Yep, you read it right. Yesterday, mid-way through a six-batch cookie extravaganza with my pal Tanya, the marble cheese slicer formerly stored above my ceramic/glass-topped year-old stove shifted and spat itself out of the cabinet onto the stove with the dull thud of cracking glass. I know this thread is 'great food' and all, but I just needed to vent to some sympathetic 'ears.' The cookie baking continued (the oven portion is still 100% fine), but this is just so frustrating!!
This being a relatively new oven, we certainly don't have the $400 budgeted to replace the top (yes, the entire oven cost about $500, but this one part, one I imagine other people might also break, is $400), and this being December, well, extra cash goes to gifts, right? Mine has...
So in the interest of not just ranting, and trying very hard to simulate a positive spin on this very un-positive situation (even crockpot recipes require browning, so additional $$ will be spent eating out in the meantime), I have a few questions:
• Anyone else have this happen? Was there a solution that didn't involve a new oven or $400?
• If a new oven is in the future (which seems extremely wasteful to me, but could be a better bargain), electric or gas? I've only cooked with electric and even though 'true' chefs use gas, it scares me just a little.
The moral of the story--don't store anything heavy in those cabinets above your glass-top stove, and be really careful if your microwave is above your glass-top stove. I read another similar story where the woman dropped Corning Ware while trying to remove it from the micro. Another ugly crash.
Growling in Lexington,