How about the actual oven that you cooked on, or do you
remember your mother cooking on?
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Well the oven, it was a gas oven and I have a gas oven
now, but of course it is totally different in appearance to what they were
then. Then they were like little boxes on legs really. They stood up off the
floor so that you, most people generally kept a lot of their baking pans
underneath. There may be a shelf or perhaps they just pushed them under there
out of the way; and there would be two shelves in the oven and of course no
nonstick liners to ovens such as again came out of the fifties after the war.
And the hobs on top you know, more or less the same as they are now but they
weren't so easy to clean as they are now; they didn't have the ceramic surfaces
that they do now. But basically it was just the same.