What not to bring oversea we normal learn the hard way. There is no perfect answer, I can only share my experience on what I have learned the hard way. I hope my video helps you learn from not only my mistakes, but from others who sent in their photos of items they can’t use or should have not brought over. Thank you to everyone that sent in photos. Remember it is up to you on what you bring.
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Outlets/Cable Hookups: In America, we are used to having four or more outlets and cable hook-ups in every room but in Germany that varies with each house. Some houses may have two outlets and three different areas to hook up cable, while another house may only have one outlet per room and there may be only one cable hookup in the whole house. The electrical current in Germany is 220 volts and 50 cycles per second compared to 110 volts and 60 cycles per second in the States. This is why it’s very important not to ship your major appliances. FMO will issue transformers to allow for the operation of small American kitchen appliances and other electrical items. Transformers convert the 220 volts to 110 volts, but don’t alter the 50 cycles per second. Due to this fact, small American appliances that use timers (including plug-in clocks) will not work correctly, and things like hair razors, run more rapidly and loudly to the point of being unusable. Link for 110v VS 220v
Cook Wear: Europe ovens are must smaller than American size ovens. I just barely able to fit my 9×13 dishes and trays in the oven. Most times using this I can only fit one thing. If you are just wanting to use the bigger dishes to server the food that is perfect, because it will not fit in the oven.
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