OVEN REPAIR: LET THEM EAT CAKE

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Did you bake and eat a cake at your job today? Our repair technicians Lou and Chad did. They certainly had fun with it too. It was a welcome break from their routine of moving and fixing appliances and it does actually help with oven repair.

Why did they bake a cake? It was a part of a yellow cake test we can do for our customers. You can give us a call but it would be less expensive to do it yourself. We recommend you try the cake test if you think your new oven does not cook properly.

It’s easy too.

HOW IT’S DONE

  1. Buy a box of cake mix at your local grocery store.
  2. Preheat your oven for 30 minutes to let the entire cavity get to the correct temperature.
  3. Bake the cake in your new oven, following the instructions on the box, especially the time and temperature.
  4. Taste the cake. If it tastes good, and cooked exactly how the box said it would, then your new oven is working just fine.

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH OVEN REPAIR?

Good question! It stems from a common problem. You get a new oven or range. Then you bake your favorite recipe, only to have it overcook!

That’s certainly no fun and we understand the frustration. Want to know why it happens?

The temperature your oven produces changes over time. Your oven loses roughly one degree of heat per year. Let’s say you have been using your oven for 20 years. If you set it to 350 degrees, it may only reach 330 degrees, maybe even less.

Which means it takes longer to cook your food.

Why haven’t you noticed? You have probably been slowly adjusting your cooking over the years to accommodate the changes.

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WHY YELLOW BOX CAKE?

A box of yellow cake mix has very few variables in the recipe. The only variable is the egg, which is why the box will usually tell you to cook it within a window of time. One box says 23 to 28 minutes.

On the other hand, there are a lot of variables when cooking other foods like meat.

  • What type of meat is it?
  • How thick is the meat?
  • Did you let the meat thaw properly?

So yellow cake provides a very standard test for your oven.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME?

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  • If you bought a new oven recently, then understand that your favorite recipe may cook faster now.

 

  • If you have an older oven, the box cake test can help you understand how it cooks. Follow the directions, then see how much longer it takes to bake the cake correctly. You can see just how much performance you are losing from your older oven, then adjust accordingly.

TRY IT OUT

Did you try the yellow cake test? How did it go? Let us know on our Bekins Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page!

SONOS TWO BUNDLE: SAVE UP TO $49

Sonos Two Bundle Deal

Ask our Electronics Professionals how to get two Sonos One speakers for only $349. With the Sonos Two bundle you get:

  • a pair of incredible sounding speakers
  • voice control with Amazon Alexa built in
  • an easy to use wireless home sound system

A PAIR OF INCREDIBLE SOUNDING SPEAKERS

Sonos speakers give you great flexibility. Pair them together in one room for stereo sound. Sonos One can connect wirelessly to speakers in other rooms to expand your home sound system.

You can pair the Sonos One speakers with a subwoofer. Even consider pairing it with a Playbar or Playbase to create home theater surround sound.

voice control with amazon alexa built in

Get the latest weather updates, flash briefings and sports scores. You can also set timers and enjoy all of the other helpful Amazon Alexa skills.

Combine voice with the Sonos app to all your music in one place, including:

  • Amazaon music
  • Spotify
  • Apple music
  • internet radio
  • plus 80 other streaming services globally
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EASY TO USE WIRELESS HOME SOUND SYSTEM

Sonos connects to your WiFi so your music does not stop when you get a phone call. If your WiFi is unstable, you can still connect ethernet directly.

Setup is easy too. Plug in your Sonos One, download the Amazon Alexa and Sonos apps, then follow the directions.

With the Sonos app, your features, services, skills, music and voice options will keep getting better over time.

TEST THE SONOS TWO BUNDLE IN OUR SHOWROOM

Hear the sound quality for yourself in our showroom. You can also test the Playbase, Playbar and any other Sonos products. Talk to our experts to find out which one is best for you.

Sonos Two in our showroom