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Old 12-06-2014, 02:47 PM   #11
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GE/Hotpoint ranges, even the cheapest ones often score high in Consumer Reports for good, even heating, accurate ovens.

When I lived in an apartment, the GE range there was surprisingly good.

My GE Profile blah blah blah oven is 15 years old and spot on. From time to time SO insists it's off and screwing up her baking so I have to check it again to prove it's still accurate.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:57 PM   #12
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The 1978 Super Frigidaire electric oven at the 1978 built condo I lease is still here. The thermostat is faulty and they no longer make that replacement part. After I let the oven preheat, I spend another 20 minutes adjusting the temp because it's off by as much as 50 degrees. I'm wondering if I have cause to demand a new oven. Jeesh, a cheapo electric oven would cost the owner only $300 and would represent about 1 tenth of 1 percent of the value of the condo ($275K).
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:07 PM   #13
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The 1978 Super Frigidaire electric oven at the 1978 built condo I lease is still here. The thermostat is faulty and they no longer make that replacement part. After I let the oven preheat, I spend another 20 minutes adjusting the temp because it's off by as much as 50 degrees. I'm wondering if I have cause to demand a new oven. Jeesh, a cheapo electric oven would cost the owner only $300 and would represent about 1 tenth of 1 percent of the value of the condo ($275K).
That would be nice but the owner is probably thinking about the percentage of the rent a new oven would cost.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:26 AM   #14
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The 1978 Super Frigidaire electric oven at the 1978 built condo I lease is still here. The thermostat is faulty and they no longer make that replacement part. After I let the oven preheat, I spend another 20 minutes adjusting the temp because it's off by as much as 50 degrees. I'm wondering if I have cause to demand a new oven. Jeesh, a cheapo electric oven would cost the owner only $300 and would represent about 1 tenth of 1 percent of the value of the condo ($275K).
All you can do is ask.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:52 AM   #15
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The 1978 Super Frigidaire electric oven at the 1978 built condo I lease is still here. The thermostat is faulty and they no longer make that replacement part. After I let the oven preheat, I spend another 20 minutes adjusting the temp because it's off by as much as 50 degrees. I'm wondering if I have cause to demand a new oven. Jeesh, a cheapo electric oven would cost the owner only $300 and would represent about 1 tenth of 1 percent of the value of the condo ($275K).
That sounds like how the oven at the farm behaved. Has s/one confirmed it is the thermostat? If not, you could ask that be checked to make sure it isn't faulty wiring. A hint here and there that this could be a fire hazard might make the owner re-consider the cost of replacing it vs. the loss of rental income, hassles with the insurance company, etc., should it cause a fire in the condo building.
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