I tried to convince my husband that we should take out the burners and move the stove to the yard, where we could use it as a planter. He was having no part of that-- even after I described how flowers would pour out of the open oven door. ;)
So the installers took away the old stove and installed a shiny new one. It's not exactly like the one pictured, but it's close. We have the heavy-duty continuous grates, but no center burner. We have a high-power burner and a convection oven! I know the "experts" say that appliances are not good Christmas presents, but my husband knew that this would make me smile. And this is possibly the best part: we got this stove for a fabulous price because it's a clearance model.
One quick recipe: I haven't been baking cookies at all, but this is what I baked to try the new oven: almond macaroons (without the cherries). So, so good. The only problem is that the recipe only makes 18 cookies!
image: property of GE / The Home Depot