My broth cooking nightmare!

I mentioned the other day I was cooking broth for future use. And as a result.. my cooktop blew up!

Part 2 of the cooktop/broth cooking saga: 

So, we got this cooktop safely into the house. As usual (as happens when I get new stuff) I got a slightly more expensive cooktop that what the original repair would have been.

When I bought my last one, I got one that had gotten very good reviews and was somewhat expensive. It fitted nicely into the house, and worked brilliantly (until I just had to push the limit).

So this time around, I figured I would get a decent one, more or less in the same price bracket as what I paid for my old one (as I had been really happy with it).

When you buy new electric items these days, it’s quite common that they will try to sell you/offer you an extra coverage insurance to go with the product.

I never buy these extra coverage insurances (as we are really well protected with regular warranties here in Norway).. but this time around they offered it for free. The offer was, either 45 dollars off the purchase price, or a 5 year user insurance worth 90 dollars.

As the insurance will give you a new product if you for example drop something on the cooktop, and the glass break, I figured, why not! That might be a good idea, even though I have never had that happen to me before. So I said yes thank you, I’ll take the insurance, thinking, I would never ever need this…

Little did I know… it was an omen of things to come!

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Yesterday… while moving a coconut oil jar across the cooktop… the jar and the top (which I was holding) decided to divorce each other and BANG the glass jar hit the cooktop and shards flew everywhere!

Oh, noooooo.. that sinking feeling looking down at a brand spanking new broken cooktop…

cooktop-busted

I think I give up…

This batch of broth is becoming awfully expensive (note to self.. next time just buy the darn thing in the shop).

A couple of you mentioned in your comments on my last post, that you would take the top breaking to be a sign to never cook again… well.. I’m inclined to agree with you…

So now what? 

Well now, I have to wait until tomorrow, to call the insurance company and see what they have to say about it. In the meantime… I’m glad I haven’t tossed my old half working one, as it looks like I might just need it 😦

The saga continues…

11 comments

    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      Thank you. It’s quite unreal… I’m not a klutz kinda girl.. and tend to treat my belongings really well.. my old one that was 10 years old.. still looked like it was brand new (and no.. it’s not from lack of cooking 😉 ) So this is just crazy.. I AM however really glad I was given that insurance for free.. because if not I would have been up creek without a paddle!

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  2. Musings from a Tangled Mind

    I’m over here trying to figure out just what the hell kind of broth you were cooking to cause such calamity. 😀 But on a serious note, I’m really glad that you got the insurance AND most importantly, that the damage was covered. That’s awesome!

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      You would think I was making nuclear grade broth with all the commotion around what should have been a seemingly easy task. Remind me to not take it lightly next time I venture into this particular task 😉

      But seriously, I am SOOOOO happy I had that insurance. Now I just have to follow up the repair so I don’t get stuck with having to pay for two cooktops!

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