I was going to take a picture of my stove, but I see someone already has.
With my leg propped up in the air yesterday and no little kids at home, I did our 2007 taxes. I know that we are supposed to claim so many exemptions that we would never receive a return, but as of yet that has never happened. We already claim 12. I don't know.
Are you allowed to claim 20?
Anyway, the return will be deposited on the 15th and we will be debt fee except for our van payment and mortgage. We plan to have our van payed off in the next 24 months and to remain out of debt otherwise.
But do you know the most exciting thing? We will be able to purchase a new stove! I love my stove which just turned 8 years old in January. According to the experts, it was never intended to survive so many years. I have used the poor thing daily and it has served me well. But it is seriously in bad shape.
The broiler has been removed because it kept turning itself on in the night and self cleaning the oven. No kidding. It all started one lovely postpartum day when I was cooking a meatloaf. The broiler flipped on and got so hot that the oven went into lock mode. It incinerated the meat. We could see flames shooting out and all that was left was a charred brick. I had a real reason to cry that day.
The burners are, well, barely functional. If you jimmy them just a certain way to get the connection to spark then they may or may not work. Needless to say, I've been using our microwave a lot.
And recently its been taking a long time to bake. I have proof that you can bake a cake in the preheat mode, but it will require an extra hour or so.
What I need is advice. We will be buying an electric range and I need to hear from you. What would you recommend? What should I avoid? If you have an electric stove, what do you like about it or what would you change?