Internet Connected Oven?

My spouse and I went to a local appliance retailer to purchase a new double oven. Unfortunately, our ovens have crapped out and cannot be repaired. Since I use them almost every day, it is not surprising.

We did our research and settled on a double oven that met my requirements and would fit our space. It was only when we were in the appliance store that I was asked, “don’t you want the ‘brillion’ option, which allows you to control your ovens via your smartphone?”

My spouse and I looked at each other and…

…burst out laughing. We laughed so hard that we had tears streaming down our faces.

The salesman was taken aback. He had no idea what he said that would cause us to “lose it.”

Imagine, me … the dinosaur’s dinosaur … controlling ovens with a smartphone. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Never in a million years …

Honestly, in reality, I worry about all that connectedness. If I have to turn my oven on or off remotely, then something is wrong. Really wrong.

Anyway, I explained to the salesman (politely), “no, we’re not interested in that option. I don’t have a smartphone and don’t want that feature.”

Fortunately, the salesman did not try to push it. We settled on the double oven that we wanted. We enjoy living in our disconnected, dumb-phone world.

Life is short: enjoy levity from being a dinosaur.

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I am an average middle-aged biker who lives in the greater suburban sprawl of the Maryland suburbs north and west of Washington, DC, USA.

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  1. What? You don’t want to start the roast in the oven while you are out riding with Dan? LOL. You know, there was a time when matches had to be used to light a gas oven — and I remember that. Telephones were party lines — but we didn’t have a phone. A Rube Goldberg sort of contraption could have been rigged to light the oven I suppose, but with a party line, maybe any neighbor could have lit it! (Just a little silliness right back at you, BHD). Thanks for the laughs! Ken

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