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Do stoves have ovens ?

Post by Blaze » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 1:29 am

Hi all,
Thanks to all those who responded to my wife's (Indira) earlier post on our kids's schooling. She is busy getting the house in order, so that we can sell it before the big move in Dec. So, she is running around the house like a chicken with her head cut off. (Sorry wife! :lol: Couldn't resist. )

We are glad to have found this forum that is rich in info and humor alike. We already feel comfortable with life in Singapore!

I've got a couple more questions:

1) Do stoves come with ovens? You know, so that we could bake a pie or something like that?

2) It's funny Guest (in jest?) mentioned GameBoy in my wife's post. Are these GameBoy players and cartridges region specific, like DVDs ? Would a game cartridge purchased in Sg work with a player bought in US ?

Thanks
Blaze

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 10:28 am

I'm no expert on the Gameboy so I will refrain from giving you an answer there.

Yes, the average stoves in Singapore have ovens unless they are built in countertop hobs but then you can buy builtin ovens as well or "Baby Bellings". You can buy either gas or electric or combinations (gas burners toposide with electric ovens)

As you are coming from the US for a matter of reference, you can cook a maximum 12 lbs turkey in the majority of ovens sold here. One brand "Ariston" actually has the biggest oven (stove/oven combo) which will allow you to go to about 18 lbs max. (I cook 2 every year - but it is hard to find a turkey over 12 lbs due to the oven sizes) It is possible to buy bigger stoves but the cost is prohibitive.

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Post by Matney » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 10:00 pm

SMS is correct, but I would like to add that not all apartments have ovens. We looked at over 40 apts. and the majority didn't have ovens. Most of the microwaves are also convection ovens.

Also check for hot water in the kitchen. I don't have it.

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Post by Blaze » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 3:25 am

Thanks SMS for a good description.

Matney, thanks for the heads up. If the weather is warm year round, does one really need hot water in the kitchen ? That's a lot of apts you went through! We plan to rent a temp for a couple of months before getting something of our own at which point we will be quite picky.

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Post by Matney » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 10:32 am

No, you do not need hot water in the kitchen. I boil the kettle to have warm water in order to wash the dishes. I guess you would call it a convenience thing!

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Post by briceloh » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 10:59 am

Matney wrote:No, you do not need hot water in the kitchen. I boil the kettle to have warm water in order to wash the dishes. I guess you would call it a convenience thing!
u r using the hot water to sterilize the dishes? or for getting rid of stubborn stains/oils?
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Post by Matney » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 10:32 pm

I guess the answer to that is both.

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