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Re: OT- ovens/ranges

When I was very little my uncle's house had a big wood cookstove in the kitchen. We always kept a charcoal bucket for cooking when the electricity went out, which was often. For that same reason we also had a lot of coal oil lamps handy.
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT- ovens/ranges

Since we bought our first house in '54 I have never had a conventional
"range." I have always had the oven separate from the cooktop. And
since we moved here in ''70, I have had a gas cooktop and an electric
oven. Just seems to work better that way for me, and if we are out of
power I can still cook. Until we redid the kitchen in '92, my ovens had
always been above the counter. Now I have two large ones below the
counter, but not beneath the cook-top, which is on an island in the
center of the room, with storage room below.
In fact, when I was a child, living with my grandmother in Florida, the
oven was on top of the kerosene stove she used in the summertime
when she didn't want to heat up the large wood stove. I'll bet no one
else remembers primitive arrangements like that!

In a message dated 10/01/2006 10:57:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
not regional, I don't think. They are called both here. Also, Theresa's
message seemed to indicate that oven is also synonymous w both stove and
range, but to me the oven is the bottom part of a stove. Or an oven can be
purchased separately but has no cooktop surface.

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