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A Light Show in the Oven Can’t be Good!

It never fails does it? Just when I thought I was going to manage Christmas expenses along with regular bills, something had to happen, right? Well, instead of going Christmas shopping, I went appliance shopping, but I guess that is Merry Christmas to me!

I was preheating my oven last night when I suddenly saw bright white light flashing off and on in it. I jerked open the door and the bottom coil was shooting white sparks and a flame developed. I quickly shut it off and closed the door.

The coil (it’s an electric stove) is actually melted or broke clear through and there is white burn marks on the bottom of the oven. My son said it looked like arc marks to him. I have never in all of my years of cooking had an oven do such a thing! Have you?

Anyway, a brand new stove will be shipped out to my local Lowes in about a week and I should be good to go for all of the Christmas baking and cooking that this month brings. The new stove is pretty cool, but I sure could have waited a few months for the old one to act up!

Photo credit: Morguefile / Ricorocks

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bestwriter wrote on December 3, 2014, 8:21 PM

Your picture looks beautiful - fit for the 'Guinness book of world records'. I don't think any of us or anyone in the world would have experienced this.
You are going Christmas shopping after all - what if it is an appliance? (lol)

Ellis wrote on December 3, 2014, 8:36 PM

Look on the bright could have blown up Christmas morning with the turkey inside..

scheng1 wrote on December 3, 2014, 9:11 PM

haha, this sounds like the beginning of a science fiction.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on December 3, 2014, 11:49 PM

I'm grateful I didn't have to go microwave shopping (again) after the smoke show I had going on the other day. Apparently, heating one M&M cookie for 10 seconds + 10 seconds is one thing. Heating 3 for a minute nearly ended in disaster, and it took a day to get the smoke smell out of my house.

inertia4 wrote on December 4, 2014, 7:29 AM

&Doona_Thacker That had to be scary. You did the right thing in shutting it off. It could have caused a fire. I hate when things go wrong just around the holidays. I worry about my stove. I have mine for well over 20 years. Mine is gas. Good luck on the new stove and don't worry, I am sure Santa will bring you a christmas gift other than that stover.

Donna_Thacker wrote on December 4, 2014, 8:25 AM

I really enjoy my home and barely go anywhere so this new "fancy" stove is thrilling for me! I can't wait to get it here and test it out on Christmas cookies. That will be a great Christmas gift just watching my grand kids enjoy them!

Donna_Thacker wrote on December 4, 2014, 8:26 AM

Ughh! I have actually had a breaker blow on Thanksgiving day and of course no stores open to replace it. My son had to "borrow" one from his house just so we could cook the turkey, lol.

Kasman wrote on December 4, 2014, 2:44 PM

Just what you don't need at this time of year. Still, at least you will be OK for Christmas dinner.

inertia4 wrote on December 5, 2014, 7:30 AM

Donna_Thacker Ah a home body. Cool. I hardly go anywhere either. I like being home. I don't know what it is really. Maybe its because I am older now. Well, you enjoy that new stove. And I am sure your grandkids will love your cookies.