Range: Ehhh… Typical Toastie Problem

Range came.
Range had no power.
Installers blamed my electrical circuits.
Flipped breakers several times, no change.
Later, out of curiosity, I tried the burners.
Burners work.
The clock and control don’t work. The oven doesn’t work.
What gives?
Home Depot passed me to GE.
GE understand the problem and was going to send someone out.
But instead of being put on hold, I was returned to the queue.
The new queue rep had no knowledge of my issue. Different computer system starting all over.
A new unit will be sent out Tuesday, even though there’s a decent chance my appliance outlet isn’t fully juiced to 240V.
I need a multimeter. Hoping to procure one from M & E.
Installers supposed to check this themselves first, but the didn’t, and they asked for the 5 out of 5 rating when I get the survey tomorrow.

Bummed by the half-working range, which looks quite nice.

Used the power of my prednisone to start painting tonight. No primer. No blue tape. Just a huge itch to start the project I had planned start 4+ years ago. Orange kitchen. It does not look as cool as I recall. But, so what? I’m so sick of having a white kichen. I am not spending forever on this project. I will repaint if the results are truly horrific. I don’t think they wiil be.

All the non-lockd down fixtures in the kichen–pantry rack, small nook table, el cheapo bookcase, smaller wire shelvin (ideal for microwave)…out in the hallway, awaiting their fate in Kichen 2.0

The long-term view involves a dishwasher and completely new shelves that migt make the most of my challenging galley kitchen. THe current view just needs to be shaked up. Pics to come.


4 thoughts on “Range: Ehhh… Typical Toastie Problem

  1. Why not just make the present kitchen the laundry room and the larger “laundry” room into the kitchen? Or, put it all in the larger room and make the present kitchen into a 2nd bathroom?

  2. 1. The back room “laundry room” is ill-equipped for any purpose. Ideally, I’d have it demolished and have a new addition built.
    2. Ideally, I’d knock a whole between the kitchen and the dining room.
    3. I don’t have a need for two standalone bathrooms. A very major renovation that included an addition could make the existing bathroom part of a master bedroom. But this is also hypothetical
    4. All I can hope to do in the near-term is have the kitchen cabinets replaced and arranged such that a dishwasher and additional counter space can be added.

  3. I have orange countertops and I love the upbeat feeling the color gives the room. I think orange is a great color for a kitchen. I hope the next oven works better.


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