Sunday, September 25, 2011

Better Than a New Piece of Jewelry

Or at least that is what one of my cousins said when they saw a picture of my new stove!

This spring we started doing a little kitchen update little by little.

The first thing we did was to replace the fan above the oven. I am sure it was high end at one time, it was a microwave shelf with a built in light and fan. Well the fan went out and we had just bought a new microwave. When we priced the fans alone it made more sense to buy a built in. So out with the big old black, greasy metal beast!

This is the hole it created and now we had to replace some tile since it was it was larger than the new microwave

Here was the new microwave and see the area we had to fix the tile.

Then we realized the one kitchen light never stays lit and we had replaced then over 10 years ago, so out with the old.

In with new light fixtures

So next we wanted a new stove. The broiler stopped working and when I came home a couple of weeks ago I asked Mr. what happened? There was a missing knob.....he thought I knew because he did not?

So after going to every place that sold stoves we settled on a Electolux, gas, convection  with a warming drawer and double oven in all stainless.

The deliver men showed up on time Saturday

Of course Mr. wanted it the old one ready to go. Boots and Heidi want to know.....what is going on Dad?

Here she is!!

Again, out with the old.....

In with the new!

And there it is all put back together.

New microwave, new stove and the tile all put back together. Next is a new counter top....Mr. has to cut it for the new stove since the old one was a drop in and now the counter is chipped from the cutting. Luckily my next door neighbor owns a counter top shop!

So what was the first meal I made?

Rosemary and lemon roasted chicken

The new stove has a setting for perfect turkey/chicken with a probe and we used the convection oven. It was the best roasted chicken I have every had! Tasted like the rotisserie chicken you get at the grocery store.

I can't help but just walk in the kitchen and stare at my new bling!
No not a ring but a stove, which is just as good to me!

Metamorphosis Monday


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Congratulations Ann! They look great! I bet you love cooking in there!


Jenny's Heart said...

Oh the joy of new appliances! I LOVE your new stove/oven!
I have not had an oven in 3 years, we just use a toaster oven and only 2 burners work on the stove

Rose H (UK) said...

Wow! All singing and dancing Kitchen now :o) Love the new appliances Ann. The chicken looks huge! Bet it was tasty though ;o)

Gail said...

Your bling is beautiful and your chicken looks YUMMY!

Have a wonderful day,

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

It is a beauty, Ann. I love the stainless look!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

That is great! New stoves (or anything new in the kitchen) can be a fabulous, uplifting experience! That chicken looks delish.

★Carol★ said...

You're so right. New bling for the kitchen is so much better than jewelry! That stove is a thing of beauty, and that chicken looks like it was scrumptious!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I am with you, I would so much more enjoy a new stove than a ring. Both the stove and the microwave are fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I want a new stove! Yours looks fabulous, and that roasted chicken looks scrumptious.