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Oven is not working :(

June 1st, 2011 at 07:55 pm

I was about to make roast chicken last night when I couldn't get the oven to work. DH tried it but it was no use. The chicken was all seasoned and everything already. I had to put it back in the fridge. The chicken is now in the slow cooker, and I just hope that it turns out alright.

We've had problems with this oven for over a year now, first the door wouldn't shut tight anymore, then the igniter stopped working. For a year now we had to put it on manually. Now it won't light up anymore. I think getting it fix will cost a bit, although we haven't looked into it. I'm not that keen on getting a new one yet either because the stove part still works just fine. I think we could get away not using the oven for a while. I want to spend sometime looking into my options rather than buying one right away.

Life is funny sometimes. Last month we had a really good run in terms of good news, I guess now its for some negativity. Just the way life is.

Well unto some good news, I paid $1000 into the mortgage today.

5 Responses to “Oven is not working :(”

  1. snafu Says:

    I suggest checking your range's manual to attempt to diagnose the problem. Some brands are prone to igniter problems which affects oven operation. There is a lot of information available on-line. If your range is old, assess the pros and cons of the cost of repair. What correction does the supplier suggest?

    An inexpensive, short term quick fix might be a refurbished toaster oven. They are big enough to bake a chicken or mid sized casserole, don't heat-up the house, take only a modest amount of counter space and are inexpensive.

  2. marvholly Says:

    I had my oven go out 2 days before a holiday a couple years ago. Local handyman came by. he went to a local parts store & the guy there suggested it was probably some kind of regulator (cheap,

  3. patientsaver Says:

    I think taking your time when thinking about a replacement is a very good idea. If you do end up buying a new one, watch for a really good sale.

    But otherwise, I have to say that while my big oven is working, I haven't used it in over a year! What i do use daily is 1. my microwave and 2. a Cuisineart toaster/convection oven. As someone else here said, it's big enough for me to cook up a frozen pizza (not the huge kind), cook chicken and fresh salmon and even bake a loaf of quick bread.

    I hate the idea of heating up the big oven (mine's electric) and wasting all that energy when I'm cooking for one.

  4. Shiela Says:

    Yeah a convection microwave oven is in one of our option. It could be a bit convenient to get one since our microwave is now also over 10 years old and in the ast month or so the light stopped working. I do like using the oven for cooking, ours is gas so it is cheaper to run if it was electric.

    But I guess our first option at the moment is to find out how much it will cost to get it fix and is it worth fixing. I am anticipating that it will cost a bit.

    Tomorrow is Sat so we will probably go to the shops and have a look how much oven cost these days. I've never bought one in my life so I have no idea. Luckily, it is our end of financial year here and there are a lot of sales going on. Not a bad time to shop around.

  5. snafu Says:

    If you've decided to replace your oven, it pays to check Consumer Reports or Consumers Preferred Appliances for price comparisons. I suggest you make your own list of features you want and would use. There is no point to spending money on features/extras that are bothersome or difficult to use. My friend needs to hold the manual in her hand to follow the procedure to use several of the features of her range.

    It's ok to ask for more like a slightly bigger discount, or price match or free delivery or free installation etc.
    I think Service Contracts are a rip-off and big profit item for seller. If it can't stand on manufacturing warranty...is it any good? I know salesmen get a good commission for selling those contracts.

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