With Nicolas’ company being an apartment complex company, they buy a tremendous amount of appliances and so have worked a reduced deal with GE Appliances.  The company was also able to extend their deal to employees.  The discounts are normally about 20% but recently GE had an additional sale in which we were able to get a stainless steel oven for the price of a white oven, which was a saving of 50% – since we’re gradually upgrading our appliances to stainless steel, we jumped on this opportunity and purchased a flat-top oven with 3 back burners, 2 from dual burners, and is self cleaning.  The “maiden voyage” of our new oven was an Italian espresso – our most frequently cooked and most loved item!

Now we only have our refrigerator to go…maybe next year though.