My Stove Adventures.
Greetings Bloggy Readers. Welcome back to the latest installment of my life. This time around, you’ll be reading about my stove.
You’re about to hit the back button. Trust me, this is not me talking about cleaning it or anything. This is pretty frustrating actually.
On Tuesday, I wanted to make some home made bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers for my snack, to celebrate the new season of Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. I go to turn on the oven and I hear a loud POP, then the digital clock on the stove goes black. It’s dead, Jim. Luckily I didn’t start the prep on the poppers so I put everything back in the fridge.
Husband comes running around the corner asking “WTF was that?”
I heave a sigh and despondently reply, “The oven died. I don’t know how it happened. I just turned it on to preheat as usual and it went Pop! That’s it, with luck it could just be the fuse .”
So the Mister went downstairs to grab some tools as well to check the breaker box. He came back upstairs with his trusty screwdriver and pulled the oven out from it’s alcove under the range hood. He unscrewed the metal panel in the back of the range, and found the fuse.
It was intact. Wasn’t the fuse. We couldn’t find any burnt things, so we don’t know what happened. So we left it. He asked around the next day and one of his co-workers said it sounded like the transformer that popped. Great. That would cost more to repair than replacing the stove.
We tried one more thing though, we checked the outlet with a multimeter to see if it was alive or dead. No point in getting a new stove if the outlet is dead.
The Mister put the leads to the outlet. 240…120..120 It wasn’t the outlet.
We checked the balance on the credit plan we have at one of the local furniture and appliance stores. Enough money there, check. So we go on over.
We see this one oven. I’m drawn to it. It’s non-convection (bonus, because making bread in a convec is a PITA) It’s got a 10 year Warantee (winning because our old oven shit the bed after 9 years) It’s got Aqua clean “technology” (IE you can use steam to clean the oven! No harsh chemicals or crazy heating) Oh and it’s a glass top.
We looked at other ones but that one kept us. We got a sweet deal on it too. %30 off, and a great finance plan 0% interest 0 payments for 12 months. WINNING.
So, Loki came through for us. We got a sweet deal on a nice mid-range oven…and was able to pay for it without issue, with some left over in case our fridge dies or something.