On Sunday, I switched my oven on in order to bake some part baked baguettes. Around half an hour later I remembered and went to put them in, only the oven appeared to be off. It had in fact tripped the circuit breaker. So I flicked the switch and left the oven for a few minutes to warm up. Nothing. The element had gone. I hunted out the oven handbook and left it where it would remind me in the morning.
Yesterday, Monday, I looked online for a replacement part, and after a discussion with a very helpful man at www.elementreplacement.co.uk I found the right replacement part. I ordered it & it had arrived before 10am.
It wasn't that difficult to fit, & after watching a You Tube video I set about the task. I did have to do it twice though, as the first time I didn't push the spade connector on properly and it came off as I fastened it in place.
That was yesterday. Today I intended to get stuck into the undercoating, but found that I only have extremely narrow brushes, so I will buy some broader ones and get stuck in on Friday.
I have been baking/cooking things though, and so far this week have made butternut squash and tomato soup, cauliflower cheese soup, ciabatta bread and a pork pie.
By the way, the achievement? Fixing the oven myself of course! :)