Acronym help !

blueglassbluesNovember 19, 2012

Hi - I am shopping for appliances for a new kitchen, and I've figured out some of the acronyms and nicknames used throughout the various message threads. However, I am at a loss as to many others. Some refer to brands, others to features, and yet others, as far as I can tell, refer to storefronts or sources of goods. Anyone want to take a stab at the most often used? Here's what I've figured out (not very much nor very hard...):

CD = counter depth

SZ = sub zero

JA = Jenn Air

KA = Kitchen Aid

Berta = Bertazzoni

Gagg = Gaggenau

BSH = ?? (what comes to mind cannot be what is intended...)

Anyone want to start a list and add as we go? Help a newbie!

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maire_cate

BSH - Bosch
DW - dishwasher - not to be confused with a DW - dear wife who washes dishes

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 3:22PM
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Sophie Wheeler

Actually, BSH is Bosch und Siemens Hausger�te, the parent company of Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau. tAnd those are only the better known names among the dozens of brands under the umbrella.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 4:01PM
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PeterH2

BS = Blue Star
CC = Capital Culinarian
OTR = over the range (microwave)

ABB = all but the backsplash (common problem for finishing remodeling)
ABT = all but the trim (see ABB)

DH = dear husband
DS = dear spouse
DW = dear wife
TKO = total kitchen obsession

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 4:52PM
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PeterH2

CFM = cubic feet per minute
MUA = make up air (a system to supply air into the kitchen or house to replace air pumped out by a vent hood)

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 4:56PM
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PeterH2

AG = all gas (range with gas burners and gas oven)
DF = dual fuel (range with gas burners and electric oven)

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 5:21PM
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PeterH2

AHJ = authority having jurisdiction (the building inspection department responsible for permits)

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 6:40PM
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a2gemini

Elux - Electrolux
but Wolf is Wolf and Miele is Miele
DD is Dear daughter

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 6:52PM
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ak0402

In the "sticky - New to Kitchens - Read Me" thread on the Kitchens Forun, there is a link to Forum Acronyms.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sticky - New to Kitchens - Read Me thread

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 3:49AM
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PeterH2

One that's not in the link above:

KM = Kelly Moore (paint)

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 6:34PM
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meek95

FWIW=for what it's worth
PITA=pain in the a$$ (i.e, cleaning open burners)
Took me a while to figure those out!

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 9:29PM
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Madeline616

FD - French door (fridge)

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 1:04PM
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deeageaux

FWIW and PITA (i.e. cooking on sealed burners) are not specific to this board.

Just internet and life in general acronyms.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 1:35PM
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