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That New Appliance Smell

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You know when you go to a car dealership, climb into a car, close the door behind you, close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose. There’s nothing like that new car smell. Almost like puppy breath, you dream of it, and you wish they would bottle it so you could spray it on your bed and roll around in that scent all day long. But, what about appliances? Do they have that new appliance smell?

Recently my stove took a dive. It decided it only wanted to cook things at about 150 degrees, no matter how high I turned it up. I got really tired of things not cooking, or taking three times as long to cook, so we finally bit the bullet and bought a new stove. It was awful forking over a mortgage payment just to be able to cook dinner. However, there are very large upsides to a new appliance. The biggest pro is that it works and then, coming in a close second, is that it is clean! But, for all that money, does it have a new smell to it?

The answer is yes, I think. At least it doesn’t smell like the apple pie you baked that’s filling spilled over into the bottom of the oven and then caught on fire, so you had to throw baking soda on it to keep the whole kitchen from going up in flames. And it definitely doesn’t smell like you accidentally left the plastic cutting board in the oven to dry and then forgot about it and turned the oven on and melted it. Let me tell you, there is not many smells worse than burning plastic. So, new appliances do have that new appliance smell, as long as that new appliance smell means I haven’t “cooked” anything in the oven yet.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.

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