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English translation: cookware; kitchen equipment

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08:34 Jun 26, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Küchenbatterie
The term appears along with "Utensilien" in the Fixed Assets section of a hotel's balance sheet. From the few hits I found via Northern Light, I gather that this is or has something to do with supplying the kitchen sinks and dishwashing units with water, but I'm not exactly sure what it is and what its equivalent would be in English.
Cami Townsend
English translation:cookware; kitchen equipment
Explanation:
This German term seems like a direct equivalent of the French "batterie de cuisine", for which, depending on context, I would normally use "cookware", "pots and pans", or more generally "kitchen equipment".
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Skinner
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It's funny that you mention the French "batterie de cuisine." This is a Swiss hotel's balance sheet and it occurred to me that (a) the author might have used a literal German equivalent or (b), as Moerschell mentioned, colloquial speech slipped in. Either way, I appreciate everybody's help.
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Summary of answers provided
nacombination set (US) = mixing faucet (US) = mixing battery or mixing tap (UK) -Dan McCrosky
nasingle control faucet (US)Stefanie Costa
nasee belowUta Moerschell
nakitchen sink faucet
Dierk Seeburg
naSee below
Anthony Frey
natapMargitH
nacookware; kitchen equipmentSkinner
nasee belowMargitH


  

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15 mins
see below


Explanation:
You'll have to search the net to find out the exact English translation but visit the Grohe URL, for example, to see what is meant.


    Reference: http://www.grohe.de/grohetec/kueche/europlus.html
MargitH
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18 mins
tap


Explanation:
"Tap" might suffice. Ernst gives "tapping apparatus" in the context of breweries.

MargitH
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38 mins
cookware; kitchen equipment


Explanation:
This German term seems like a direct equivalent of the French "batterie de cuisine", for which, depending on context, I would normally use "cookware", "pots and pans", or more generally "kitchen equipment".

Skinner
Grading comment
It's funny that you mention the French "batterie de cuisine." This is a Swiss hotel's balance sheet and it occurred to me that (a) the author might have used a literal German equivalent or (b), as Moerschell mentioned, colloquial speech slipped in. Either way, I appreciate everybody's help.
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38 mins
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Explanation:
I am not sure, but I believe they are making reference to "sink units". I recall once having a tenant agreement, which made reference to furnishings handed over in the apartment. There our landlord checked the Kuechenbatterie, which was the sink unit installed in the apartment. Maybe this helps. Unfortunately, my dictionaries did not confirm this, there was no reference.

Anthony Frey
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2 hrs
kitchen sink faucet


Explanation:
An alternative to tap, which is a more generic term (according to Merriam-Webster). One could also use kitchen plumbing fixture maybe, depending on how it hits in context.
Cheerio,
Dierk

Dierk Seeburg
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3 hrs
combination set (US) = mixing faucet (US) = mixing battery or mixing tap (UK) -


Explanation:
Küchenbatterie = Mischbatterie = Spültischbatterie = combination set (US) = mixing faucet (US) = mixing battery or mixing tap (UK) - The most common German term is probably Mischbatterie. - It is simply a plumbing arrangement to mix hot and cold water. The simple ones in household sinks and basins are controlled manually, but they can also be thermostatically controlled, which is probably the case in your hotel. -

http://www.brunopiatti.ch/neuh4_d.html -

http://www.installateur.ch/Archiv/Mrz99/4.html -



Dan McCrosky
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5 hrs
single control faucet (US)


Explanation:
Mischbatterie:
Eine Mischbatterie an Badewanne, Dusche, Waschbecken sorgt für individuelle Mischung von heißem und kaltem Wasser. Einige geben bei der Handhabung Rätsel auf: Ein Handgriff regelt die Wassertemperatur von ganz kalt nach ganz heiß angeblich stufenlos, mit einem anderen Handgriff wird das Wasser so vorgewählter Temperatur zum Fließen gebracht. Dreh-, Hebel-, Zieh- und Druckgriffe werden bunt gemischt, ohne Rücksicht auf verbrühte oder kalt abgeschreckte Benutzer. Falls erkennbar, zuerst den Regelbereich des Temperaturwählers prüfen, ohne Wasser fließen zu lassen. Kälteste Stufe wählen, bei normgerechtem Anschluß Richtung blau. Dann Wasser laufen lassen und Temperaturwähler so lange in Richtung warm (normgerecht wäre rot) betätigen, bis gewünschte Temperatur erreicht.
(Definitions by University of Bonn)

In the American Standard catalogue these types of fittings are called:

Single hole basin faucet or
single control faucet
Single hole pressure balance tub/shower set

Stefanie Costa
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19 hrs
see below


Explanation:
Given your context I suppose it could mean the sink and faucet, a faucet which mixes hot and cold water being referred to as Mischbatterie. Normally, Küchenbatterie is a somewhat colloquial/ironical term for all the stuff you have in a kitchen, i.e. pots, pans, small equipment such as mixers...

Uta Moerschell
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