Helllllllo there and happy Tuesday to you! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start. It’s been super busy over here with lots of little projects going on, but last week I got the unexpected opportunity to purchase the oven of my dreams. Yes, I said OVEN. I know that’s not really a common phrase, I mean what weirdo dreams about ovens, but really–this thing is dreamy. I can’t wait to share it with you guys today and also chat about the crazy way we got it. Also I have a great tip for buying appliances!
Isn’t she a beaut?! This is the Cafe double oven with french doors. I am SMITTEN. I actually saw this exact oven when we bought our Cafe refrigerator last summer. The store had it on display and I can remember standing there, basically drooling over this oven. I never imagined she’d be in my kitchen!
So I have to share the story of how we got this oven. Last week, I called the appliance store with a question about our refrigerator. We got to talking about the Cafe line and I brought up the double oven. I asked if they were still selling them and how long it would take to get one, IF I ever decided to order. He said it takes at least four to five months for most appliances to come in these days, BUT they still had a floor model that he might be able to sell me. Immediately my ears perked up. I told him I was definitely interested, IF they could get me a good deal. He also shared that this particular double oven was now discontinued (Cafe is doing away with the knobs for a touch screen) so he thought he could get me an even better deal. He told me he needed to talk with the manager and he’d call me back. Finally the next day, he called and said he could definitely sell me the floor model at a reduced price, AND give me an additional discount because of it being discontinued! I almost peed my pants right then and there.
The funny thing about this story is that my Cafe refrigerator is also a floor model, which we also got for a great deal! We’ve saved a LOT of money on these appliances that way over the years and so that’s my tip for you today–always ask to buy the floor model! If it looks good, with no obvious damage, you could really get a bargain. Also if you find out an appliance has been discontinued, you might get an even better deal!
One last tip would be to definitely get the insurance and warranty that are available with the appliance. That’s what we’ve done with both of these, especially since they were they floor models. That extra protection is worth it!
Sorry for all the rambling today, but thanks for stopping by the blog. I’d love to hear what you think of the new oven. xo