Monday, March 30, 2009

Another "How Come"

This one has bugged me for years. How come they can't make a window seal that holds?

I'm talking about oven door windows and house windows. My stove is a little over a year old and already the seal has broken and ugly streaks are running down between the panes of glass. When I bought the stove, I asked for a stove without the window but the saleswoman said that everybody wants the windows. They didn't even have any windowless ovens in stock.

So here I am with the leaky oven door window...again.

The modest condo I live in has four windows and a patio door, all double-pane sliding types. And, every single one of them have broken seals with streaks and/or clouding. Several of them have been replaced but didn't last long before the seals broke again.

I think the main reason it bugs me is that the stove and windows never look clean. When I have guests or host my writer's group, I feel that it makes me look like a slob. Now, I actually am a slob but when I have company, I make a supreme effort to conceal the fact. Those darn windows give me away.

What am I to do?


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Heavens, I have never heard of seals breaking like that. Could it be the extreme cold affecting the windows? Is there a warranty? Ours have a lifetime warranty...I don't know what the problem with the oven is...funny, we wanted a window one after decades of no windows, but only windowless were in stock in our price range (CHEAP) so we had to wait until they got in some cheap window of course, what do I do? I never look in the window! I always open the door. Old habits...

Bevie said...

"I asked for a stove without the window but the saleswoman said that everybody wants the windows"

Don't you just love it when people tell you what you want? If everybody wanted windows, why then are you asking for one without? Seems to me the saleswoman doesn't know what she's talking about.

I agree about the windows. You can't see through our stove window because it's so dirty between the two panes of glass. The same is true for nearly every window in our house. Drives me nuts!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I think the cold does have something to do with it. Condensation builds, and streaks, and clouds. That drives me crazy! You're right they never look clean again once that seal breaks. We're so extreme here in the Midwest, from hot to cold, sometimes, from day to day!
Sigh....know what I mean?