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October 16th, 2003
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The stove
Guy came over. Looked at stuff. Fiddled and such (I'm too hungry to sit and type out the whole thing). Boils down to that it would take something like $150 to fix it. However, he said that, once stoves start getting past 8 or 10 years, things start breaking (electric ones, at any rate). He said mine looked at least 12 years old, and I imagine this was a new stove when the house was built in 1987. He said that I could probably get a new one for $279 or $299, something like that. He gave me a recommendation for a place to try that is sometimes cheaper than other places. And he also suggested Home Depot. So, I guess it's time to shop around. But I really need some food tonight, so I guess it's takeout time.

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From:magid
Date:October 16th, 2003 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Some things can be cooked really nicely in a microwave, if takeout begins to pale... (My dad does fish that comes out really well.)

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From:queue
Date:October 16th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Just looked at some stuff on Sears's Web site. $269 for a Kenmore with 2 large burners and 2 small ones, electronic timer and all that. $219 for something no-frills, just one large burner (and three small ones), no timer or anything.

Do you think it's worth $50 extra for a second burner? Anyone?
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From:magid
Date:October 16th, 2003 03:29 pm (UTC)
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It might be, if you tend to have multiple things you'd use a big burner for going at once.

I use the timer (assuming this means time bake-type stuff), but I've been looked at oddly for leaving the oven to cook things without me there, so I don't know if that's worth having to you.

Other consideration: do you care if you have a nicer stove when/if you sell? (ie nice enough to match the fridge, or something like that).
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From:queue
Date:October 16th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
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No, I don't care if it matches. It could be purple for all I care.
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From:magid
Date:October 16th, 2003 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Purple would be good. Then you wouldn't have to worry if some blueberry jam boiled over :-).

(I'd meant matching as in the same level of appliances, not color, btw.)
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From:hrafn
Date:October 17th, 2003 04:39 am (UTC)
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I would definitely pay $50 for a 2nd large burner.
From:geeyodi
Date:October 16th, 2003 07:33 pm (UTC)
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You could also check Sears.
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From:queue
Date:October 17th, 2003 04:35 am (UTC)
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I ended up getting frustrated trying to talk to several different Sears stores on the phone (one person told me they would take the stove away for $10, but I'd have to have a plumber unhook it). So I ended up going with Home Depot, and the stove is being delivered a week from Saturday.
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