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Otterwins

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Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« on: September 03, 2023, 07:08:27 AM »
Recently, the stove in the house I rent arced, and landlord sent someone to "fix" it. I thought it was fixed, but it exploded/arced again (could have killed me, but I had walked away holding a metal pan for one moment...dang!). Now I don't trust it has actually been fixed after she sent the same handyman again and they didn't tell me what was actually wrong. :(

Because I don't want my rent to go up, I shut off the breaker and I'm thinking of just buying an airfryer-oven and an induction hotplate. I *hate* spending money, but I also don't want to be electrocuted. I know I could buy a new oven for this price, but I couldn't take it with me (if I moved) and I can't remove the rental oven (and can't get another repair person because landlord lives next door and might see a van). Anyone have a better idea? I *love* to cook because it saves $$$. Thanks!

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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2023, 07:47:37 AM »
Its not particularly encouraging to have this same problem 'fixed' twice, however, that doesn't necessarily mean you were in any actual danger.  The oven shorted out, but it should be grounded, so you shouldn't get shocked.  However, yes, it does seem scary and its possible (unlikely) the stove isn't grounded.

Are you on a month to month or annual lease?  You must have a shitty landlord if you're afraid they'll raise your rent for voicing your concerns over this.  At the very  least, they should be able to explain why it wasn't fixed properly the first time and what the handyman did to correct it the second time.

As for buying a toaster oven, unless you use the oven a lot, spending $250 sounds like a bit much.  Would a $15 thrift store toaster oven suit your needs?  We found a pretty nice convection type that we use regularly.

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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2023, 08:49:22 AM »
Its not particularly encouraging to have this same problem 'fixed' twice, however, that doesn't necessarily mean you were in any actual danger.  The oven shorted out, but it should be grounded, so you shouldn't get shocked.  However, yes, it does seem scary and its possible (unlikely) the stove isn't grounded.

Are you on a month to month or annual lease?  You must have a shitty landlord if you're afraid they'll raise your rent for voicing your concerns over this.  At the very  least, they should be able to explain why it wasn't fixed properly the first time and what the handyman did to correct it the second time.

As for buying a toaster oven, unless you use the oven a lot, spending $250 sounds like a bit much.  Would a $15 thrift store toaster oven suit your needs?  We found a pretty nice convection type that we use regularly.

Landlord has been o.k. previously, but with monster rents happening in my area...I'm worried she'll really raise the rent soon. I also had an issue happen where my rescue dog was blamed for something she didn't do (and I paid it to hopefully keep rent from rising). Sigh...I just have 3 1/2 more years to retirement, so I'm trying to squeak through while I'm unable to buy a home in this area (I really tried, but they're now out of reach).

I do have an older toaster oven. Perhaps I'll try it before buying the air fryer? I do think I'll need to get some kind of hot plate, but I can see there are electric ones (not induction) for $25. Maybe they will work well enough? $25 instead of $500 is sounding good! :)

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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2023, 09:10:38 AM »
My relative swears by the extra large toaster oven (fits a muffin pan) to replace the full size stove, mainly to avoid heating up the house in the summer. If I had the counter space I would probably do that too.


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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2023, 11:35:07 AM »
I live in a rental half the year that has a terrible oven/stove.  Both take forever to heat up.  I bought this single burner induction cooktop:
Duxtop Portable Induction Cooktop, Countertop Burner Induction Hot Plate with LCD Sensor Touch 1800 Watts, Silver 9600LS/BT-200DZ
Everything cooks so fast, that one burner has been fine. 
I also bought an air fryer, one on sale half price at Best Buy, for $40.  The combination is great, except for major baking like a multi layer cake.


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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2023, 12:18:55 PM »
I live in a rental half the year that has a terrible oven/stove.  Both take forever to heat up.  I bought this single burner induction cooktop:
Duxtop Portable Induction Cooktop, Countertop Burner Induction Hot Plate with LCD Sensor Touch 1800 Watts, Silver 9600LS/BT-200DZ
Everything cooks so fast, that one burner has been fine. 
I also bought an air fryer, one on sale half price at Best Buy, for $40.  The combination is great, except for major baking like a multi layer cake.

Perfect! I hadn't thought about the speed of the induction burner - one will probably do since I'm solo cooking. I'll buy one of these, and then see if I can get along with my current toaster oven. Glad I avoided impulse buying this morning and thought this through! BTW, the one you listed was the favorite from Consumer Reports! Thanks!

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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2023, 02:51:34 PM »
Did you check permits to make sure that the work was done by a licensed and bonded tradesperson? 

I know you don't want to cause problems with your landlord, but if I were concerned about possible electrocution, I'd check that permits were filed and that an inspection was performed after the work was completed. 

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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2023, 03:10:10 PM »
I understood that @Dee18 got a portable induction cooktop that just plugs into the wall like a toaster. I had one of those in the past. They work well for extremely basic cooking and don't need any kind of professional installation.

We also have an airfryer which we use several times a week, mostly for making fried chicken and sweet potato fries without any added grease. So really, it's more roast chicken and roasted sweet potatoes. We bought it from another renter in our apartment complex who got it as a gift but didn't like using it. So far, we've been very pleased with it.

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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2023, 03:34:52 PM »
Did you check permits to make sure that the work was done by a licensed and bonded tradesperson? 

I know you don't want to cause problems with your landlord, but if I were concerned about possible electrocution, I'd check that permits were filed and that an inspection was performed after the work was completed.

Rules are pretty relaxed where I live, but Iím not sure there is anyplace that requires a permit for appliance repair. Asking the landlord about whether the person is licensed and insured sounds prudent, but if OP is worried about their rent, not sure.

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Re: Air fryer/oven and induction stove to replace oven
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2023, 03:58:15 PM »
I know you don't want to be a hassle to the landlord.  But I'd want to know about this one if I was a landlord. Will he assume you broke it and take it out of your security deposit when you move out and he never knew?

But if an induction cooktop is what you really want, my recommended one is at the link below.  I bought it for camping, but ended up liking it enough that I'm using it instead of my regular stove.  The griddle is a nice addition.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MCR1SDT?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details