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Old 09-14-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Oh no! My oven died!

Yeah, so long story short we are without an oven for a while. I was hoping it would hold out til income taxes, but I guess not.

The good news is that we do have a large Nuwave oven and a George Foreman thing that has a griddle part, plus a microwave and 2 crockpots. I liked to make casseroles though. Has anyone gone a while without an actual stove? Advice?

I am going to try to find a cheap one at the thrift store, but

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Re: Oh no! My oven died!

You can buy an electric skillet or you can buy just a burner that olugs in the wall that you can use you regular pots and pans on
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Re: Oh no! My oven died!

We have before. Luckily, we have a wood burning stove & spent the cold months cooking on that. Crockpot cooking is great, so is the grill if you've got one outside. You can use a little cook burner temp from the camping section. Or if you've got one of those turkey fryer things - you know, has a little stand, uses a little propane tank & a big pot on the top. Those work good for things you'd cook on the stove that wouldn't work in a grill, etc.
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What about getting one of those larger countertop toaster ovens... Don't think it'd be great for casserole but I bet you can morph some of your fave casseroles to become crock pot-able! Gl mama!
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Re: Oh no! My oven died!

Our oven just died too- though the top burners still work. We have gone a month and a half without the oven- all I miss is baking and making pizzas. We have been using our grill, stove top and crock pot. Good luck- I don't see us affording a new stove for a while...
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Our oven just died too- though the top burners still work. We have gone a month and a half without the oven- all I miss is baking and making pizzas. We have been using our grill, stove top and crock pot. Good luck- I don't see us affording a new stove for a while...
My SIL makes grilled. Pizza dough!! Maybe google a recipe? Ooh wait I remember now, she told me she put yummy salad in the grilled pizza crust so it's like a pizza salad wrap! But I bet you could grill the dough then melt the cheese and toppings in the micro if u had to
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Do you need a whole new range? Just a suggestion. Our oven died a few months after we moved in and I replaced the element (it's an electric range... Ugh) for around $50 or something.
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Re: Oh no! My oven died!

We did without an oven when DS1 broke the oven door by repeatedly standing on the door. I did used a large toaster oven for lots of things including baking smaller loaves of bread. I have also done pizza on the grill. Crockpots are great for casseroles.

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You can cook pizza on the grill. It's excellent!
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OP check freecycle and craigslist in your area. I see people giving away stoves around here all the time Might not be great but you could clean it and it would keep you cooking until tax time
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