Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Down to my last crust of bread

 After the Sears’ repairman left the house this morning, I made breakfast using my last crust of bread. I won’t be able to bake a loaf of bread or anything else for 10 days. The number key pad for setting the oven temperature has gone kablooey.
The number pad started acting up a while ago – right around the time we changed from daylight savings time to regular time. When I went to set the clock back, some of the numbers didn’t come up on the screen. The number 1 still worked, so I waited until it was exactly 11:11 am and then set the clock. It’s been going fine. Then, I noticed I couldn’t set certain oven temperatures. I read the manual and found that I could use “auto-set” by pressing “bake” and going up by 25-degree increments. That worked for a while. But this week the oven began turning off in the midst of baking for no reason at all. The last loaf of bread I baked the oven turned off 12 times. I sat right beside the range and every time it went off I reset the temperature. When I took the bread out of the oven, a warning beep started. An error code keep scrolling across the screen, followed by an 800 number. This went on for over an hour. I keep hitting “cancel” to no avail.

I had a Sears’ warranty so I called for a “Blue Crew” person. His name was Tyson and he came at 8:00 this morning. His diagnosis was that the number key pad was not functioning so he ordered a replacement. The pad costs $381.26 and it will be here on December 16. In the meantime, I need lots of good stovetop recipes.

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Blogger Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Oh no - not another repair! At least you'll have your oven back before Christmas.

I've heard of people baking bread in their crock pot - but I'm not sure how it is done - or how successful it is. Seems that they put foil or something in the bottom of the crock pot to keep the pan off the bottom of the crock pot and put their bread in another pan or cake plate on top of the foil. I doubt that a regular bread pan would fit in most crock pots - if you even have one.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Gerrie said...

In the words of Rosanna Danna - there's always something! Wish you could come here and bake your bread!! Yum

5:49 PM  
Blogger Collagemama said...

It seems like appliances, cars, and maybe people worked better when they weren't so computerized! I'm spending my evening trying to get my furnace thermostat happy enough to heat the condo.

7:04 PM  
Blogger BrendaLou said...

microwave? not for bread of course. if it's not one thing it's another

11:13 PM  
Blogger Christine Thresh said...

Yes, I have my microwave. And I have a toaster oven. I'm okay. I'm having beef stew tonight -- perfect for a cold winter night. A toaster oven is good for crisping up baked potatoes (after they have been microwaved). I just have to start thinking outside of the (oven) box.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Tanya Brown said...

Dagnabit! The price of that key pad is a major chunk of the cost of a new stove!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Del said...

I hope you are not still nibbling on the last crust of bread. How are things going?

1:36 AM  

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