Let there be baked things!

January 23, 2010

Cooking, Gadget, Home 'Improvement'

I don’t think I wrote about it, but way back in the beginning of January Lloyd and I were in Lincoln looking around, and he asked if I wanted to look at stoves again. I told him that I really didn’t care any more. The only two requirements I had were 1) it should be a smoothtop, and 2) the controls needed to have a number pad, not just up & down arrows to control the timer or temperature.

Well, we happened to be in Sears, and just walking around looking at control pads narrowed it down to two stoves, and the crazy high price on half the choices narrowed it down to one, and that one was on sale. Sold! (But not picked up or delivered, because they only deliver to Seward on Fridays and we have jobs.)

So, many weeks went by and today we finally got the stove. Woo-hoo! Well, not really ‘woo-hoo’. See, while it’s nice to have a stove, it was something we needed, and $700 spent on something you need is not nearly as much fun as spending $20 on something less necessary, like….. say….. Forearm Forklifts!!

I told Lloyd that if we bought them, we could get the stove inside by ourselves. (Harold is always most gracious about coming over to help move appliances, but fortunately, Lloyd wasn’t thinking about that.)

Read the instructions, you fools.

Looking at the video I linked to, now I realize that we actually had the straps wrong. Whatever. It’s a testament to how well they work that we got the job done.

Lloyd got it all hooked up & running, and I turned it on for a while to burn off the ‘new’ smell, and I’m sure when I make my first mess meal, I’ll let you all know how it goes.

You killed my father, you son of an electrician. Prepare to die.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Let there be baked things!”

  1. Amy Said on:

    Congratulations! I hope it the best stove !!


  2. Brad Said on:

    Send chocolate chip cookies to:
    2908 Evergreen Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21214


  3. Lauren's dad Said on:

    And, to:
    21203 Apple Ln.
    Eckert, CO 81418


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Let the cooking begin!!!!!


  5. Beth Said on:

    Can I come visit your new appliance? I like to live vicariously.


  6. Annette Said on:

    Hooking up a stove, huh? Don’t you just plug it in?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      You have to remove the power cord from the old one and attach it to the new one.


      • Mark Said on:

        Unless you’re replacing a gas stove with an electric one, then you have to BUY a new cord. It’s the stupids.

        Hey sis, would you email a photo of the controls on your new stove? It looks eerily like ours.


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