Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Out with the old

It is the end of an era at our house. The stove that has resided here for 15 years has been replaced. A much newer model now sits in it's esteemed place in our kitchen. While we have had some good times baking cookies and making meals for friends in need, the old girl had seen much better days. So here it is:

10 things I will not miss about the old Whirlpool

10. The mismatched knobs (hello, Frankenstein)

9. The ever present grease residue on the burner grates

8. The clock that has hands and doesn't work

7. The knob that sticks occasionally and clicks until you remove said knob and fix the tiny piece that moved just out of place (thus causing the clicking noise)

6. The timers that don't work

5. The "self clean" that doesn't even pretend to work and so should be called "get down on your hands and knees and scrub the daylights out of the blasted thing whilst smelling fumes that burn your nose hairs"

4. The thermostat that doesn't work and thusly causes me to stand by the stove and constantly check to make sure everything is cooking and/or not burning

3. The bent door handle (I think Brian did that)

2. The "rusty, nasty not-even-a-little-shiny anymore" oven racks

1. The tinfoil burnt to the bottom of the stove after the oven decided to heat up to 550* when I set it to 350*

So long old friend. Hello new friend!

Bright and Shiny. Digital. Self Cleaning. A light and a big window to see into the oven. Broiler inside. Storage drawer on the bottom. Gas. Heats up in 10 minutes as opposed to 25-30 minutes for the old one. Gray burners, the non-sticky type. Beeps when it's preheated. How ingenious is that? No tinfoil stuck to the bottom. Did I mention the microwave I got with it? I know I am one lucky gal. And I have the best husband ever for getting it for me!

Ah, the little things!


kim said...

OH, it's so pretty!!!! And the microwave hood range! Nice!!!! Oh, I love it!!! Can't wait to see in person NEXT WEEK!

Mari-Ann said...

May you bake lots of yummy things in this lovely oven! Btw, your old one looks amazingly clean for being 15 years old! :)

Jeanine said...

It's SOOOOOO pretty. Reminds me of when we got our new dishwasher earlier this year. Oh the things we women get a thrill over! Congratulations! It's beautiful!

Joy said...

Had to drop in and check out your blog. The photos are wonderful! Isn't it amazing how thrilled we women can get about things like an oven??? Anything that makes life a little easier is such a blessing! Glad you were able to get it before the holidays. You'll be able to cook up a storm!