Saturday, June 19, 2010

Play Twains???

Iain would like you to know that if you have any available time, he has a use for it. Idle hands are the Devil's playthings, after all.

In other news, we're having a company out to look at our cooktop. Of course, when they called they thought the problem was our oven. That's because I spent 15 minutes yelling at a computer: "No, not oven, STOVE!! OPERATOR! HELP!!!" We did not communicate well.

Once I spoke to a human, local, being, though, all was well. I told him that:
  1. The left side of the cooktop (the grill side) does not light properly. The bottom burner lights all the way around, but the top only half.
  2. On the left side, the flame intensity is less than half that of the right side. This is supposed to be an indoor grilling surface, so that won't do.
  3. The only way to get the top of the left to light all the way 'round is to wave at it, blow on it, and say "Abracadabra!" while the bottom bit is already lit.
  4. On the right (you didn't think the right was ok, did you? HA!), if you light either burner, then light the other, then turn the first one off, the turned-off burner goes pluff! and puts out little bursts of flame. Not cool. Not cool when the cooktop is on an island and Little Mr. Maw is sitting there watching Mommy cook.
We'll see what they say when they come out (Monday). Knowing that cooktops are relatively hard to fix and relatively cheap, I wonder whether they'll think it easier to just replace it.


Jania said...

Doom. That's what it is doom.

The whole gas cooktop malfunction thing? Genetic predisposition.

Miriam said...

you can get the induction cook top and let me know how that works for you... yes, I also realize that you will need new pots & pans for the new induction cooktop. What is the problem?

Fiona said...

Funny you should mention that...when I called about the home warranty, one thing I noticed is that it explicitly excludes induction cooktops. So if we had one, we couldn't get it fixed using our home warranty.

Oh, and we'd have to buy all new pots and pans.