I admit it, we're bad housekeepers. I like to cook, but have become quite skilled at ignoring the large stack of smelly pots and pans that appears as a result. Even when my husband and I do tackle the dishes and half-heartedly clean the kitchen, there's one place that we hate worst of all, one place where the stuck on food grime is unfaceable even when we're in a cleanly mood. That's right, the stove.
We grumbled about the inconvenience, but were secretly delighted. We have long blamed the coil-top for our slovenliness. After briefly considering calling a repair person, we headed to a nearby plaza saturated by range-selling retailers.
Being a gadget guy, Adam already knew about the latest jazzy stovetop technology: induction heating. If you haven't heard about it, allow me to dazzle and amaze you. Imagine if you could heat up a pot without heating up a stove, so that even gobs of orange bolognase would never bake on. Imagine if you never had to worry about little hands touching the burners, because they would only ever get slightly warm. Imagine if you accidentally left a container of margarine on a burner....and nothing melted! These things are possible as you can tell by this eggcellent stock image:
This miracle technology comes with a hefty pricetag and, though we knew it would fit our lifestyle perfectly, for less than half the price we could get a non-gadgety oven similar to the one that broke. Problem is, all other ovens looked the same to me. We knew we were gettting a flat top instead of a coil, but other than that none of them stood out over all others. Except, of course, for our friend the induction top.
We travelled across a rainy parking lot from FutureShop to Bad Boy and back again. We got their sales people to duel (not with swords, although that would have been cool). In the end we went with FutureShop. They had a better return policy, could get us our stove within a week, and were much lower on the sleeziness radar. Plus they gave us a free Blu-ray movie.
So we spent a million dollars that we don't have and went home clutching the most expensive DVD we've ever bought. I can't wait until my new toy comes on Friday!