I won’t have to cook for a couple of weeks. Yes. That is my stove, the one piece of modern equipment in my kitchen. A few months ago there was a loud pop and smoke when I preheated the oven and the temperature wouldn’t go up over 400. So I called the repair guy and he replaced the bottom heating element thinking the problem was solved. Unfortunately the temperature was still off by 65 degrees. The repair guy returned and replaced a couple more parts but still the oven wasn’t working correctly. His final suggestion was replacing the control panel. He said he’d call when he got the part. I didn’t hear from him a few weeks so I called him only to find out that they don’t make control panels for this stove any more (and it’s only 10 years old).
We limped through the summer with meals either burning or taking twice as long to cook as they should while we decided what to do. I really like this stove and after spending nearly half what it would cost to replace it having work done on it I just didn’t have the heart to dump it and buy a new one. I mentioned it to a friend who called me back a few days later to suggest having the control panel rebuilt. I looked into the companies she suggested and picked the one that gave a good warranty and had good reviews. The husband and I took the stove apart and he put the control panel in the mail. It should take about 2 weeks total to have the panel rebuilt and returned. Let’s hope this solves the problem. In the meantime I think I’ll be ordering some take out.