Monday, April 25, 2022

Finally, a New Range

This past Wednesday⏤more than 11 months after we initially ordered it from BASCO⏤we finally got our new induction range. I meant to blog about it sooner, but I've been busy trying to get the basement finished.

I was tempted very many times to cancel our order and go elsewhere to buy the appliance, but I wasn't sure we would get it any faster if we had to go back to the end of the line. I freely admit that I would have preferred the green Ilve range, but Jeff is loving the features of the Fisher & Paykel. It has a warming drawer and has a low-heat setting for rising bread dough.

It's been a very long time since we had a glass cooktop. I forgot what a pain they are to clean. On the bright side, though, we can actually cook on top of silicone mats so hopefully, there will be less scratching from the bottom of pots.
I've ordered a couple of round silicone mats that are specifically designed for the purpose.


  1. That surface sounds like a pain in the butt to me.

    1. I bought some glass cooktop cleaner so it will be fine eventually. Jeff is enjoying how quickly it heats up food and it is safer than a gas stovetop if you forget to turn off burners.

    2. The Silpat makes it look like it has a band aid on it.

    3. I looked for a different color besides "band aid" color but they don't seem to make it in colors. I wonder why?

    4. I found some round ones that are black and white. They look much better.