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Warning: Do Not Store Your Glock And Ammo In The Oven

Sure, the oven seems like an ideal place to stash your handgun: it’s out of sight, but easily accessible in an emergency, and it’s not the first place an intruder would think to look for guns. Unfortunately, there’s a reason why this isn’t a common practice. Ovens get hot. That’s how a Florida woman got shot by the oven while making some waffles at a friend’s house. [More]

In for more cleaning.

My Advanced New Self-Cleaning Oven Needs A Lot Of Help To Clean Itself

Susan’s new Kitchenaid gas range is pretty nice, but she writes that exciting advancements in self-cleaning oven technology aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Whirlpool’s Aqualift self-cleaning system seemed to be a technological advance comparable to see-through dishwashers, but she reports that her oven only cleans the bottom center, and not the sides or the corners. You know, the parts that you want your self-cleaning oven to take care of for you. [More]

3 Foods You Probably Haven't Considered Making With An Oven

3 Foods You Probably Haven't Considered Making With An Oven

Ovens don’t get enough credit for their multitasking capabilities. They can handle several cooking tasks you might automatically assign to the microwave or stove, and can streamline your cooking process while also possibly improving its taste. [More]

GE Doesn't See The Problem With An Oven That Won't Cook Anything

GE Doesn't See The Problem With An Oven That Won't Cook Anything

For some reason, Terry expects the GE range with double ovens that he bought just a few months ago to do unreasonable things, like heat up to a consistent temperature, or perhaps cook some food. But his roasts remain un-roasted, and his cakes won’t bake. What’s wrong? None of the technicians GE has sent see a problem with the oven. [More]

Figure Out Which Model This Maytag Oven Is

Figure Out Which Model This Maytag Oven Is

Timothy, as he describes it, is in a pickle. His Maytag oven started flashing “F5″ and turning itself off whenever he turned it on. When the Maytag guy came over, he couldn’t figure out which model number it was and so he couldn’t repair it. “He asked for $130 for this useful piece of service, which I refused,” writes Timothy. Can you, dear Consumerist reader, identify which model this Maytag oven is? UPDATE: 13 minutes later, one reader thinks she has the answer. [More]

GE Is Taking Forever To Fix My Oven, Sends Me Broken Part

GE Is Taking Forever To Fix My Oven, Sends Me Broken Part

No matter how much heat Joseph buts on GE to fix his oven, he can’t get things cooking. Despite dumping big money into repairs, he isn’t sure whether or not he should continue the latest bungled fix-up process or just buy a new oven. [More]

Brooklyn Man Accidentally Controls Stove With Smartphone

Brooklyn Man Accidentally Controls Stove With Smartphone

Sometimes miracles can be terrifying, such as when incoming calls on your smartphone PDA somehow turn your stove on.

What Is Wrong With Quiznos?

What Is Wrong With Quiznos?

Seriously, what’s up with them? Their new ad features an oven that begs a Quiznos employee to “put it in me, Scott,” as the camera pans over what it calls a Toasty Torpedo. There’s also a subliminal flash of a periscope jutting up from the flames at one point, as our eagle-eyed reader Bbender pointed out.

Pricey Stove Recalled For Shooting Flames At Your Face

Pricey Stove Recalled For Shooting Flames At Your Face

Here’s something you might want to get fixed. Wolf Appliance Inc., of Madison, Wis. is recalling 24,000 of their gas ranges because the 18″ oven has a tendency to shoot flames when the door is opened. This has resulted in 15 minor burns.

Viking Customer Still Hot Over Knobs

Viking Customer Still Hot Over Knobs

The guy who complained about his Viking knobs wrote in again. His letter, inside.

Bad Design: Viking Stove Knobs

Bad Design: Viking Stove Knobs

A high-end Viking stove’s oven knobs are obscured by a metal bar, making the user kneel on the floor to determine whether the oven is baking or broiling.