Emily and I are working on something EPIC with our new appliances.

She received the same Frigidaire range and microwave to review.

Call me crazy but Emily strikes me as the type that would use her oven as storage and the range as a surface for sorting mail. Or maybe a good place to hold pizza boxes.

Her exact words from January 5, 2010?

I seriously should not be allowed to operate a stove. Or a microwave. And especially not a crock pot. -Emily “I am officially and idiot.

Part of you will die when you read the above linked post.

THAT WAS INNOCENT FOOD. That she “cooked” and KILLED.

Being a generous soul I am going to attempt to teach her to cook (not kill) at least one thing from one state away.

And you guys? After our first few discussions? I have my work cut out for me.

The only reason I *think* I can do this?

Because I know she has a good consistent oven and microwave.

So if she screws up? It’s her screwing up, not an old dumpy oven or microwave leading her astray.

Just as research I have tried on purpose to ruin food on and in my new range and microwave.


You hear me Emily?

The simmer burner simmered butter and cream into a perfectly melted caramel sauce.

The convection setting perfectly crisped my shortbread. (Which to be honest I thought was going to be a giant fail-the dough was totally off-but it was DIVINE. You know, as long as I took an allergy pill first.)

And have I ever mentioned that the microwave has a MELT CHOCOLATE BUTTON? And a SOFTEN CREAM CHEESE BUTTON? It also has a melt butter and soften ice cream setting (that actually work.)

Oh you guys. I could go on and on.

And if attempting to teach Emily that spaghetti sauce isn’t supposed to come from a jar (or a sauce tree as she called it) fails?

There’s also frozen pizza, chicken nugget and “hand held snack food” pre set buttons for her.

I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Frigidaire and received a Frigidaire Range/Microwave to facilitate my review.


  1. I was so tired that I wasn’t planning on reading any blogs tonight–that is, until I saw the title of yours. Too good to miss. And you did not disappoint! A “melt chocolate” button?? Seriously??

  2. If I didn’t have my dear husband who cooks everything, I would so be Emily! Only I don’t have “not able to fail” appliances 🙂 Good luck Emily! And much patience Casey!

  3. I used to really love this blog for its storytelling ability, but I have to say, the constant and shameless product spewing is getting a little old. I know you have a new house and a mortgage, but this is too much. I don’t care about frigidaire or butterball or whatever. I care about you. Or, at least, I used to.

    Avitable Reply:

    One post out of every 10 or 15 that talks about a product is “constant and shameless”?

    I think you need a thesaurus or a dictionary.

    Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale Reply:

    Everyone should be so lucky as to have a friend like you.

    (nods in agreement)

    Kara Reply:

    @Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale, You’re right. That was unkind, and I’m sorry I said it that way. But, I do think it has been rather prevalent lately. That’s all. I still adore the posts that come from Casey, and just from Casey. But I a review every now and then to pay the bills is not worth being a jerk. I’m sorry I was a jerk.

    Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale Reply:

    I really respect that you came back in and said this, truly.

  4. EPIC is the correct word!! I so cannot wait!! And also I really want a “melt cream cheese” button! Do you think they’ll have THAT on my washer & dryer?

  5. Wow. I am just in awe. So jealous.

  6. I am so envious of your appliances! I wish you had a food blog where you posted your recipes.

  7. I can’t wait and I’m supremely envious, too 😉 (but in a good totally happy for you way)

  8. Oh Casey, you do have your work cut out for you! This is gonig to be awesome.

  9. Okay. I love love Emily. But that photo looks like something that a camera took of intestines during laparoscopic surgery. Good luck to you both!


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