My new stove - stainless and black - classic pretty!

My new stove – stainless and black – classic pretty!

My new stove arrived yesterday – be still my pounding heart!  A new stove is not generally what makes my heart pound – but this is the second new stove I have ever purchases and that is pretty exciting!

About 3 weeks ago my oven died.  It had been acting up for a while and it owes me nothing.  I had replaced a burner or two over the years and the convection heating element as well.  That stove had seen a lot of cooking in its lifetime!  But it was time for a new stove.

I learned a lot of things about stoves when shopping for this one;

a) convection ovens – a must, not an option – no longer come with coil tops stoves – they only come with smooth tops or gas tops!  The oven had to be a “true” convection oven – heat + fan – nothing else would do!  Gas was not an option, smooth top it would be.  This could be a bit of a learning curve – the timing will be different!  Smooth tops are a little slower to heat (and cool) than coil elements.

b) decent stoves are not cheap – even if not looking at a really high-end brand.

More pies, cookies and tarts in the my future - Strawberry pie from last years stove!

More pies, cookies and tarts in the my future – Strawberry pie from last years stove!

We bought a Kenmore.  From Sears.  I feel like my mother!  It does what I want and has a few extras; self-cleaning cycles – including steam clean, porcelain racks, a warming oven, lots of settings and a griddle for the bridge elements!

What it does not have – and what stove doesn’t have these! – is a plug-in – I didn’t check for that option – I have never used, or owned a stove that didn’t come with a plug-in option!

I see lots of baking/roasting and all out cooking in my future!

Have a great day!


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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5 Responses to Pretty

  1. Ria Gibson says:

    You will love the warming oven!!!!

  2. Denise Whittle says:

    Your new stove looks great! My daughter got the smooth top stove about a year ago and they love it. I will put my request in for a taste of your tarts this Christmas!
    Thanks also for your info on the merit of a convection oven.

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