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What do you do with your stove and microwave if you go 100% raw? And what do you use your freezer for? I am trying to experiment to see if I can use the freezer section of my frig as a refrigerator by adjusting the thermostat. But what in the heck am I to do with my stove--just leave it there for no reason? I am serious. I can't move it becuz it is gas. I am going out to buy a dehydrator tonight. I am just going to be experimenting with recipes for the time being to see if I like them and if going raw is the right thing for me to do. I hope it will work for me.
 

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I have burner covers on mine, and I keep fruits and veggies on it. My food processor is stored inside my oven.<br><br>
I cut up and freeze fresh fruit if I'm not going to eat it fast enough, and use it in smoothies. I also freeze extra nuts. Some gourmet raw recipes call for freezing things, i.e. some pies, fudge, chocolate, ice cream, bananas etc.
 

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some people get rid of their ovens completely and put some sort of storage bin in its place. others use the oven as storage and then put a big chopping block on the top.<br><br><br><br>
freezer is good for freezing fruits that are in the season to use for the times when they aren't in season. you can also make raw dishes and freeze them for later.
 

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Good idea about using the stove to store things--I could use the extra storage. I will just have to take the burner knobs off the stove so nobody accidentally turns it on. I suppose I could also cap off the gas valve at the wall. Boy is my gas bill going to go down if I go 100% raw.
 

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Oh wow, never thought about a chopping block. I actually have a huge one in the garage and didn't know where to put it. Thanks for the idea.
 

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If you're just starting to go raw, I'd suggest not doing anything irreversible involving the removal/changing of your oven. Give it a few months to make sure that the lifestyle really suits you. And if it works out, burner covers are a great idea, it'll be like having extra counters.
 

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Right, I am definitely not going to make major changes now. Just trying to think ahead. LOL. Besides I am not sure my husband will go raw too.
 

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Aren't there recipes that call for heating food just to the 110 degree (or whatever it is) point? Couldn't you also use your oven to dehydrate even if you already had a dehydrator? If you set it very very low...
 

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As I understand it, some ovens can't get low enough to do a proper job, even in warming mode. I've read a few places that say you MIGHT be able to get around this with just the oven light on, but you need to make sure your light is a high enough wattage to manage it and the door needs to be cracked to give proper circulation. AND you need an oven thermometer to make sure you're not dehydrating too high/too low.<br><br><br><br>
Plus, there's the whole issue with dehydrating on a cookie sheet which isn't THE wisest thing to do.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wideeyed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":boobies:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>puppyluv</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I am trying to experiment to see if I can use the freezer section of my frig as a refrigerator by adjusting the thermostat.</div>
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I'm no fridge expert, but I think this would damage the freezer components somehow. I'm also not sure that you can even get the freezer low enough to fridge tempratures without the thing freezing anyway.<br><br><br><br>
Besides, there are a few recipes that do call for freezing things and iirc, there are things that can be frozen apart from recipes (corn on the cob is the most obvious thing that comes to mind right now).<br><br><br><br>
Not to tell you how to do things, but I would suggest a re-think on the freezer to a fridge thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well, I still do hot tea and cook my cat cold-water fish and organic free range meat. Raw meat has parasites in it, and cats are definatley carnivores..so my oven is still in use. My mom still uses it a lot too. Thankfully though, I got her off the microwave and we gave that to the thrift store!!!
 

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Well, I still do hot tea and cook my cat cold-water fish and organic free range meat. Raw meat has parasites in it, and cats are definatley carnivores..so my oven is still in use. My mom still uses it a lot too. Thankfully though, I got her off the microwave and we gave that to the thrift store!!!</div>
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Not that this is the thread to debate it, but carnivores (cats/dogs) are meant to eat RAW meat. Their digestive systems are made to not get ill from it, unlike humans.<br><br>
Kind of like the other thread you started about all other living beings eating raw. Obligatory carnivores would be included in that.
 
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