Giving up my oven

Thought about it for ages. How would I manage?

And then today, I got exactly what I had wanted as a gift:

It’s a Digital Rotisserie Convection Oven. It also does toast and ordinary baking.

I had grown weary of using a family sized oven (a waste of energy I reasoned) and the occasional groans that emanated whenever I had to bend down putting food in, taking food out, and all the attention required between times.

Plus cleaning that monstrosity just requires too much energy. (See all the justifications I make?)

Truthfully it is mostly about the waste of energy and the fact that using a large oven in a small apartment can be a little too warming.

So clean and unmarred hahahaha

And this will be much much easier to clean – though I must still clean the beast one last time.

In addition I was treated to a delightful lunch at Browns Social House in Waterloo and it is several hours later and I am still not hungry. The food and service was outstanding.

Fact is, as I told JB tonight on our Sat/Sun FaceTime that I have been eating out for a week and I was glad this week of celebration was over. Then I remembered I am going out to breakfast tomorrow morning with my sisters.

I see a week of WW ahead and lots of zero point foods!!

Say, do any of you use Convection when baking? What are the advantages?

So from a very satisfied North of 43 I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Or what’s left of it.

Chris G June 11th ’22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

17 thoughts on “Giving up my oven”

  1. Can’t help you.
    I still use my oven.
    However, I cook enough for three days so we save on energy.
    I mainly use my electric pressure cooker.
    Best thing since sliced bread.
    I also have an air fryer.
    One that you can watch the food cooking.
    Haven’t used it for ages.
    It is a bugger to clean.

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  2. Interesting Chris….a nice connection between us again. When we moved into our new house, built by the Amish, there was a very small space left at the end of the counter. I stood there staring at what would go there….maybe my trash can. When it dawned on me that was where the oven should go. To ‘fix’ this the entire end of the kitchen would have had to have been torn out. We told them…no worries. Just build an extension on the counter and we put a combo oven on it. We do not have a stove or an oven. 🙂 It works great with the combo oven (table top) similar to yours and a ‘burner’ I can put away and don’t have to take up counter space! I hope you love yours!

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  3. I have a countertop convection oven and it’s great! Very good for a small space or for making something quick without having to preheat a whole oven. One downside is that while a normal 9×13 baking dish will fit in my model, the only cookie sheet pan size that fits only bakes, like, not that many cookies at a time, so making cookies takes forever.

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