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Brand new, second-hand StoveTop!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

So I went shopping and came home with a new Range, Flat top cooking area.

Couldn't get to sleep - just had this annoying feeling it was wrong. I told DH and took the stove back yesterday morning.

For 20 years I have hated my StoveTop, a GE with coil burners that replaced a faulty GE with coil burners - don't ask. The salesman convinced my DH that my best bet was to replace identical items instead of the StoveTop I had wanted. He also talked DH out of me getting a self-cleaning wall oven, insisting I didn't need it. So we replaced what we had 20 years ago. My only bonus back then was a matching range hood instead of the green one for a now new beige StoveTop and Wall Oven.

Well, it sounds stupid, I just wasn't ready to let go of my existing StoveTop with the burner that had become "floppy" about 3 years ago.

*yes Tony, I am sure you know what the solution was*

So my B-I-L came to measure for my new range only to learn I had returned it. End of story? It took him maybe 10 minutes to fix my existing StoveTop! This is the StoveTop I have learned how to cook on for the past 20 years!! I am ecstatic!! I just wasn't ready for a change and must have really wanted to have this one fixed if at all possible! I mean, I know I am cheap - incredibly cheap - but I must be sentimental too, lol.

I am in hog-heaven with my now fixed 20 year old StoveTop!!

Life is great!

**P.S. The clip had come undone and had flipped over and Bless his heart, Van figured it out and re-clipped the burner! ( I bet you knew this paragraphs back Tony, lol. )
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SABLE77 2/28/2010 4:43PM

    old is good!

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GRALLEN 2/25/2010 9:58PM

    Not cheap, smart.

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ANNIEONLI 2/25/2010 8:21PM

    Nothing wrong with being cheap and sentimental...that is me all over the place too!!! ROFL!!

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MESSENE 2/25/2010 4:49PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I have a self cleaning stove, and don't even know how to use it. emoticon
Best wishes!!! emoticon emoticon

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EMMABE1 2/25/2010 3:41PM

    Its very interesting that we so often resist change in our lives, but I can identify with you in this respect - I am dreading having to change my cooking stove sometime too - its at least as old as yours!!

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SUCHAHOOT 2/25/2010 3:25PM

    I can so identify with this! My Dad gave us his 20 year old Lazy Boy chair when he got a new one. My husband used it for another 20. No duct tape or anything! It was looking worn, we loaded it up in the back of the truck to take to charity. We were finally going to replace it. We got there & TURNED AROUND in the parking lot without unloading it! We just couldn't do it! It was still a great chair, didn't look too shabby in the den, my Dad had since passed, so that played into it, but it was still so funny! We finally let it go shortly before we moved. The mechanism finally gave up. We still laugh about that trip. Glad you like you 'new' stove!

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BRIGHTSPARK7 2/25/2010 2:29PM

    emoticon For this blog!

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CATHEITE 2/25/2010 2:08PM

    I love saving money too! Great for your wallet, great for the environment. emoticon on listening to your instincts!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 2/25/2010 2:07PM

    You are my kind of gal.

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KALIGIRL 2/25/2010 1:50PM

    Great!!! What fun kitchen things are you planning to do with your savings?

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WALKINGANNIE 2/25/2010 1:31PM

    Too funny!!


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SOPHIADARE 2/25/2010 1:05PM

    Change is good, especially when it's a change from "broken" to "working well" and no fuss or new stuff to learn!

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ASTORRES1 2/25/2010 12:43PM are too funny. Glad you still have the "old faithful"!!!

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LISA_RENA 2/25/2010 11:48AM

    It seems to be like that in life. We find something that we like that when it is time to replace it we realize we just cant let it go. I have a car like that every year I say I am going to get a new one but almost 5 years later guess what I still am fixing it and driving it. Thankyou for sharing your blog with us.

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    Schuckey darned!

Here I was excited for you getting a new flat top cook top! But if you're happy I'm elated!

Amazing how we perceive what we THINK is the best, when we are finally face-to-face with it, it often seems QUITE different!

Either way, I'm glad that you are happy and in hog heaven. Nothing wrong with that picture AT ALL!

Have a SPlendid Day

Thanks for all the chuckles Linda, you're the best!

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CICI510 2/25/2010 11:10AM

    emoticon That's awesome!!!

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KAROUSELL46 2/25/2010 11:07AM

    Sometimes its so hard to give up what we are use to using. I'm glad it was something simple to fix. I get happy over some of the simplest things....Karen

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MSLZZY 2/25/2010 10:39AM

    We had several electric stoves with coil-type burners, all used, and it was okay. But we had children and I was concerned that they would turn on a burner or touch a hot burner. So when we had the opportunity, we purchased a natural gas stove and I just loved it. If there was no electricity, I could still cook. That stove last almost 18 years but when we remodeled the kitchen, it had serious issues and we replaced it with another gas stove.
My point being, it doesn't hurt to be frugal and yours was easily repaired. You don't have to adjust to a new stove. I'd keep the BIL around for all the little fix-its!

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