PITY THE POOR ELECTRIC RANGE

Wronged Objects – If your furniture, appliances, and other inanimate objects at home had feelings and emotions, to which item would you owe the biggest apology?


Pity my poor electric range. Cursed, sworn at. Abused by everyone for its tendency to flare into super nova status and burn everything, or decide it’s not in the mood to cook today (I can sympathize with that viewpoint, actually).

kitchen in morning lightNot to mention its lack of natural (or artificial) convection, making its baking capabilities dubious …

Of all our appliances and home furnishings, the range has suffered the most as humans speak to it cruelly, harshly, without compassion.

Yes, I pity it. I do. It is not its fault it isn’t a gas range. This area doesn’t even have natural gas available. We had no choice but to get an electric range … and it certainly had no choice about becoming part of this household. To be fair, after you understand its limitations and quirks, you can bend it to your will, sort of. I can bake banana bread and pound cake that’s pretty darned good.

72-Pound-cake_08

So pity my poor, abused, under-appreciated range … but you totally gotta love my little Waring convection oven. It rocks.



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9 replies

  1. Your baked stuff is looking so tempting and fresh. I enjoyed reading all the posts I missed and what lovely pictures you shared for the challenges. I will try to read few more before I write a post of mine. 🙂

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  2. I grew up with gas in London. Switzerland is an electric country. I had gas in Switzerland for 20 years in an old apartment, but now have electric and am glad, although I got through my first oven in 10 years and now have my second. I stopped baking a couple of years ago. Now and again I might if it is worth it, but not for me.

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    • I used to bake all the time. Now, it’s a very special occasion. Time marches on and things that were fun, are more like work. And not so important. Like baking. I used to bake bread, too … but it has been years and I doubt I ever will again. Still, electric ranges are not as good for many things as gas was. But it’s good enough for what little I still do.

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  3. Microwaves I’d say. I don’t trust ’em anyway. Shooting out all those little rays. Who knows where where they’re landing? I’ve busted 3 of ’em since I’ve been here.
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