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Bipolar Oven

My oven is bipolar: when I follow the instructions for frozen pizza, it's done in about 66% of the time, i.e. instructions say 18min, it's done in 12, usually less - 18min would burn it to a crisp. Thicker things, like pork roasts or heating a pre-cooked ham, are barely tepid in the center at the time in their instructions, i.e. instructions say 45min, takes over an hour to get to the recommended temperature. The oven is a generic, in-every-apartment-I've-ever-had kind of stove. What's it's problem? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Jul 28, 2014 - 17 answers

Do I need a range hood?

Doing a major kitchen reno on a new old house, and the layout has no good spot to install a range hood. I've owned houses with a range hood and houses without one, and the only difference I've noticed is that the ones without one need a bit more frequent cleaning, although not really much. Actually very little. Maybe the kind of cooking I usually do doesn't require one? Do you have a range hood? Do you not? Is it merely a bright shiny status symbol? Do you think it's important to have one? Why?
posted by fivesavagepalms on Jan 26, 2014 - 28 answers

I'm paranoid about my gas range.

How safe to use is a gas range that got a little bit waterlogged previously? [more inside]
posted by drea on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for advice on induction cooktops and electric ovens.

Looking for advice on induction cooktops and electric ovens. [more inside]
posted by crumbly on Nov 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Pot fell off stove, burn ring on wood floor.

Hot pot fell of stove onto wood floor. Burn ring! Help! [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Stove/Oven Substitute

What's the best small appliance substitute for a stove/oven? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on May 1, 2010 - 21 answers

Sprung oven door

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 - 14 answers

Are Elmira stoves good stoves, or do they just look good?

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 - 2 answers

Which is a better stove: gas or induction?

My husband and I cook a lot. We're moving from an apartment with a decent gas stove/oven to one with a crappy electric stove/oven. Obviously, Something Must Be Done. Should we go for gas or induction? [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Sep 10, 2007 - 22 answers

Now you're not cooking with gas!

How to cook on electric stove? [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Aug 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Stove top cupcakes?

It's Mother's Day soon... And I want to cook/bake my mum something - but I've got no oven! Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on May 8, 2007 - 15 answers

Lovin' to cook - hatin' on my cooktop.

So, we just moved into a new (rental) house in Bavaria, Germany. Great house, nice kitchen except for the range / cook top. Bad enough it's electric, much prefer gas, but it's a ceramic cook top. I've had them before in previous domiciles and have never come to terms with 'em. There seems to be only two settings - too friggin' hot or too friggin' cool and it takes forever to reach either of these. Replacing the cook top is not an option as it's a rental. Therefore, reaching out to the MeFite community - have you any tips for making the best use of these cruddy cook tops? [more inside]
posted by Expat on Jan 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Cooking Without a Stove

Cooking Without a Stove -- For a number of reasons, my best friend will be without a stove until September. Her family is getting tired of chicken and veggies cooked in her electric steamer. Not being a meat eater, I'm little help... [Step inside, walk this way...]
posted by Dreama on Jun 28, 2004 - 25 answers

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