With or wihtout washcloth?
Bidets, funny thing!
Very uncommon in old Germany, outside of hotels, because of our small average bathrooms.
And I always thought, it must be freakin', when first time sitting on the porcellain without having a toilet seat. I would bet, that hotel guests nearly never use it! I wouldn't in a german hotel, too. Yuck!
"Premium Qualitat." What do the cheap store-brand ones look like?
A fry-up of canned new potatoes was always a part of breakfast when we were camping while I was growing up. My father, who's summer job in college was fire tower look-out in Southern Oregon, had a passel of no-refrigeration, no electricity cooking tips. Sardines and Saltines for lunch was another.
I hope I'm dead long before that day comes. When my wife and I got married our first apartment was all electric; electric stove, electric heating, and so on. We hated it, and in the three years we lived there never got used to it. Now, that was 40 years ago and I would assume the technologies have evolved into something better during the intervening years, but I'm still not convinced all of this electric rubbish is better than gas.The induction cooking technology was first patented in the early 1900s. Over 100 years later, a lot of us are still using gas. The future will be for homes to be built with electric appliances. Electric heaters. Electric clothes dryers. Electric cooktops...In the future, we'll all be cooking on some sort of electric cooktop. From my own experience, having used electric stoves with heat coils, hot plates, and induction - induction has my vote. With gas stoves, what I want is a lot of BTU. A high heat. Induction seems to do that. Everything seems to get hotter, and heat up faster. Even water boils faster.
That was the other thing about the electric heating in that apartment--the "coils" (or whatever they were) were in the space between the first and second floor apartments. Yep. I don't know about the rest of you, but I was taught that heat rises. That means every time we turned "our" heater on we, being on the first floor, were heating the apartment above ours. Stupid, stupid, stupid....I trust the newer baseboard heaters are safer...
… It would be more efficient to produce electricity where it is used, than to produce and then transport the electricity for hundreds of miles. We will see a future of small scale energy production facilities, localized to supply the immediate area, to supply the demand from electric vehicles.