My oven tried to kill me
Jan. 30, 2013 5:47 am
Updated: Jan. 31, 2013 8:43 pm
Sunday afternoon I decided to reseason my two smallest cast-iron skillets because stuff still sticks to them if I'm not really careful with them. They were in for over an hour then after they cooled down I took them out. A bit later on I re-started the
oven to bake the bread (see my previous blog entry), put the bread in and took a shower.
When I got out I sat down in the living room to wait for the timer to go off and started feeling light-headed. I thought maybe I was coming down with the flue that's been going around but something told me that wasn't what it was. I opened a couple windows
and the front door and sure enough within half an hour I was feeling OK again. I knew then something was really wrong with the oven and started thinking about maybe replacing that old $90 range we'd bought over 10 years ago when we moved into this house.
Luckily it was unseasonably warm yesterday and I was able to open some windows while I baked our
pesto stuffed pork chops
but you know what? I still got lightheaded. There must be some kind of draft that goes straight from the oven to the couch. I admit I was a little scared.
So I hit all the appliance stores last night and settled on a
new GE model in their new color "Slate"
. It's got an oval burner in the middle for a griddle, a fast-cooking 17,000 BTU burner, a smaller simmer burner and two "normal" burners. Plus with the deal they had going on I was able to get a microwave that goes
over the stove and has a fan and light. That will replace our ancient, huge counter microwave and fee up some much needed counter space in our kitchen. With any luck we can get it all ordered today and hopefully delivered in time to cook dinner Saturday.
I'm pretty excited about the new equipment.