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New Oven [Sep. 5th, 2009|10:15 am]
Tony Grist
Our old oven was too small- and cramping my culinary ambition-  so we splashed out and bought  another. This new one is huge- a combination microwave, convection oven and grill- and it intimidated me at first- as all things with control panels do. I got off to a bad start. I was wanting to warm some croissants and they wound up like leather on the inside and all doughy on the outside, because I'd neglected to hit the keypad where it says "grill". One learns. Since then I've cooked a plum crumble (conventionally) and microwaved a bowl of rice and grilled some naan bread and more croissants- and my fingers are dancing over the panel with confidence. Now I'm contemplating a steak and kidney pie in the middle distance, with a turkey flapping its stubby, denuded wings on the horizon.  Ailz has been craving turkey and all the old oven could accomodate was chicken.  
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From: wokenbyart
2009-09-05 01:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds brill!

We need a new oven too, we have a twin-oven cooker built into a fitted unit that's pretty old (came with the fitted kitchen already here when we bought the house) and one of the ovens - the bigger one - is unusable as the 'stay clean' liners on the sides and the back took to shedding their material over the food. Yuck! So we use the small upper oven (which also functions as a grill). Our problem is that we can't find a replacement that will fit. This one's about fifteen years old... We have the same problem with the fridge. Can't find one that'll fit. Don't know really how to solve this, can't afford a new fitted kitchen (and don't want one either, this one's fine apart from these two appliances).

I've always thought that food cooked in a microwave should be referred to as 'microwoven'.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-05 02:36 pm (UTC)
This oven doesn't have to fit anywhere. It has little legs of its own and just sits out on the kitchen counter. This isn't an elegant solution, but, well, I don't suppose I care too much about the look of the thing- and having it on the counter means I don't have to bend to use it- which in my arthritic state is a blessing.

"Microwoven" is much prettier than "microwaved" :)
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