In Response to Re: In my oven.........:
My oven is still broken. Had a repair man out yesterday. He had to order a part- new element. The old one had a hole in it! It won't be fixed until the 29th. Sigh!! Words of wisdom from the repair man.....If you have an older oven that still works and you can get parts for it. KEEP IT!! The new model ovens are very nice looking and have a lot of features, but they start having problems in 3-6 years. The more fancy features on your oven, the more that can go wrong with it. Also the new ovens are very expensive!!! Yesterday, after the repair man left we went to the mall to do some shopping. We passed Sears so we went in to look at appliances. An oven like ours would cost $3,000.00 PLUS. It cost us $191.00 to have ours fixed.
Posted by Barbara B
Barbara, my stove is over 30 years old. One oven element went out several years ago, but my mother had an identical stove. When oe of her burners went out the repair man ruined the whole stove so she had to get a new one. Smart thinking lady that she was, she removed the elements. When I went to visit, I took an element home with me, took mine out, plugged hers in and was good for many more years. Just a few years ago an element went out so my husband found the part on line. When it came we plugged it in and it is still going. I realy like this stove as it is one of the Amana corning top ones. I love the white top and the oven preheats in a very few minutes.
Where I teach my classes for adult ed, the new stoves with all the fancy press places take forever to preheat. i don't like the black tops either.