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I am Granny Clampett...

HerNameIsBuffy

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Not seeing the resemblance?  You will after this sadly true story.

We moved into this house almost a year ago.  I've always liked the cooktop.   One of the kids who had cleaned the kitchen had dropped part of what we thought was a burner grate and it cracked.

shit happens and I was so happy someone cleaned the kitchen without being asked I wasnt even annoyed when my husband said he couldn't find the replacement piece online.  Figured with my Google fu I'd have it ordered in no time.

But I couldnt find it either.   It's not in the parts list, nor is it in any pic from appliance dealers.  

 (Using online pic of same model since mine was just used I won't clesn until after dinner)

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Where is the piece that fits over the middle burner?  Why do the product description say wok ring sold separately?  What's a wok ring?

apprently this is a wok ring

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Which we've had on the middle burner of our stove for almost a year never once questioning that it was just part of the grating.

it should probably go without saying that I do not now and have never owned a wok, nor am I familiar it's their accoutrements.

if you don't know something is a thing but it looks like something you do know is a thing...you use it as that thing that you know is a thing.

Granny and her fancy eating table....me and my wok ring.  

I've never felt closer to a fictional stereotype.

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If Granny were here, and not fictional, she would've just as befuddled as I.

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and she wouldn't appreciate people mocking us for our lack of fancy knowing stuff.

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She'd have my back.

fun pics of Irene Ryan from way back in the day.  

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And as mini-Buffy would say:  her eyebrows were on fleek

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grimalkin

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What kind of troglodyte are you not knowing what a wok ring is.

(As I typed this I am giggling because wok rhymes with cock. Cock ring.)

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OnceUponATime

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You don't have a wok? I'm saddened. I have 3 but one isn't usable

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Karma

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No wok ring or wok in my home either.  (I just do stir fry in a fry pan)

so...now that you know you have a wok ring, are you going to buy a wok and start frying up exotic dinners?  

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HerNameIsBuffy

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22 minutes ago, Karma said:

No wok ring or wok in my home either.  (I just do stir fry in a fry pan)

so...now that you know you have a wok ring, are you going to buy a wok and start frying up exotic dinners?  

No, the whole thing started because it broke and I went looking to find a replacement thinking it was part of the stove. I just get to save the $60 or so and not replace somethung I don't need. :) 

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Curious

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wok ring or no wok ring (we are wokless here too), but why does your stove look like some scary thing from a futuristic sci-fi movie?   I'd be scared that thing was going to try and take over the world when I was sleeping or something.

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HerNameIsBuffy

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I've never had a 5 burner before and was disappointing to learn it doesn't do the cooking for me.  I need that Jetson's robot maid.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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If you find out where to buy a robot maid like Rosie, let me know. Maybe I can find an older, used model to fit my budget!

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