dream

    and less metal and smaller on the outside than us measurements, it seems

    for the washer, i have american.. fridgedaire

    but the costa rican kitchen stuff is great and way below US prices here...
    Whee did you buy the Costa Rican brand?
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    My advice is to buy stateside and ship.
    Propane adjustment to the stove and dryer can be done here - mine was (stove only, I hid the princess' tiara)

    Natch, 30" is stove size
    DO NOT GET the low water volume washer,
    Think it over - less agua is less limpia.... we made that mistake.

    Front end load washers spin the clothes so dry that line drying - or dryer - is so fast it'll cost you almost nothing.

    Go to SEARS scratch and dent -- all the stuff comes in as used and the prices are GREAT.

    All mine are scratch/dent..... full warranty applies but not here.

    I'm thinking - may add more later

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