I bought my first oven [a built in oven more than twenty years ago]. A reliable brand called ELBA. I can't remember the model number but now it has gone on 'Strike'. Honestly, it has served me 'faithfully' all this years until 2 years ago.
I had contacted several technicians recommended by the dealers and friends. Some refused to come, some wanted to be paid if no repairs are done and some just gave some illogical reasons. Finally, I had one who came, took my oven away and told me it was the heating element problem. I had it changed and paid a few hundred Ringgit. The oven was back on duty not for long. I went back to this technician, he told me it is the thermostat problem and promised me to get the spare parts. Until today, he didn't manage to find it even though the distributor 'Fiamma' company still exist [I think in KL].
Recently, I showed some relatives how to bake loaf bread at their home. They too have a built in Elba oven. The bread turned out so lovely and I suddenly thought I should try another time to find the most needed spare part [oven thermostat] to rescue my oven.
I'm writing this post in the hope that some readers and fellow blogger friends may have some advice on this. Most people would say, just buy a new one after all it's more than 20 years old. I did buy a new one but only a small one cos' I haven't a place to fit in another built-in oven. I believe there are 'older' ovens elsewhere still functioning well and mine, if I can find the thermostat, it should work well again. I'll also check it out with Fiamma, KL for help.
I'm reluctant sad to throw this oven away just because of this problem.