The rest of the year...I cook mostly on the stove top or in the mickey-wave
(as my Dad called it) Gee I haven't thought of that in years. But he always called it that.
My sweet funny Dad....anyway...
I start thinking about what I might bake for Thanksgiving.
And it's then I realize that the thermostat is still broke on my wall oven and
I can't reliably bake anything in it.
Which gets me thinking that I must get it repaired...but I'd rather spend money on a new
range than fix the wall oven.
But that means an over haul of the kitchen which I am not against.
I just don't have the funds to do this.
I want a vintage stove something like the one above.
But the fact that it would be hard to clean keeps me from it and that it would need repairs
if I bought a used one also stops me.
So then I start thinking of new stoves like the one above.
Glorious, isn't it? But way out of my price range.
But I still think I like the look of vintage best.
I thought a nice compromise would be this vintage inspired choice from Big Chill.
But at around $4,000...still highly unlikely.
I recently learned about the GE Artistry line of appliances.
I made a trip to an appliance store to check it out.
At around $600 it's a totally doable solution.
In person it's very attractive. Just a basic stove - with a slight vintage feel.
It reminds me a little of this vintage beauty.
See it's perfect for cooking Thanksgiving dinner.
Although I'd never cook a bird in it....just side dishes.
A simple clock is the only adornment.
nice big knobs
Attractive matching dishwasher too!
The fridge has a distinct vintage feel...yet it would work in a modern kitchen too.
See how great it looks in a kitchen?
This is GE's display of it in a kitchen.
Imagine this room with white subway tile. The tile in this kitchen is very distracting.
But I like that polka dotted dog!
I hate black appliances but it looks pretty fantastic in black!
Really...it looks better in black than in white.
But still...I'll never do black.
The day I went to see the GE Artistry in person I also saw this Electrolux Icon.
It's cost was about $2,500. I like the look of this range too but it doesn't look very vintage.
But I do like it.
Here is a comparison of the Big Chill and the GE Artistry.
Yes, I like the look of the Big Chill better but do I like it $3,500 better?
Now...it will still be awhile before I do something.
But if I went with the GE...it might actually happen this year.
If I go with something else I better just get the thermostat fixed on my wall oven.
At any rate the GE Artistry appliances are a wonderful option for anyone doing a kitchen remodel
on a small budget.
I'm sure I'll keep going back on forth on this for at least another year.
And then next year when Thanksgiving comes around again...I'll say...
shall I wait to get a new stove or get the thermostat fixed?
Really...I should just get the thermostat fixed now...shouldn't I?