The New Stove

Or Range in U.S. terminology.  We finally replaced the last appliance in our house.  The original was a Magic Chef range of undetermined age.  I figure it was the from the early 1960s.  No electronics what so ever.  It had pilot light ignition,  no oven light, and no window for the oven.

So two years ago,  we decided to buy a new stove.  I bought a new truck instead and we agreed to go shopping for the new stove.  We procrastinated.  Two years later we did.  Ordered it the week of Thanksgiving (November 21).  Had to be ordered since we did not want stainless steel.  Lowe’s promised it would be here in about a  week.  So on a Sunday before it was to be delivered,  I take the old trusty range out and add the new outlet for the electronics.  Of course they call us on Monday (December 5) and tell us it is back ordered….

After much discussion,  Lowe’s sends a loaner.  A Whirlpool not much better than the Magic Chef  but at least it is electronic ignition.

A few weeks  later (December 27) after some more delays we get our Frigidaire Gallery Range.

And I made Pizza!

On the negative side it took Lowe’s one month to get us a stove.  On the positive side,  I am now pretty good at installing gas ranges.

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4 Responses to The New Stove

  1. crankypants says:

    Congratulations! After all that…you’ll enjoy it all the more. Incidentally this is part of the reason I am so hesitant to get my kitchen redone, too many delays. Happy pizza-making!

    • stupido63 says:

      Kitchen remodels have so many possible delay points if one is not not buying “off the rack”. I still have to decide if I am going to move the gas line so it sits flush against the back wall or just leave it sitting out a bit. I did make a metal shelf to fill the gap. I used a steel stud track, notched it with tin snips and bent it into shape. A $8 shelf.

  2. Redscylla says:

    Bonus cat with every new stove!! Very nice one, too. (Stove and cat.) I had to get a different stove in my kitchen, because the one that came with the house was electric–barf!

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