Do you ever wonder why, when I need something, I can’t get in the car, drive to the store and buy it? I’m not a drama queen but it seems like some things, especially major purchases, are almost more of a hassle than they are worth.
Yesterday we went to the appliance store here. I had a good discussion with the salesman we’ve been talking to. Vince talked to him. He highly recommends the G.E. Cafe models. We decided on this one but with stainless knobs and handles.
Gas top. Gas oven. Single oven. Convection and Air Fry. This one, with the stainless trim, will kinda keep my kitchen “unified” if I start replacing white fixtures with stainless but then I figured out that if I just go with the regular stainless version, it’s about $700 less. That’s a lot of money just to try to make the kitchen appliances all match.
So, I started thinking about this. (1) We’ll probably live in this house til we die. If a few stainless and a few white pieces don’t bother me, why would I spend $700? (2) What if the fridge, dishwasher, wall oven, microwave, vent hood all need replacing in 5 years (they’ll be over 20 years old at that point), then I’m going to be stuck with a white stove.
Vince still doesn’t like G.E. Said he’d never buy anything G.E. but has agreed to go with this stove. He even acted like he was going to buy a matching dishwasher. But, will this be one of those things for the rest of my life, any time something goes wrong, he says “I knew I shouldn’t have bought that brand!”?
We needed to pay at least half down to get it ordered. Then, Vince asked . . when would you guess these will come in? The guy grimaced and said . . no sooner than six months. With the popularity of the Cafe models, maybe 8 months for stainless; maybe longer for white.
No! I guess I am not disliking the glass top stove as much as I act like. I’m waiting. I’m not even thinking about it any more. Vince is hooking up the Camp Chef stove in the garage so if the power is off and I have to cook, I can do it on that.
So . . no more stove talk for a while. I’ve reached a dead end and I’m done! Doesn’t mean I won’t look at the stoves if we’re in Home Depot or somewhere that has them but, for the most part . . I’m done.