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Would it be uneconomical now.

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#1 Sassenach2

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

I have an old oven in this house we have been in for the last 14 years and I think it would have been installed around 1978. It is a Westinghouse and I am wondering if it would be slow and taking a lot of electricity now.

I was also thinking that perhaps a frypan would be the best way to save on electricity, instead of cooking in this oven. Anyone know these things?

#2 Expelliarmus

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

I once had a rental with an ancient oven and when the oven was on, I went out to watch the electricity meter and it was spinning so fast I thought it might take flight! As soon as I turned the oven off it slowed down again. I stopped using the oven and the power bills went down. Try turning it on and then checking the meter box to see if it makes it spin like mad.

#3 kadoodle

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

If it's the Westinghouse I'm thinking of (wall mounted, black/grey with red detailing), then it'll be on it's last legs anyway.  My mum and MIL's have both died in the last year, the element went.  I'd be surprised if the seal was still ok too.

With it coming up to summer, I'd stick to using a grill and microwave and save up to replace it for when the weather turns cold again.

#4 Chelara

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

I have an old one, a Westinghouse email I think it is. From the 70s, all electric. It works very well but I'm sure it does use more power. It heats up very well though so I'm not replacing it yet.

#5 Velvetta

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

Lol, I thought this was about having babies later in life...

#6 Sassenach2

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

That is so funny Velvetta.  roll2.gif

#7 Sassenach2

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

I will go and have a look at the meter today, as I am cooking roast pork, which has to have a hot oven to spark off the crackle for a while. Thanks for the replies girls.

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