I have to tell you a strange story about how when things are supposed to be easy...but then they just get complicated. As I may have mentioned 2 weeks ago (Canadian Thanksgiving, coincidentally) my oven died. It is not festive to serve spaghetti for Thanksgiving dinner but I did. Anyway we have been so busy settling my in-laws into their new apartment...emptying their old house so the new owners could move in etc, that I just went shopping for a new range yesterday.
I need one that looks like this....
a slide-in range I guess as my stove is in an island and it can't have the controls on the back. I knew it had to be electric because we don't have gas service here and I wanted self-clean and a flat cook top..and stainless steel. I didn't think it should be so hard.
Oh my, how stoves have changed since I bought my last one 15 years ago. I know you won't believe me but one stove had a special button for chicken nuggets...the button actually said "chicken nuggets"....that distressed me on so many levels. Also the stoves are as expensive as the first car Scott and I bought when we were married (I am not exaggerating, this is true). The other thing is that they all have only 1 year warranty...oh and most of them weren't even in stock in the store you had to order them after looking at a picture online, then wait a week.
I suddenly couldn't make a decision and I came back home without ordering or buying anything. I guess I'm stuck with whatever gourmet meals I can turn out with two burners, a slow-cooker and a bbq.