2010-03-29 02:36 am (UTC)
That is one nice looking range. And I've been a fan of the convection oven concept since the first time I used one (1984, IIRC).
But as you say, you don't really want a range per se, you want all the wonderful things you can do with it, and the memories with family and friends that those things will occasion.
There's just nothing wrong with that, no matter how I look at it. Your dream is to share the love with your loved ones.
I sympathize! I have occasionally thought about creating a "big present" fund and asking friends to donate money into that instead of buying me a present for birthday/christmas. Heck, I wish I could do that for my wedding. My fiance and I really need a new couch, but creating a "couch fund" and asking for donations instead of presents seems a little too close to asking for money than is polite/my mother would be comfortable with. ::le sigh::
Yeah, that is a delicate situation and I completely sympathize!
One of my friends found herself running into this problem with her and her fiance's desire to build a patio onto their house. They have an official registry for family, but are covertly telling all their friends that they'd be very happy with Lowes gift cards for the supplies, if they'd prefer to not buy off the registry.
I wonder if one could register at Lowe's for pressure treated lumber and flagstones!
Thanks. It's good to have the reminder that not everything shiny is perfect!
Will, who loves cooking, peeked over my shoulder as I was looking at the object of your desire, and his comment was, "I'll be in my bunk ;)." As I move from place to place and contemplate settling down, I really appreciate the idea of investing in things that will lay the foundation for a home.
Thanks for assuring me it's a good idea.
Will's reaction has filled me with LOL! That's great.
When we replaced the fridge here, we went with a smallish, inexpensive model, mostly on the theory that if we have a large fridge it just fills up with that much more scary, slimey food before we have to clean it out, which is about right, really - it's a serious downfall on my part. But the range is another matter entirely.
This is a lot like mine, except I didn't get the convection option and my bottom drawer can also be used as a warming oven. I LOVE how easy it is to clean. I'm with you on not wanting more "stuff" at this point in my life, but a stove that makes life easier and happier every time you cook? YES! THAT is a present to be desired!!
Is yours a Frigidaire? Ferrett was looking at Consumer reports and their downsides on it were that the racks were a bit flimsy and it was hard to clean the surface.
No, mine says " LG" and is from Lowe's. The racks are SUBSTANTIAL. The racks themselves I just wipe any spots that show, and under the racks is smooth, easy to get to and wipes clean without much effort (if something has dried there, I just leave a wet dishcloth for 5 or 10 minutes, come back and wipe it off).
I think there will be some shopping around before a final decision is made.
Which, really, is part of the fun!
I agree! I love the fifth burner on mine, and my husband is so happy with the super boil feature! But pushing a button to clean my oven?? AWESOME!!
I like that this one has a cast iron griddle that can be placed over the center burner.
There will be shopping!!!
The answer is that most definitely, yes, you will look back on that purchase with joy and pleasure. Because, if you like to cook and entertain friends at home, a good range will make all the difference in the world as you do what you love over and over again. Every time you have friends over, every time you make a special meal for the people you love, you will think, "Wow! I'm so lucky that I have this fantastic thing in my kitchen!"
2010-03-29 04:00 pm (UTC)
Believe it. That's precisely how I feel about my outdoor grill (after years of denying myself and buying the cheap-o ones, which consequently rarely got used, I plunked down for a Weber and never looked back).
Which reminds me, now that spring is springing, time to dust 'er off.
We just have a Weber kettle, but I'm looking forward to using it.
I must admit, I laughed when I opened the link and then I thought "Hm...I wouldn't mind having that in my dream kitchen too..."
It gets me hot. When I turn on the oven, that is. ;-)