Just in case you are interested, the new microwave is a Samsung and the stove is a Frigidaire. The microwave is the quietest one we've ever used. You can even turn the sound off so it will not beep when the food is done. I like that feature because sometimes our smaller dog get agitated when things beep.
Here's a closer picture of the stove. It has a large central burner that is oval shaped, and you can use either the griddle that is shown or a regular burner like the ones on the side.
Here's the first thing that I cooked on it.
This is the recipe that I used for the pancakes:
prep time: 5 min Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 8
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 & 1/4 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
This is the first time in a long time that I've made pancakes. More honestly, this is the first time since I've been married (8 years) that I've successfully made pancakes. . .and I still threw three of them in the trash because I burned them! Oh well. That's how I've learned how to cook - learning from the mistakes. These were good and very fluffy.