High Efficiency, Multi-Funtion Appliances

imageI probably won’t have a lot of time for WordPress once I post this. Design and idea people will be beating a path to my door by tomorrow morning, or maybe even later today, once California gets this. Appliances should be multi-functional. I’ve already done my own research and can tell you some pitfalls, but the idea is great.

Ovens make excellent emergency dryers, but don’t do your hair.  Putting your head in the oven makes a bad impression. Properly done, ovens could be used for clothes, shoes, and other stuff you might not want, or be able to put in your clothes dryer. Also, the dryer might be on the blink. (Possibly from Multi-Function Appliance research) I do have a couple of cautions, however.  When drying your dainties in the oven, pre-heat it to a nice warm temp, then turn it off. Be sure to put them on a nice cool cookie sheet before you slide them in. When mine hit the hot oven rack they sizzled and melted.  Long crosswise burns across the butt was not a look I could live with.

I ran into a little problem drying my son’s tennis shoes in the oven before I’d worked all the kinks out of my system.  His only pair had to be dry for school the next morning, so in the oven they went.  It’s a lot easier to set the temperature higher than you think, believe me.  In just a bit, I smelled rubber burning.  By the time I got to them, melted shoe soles dripped to the oven floor.  Still thinking they could be salvaged, I worked the shoes free, hoping I could saw the drippy soles off smooth.  Didn’t work.  The toes curled up till the shoes looked like skis.  We ended up making a flying trip to the store with him in his socked feet, getting there just before the store closed at nine.

Bud was totally unreasonable about the whole situation.

to be continued



24 thoughts on “High Efficiency, Multi-Funtion Appliances

  1. This is too funny. 😀 😀
    I recall one Saturday night my mom was ironing in the kitchen. A knock on the side door announced visitors. She someone folded all evidence away so no-one would know she needed to iron–on a Saturday night. The laundry ended up in the oven. Thank goodness it was well after supper. 😀


  2. I used to dry my long hair in the gas oven as a child – it meant lying on my back on the kitchen floor with my plaits over the shelf, and the gas on very low. I shudder at the thought now, but ir worked and never caught fire!


  3. I like the idea, and after spilling my coffee earlier tonight in an unfortunate accident, I was wondering what temperature you would recommend I use once I figure out how to get the other half of my couch in that oven? I’ve gone through three saw-blades already.


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