We have a nifty double oven. It's a Maytag Gemini that fits in the same space as a regular stove. You lose the pots & pans storage drawer, but you gain and extra oven - it's awesome!
Anywho, it is also very devout in following religious fasting practices.
Hubby was re-setting the time on the stove for the end of Daylight Savings time and this is what we expected: 9:37
Instead we got this: SABB ATH
None of the buttons on the stove would work. Not the cancel button, not the clock button, not the number buttons, NOTHING.
We needed the manual.
This "Sabbath" mode would stay in effect for 72 hours. The oven would not turn on for 72 hours. This struck fear in the heart of Hubby. What do you mean no oven for 72 hours?
Back to the manual.
If you push the "Clock" button for three seconds, the "Sabbath" mode would be cancelled.
Hubby jammed his thumb on the button for three seconds. The display started blinking and the time came back.
A heathen dance was performed in the kitchen.
Then there was a beep.
And the display switched back to "Sabbath" again.
Hubby jammed his thumb on the button as hard as he could (I'm surprised it didn't go through the display and into the wall behind the stove). Again, we got blinking. Then, the time.
Now, he went ahead and started the oven. Anything to break the cycle.
The time actually changed by a minute and the oven started warming up.
Ha, HA! Take that!
More heathen dancing ensued.
The disabling the oven for 72 hours to encourage fasting is really a flawed idea. There are soooo many ways to get around it. For example:
- The burners still start.
- We have a microwave.
- We have a ton of cereal.
- Who said Spaghetti-o's had to be heated?
- Hubby's been known to open a can of chicken noodle soup and eat it right out of the can.
- Hello, take-out? We have a drawer full of menus.
I could go on and on, but I'll space you the details.
Hubby pressed cancel on the oven. No sense in wasting energy to warm it up any further.
We have GOT to stop dancing!
- Hubby finally pushed enough buttons to cause the stove to revert to factory settings. This meant it re-set to 12:00.
And it's going to stay that way for at least an hour. We'll try again when it turns to 1:00.
- Just in case, I've got three boxes of cereal in the pantry and two gallons of milk in the fridge. Good think I'm prepared for these kinds of emergencies.