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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11720 on: April 24, 2020, 02:11:05 pm »
I keep mine running 24/7. Only turn it off to change the filters out. I don't notice any difference on my electric bill.

And I'll open the windows for maybe 10-30 minutes (depending on how good or bad the air is outside), just so that I can cycle out the air, especially in these cheap Korean buildings (lots of fumes build up over time from the materials used to construct a lot of them, or even the cheap furniture you might have in your apartment, and, since most purifiers aren't made to filter out fumes that tiny, the air needs to be cycled).

I don't turn off my purifiers even then, though, I keep them chugging away. I know people who set their purifiers on timers, though, and others who only turn them on while they're home. My purifiers don't have timers, though, and I prefer walking into an apartment that's already been filtered. I know someone with asthma who keeps hers going like I do because it makes a huge difference for her.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11721 on: April 24, 2020, 02:14:02 pm »
Yoo Alex, seriously, an air purifier is a must-have item! Glad you finally got one, better late than never. Shut the windows and turn it on as soon as you get in from work and it'll clean the air in your apartment pretty quickly. If you open the windows I guess it'll still make the air in your room (marginally?) cleaner than outside but you'll also need to get a replacement filter sooner as you're essentially getting it to clean the whole atmosphere rather than just the air in your room lol

Cool, thanks!  Will it bleep at me to let kme know to change the filter?  How long do they last?

Don't skimp on the air you breathe at home or the water you drink.

Is this a bad time to mention that I only drink tap water  :-[


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11722 on: April 24, 2020, 02:15:25 pm »
I keep mine running 24/7. Only turn it off to change the filters out. I don't notice any difference on my electric bill.

And I'll open the windows for maybe 10-30 minutes (depending on how good or bad the air is outside), just so that I can cycle out the air, especially in these cheap Korean buildings (lots of fumes build up over time from the materials used to construct a lot of them, or even the cheap furniture you might have in your apartment, and, since most purifiers aren't made to filter out fumes that tiny, the air needs to be cycled).

I don't turn off my purifiers even then, though, I keep them chugging away. I know people who set their purifiers on timers, though, and others who only turn them on while they're home. My purifiers don't have timers, though, and I prefer walking into an apartment that's already been filtered. I know someone with asthma who keeps hers going like I do because it makes a huge difference for her.

Thanks Chinguetti  :smiley:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11723 on: April 24, 2020, 02:19:26 pm »
I recently ordered an air fryer. I have no idea how it work, but apparently it uses less oil than frying.
thanks to covid I got back into a big cooking buzz haha
Air fryers are just mini convection ovens. They definitely don't 'fry' things. We have one that we got as a wedding present. It's great when I want to cook something that's too small to bother heating up the big oven for. And it's great for reheating potatoes or chicken or whatever. Good for first round of cooking potatoes, too.

If you don't have an oven, I definitely recommend one. If you do have an oven, you're probably fine to skip it, but it's handy for some things.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11724 on: April 24, 2020, 02:21:03 pm »


CO2 you are a gem!

Thank you!


UPDATE: just received a text message from my other G2 co-teacher about why my main has been so snappy and hateful towards me this past week and it turns out the the homeroom teacher for one of the second grade classes was out on sick leave for 3 days and main co-teacher (who is one of the only second grade teachers with no homeroom class) was substituting as homeroom teacher for that class. She was stressed out and decided to take that stress out on me - instead of any of the other 60+ teachers at the school.

While I'm happy to know why she was snappy the whole time, still doesn't explain everything but oh well.


Update-update: After getting everything resolved with this woman the following week, and her going back to loving me, I am now hated again and just discovered that she has talked to the VP at my main school - telling him that she is not satisfied with my teaching and requesting that I be transferred next year to another school. Now I have a total of four co-teachers at my main school, one at my secondary school, and everybody else besides this woman (who is my main co-teacher) loves me and the students all love me (besides maybe the kids in her class, who are extremely out of control and she does nothing with them). I'm not entirely too worried about not being renewed but I also really don't want to be forced to work with her again.  I'm currently going on four days of no sleep because of stress (mostly caused by said woman) and some other things going on, so at this point I really couldn't care less that she spoke to the VP but it is adding onto the anxiety.

I used to love this school.  :cry: :cry:

It's beginning to feel like this is just an ongoing thread I will have about my co-teacher. So a little backstory on this thing that is irking me at the moment: back in February, the day the new teachers were transferring to the school, the head teacher of the school asked me to change desks, from the one I had had for 2 years, to one across the way, so that one of the new teachers could take my old spot. This was no problem for me and it actually made sense because I would be seated next to two of my co-teachers (one of them being the CT I've talked about above), so it would be like the little English teacher section. I actually did end up having some issues moving at the time but overall things ended up fine and my new spot was even better because I would just have a wall behind me, meaning no one saw what I was doing on my computer every hour of the day (aka I could watch Netflix without having to be inconspicuous about it.).

Fast forward to today, two months after moving, the above mentioned co-teacher that I have ranted about many times now asked me an hour and a half ago if we could switch desks because she apparently has "weak skin" and the sunlight that comes in through the window behind her is bad for it, even though she has the shades closed at all time of the day.  Even though I truly didn't want to move, I finally just said okay because honestly it's only the beginning of the year and I don't want to have to deal with any fallback later on - also this year she is in charge of the school cleanup/trash system, which her specific desk is assigned for that position only, so I kind of thought she wouldn't be allowed to move if the VP didn't give her permission. Well I come back from the last class of the day, 45 minutes after she originally asked me, to find that she had already switched desks and moved all of my things to her old desk, including having the IT guy switch the computers over. At this point, besides airing out my salty feelings in this forum, I'm trying to reorganize all of my things back to the way I had it just two hours ago. I also heard from another CT because word it already going around the offices, that said CT screamed at one of the people in administration because she ended up giving the paperwork she had to file to request the desk change to the wrong administrative person and somehow it was their fault that she gave it to the wrong person. At this point most people are praying that she will retire after this year, I think - this year was the first year she was eligible for retirement but she decided to stay because her son is still in college (or that's what I've heard anyway).

One upside from this is she gave me a deeply, profound 'thank you' for understanding her predicament and allowing us to switch desks. Hopefully this means I'll be on her good side the rest of the year.

I really liked that new desk setup. It was a good two months of my own little corner. I'll miss it  :sad:

« Last Edit: April 24, 2020, 02:23:05 pm by bfarrell1987 »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11725 on: April 24, 2020, 02:22:46 pm »
Also tap water is literally fine in most of Korea. But we've got a filter system we rent, which is handy because it's got hot, cold, and room temp water. Instant water for tea, etc.

I don't run my air purifiers if the windows are open because it just shortens the life of the filter and doesn't do anything. But if you do, it's not a big deal. As for filters, almost every air purifier will have an accompanying app you can download and it'll let you control it remotely, check filter status, etc. I know all the Samsung and LG ones do, and even our cheap Xiaomi ones do. That's how you'll know when to change the filter. Usually once or twice a year.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11726 on: April 24, 2020, 02:24:57 pm »
Air fryers are just mini convection ovens. They definitely don't 'fry' things. We have one that we got as a wedding present. It's great when I want to cook something that's too small to bother heating up the big oven for. And it's great for reheating potatoes or chicken or whatever. Good for first round of cooking potatoes, too.

If you don't have an oven, I definitely recommend one. If you do have an oven, you're probably fine to skip it, but it's handy for some things.

I have a small plug in convection oven. But, it looked a lot different, so wanted to try it out.
Also, got an electric frying pan recently, which I'll be using to try making some roasts :D


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11727 on: April 24, 2020, 02:27:18 pm »
Air fryers are just mini convection ovens. They definitely don't 'fry' things. We have one that we got as a wedding present. It's great when I want to cook something that's too small to bother heating up the big oven for. And it's great for reheating potatoes or chicken or whatever. Good for first round of cooking potatoes, too.

If you don't have an oven, I definitely recommend one. If you do have an oven, you're probably fine to skip it, but it's handy for some things.
i like mine. easy to cook, easy to clean. useful if you wanna cook soemthing in your convection oven at the same time as your air fryer. they're cheap too


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11728 on: April 24, 2020, 02:30:44 pm »
It's beginning to feel like this is just an ongoing thread I will have about my co-teacher. So a little backstory on this thing that is irking me at the moment: back in February, the day the new teachers were transferring to the school, the head teacher of the school asked me to change desks, from the one I had had for 2 years, to one across the way, so that one of the new teachers could take my old spot. This was no problem for me and it actually made sense because I would be seated next to two of my co-teachers (one of them being the CT I've talked about above), so it would be like the little English teacher section. I actually did end up having some issues moving at the time but overall things ended up fine and my new spot was even better because I would just have a wall behind me, meaning no one saw what I was doing on my computer every hour of the day (aka I could watch Netflix without having to be inconspicuous about it.).

Fast forward to today, two months after moving, the above mentioned co-teacher that I have ranted about many times now asked me an hour and a half ago if we could switch desks because she apparently has "weak skin" and the sunlight that comes in through the window behind her is bad for it, even though she has the shades closed at all time of the day.  Even though I truly didn't want to move, I finally just said okay because honestly it's only the beginning of the year and I don't want to have to deal with any fallback later on - also this year she is in charge of the school cleanup/trash system, which her specific desk is assigned for that position only, so I kind of thought she wouldn't be allowed to move if the VP didn't give her permission. Well I come back from the last class of the day, 45 minutes after she originally asked me, to find that she had already switched desks and moved all of my things to her old desk, including having the IT guy switch the computers over. At this point, besides airing out my salty feelings in this forum, I'm trying to reorganize all of my things back to the way I had it just two hours ago. I also heard from another CT because word it already going around the offices, that said CT screamed at one of the people in administration because she ended up giving the paperwork she had to file to request the desk change to the wrong administrative person and somehow it was their fault that she gave it to the wrong person. At this point most people are praying that she will retire after this year, I think - this year was the first year she was eligible for retirement but she decided to stay because her son is still in college (or that's what I've heard anyway).

One upside from this is she gave me a deeply, profound 'thank you' for understanding her predicament and allowing us to switch desks. Hopefully this means I'll be on her good side the rest of the year.

I really liked that new desk setup. It was a good two months of my own little corner. I'll miss it  :sad:


Why do you keep renewing? I would've transferred ages ago


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11729 on: April 24, 2020, 02:33:11 pm »
I have an oven so never bothered with an air fryer, but I've been tempted a couple of times because it seems so much more convenient to use for, like, frozen foods. Like you don't have to bother with the preheat, and it seems to be faster?

Is it faster?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11730 on: April 24, 2020, 02:36:21 pm »
i like mine. easy to cook, easy to clean. useful if you wanna cook soemthing in your convection oven at the same time as your air fryer. they're cheap too

I have a good sized air fryer that I bought specifically to use like an oven. I bake bread cookies etc in it. Ive made chicken and many other things in it. It's great compared to a tiny toaster oven.

It does seem to cook quickly with no preheating and you can make frozen pizzas etc. Not bad for the money, I think mine was 80,000 because it's a little bigger


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11731 on: April 24, 2020, 02:50:03 pm »
i like mine. easy to cook, easy to clean. useful if you wanna cook soemthing in your convection oven at the same time as your air fryer. they're cheap too

You do realize that air fryers literally are mini convection ovens. If you have a full-sized convection oven, there's absolutely zero reason to own an air fryer. If you just have a plain conventional oven like most folks, though, air fryers do patch that small hole in your life. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11732 on: April 24, 2020, 03:16:49 pm »
Let me rephrase. Actually no, I'll just repeat what I said. i like mine. easy to cook, easy to clean. useful if you wanna cook soemthing in your convection oven at the same time as your air fryer. they're cheap too


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11733 on: April 24, 2020, 03:29:33 pm »
Quote
Let me rephrase. Actually no, I'll just repeat what I said.

Have I got a second series?  :wink:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11734 on: April 25, 2020, 01:35:42 am »
You do realize that air fryers literally are mini convection ovens. If you have a full-sized convection oven, there's absolutely zero reason to own an air fryer. If you just have a plain conventional oven like most folks, though, air fryers do patch that small hole in your life. 

How hard are they to clean?

My main beef with many kitchen gadgets us that the time saved on the front end gets wasted (plus interest) on the back end with cleaning.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11735 on: April 25, 2020, 09:57:16 am »
Lol. The 'Ranting/Venting' thread has turned into HGTV. Air Fryers and Fragrance talk.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11736 on: April 25, 2020, 10:32:02 am »
We could combine the two topics: "Eau de Airfryer". Any takers?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11737 on: April 25, 2020, 11:45:14 pm »
You ever worry...... About the extra oxygen molecules in your username?

 No? Just me? I'm worried about 2 more? C24

LOOKS WEIRD RIGHT? SEE TWO FOUR. HAHA
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11738 on: April 25, 2020, 11:46:51 pm »
You ever worry...... About the extra oxygen molecules in your username?

 No? Just me? I'm worried about 2 more? C24

LOOKS WEIRD RIGHT? SEE TWO FOUR. HAHA

Is it just hot in here?

Or is there a cun* on my tail?
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11739 on: April 26, 2020, 12:34:25 pm »
Is... is CO2 having a stroke?  :huh: