Losing my oven is the best thing to happen to me

Canada
February 27, 2013 6:06pm CST
So I posted a little while ago that my oven broke. I use my oven for most meals so I was concerned about the amount of different meals I would do on stove top or my slow cooker. This experienced has forced me to branch out and cook different things. I'm actually enjoying it. Thanks broken oven.
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@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
28 Feb 13
there is a life with out an oven good to hear you adaption to no oven is working
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Mar 13
I do have to admit that if I was to have to go without my oven for a while it would be something that would be quite an inconvenience for me. However, it wouldn't be something that would really force me to cook outside of my comfort zone because though I do use the oven on a regular basis, there are a lot of things that I cook that don't require the oven at all. In addition to that, we also have a pretty nice toaster oven that I would be able to use if I really was in some kind of a pinch with needing access to an oven.
• United States
28 Feb 13
Sometimes what appears to be a bad situation is all that we need to add a little adventure to our lives. I am glad this has worked out for you to some extent.
@marguicha (95049)
• Chile
28 Feb 13
I stopped using my big oven after my back surgery over 15 years ago. I might have used it a couple of times for a big pizza in 15 years. I have a small second hand small electric oven that is on the counter top. I can do all my baking and roasting there. But still there are thousands of dishes that can be done with pots.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
28 Feb 13
There is a life without an oven! I love making meals in the crock pot. Alot of times I can put something in and when I get home from work there is my meal all ready! I don't have to stand around and put anything together as it's all in one pot!
• United States
28 Feb 13
My entire stove is broken and I can only use the crock pot and grill. next month I will have to shop for different foods to be able to cook that way.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
28 Feb 13
And that proves the old expression true; "necessity is the Mother of invention!" Bravo! I have not looked at your profile! Is it an electric stove? If so, most often it is one simple thing...the FUSE is burnt out, and normally the fuses for the oven are 30 AMP...Burners are 15 AMP..and the fuses should all be grouped together in a panel on the back of the stove. If not the fuse, more than likely it is the ELEMENT, which takes only a few screws to replace it, and the cost here is around $30.00 for the element. CAUTION: Make SURE the stove is UNPLUGGED before replacing element. REading your discussions, made me realize how seldom I do use my oven! Seems to be relegated for special occasion cooking. I used to make bread, but now I am eating more of the breads like Naan, which are cooked on top of the stove. My slow cooker is in constant use. Congrats!!!!
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
28 Feb 13
I understand that, as your cooking habits have to change. Good deal... Whats for dinner?
@aqirock (857)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 13
wow! broken oven make you learn to cook different thing that's good!