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Old 04-21-2006, 08:13 AM   #1
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My Oven Died

Yesterday I started a batch of beef stock. I turned the oven on to preheat, so I could roast the bones and mirepoix. After 15 minutes, I opened the oven, and it was stone COLD! Darn thing broke on us within the past two days. Great, that's going to complicate things.

This electric oven is old, I'd say from the 40's or 50's. I'm not even sure if it can be fixed. I'd rather have it fixed than get another one, as the oven has some HUGE pot/pan storage capacity, and all my other cabinets are stuffed.

If I have to replace it, we have a gas oven that we can use, but I'd have to have a gas line run into the kitchen from the hot water heater.

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Old 04-21-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that Allen. Do you have a place around there that works on them? Hopefully things will work out for you. Keep us posted.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:15 AM   #3
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Bummer, Allen! I had one of those old ovens with the storeage shelves I loved to put my pots 'n pans in, in my old duplex... but it was gas. There's lots of used refrigerator/appliance stores around where you can pick one up cheap, but don't know if they come with a warrantee/guarantee. One fellow I knew, used his old stove as a planter - no kidding! Plants were coming out of the burners & oven. He also had a few old barber chairs & barber pole on the patio - but I digress Since it's from the 40's or 50's, I'd want to hold on to it. Hope you can get it fixed. Don't see many of those around any more

Edited to add: Wonder what you might get for it at an auction.
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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oh that stinks, Allen. I second mish - keep that puppy as it's probably a collector's item. Hope you can get it fixed.
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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oh that stinks, Allen. I second mish - keep that puppy as it's probably a collector's item. Hope you can get it fixed.

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And it's so good to be back......Aloha all!
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welcome back, gf. Did you guys have a wonderful time on the mainland?
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:15 PM   #10
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Yesterday I started a batch of beef stock. I turned the oven on to preheat, so I could roast the bones and mirepoix. After 15 minutes, I opened the oven, and it was stone COLD! Darn thing broke on us within the past two days. Great, that's going to complicate things.

This electric oven is old, I'd say from the 40's or 50's. I'm not even sure if it can be fixed. I'd rather have it fixed than get another one, as the oven has some HUGE pot/pan storage capacity, and all my other cabinets are stuffed.

If I have to replace it, we have a gas oven that we can use, but I'd have to have a gas line run into the kitchen from the hot water heater.
Allen, sounds to me like you need a new heating element. My husband is here, and he suggests you google your stove type/ repair parts, and see what you can find. Or look on Ebay. If it is, in fact, the heating element, all you have to do is unplug the old one and plug in the new one.
He says most of those parts are universal and interchangeable.
Those old stoves are wonderful. If you can get it fixed, it's worth doing.
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