Seeing as we are leaving our home in the very near future, I wanted to take this time to talk about the appliances in our kitchen.
I may be a blogger but I am also a consumer and I know that when I look for products for our home, I am always checking reviews or people’s experiences with them before I buy. So if I can help anyone shorten their hunt for an appliance through our kitchen renovation experience then fantastic.
Now, for as long as I can remember I have not been a fan of cooking. So it’s kind of comical that I am about to talk about our range/oven. But maybe that makes me the best person to talk about ranges because I’ve had so many bad experiences with ranges that have led me to believing I am a terrible cook. There have been endless jokes about my inability or disdain for cooking.
Let me clarify why. It’s not the actual cooking part that I dislike so much. The problem lies in the fact that I cook SO much that I am always in the kitchen because the four of us in our little family, cannot agree on a single meal. My husband works shifts, so there is a lot of prepared frozen meals made as he can’t find a lot of food options at 3 am. My kids, God forbid they agree on a single food. Then there’s me. I also have to eat.
There have been times I have been known to cook up to four different dinners at night. Four. That’s enough to drive any mother crazy. But when you have a bad range, that constantly ruins your meals, it makes the life of someone who cooks a lot an absolute nightmare.
Like my old stove. Burner of many meals.
Without the self cleaning oven feature. Which I assure you, was such a joy to clean.
Everything about this stove, was old and falling apart. I even replaced the coil in it on my own and thought hey that will help the uneven distribution of heat in the oven.
It did not.
Oh yes it is that shiny in real life.
Need water boiled extra fast? Use the quick warm boil burner.
Need something to keep warm while you’re finishing up other dishes? Use the keep warm burner.
Need something bigger or smaller to accomadate your different pot and pan sizes? They’ve thought of that too.
And now this…this is front oven glass screen for your kids to actually see their Christmas cookies come to life.
Once you get a screen this big on your oven, you will wonder how you ever managed without one.
You may or may not be able to see my feet in the reflection of that big glass screen.
But the best thing about this range, is that since the day it arrived in our house I have not burnt a single meal.
So all the jokes with the family over the years about me not being able to cook? Turns out I can cook. Pretty damn good. It wasn’t me. It was my range. So if someone says you can’t cook, may I highly suggest investigating if your range is the problem and not your cooking skills. I even made my first roasted turkey with this one. It has a probe that you can plug right into the oven that tells you when your bird is done. No more messing around with oven thermometers and setting timers. This range will beep an alarm for you and notify you when your bird is done.
That’s right folks, Happy easier Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and big family dinners to you!
Which makes it all the more painful to leave it behind. The new owners specifically requested all of the appliances in the sale of our home. Can you blame them? If I start burning meals again, you’ll know why.
Special Thanks to Frigidaire for collaborating with us on this kitchen renovation.
As always opinions on this blog are my own.