Saturday, 22 October 2011
Since that time, and after lots of use, the glass at the front has fallen off and the hinges that hold the door closed have broken. But STILL it cooks! I don't want to replace it with a new one, because I long for a wood oven! I desperately want one, one with a water jacket to heat our water in winter when the solar isn't so effective.
My kitchen is tiny and I don't know where it would fit, but I figure there must be a solution there somewhere that I just haven't seen yet. And many people have told me I will still need a back-up oven for the height of summer. I'd like to think I could cope with just a wood oven but I know they are probably right! I don't want to extend. So........... I wait....... I yearn for my wood oven.........
For now I will not replace this slowly crumbling oven because it still cooks well. It doesn't seem to be using any more gas than it used to somehow! And this oven, with a broomstick shoved against the door to keep it closed, cooks more than any other oven I know. Every week it puts out cakes, biscuits, loaves of bread and baked vegetable and main dishes! We have not wasted any resources buying a new oven when the old one is still serving its purpose well.
So Oven, I love you dearly and am so grateful for the work you do for me, but I would drop you like a hot potato if I could have a wood oven instead!
Do you own anything really tatty that you just can't part with, because it still works well?