Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saying Good-by to an old friend and helper

That’s what I will have to do in a few days. This helper has been in my house for the last 34 years but now it is time to retire it.

My friend and helper

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By the colour you can see that it really is an Oldie. It has served me well for all those years and I really hate to see it go but the time has come. Over the years Cliff has kept it going many times. The oven burner had to be replaced a few years ago. Then the large back burner needed a bit of tender loving care and it is still working now but the large front burner that Cliff fixed a few weeks ago is very temperamental. It works one day and refuses to do so the next time I want to use it. The timer stopped functioning quite some time ago but the self-cleaning still worked great. I just had to turn it off manually at the right time. I finally was fed up and went to town to buy a replacement. I found what I wanted at Sears. No smooth top for me after I googled reviews on those. They are probably fine for people who don’t use cast iron cookware or do canning but I have and do both of those things, so I definitely wanted coil burners. Now I hope that the new stove will last longer than I do Smile It should be delivered some time next week.
The matching fridge still works great and I hope it will do so for a long time. So now I have a colour miss-matched pair, but that does not bother me.

Great sunny day here again and life is lots of fun.
Good bye everybody ☺

4 comments:

Sandra said...

I have a beige fridge and a white (smooth top) stove. They came with the house. As long as they work, I'm happy, at least for now!

Karen and Al said...

That old stove looked very familiar!

I had a smooth top stove for a while and hated it. When we moved and had to replace the stove I bought the kind with coils. I use cast iron and can as well, but the main thing I disliked about the smooth top was I couldn't simmer things on a low heat.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are getting rid of perfectly good looking stove, just because a few elements are giving you a bit of trouble, what happened to that good ole pioneering spirit?

SUCH WASTE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Where's the new stove? Let's see a picture of that...and the fridge! xoxoxo