Aside from being old and gross the igniter was busted, which kind of sucks since it's a gas oven. Thankfully, we got a new shiny oven.
Before I brag about my new oven, let me start by warning you about Best Buy. Everything you read on The Consumerist is true. They are horrible and I highly recommend never, ever buying anything from there other than maybe DVDs, games, and CDs (if you're still into CDs).
I will tell you the short version of this debacle since even thinking about it angers me. Basically, when my brother placed the order he was told that the hook up charge is included with the delivery charge. Fast forward couple of days later and we have two big beefy dudes telling us that all they're responsible for is delivering the oven inside our doors and that we need to call, and pay, for a separate team to do hook up and haul away. Thirty minutes spent with the most absolute rudest customer service team EVER (as in one almost started to yell at me and I had to tell the lady I don't appreciate her tone of voice after which she responded by putting me on hold and transferring me to someone else) gets us no where. I'm super nice to CRs and I usually get very good results with them. I don't know if Best Buy intentionally hires the rudest people in the world or if they were just burnt out from the flood of post Holiday bitch fest they had to deal with. Probably both.
Michael and I almost admitted defeat and were ready to just suck it up and pay the $130 hook up fee when I got the brilliant idea to ask my sister for advice. The result? She tells me to ask my dad to hook it up for us and ask our HOA to haul away the old oven. BRILLIANT!!!
So, here's our awesome oven!
And here's what I learned from the whole mess:
1) NEVER BUY ANY APPLIANCES FROM BEST BUY!!!
2) Before committing to paying a lot of money for services ask around. Someone might do it for free or someone might give you a part they don't need.
3) My dad needs to live forever because what other man would fix my brakes, install laminates, a new facet, etc. Michael? AH! Okay, that's mean. Michael is more than willing to become Mr. Fix It, it's hardly his fault that this is his first house and he doesn't have a degree in engineering like my dad. But, it does bring me to...
4) Get all up in people's business when they're fixing/doing things for you. Observe, ask questions, ask lots of questions! Learning is knowledge and knowledge is power and power will save you money when, the next time around, you can DIY.
5) Oh, and of course, in case I wasn't clear:
DON'T BUY ANY APPLIANCES FROM BEST BUY, LIKE NEVER EVER EVER!!!
We're done with major appliance purchases for now (knock on wood!!!) but once we save up the money to:
1) Finish painting
2) Get new floors for the upstairs and basement
3) Buy some furniture
4) Install new counter top
I would like to start upgrading the appliances in our kitchen. For instances:
Mr. Microwave needs to go. He's kind of dirty and very ugly. Sorry Mr. Microwave.
Dr. Dishwasher is no winner either.
Originally, my brother and sister were going to generously gift us with a new stainless steel appliance suite consisting of a new oven, microwave, refrigerator and a dishwasher. I vehemently said "NO" because it was too generous and because the oven included in that suit was pathetic. Really pathetic.
Oh, this is where the bragging comes in. Wait, let me post another picture of the oven really quick.
Are you ready for the features?!?!?!
1) FIVE burners!!!
2) Cast iron center griddle!!!
3) 17,000 BTU!!!!!!!
4) CONVENCTION OVEN!!!!!!!
OMG!!! So thrilled.