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My Divorce: The Hardest Break Up of All

Posted by Rachel R. Vanderveen on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 8:54am.

Induction cooktopIt was the hardest break up I’ve ever been through. I never thought I could be so in love, and when things finally came crumbling apart, I was in shock, and I still am in many ways. On the day that we moved out, I took one last look at my gas stove, and although we had so many wonderful meals together, and it was the first stove to make me feel like a real chef, we had just grown apart, and we wanted different things. I wanted a mess-free dinner experience, and my gas stove was still stuck on banana flambés, and doing white-wine cream sauce reductions. I felt like it wasn’t really supportive of me when I had to make KD every now and then. I couldn’t take the judgement anymore.

I’ll never forget the first time I locked eyes with my induction cooktop. It had been a while since I remember feeling that way. I ran my fingers across the smooth button and knob-free surface, and I have to admit it made me feel young again. I could envision running my Norwex polishing cloth across the surface and just being done with it. My gas stove just required so much work. Things burned to it, and the metal prongs always got greasy and could never look fully clean. Plus my induction stove could boil water in 90 seconds, something my old gas stove took much longer to do.

I just felt like my gas stove didn’t understand me anymore. I had kids now, and my life was changing, it was stuck in the past, longing to sear a tenderloin on both sides and finish it in the oven at a perfect medium rare.

When I finally decided that it was time to part ways, it was hard to let go. I knew my kids would get used to the new induction cooktop, and they would eventually grow to love it. I think it would have ended up being harder on them to keep on living in the midst of the messes, the burnt on goo, and the long boil times. My hood vent will never look the same. My kitchen doesn’t have that professional-looking feel to it anymore, but I feel like it’s time to move on and make new memories with the induction stove top.

I hope you can all understand.

If any of you have good experiences with your induction cooktop, please share here or on Facebook, this is all new to me.


Rachel Vanderveen

The Vanderveen Team
Maxwell South Star Realty
Phone: 403.253.5678 Fax: 403.592.6736
Email: Info@VanderveenTeam.com

1 Response to "My Divorce: The Hardest Break Up of All"

Dun Gordy wrote: I hope your ex finds a loving relationship in a happy home :<)

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 11:15am.

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