Friday, February 02, 2007

Now we're cooking...

I was able to bring home the "new" used stove last night. Just in time, too! The disappointing news is that I've swapped one problem for another--one burner won't work, even after switching the element. We may be able to fix it ourselves, or we may have just made a $50 donation to Thriftsmart. (Which would be okay, as 100% of its profits fund the Mercy Medical Clinic and African missions.)

There is always risk in buying secondhand appliances. Generally, it's been worth the risk to me.

9 comments:

Susan said...

oh my! Little bit is getting so big! Love the red hair (I have a weakness for the red haired ones ...GRIN!).

Sorry to hear about the stove, hopefully you'll be able to get it working.

Hugs & Blessings!
Susan

Anonymous said...

ok can i just say, i love your little girl she is sooooo cute!!!!!!!

look at that face....mine is now almost 6 sigh......

anyhow, good luck with the stove,
check online or for books at library for trouble shooting...

devildogwife said...

What a cutie! She's so precious. It's been a long time since my "little girl" was so little (she's almost, gulp, 8)

Congrats on the new stove. Hopefully you'll be able to get the burner situation taken care of soon.

Lynn Marie said...

I'm so glad that you have the stove so that you bake muffins for that little one sitting on the floor by it! She is so cute. Maybe some one at your church knows about burners too, ask around, your fix may be just a question away.

Coffee and a Muffin said...

What a doll! And growing up so fast! Didn't you just have her?? :-O

Well, at least the oven and 3 burners work. A good in-between stove until something better comes along (in case you can't fix that burner). Knowing you, you'll probably sell it on Craig's List and make a profit! ;)

Meredith said...

I know, I have a celebratory loaf of bread baking at the moment!

Katmaxx said...

Hi,
My appliance repairing husband said it is either the connector where the burner plugs in or the switch behind the control knob. I say though that you can get a one burner hot plate for under $20 new.
He also said unplug the stove before you do any repairs because it is 220 current and will really hurt you if you get zapped by it.

Meredith said...

Kat, thanks to your husband for the advice! We will try to repair it, though I rarely cook on all 4 burners at once, anyway.

Kim said...

Hi, I had the same problem with our stove. It turned out to be the thermistate (sp?) behind the knob. Not to $$ to fix.