Monday, January 19, 2015

Home, Home, And The Range

We said a final good-bye to an old friend today. She served us well for the past (nearly) seven years, but her age was wearing on her and we couldn't continue buying replacement parts to keep her going, especially when pretty much the minute we replaced one part, she had a hitch in her get-along somewhere else and that part would have to be replaced too. So she left us today and Although I suppose we should have mourned her leaving for a bit, we welcomed her replacement as soon as good-byes were said.

Isn't she a beauty?


This pretty lady is a bit more complicated than the old lady she replaced, but her youth is on her side. She works circles around the old gal and has some seriously nice bells and whistles including a convection oven, hidden oven element and a warming burner, to name just a few of her strong points. I think we'll get along just fine.

She took her maiden voyage tonight with a little help from my crew.

I don't think I've ever enjoyed an afternoon of cooking more than I did today. Chef Levi popped in and wielded his veggie chopping skills and juicing expertise as he created a gourmet vegetable dish and seasoned the chicken tenders with amazing skill.

Natalie whipped up some amazing cookies for dessert, and on the side for dinner? Baked sweet potatoes.

Everything was cooked to perfection and it was so nice to have a full range top of working burners and an oven that cooked everything evenly without the usual near death experience every time we opened the oven door. I braced myself for the signature blast of eye burning smoke/steam we are all accustomed to and was pleasantly surprised when it didn't happen.

I am a grateful wife/mama!











A little candle light and the family together for dinner, and we had a perfect meal.


  1. Sweet new stove! I am sure my wife would like one of those some day too.

  2. Thanks, Ryan! I’m sure she would. Waiting for it made receiving it that much sweeter. It’s been limping along for quite a while. The oven element went out first and Rich replaced it. One of the two large burners started sticking on and we had to shut it off at the circuit breaker. Rich replaced it and as soon as he did, the double element (big with little burner option inside it) went out. We’ve been making it work with only one large burner for a couple of months. I’m so thankful for a stove that works completely without getting my eyes burned out of their sockets every time we opened the oven door. And it didn’t ‘matter whether the oven was clean or dirty, it always smoked us out, lol.