Kenmore stovetop wants to burn our sauces -- can this stove be saved?
July 9, 2012 5:59 PM Subscribe
Crap electric stovetop acting crappily. Can this be repaired (preferably for less than $150)?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord to home & garden (5 answers total)
Hey! We're cooking spaghetti! Yay!
However, the front left burner of our craptastic Kenmore electric stove decided to ignore the simmer select button and get crazy hot. Argh.
We moved the sauce to another burner and are carefully monitoring it to make sure it doesn't go nuts -- so far so good.
This puts a serious crimp in our sauce-making and curry creation, not to mention I really don't like the idea of an appliance that has a mind of its own and the ability to incinerate matter.
Googling "simmer select broken" mostly returns pages of people complaining about the burner not turning on at all. This is not our problem.
In the future we will replace this absolutely dreadful stove, but in the meantime, is this a repairable issue? The oven had an issue last year where it got crazy hot really fast, and we got that fixed for about $200. I'd hate to think that we need to sink even more money into it, but we can't replace for at least six months.
It's a Kenmore "Warm & Ready Drawer" model 79096419407.