Sooo, one of my ovens didn't seem to be holding temp. And true to what we always advise on here, I hung my oven thermometer in the oven, turned the oven on, and nope, the oven would not go past 300 degrees. Well, that's a problem so I called the repair guys. They've worked on this oven before and I pretty much hoped it would be the probe (thermostat) rather than the electronic board (like a motherboard in a computer) because that thing was nearly $600 last time I replaced it.
A replacement oven is about $1200 because of the size and specs I wanted. So repairs are cheaper than new, mainly because the electronic boards fail with some regularity on ALL ovens with touch screen controls where the heat escape vent is too close to the screen. (Nearly all oven designs.)
The repair guy came over, tested the probe (thermostat) and it was fine. All indications are that it's the electronic board. ::sigh::
Before the repair guys (2 for the second trip) came over they asked me to turn the oven on at 450 to see if the bottom of the oven heated. It did. All indications are again that it's the electronic panel. ::sigh::
The guys show up. The oven is hot. They place their temp probe into the oven that has an external readout. The oven is indeed hot. It's 450 and holding.
The problem all along?
Wait for it.
The cheap oven thermometer that I hung from the rack to check the temp. You know, the kind you throw in your cart at the big box store? For about $1.49.
These guys saved me nearly $600 by triple checking the oven to verify that there was nothing wrong with it. I love these guys.