Losing my oven is the best thing to happen to me
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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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.
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.
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!!!!