I have a confession to make:
WE DON ‘T HAVE AN OVEN!Yes ” you read that right. Two years ago, we replaced our 35 yr old wall oven (which when we moved into our house the year before, didn ‘t work). We replaced it with a brand spanking new GE Profile wall oven. My hubby invited a friend over, and together they removed the old oven, and slid the new one into the wall. Then we discovered that our particular model needs to be hard wired into some crazy box like thing in our cupboard (or all wall ovens like this?).
My hubby tried wiring it. When we open the door the light goes on, so it ‘s getting some power … But the control panel doesn ‘t light up, and I can ‘t get the elements to heat up. I called an electrician who fiddled with it for 20 min, charged me over $100 for his time, who then told me that my beautiful oven doesn ‘t work. There ‘s something wrong with the control panel.
Unfortunately I have the patience of a Saint (oh and I had a very bad case of post-partum depression which left me incapable of handling any decisions), so I had waited a year to call that electrician ” so now the warranty on my brand spanking new oven has expired.
Have I mentioned that money is tight?
So basically we haven ‘t had an oven for 3 yrs. Yes ” I haven ‘t been able to bake a single yummy treat in 3 yrs.
Truthfully, I ‘ve gotten so used to NOT having an oven that I don ‘t even miss it. We eat a lot of sandwiches, salads, stews and casseroles (made in the crock pot) as a result.
But you know what? I encountered a side effect of not having an oven that I never considered before: Maintaining my weight has been rather easy ever since we moved away from our working oven. I think that not having an oven makes you eat healthier. I can ‘t bake pizza, cookies, cakes, pies, roasts, etc. Oh I ‘m sure there are healthy things I can ‘t bake either, but we don ‘t really miss them. (I have counter-top roasting oven for our Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys).
Perhaps someone should do a study to see if my hypothesis is true?