Did I Tell You?
I have new ovens…two of them! Did I tell you? After nearly a decade of baking in ovens across the country, a year of researching, and looking at my bank account more than once and wondering to myself, “can I really do this?” I bit the bullet and bought two brand spanking new ovens.
It had gotten to the point where the door on my 21 year-old Viking did not always open when I needed it to, even after repairs. Sometimes it did, but sometimes it didn’t. Now, think about how that would be in a class if your beautiful pie is all finished baking but you can’t take it home because the oven door won’t open all the way so you can get it out. That has almost happened on more than one occasion and only by the grace of the goddess…for me that is Hestia, the goddess of the hearth…it never has happened in a class…knock on wood! Plus, I needed more room for pies than my champ of a thrift store electric oven could give me. Ovens are the backbone of everything that I do in my pie world.
- “Get what you want.” That’s what my accountant said.
- “Get what you want.” That’s what my best friend said.
- “Get what you want.” That’s what my son Duncan said.
And so I did. 🙂
It was an exciting day when they arrived. Duncan unpacked the box and we admired them.
A few days later he built the cabinet they would sit in.
A few days after that he wired it all up.
And, the next day he put them in! (Can I tell you how amazing it is to have a son who can do ANYTHING?)
Well, at this point I felt that the twins needed to have names. So I put a call out to my buddies on Facebook for suggestions.
- Hansel and Gretel
- Romulus and Remus
- Jacques and Julia
- Abbott and Costello
- Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd
- …are just a few of the almost 200 comments and suggestions!
But there’s more… (I should be on an infomercial right?)
- I bought local.
- I bought American.
- I bought an extended warranty, too…it comes with a yearly maintenance and local service folk who will come to fix if ANYTHING goes wrong or replace if they can’t. I’m crossing my fingers, toes, and lattice strips, too, that the girls (yes they are she’s) will do just dandy.
As soon as they came online can you guess what I did?
Of course you can!
I baked pies…one in each.
And the next day I began the toast test which took a few day because the girls have so many different settings…
- Regular Bake
- Convection Bake
- Multi-Rack Convection Bake
I tried them all and learned a lot about how best to use them for
- single pie
- 2 pies one on each rack
- multi pies on multi racks
I’ll post about that sometime in the future.
What I can say is that so far my new GE Profile Ovens bake like a dream!
I’m pretty darn happy as well you may tell
So without further ado
Meet Thing One and Thing Two!