Well as I'm back off the ivs (hurray!) I was going to do some baking, but then I thought I'd introduce an integral part of my baking. This is my oven. I hate my oven with a passion that is practically insane! From the front it looks like a normal oven, yes I know it's rather dirty- but it doesn't deserve to be cleaned! It's not like normal, sensible ovens, this one opens like a drawer- see pics below. Now when we acquired it with the house the previous owners assured us that the drawer opening design was brilliant as it let you get at food so easily... Well quite frankly that was rubbish! It drives me nuts! The drawer mechanism is fine if you are only using one shelf, but I often want to use two shelves, for example baking a multilayer cake- how unusual of me! The only way to get at the different cake tin or dishes, is to open the drawer right out and then take out the lower things to do stuff with them, then put them back in. If you try and do anything whilst the tins are on the lower shelf you will burn yourself on the upper shelf-guaranteed. Also, by opening up the drawer you expose your cakes to cold air, the result cakes that often won't rise or that deflate in the middle- not what I want. You also have to open it if you want to see if something is done or risen as there is no light in it (not a light that doesn't work there never was a light in it) and the window is mostly obscured by the shelf mechanism anyhow! I can't seem to get a new seal for it either as its a non-standard design (at least in England) so because the seal is fairly useless these days it leaks heat and takes absolutely ages to heat up. There is also no way to get a new instruction manual as the previous owners helpfully did not leave one, so I have no idea how to reprogramme the clock of use the timer as all have rubbed and randomly pressing buttons usually ends up with the oven turning on in the middle of the night. So all I want for Christmas is a new oven! But I'll wait til the sales...
Trying to stay afloat on a sea of medication. Living as best I can around my Cystic Fibrosis.
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