It pays to ask. David saw--and later obtained--the deal of the century just for the asking.
A lonely, stainless steel, six burner commercial oven sat outside of Sound Foods catering space, alongside the building. We rode our bikes from home to there over the weekend. Mustering up the courage, he knocked and asked what the deal was. An hour later we were trucking it home for a steal that bordered on criminal.
It works great and is worth a bundle.
Thank you, fates! Once we de-crustify it, this stainless steel beast is going to be the hub of many fabulous, chef-cooked meals in our future kitchen.