Thinking about Therms
I think people who have read for a while here know I bake. I bake all our bread, I bake muffins weekly and in this season of birthdays I’m churning out cake and cupcakes like its my job. This is NOT the time for our oven to go nutters.
For a while, it was just running off but predictably so. I have an independent thermometer so I would just go by that and adjust – it was roughly 30 degrees hot. Kinda like our car that the gas gauge was highly unreliable so we kept mileage tally for about 3 years. Recently it has lost any reliability and baking has become a hazard. Thanks to a really good tax return we are looking at replacements. Yes, it might be fixable, however, it is mid range in a mediocre branded came with the house that we have lived in for 16 years. It’s done its time.
Just like the washer replacement last year, Lars is drawn to the higher end replacements. I was very reluctant until I found that double convection ovens are now ‘the thing’. The only down side is my ability to research like crazy so I can find people that hate everything…. The local store did not have any of the brand we wanted but it had a different split oven so I eyeballed it myself and confirmed you can put a turkey in the bottom and a good sized dish, or 2 cookie sheets in the top. I will miss the storage from a traditional model but I bet I’ll be using the top oven 90% so I can keep my spare pans in the bottom anyway. The other primo feature is a central griddle burner. I’ve been using 2 burners and flipping it between batches of pancakes for years, I don’t know what I’ll do with my extra found time while cooking …
For over 1k this thing better be awesome but the washer is so I’m hopeful.