Free Range (Four Burners, No Gas)
May 19, 2008
My oven’s goose is cooked. Or, more appropriately, uncooked. Oh brother.
Three of the 15-year-old beast’s burners work. The oven? To use another poultry metaphor: Quit, cold turkey. Husband and I have been browsing replacement options, weighing quality against size, size against price, and price against our financial reality. Can we pass the summer with three burners and this?
While I’m convinced that our little barbeque can see us through to mid-Setptember, I do ever-so-often miss homemade pizza and that School Lunch Night staple, mac ‘n’ cheese. (Anybody have a good recipe for mini-grill mac?)
Moreover, when we do take the plunge and replace the range, what should we do? Get a 30-incher to fill the space? Or, go for the more compact 24″, and use this as an opportunity to remake the kitchen? How about cooktops vs. freestanding? Should we buy from a big box, a Small biz, or a second-use shop?
I confess: I don’t know anything. Help!