My wife is looking at purchasing a brand new kitchen display unit. It includes
wall/base cabinets, corian counter top, sink bowl, pantry cabinet, island,
"garage" for toaster, can opener, etc. and a dishwasher and an electric smooth
top stove/oven. It's a huge "L" shaped unit with top quality all oak cabinets.
I forget the brand name, but she says it's one of the ones that's written up in
all the Kitchen magazines. The price seems right, $4k. However, it is 15 years
old. I'm guessing all the seals in the dishwasher are dried out, and I don't
know what age could have done to the stove/oven.
Any thoughts on this?
The oils and acid on peoples hands is what eats through cabinets
finish , making it soft, see if your finger nails can remove the finish
around the knobs. Or if its soft and scrapes . The oven and cooktop
should be ok , heat destroys them. The washer, all hoses should be
replaced, it should be considered worthless in the price but may work.
I may be missing something but if all the cabinets for a full kitchen
are oak, they alone are worth well over $4k, no?
The counter top and sink and fixtures should be in very usable
condition. So throw the dishwasher if it proves to be needed and enjoy
the very considerable savings compared to all new cabinets etc..
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