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On a much less important note


Whoever lived here before us absconded with one of the two oven racks. Stupidhead oven only has one!

Makes cooking in the oven a delightful challenge, sort of like high temperature Jenga...

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rikibeth
Jun. 17th, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
You can probably order a replacement from somewhere like Sears that carries multiple brands of appliances. That was how I got the replacement heating element for the 30-year-old oven in this kitchen.
eglantine_br
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
How like you, to know just what to do! I will do exactly as you say.

I remember, as I am sure you do, when you could buy anything from Sears: Farm implements, lacy underwear, pianos, live bees, (as we did once,) chicks that were shipped as eggs and hatched in the mail,)back to school clothes, ugly old lady socks... and toys which I circled in the catalog in hopes of receiving. Sears is sadly diminished now, but I bet they will have oven rack replacements.
rikibeth
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:30 am (UTC)
New heating element: about $60. New stove: probably more like $600.

Once upon a time (not in our lifetime) you could buy entire HOUSES from Sears, to assemble on your land. Some of those houses are still standing.
ba1126
Jun. 17th, 2014 12:46 pm (UTC)
Just want to chime in on Sears! In my childhood (late 40's, early 50's) you could still order most anything from Sears, including houses (plans and materials, assembly required!!) My Dad would let us go through the catalogue and circle things we would like for Xmas ($5 or less!!) and it was exciting to see all the possibilities!! I have no doubt you'll be able to order a new one! (I'm guessing they took said rack and used it on a campfire, held up by rocks, for cooking.)
nodbear
Jun. 17th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
why do previous owners do that sort of thing?? it always happens -there is always some quirky thing missing or not fixed correctly - its a sort of moving home law of - something or other
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