What's Labor Day weekend without buying a major appliance?! Actually, buying an appliance was no where on our list for the past holiday weekend, but while perusing through Home Depot (which is always on our list. Every day, it seems.) we realized every appliance was on sale and we did need/want a new range. We have been replacing our kitchen appliances one by one and since we had the money saved up for a new oven for when we renovated the kitchen, we figured--why wait when they are on sale now.
Our old range was not completely unusable. The oven worked fine. The cooktop was at 50%. Meaning 2 out of 4 burners reliably worked. Maybe not heated up quickly or evenly, but worked. But our new range?! It blows the old one out of the water.
We ended up going with a Kenmore to match our refrigerator and a double oven to make Chris (and Greta?) do this every time he is in the kitchen:
And sometimes this:
You'll have to ask him what that pose means, but I am guessing it translates into him being excited about having two ovens. Since he is the cook around here, I figured it was the least I could do--let him buy a double oven. Well, it was probably the most I could do--because those suckers are twice as much as a standard range. Still, it feels like a small thing to make him so happy and to help him even more excited about cooking. And since it was Labor Day, we did get a deal. Of course. That was the main reason we sprung for this bad boy, remember?
Sears is the only store that carries Kenmore so we headed to the Sears Outlet (where we found our fridge) to see if they had any deals on double ovens. They didn't. Then we checked our local Sears department store and they didn't have the one that we wanted. Some stainless ranges look more black with stainless accents and we wanted the top, where the dials were, to be stainless as well. Like this one that we had our eyes on:
check Ebates and see if I could order through them and get additional money back.
Booyah! Sure did. $103.56. So after all the discounts I scrounged up, we ended up forking out $1664.21 which is still a lot of money, but it is $357 less than what we would have paid at full price. But can I tell you that even I, the non-cook around here, think it was totally worth it. I try to cook one night a week and not having to worry about baking cauliflower breadsticks at one temperature and roasting squash and onions at another, while having them ready at the same time--frees up my mind!
The cooktop has a fifth warming burner and one of the ovens has a convection option and I am sure there are a thousand other tricks this thing can do that Chris can't wait to discover.
He's even talking about (with my encouragement) cooking his way through an entire cookbook now. And hosting Thanksgiving! See? Totally worth it.
It helps that it looks a heck of a lot better, too.
Anyone else shop score a major deal over the holiday? Or love a double oven? Who doesn't love a double oven, really.