I suppose it would be politically correct to simply agree that this is a horrible design, but honestly, it isn't so bad.
The editor should make sure that terms used in these articles are generally understood by readers. What, exactly, is a "slip wrench?" This could mean many different tools. If I can't Google "slip wrench" and receive an unambiguous description of the tool, then it requires further definition. The right tool probably would have been a pair of channel-lock pliers with rubber-covered jaws, or a strap wrench, such as the type we stupid Americans sometimes use to remove oil filters from car engines, but in this case, a version with rubber-covered strap should be used.
At first, I didn't know what a "Mole grip" is. I now know that it is what we foolish Americans call "Vise-Grip pliers," or "Locking pliers." Mole is the name of a manufacturer.
I can understand that bulbs and covers that have been in an oven for years are hard to free. A little light lubrication, used sparingly and with care to avoid a fire, is helpful.
Another complaint regarding these "Made by Monkeys" posts is that suggestions for product improvement should be required as part of the article, unless it is obvious how the product could have been improved (by proper assembly, for example, when a manufacturer didn't follow its own assembly instructions).
What are some ideas for better design of the oven light in this case? It doesn't look like such a bad design to me, but I am not very creative.
Evidently, the designer of this component did not read the Design For Disassembly articles printed on this sight, or the manufacturer decided that a broken component after disassembly was not a big deal as it required the sale of a spare part set to fix the issue.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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