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Acronym help !

Posted by blueglassblues (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 19, 12 at 14:01

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


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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.


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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


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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)


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


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


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


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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


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One that's not in the link above:

KM = Kelly Moore (paint)


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


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FD - French door (fridge)


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

Just internet and life in general acronyms.


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