It’s here!

Earlier in the year, just before the third lockdown, we took a trip to an Everhot and Aga showroom to investigate an oven which would also be a source of room heating. Or rather I wanted to see the model I thought would suit our house.

The lead time for delivery in January was three months and I didn’t feel comfortable with this. I therefore allowed myself to ponder how much we really needed to stove/heater – until a month ago. The appliance costs £1295, so hardly a snip but it would give us so much pleasure as well as being an alternative to the gas boiler, at least to some extent.

Our newly delivered Everhot electric stove.

Since Tuesday, when the stove was delivered, we’ve been busy. In between sorting through the belongings which we no longer have room for – nay, really don’t need to hold onto any longer – we’ve been drooling over cookery books. I’ve adapted many recipes for either the bread maker and slow cooker over the years but sometimes only a proper oven will do.

A case in point is sour dough bread. This really would not be possible in a bread maker. But now, I have a starter and have moved onto the next stage in the process of making the loaf…. It should be baked on Sunday.

In the meantime, I’ve been trying my hand at visible mending. I’d already mended a duvet cover without reading the instructions fully but for a pair of jeans that I’d originally thought were kaputt, it seemed a good idea to pay more attention. The upshot is that more practice is needed but the favourite jeans are once more a viable garment.

Mending of course means that the stove indirectly becomes less expensive. And it looks like the pile of favourites with tears and worn sections could once more be wearable items.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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8 Responses to It’s here!

  1. This is exciting news, Helen. I’m happy to read of your new purchase and the pleasure you’re deriving from all the features.

  2. I wish you joy of the stove

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    If I had known about Everhot stoves when I did my kitchen I would have bought one. Too late now – I am not ripping it all apart. I will be interested to hear how you get on with yours. I was brought up to think that mending had to be invisible. A garment which was obviously mended was a mark of poverty which was not to be advertised. Now frugality is acceptable and visible mends are both easier to do and fun. I have some clothes I do not mend – stained gardening jeans or where the rest of the fabric is too fragile to hold a mend. They came from charity shops so I simply cut out any decent bits and use them for patches or other scrap projects. But if the rest of the garment is OK I love a visible mend.

    • Helen says:

      I actually replied to
      your comment before but it seems not to have sent… Anyway, I’m pleased to meet another fan of visible mends.

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Exciting to have new kitchen equipment. Enjoy your bread.

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