Oven Dies – Don’t Ya Just Hate That!
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Getting ready to make Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins and wouldn’t you know it – the oven died. Yep, it just gave up and would not budge. I could not nurse it or cajole it or get it to comply with my requests. Oven Dies – Don’t Ya Just Hate That!
The control buttons and LED lights have not been working for about the last 2 years; I just know this professional piece of equipment so well, I could always get it to work for me. First the light stopped working with a flash inside the oven, and then nothing but the clock would display. The oven came on and then shut down: repeat, repeat, repeat. I sat on the floor in frustration.
I have a good story of how I got this fabulous oven. When we were remodeling this 100 year old house and turning the 2 tiny bedrooms into the kitchen, I asked to please be able to pick the range, because I spend at least 20 hours a week in that kitchen and I am actually a person who cooks. I am not a weekend warrior or healthy gourmet hobbyist. I am a person who works at healing and promoting health with food. I am not a nutritionist or a dietician but I do consult with them and I have very good results.
The head carpenter wanted me to pick the range, from a large box store, which was on sale. My partner the architect wanted me to pick something white and which would fit in with his design and be energy efficient. Of course, it could not exceed what he thought was a reasonable price. So I found a brand new professional range with a 1900s design and a wood box warmer on the side. RED. It was about $10,000.00 US. This was 20 years ago. I cooked with a clawfoot bathtub, refrigerator with a microwave oven sitting on top for nearly 2 years while the work was being accomplished. My cabinet was our camping kitchen box. I held on and held on to this new range idea until the very last minute.
Then I changed my mind to this one ( my true choice all along), which was available in the next big city down the pike, and only $5K. They both hopped into the truck and went the 120 miles to pick it up and installed it the very next day. It has been a love affair for me ever since. All 10 chefs I interviewed about this range agreed with me, that this was an amazing cooking tool.
I will need to just mourn the loss of this great piece of equipment and then I will begin my interviewing and decision making process again. The company no longer makes this version of a range and they are no longer offering anything in this price range either. I am open and flexible, but I am looking for something that is truly amazing and will work with me and my style. I will know it. It will be my right oven.
Now 6 people are coming for dinner on Friday night. I will be creative and make do for my simply elegant dinner menu. I do have a microwave convection oven which is new and replaced another oven microwave combination that caught fire the week after the warranty expired. Oven dies – Don’t Ya Just Hate That!
So have you had household problems or appliance failure, when you have had company coming for dinner? Do you have a category you call: Don’t Ya Just Hate That? Have you experienced the end of an oven?
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