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Wondering whether to buy new appliances or use a transformer

Post by Okyakusan » Mon, 05 Sep 2005 6:24 am

I'm trying to decide whether to bring our beloved rice cooker with us and buy a transformer for it, or buy a new 220v rice cooker. Does anyone have an idea of what a 1500-watt transformer would cost? Or failing that, the phone # for Electric City so I can call them up myself and ask? (I couldn't find a web site for them). A good rice cooker can cost from USD 250 to USD 400, so it's worth looking into. Any general comments on whether it's better to just scrap everything and start over or use one's old appliances would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Post by wing2359 » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:58 am

Buy a new one at USD$100, it is good enough.

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Re: Wondering whether to buy new appliances or use a transfo

Post by varun » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 5:15 pm

No "Electric City" here, I'm afriad. No Circuit City either. The closest alternatives are Harvey Norman, Courts, and BEST Denki, neither of which are likely to be able to provide you with a satisfactory answer over the phone (their numbers should be available through www.yellowpages.com.sg) and neither of which are likely to have a quality step-down transformer.

I bought mine from one of the larger DIY (Do It Yourself) shops for slightly over S$ 100 (it's a step-up step-down transformer with high amperage capability).

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Okyakusan wrote:I'm trying to decide whether to bring our beloved rice cooker with us and buy a transformer for it, or buy a new 220v rice cooker. Does anyone have an idea of what a 1500-watt transformer would cost? Or failing that, the phone # for Electric City so I can call them up myself and ask? (I couldn't find a web site for them). A good rice cooker can cost from USD 250 to USD 400, so it's worth looking into. Any general comments on whether it's better to just scrap everything and start over or use one's old appliances would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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