Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Soon we will have a working kitchen

The one aspect about the house that I knew I would someday replace was the oven. I believe it was original equipment when house was built in 1984.

Two burners were problematic but would sometimes heat but 1st time we used oven it failed.
On the positive side the Realtor and mortgage broker (who were probably very pleased to collect fees on a speedy purchase/close) got us a warranty on the appliances. Repair guy came out and determined it could be fixed with a few parts that had not been generally available this century so recommended replacement.

I was assuming we would try to work a deal to get some cash amount for a replacement and then let wife pick out upgrade she wanted. For 3 weeks now I have gotten to deal with wife being bat shit pissed while she dealt with insurance company and planned meals around a grill, toaster, microwave and waffle iron as cooking options.

Big win for us when the repair guy rejected the oven they chose because original had downdraft venting and he has to install to code. Cost of creating venting outweighed cost of oven upgrade.

They have come in and removed the old oven:

It is a little weird when you realize how close to the microwave you have stepped when pulling stuff out. Unfortunately hauling away the old oven is not included but I will get a hand truck and haul away when Santa CLara has their dispose of electronics day.
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The final fight was my wife wanted radiant elements (right side in below picture) rather than coils. Insurance company was pain in the ass about this as well even with my wife offering to pay the cost difference. Jenn-Air is already planning to discontinue the coils so appliance store that insurance was using convinced insurance company that radiant elements were in stock and coils would need to be shipped.

They finally agreed we get the radiant elements once they receive a cashiers check for the cost difference. They were insistent about money order or cashiers check

Wife was heading to the bank this morning for $8 cashiers check.




4 comments:

Josie said...

LOL $8? You are a big spender.

Bayne_S said...

The cost difference for the radiant element vs. the burners was $8.

The humorous aspect to me was the insurance companies insistence that they receive $8 CASHIERs Check or Money Order before they order the oven.

Wife got a call on the way to bank that they would pick up the $8

Shawn said...

You have to love a good bureaucracy. It doesn't matter that it was only $8, you stepped outside the lines and upset the system.

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