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Earth to Cuisinart, My Oven (Your Oven) Just Died

by | Jul 7, 2012 | Baking, Bread, Ovens

My Cuisinart BRK-200 died this week. As many loaves and stuff I roasted in that thing, the writing was on the wall. But what a dissapointment after so many nice things came out of it including porchetta, croissants, muffins, chickens, and the list goes on.

I tweeted Cusinart to see if they could help fix it. They offered me the 1- 800 number, but… no use. The voice on the other end basically said the company doesn't fix them once they die. "And what if I wanted to replace it?" I inquired. "We don't make them anymore!" I was abruptly told.

So I am back to heating my huge stove, using crude untested methods to make what were once amazing pizzas in a mini oven that topped at 500 F. Creuset pot is back in use to get the sheen of a brilliant loaf as well, and it gets hot in summer. What's wrong with manufacturing, service and repair? We waste too much! C'mon Cuisinart, snap out of it!

Guess the only thing to do is open a bakery and get a Bongard?



  1. Mike Avery

    The most common issue on small appliances with an electric heating element is a break in the heating element. You can replace the element fairly easily. Or an appliance repair shop can, anyway.
    Better yet, the break is often near an end connector months coil. Then the answer is even easier – just reconnect the heating coil to the terminal.
    It might not be a Bongard but what is?
    Good luck!

  2. Noel Labat-Comess

    Get a back yard. Get some bricks. Get to work. 🙂

  3. Jeremy

    Mike, I am useless as a bike mechanic, barely good as a baker, how the hell will I fix that?
    Noel, lets open a bakery in NY…??? Please!!!


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