When I moved into the new Casa Azahar last summer one thing was immediately clear – that I have a great landlord. He’s a very practical no-nonsense “get things done” kinda guy and doesn’t try to shirk responsibility. Case in point, shortly after moving in the entire central heating/cooling system died. And no problem – it was replaced and up and running within a few days. He also sent someone to install all the new ceiling lights I had bought, though this wasn’t really his responsibility. And whenever there has been any other issue he is always quick to send someone over to fix things. For my part, I take care of things I know are my responsibility and never bother him about “tonterías”.
BUT… one thing I’ve wanted to remedy was to replace the hob and oven that came with the place. They were both just very old and didn’t actually work well. In fact, the old oven didn’t really work at all, and ended up almost spoiling NYE dinner. So after a chat with my landlord we agreed that I would install my old oven from the old place, and he would buy a new hob. I cheekily asked if it could be an induction cooker, and he said okay! Yay!
To cut a longish story short… there was a problem with the first hob, but hey no problem, because I have a fabulous landlord. We met up last week and he asked me to choose the induction hob I wanted, and then today everything was installed. And I couldn’t be happier. Because even though there were issues with the first hob, it became very clear that if you can’t cook with gas, the very best next thing is induction. And now I have my new hob and old oven all properly installed. Very happy.
It looks ever so spiffy. I just would never know how to cook other than with gas.
It’s a bit like gas without the flame as the heat is (almost) instant, and when you turn the heat either up or (especially) down, it changes right away. No waiting for the burner to cool down. Still prefer gas, but this is the next best thing. Also… easier to clean!
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Hob? Had to look that one up. A cooktop! Never heard of hob before. I thought this post was going to be about you new hob(by) of cooking in an old oven! Nope.
Hob … Learn something new every day. ☺
BTW, glad your landlord is on the ball!
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Yeah, in the UK either hob or cooker, North America stove, stovetop or cooktop. In Spain this particular kind of cooktop is called a placa. Normal ones are called a cocina, which is also the same as kitchen, so it can be confusing.
My landlord is fabulous…. 🙂
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