Why is my oven crackling and sparking at the on/off switch and will it start a fire in my wall? [more inside]
posted by fruitopia
on May 4, 2013 -
Friends are in the beginning process of thinking about a kitchen remodel, and are wondering if anyone has good or bad things to say about the stoves, fridges, or dishwashers from The Big Chill
. [more inside]
posted by rtha
on Feb 6, 2013 -
My Mom just moved into an apartment with an electric stove, the very first electric stove she's had in seventy-one years of being alive. She's finding the learning curve a little daunting. Could you share some tips and tricks that would make the adjustment a little easier, things that you had to learn while transitioning from the gas stove to the electric stove? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Dec 2, 2012 -
I have a cast iron wood stove at my house that sort of looks like this.
I suck at getting a fire light in it reliably. Can you help figure out what flues and doors and vents to open and close and devise a process to always get a fire going? [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Nov 7, 2012 -
My neighbor has an old GE Automatic Calrod stove. Recently the oven stopped working (baking and Grilling) Assuming that the elements are ok, I'm guessing that a fuse somewhere in the stove needs to be replaced. If so does anyone know where the fuses are on these things. I'm asking Meta Filter because I'm reluctant to have a good poke around as the stove is really dirty. Link to the picture is obviously not the actual stove in question
posted by jdcasey
on Aug 31, 2012 -
I'm staying in a stranger's home. They have a smooth-top stove. If it is an induction stove then I can use my moka pot on it. If it's not then I can't. How can I determine whether or not it is?
posted by resiny
on Mar 31, 2012 -
How safe to use is a gas range that got a little bit waterlogged previously? [more inside]
posted by drea
on Feb 24, 2012 -
I plan on building a rocket stove similar to this one.
I want a smokeless (or nearly smokeless) fire for toasting s'mores, etc. Does anyone have some tips, such as where to find cans that aren't coated in bpa or old paint?
posted by gray17
on Jan 10, 2012 -
Will adding a water tank to our propane heater help regulate the room temperature, or just suck up heat? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe
on Nov 17, 2011 -
I've been cooking in the backcountry for years with a pepsi-can stove
(it simply provides an aerated vessel in which to ignite 75% - 99% isopropyl alcohol which you pour into it)...now recently I've noticed a distinctive, not exactly pleasant smell at the very end, when the fuel finally runs out and the flame extinguishes itself...perhaps a residual vapor is released at that point (I'm usually done cooking). SO, my question is, are dangerous gases perhaps being released? I'm wary of course of getting aluminum in my bloodstream and catching Alzheimer's, but any other dangers I should know about?
posted by wavejumper
on Apr 24, 2011 -
What, if anything, can you tell me about the really weird stove exhaust in my weird old apartment? Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti
on Jan 15, 2011 -
What just went ka-bing on my stove? I was just cooking pancakes on the stove. The oven was also on at 300 degrees, to keep the pancakes warm as they came off the griddle. The overhead bonnet light was on as well.
Suddenly there was a strange flash. It happened in such a fraction of a second that I cannot tell you where it was from. It was like a tiny red sparking mini-explosion -- somewhere! I turned off the stove -- and could NOT turn off the light on the bonnet! [more inside]
posted by keener_sounds
on Dec 6, 2010 -
What's going on with my gas stove? Is it dangerous? What type of repair person do I need to come fix it? [more inside]
posted by luazinha
on Sep 12, 2010 -
Help me build the custom camping stove of my dreams (SWF regulalor - stove mating question inside) [more inside]
posted by bluefrog
on Aug 9, 2010 -
I have a gas stove in good condition that I want to get rid of. Salvation Army's donation pickup line in my area (Boston) never answers my calls and never returns my messages. What other options do I have? Also, I was told by the stove salesman that selling the stove wasn't a good idea because I'd be liable if the purchaser hooked it up wrong and poisoned or exploded themselves. Is this true, or was it just FUD?
posted by Plutor
on May 28, 2010 -
Will ceramic that melted onto the burner cause my smoke alarm to go off? Will it cause any other problems? [more inside]
posted by theichibun
on Feb 23, 2010 -
How do I fix the clock alarm on an old GE stove? Photo and details inside. [more inside]
posted by zadcat
on Feb 6, 2010 -
I cleaned my single burner stove in the sink. After I thought it was dry I plugged it in and blew a circuit. Is it dead for good? [more inside]
posted by bindasj
on Jan 14, 2010 -
Stoves: Electric coils vs. Electric flat top? Cost of propane tank installation? [more inside]
posted by maulik
on Jan 13, 2010 -
Need a full new suite of kitchen appliances, would like some recommendations.
Got some prices on some Electrolux models today that looked great, but some quick research on the web doesn't leave me so confident.
Is this a case of the squeaky wheel complaining online and they're actually a solid product? Or should I be worried.
I'm looking for all stainless steel appliances: fridge with ice-maker, slide-in stove, dishwasher, and range-hood microwave. Specifically I'm looking for a large fridge and electric stove
I'm in Canada if that makes a difference.
posted by gfroese
on Oct 24, 2009 -
Our oven door springs are sprung. It's an old O'Keefe and Merritt stove - the kind with lots of space on top; we love it. But the oven door can't stay shut. Help! [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot
on Oct 21, 2009 -
I have a two part question about fires and making firewood. The two parts are related so I assume this is fine... [more inside]
posted by dance
on Sep 17, 2009 -
Kitchen appliances: What remedies do you have when an appliance purchase and installation goes wrong? [more inside]
posted by abdulf
on Aug 8, 2009 -
Should we look into compact dishwashers and portable gas stoves for our newly rented flat? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Lovely much loved wife has major mental lapse: she leaves the stove/oven on almost daily. What methods can we use to break this potentially disastrous habit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 7, 2009 -
My gas stove doesn't burn hot enough, and my gas water heater can't fill a bath tub with enough hot water to bathe. Do I have a gas pressure problem in my apartment, and what can be done to fix it? [more inside]
posted by hoobichu
on Mar 7, 2009 -
ManyRelatedQuestionsFilter: Can I convert an indoor stove from natural gas to propane? Is it safe? Is it difficult? Do I need to buy a special stove and/or special kit? How often would I have to change a standard propane tank? Does anyone have any experiences converting or cooking with a converted range? Should I convert a gas stove or rewire for an electric stove? Thanks!!!
posted by walla
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Is anyone familiar with Elmira stoves
, especially the Northstar? My mother wants to know if they are anything special besides the obvious retro-charm appeal. My instinct is to tell her if she is going to spend this much to buy a Wolf
, which is a fraction of the price. I think if the Elmiras are as well-performing as Wolfs or Vikings she might want one regardless of the cost. (I found this
, but it's not quite what I'm looking for.) [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Jul 8, 2008 -
My new gas range is breaking my heart. WTF is wrong with it? And if it is a goner, should I bother trying to replace it with another gas range, or give up and switch to electric? [more inside]
posted by Enroute
on May 6, 2008 -