• Thanksgiving hours and product recall notice for Costco East Oct. 08 2018

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    Hello everybody and happy Wednesday! I was just making some dinner and realized that this weekend is THANKSGIVING weekend therefore, we will be having a few store closures.

    Here’s the link to Coscto’s holiday hours page.


    So as you can plainly see I will not be at Costco on Monday as they will ALL be closed with the exception of Quebec… I will be in visiting Barrie with family recovering from a likely food coma and a good time. However on Tuesday I will be doing my shopping adventure and posting Tuesday evening so it’s only a day delay.

    I also have a recall notice to deliver ( I also seem to misspell recall every time I type it with “recal”, go figure…)


    Important recall notice – UPDATED
    BlueStar and Big Chill Brand Gas Ranges

    September 21, 2018

    Update: Revised Information Regarding Prizer-Painter Stove Works Recall

    Health Canada has revised its instructions on what actions you should take. The revised instructions are as follows:

    Consumers should immediately switch off the convection fan, keep the convection fan turned off, and contact Prizer-Painter Stove Works to arrange for a repair. On all affected models, the convection fan switch is located on the oven control panel next to the symbol of a fan. To turn off the fan, move the convection fan switch down to the “off” position.

    For more information, please visit the Health Canada website: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67736r-eng.php

    We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

    ***Original posting: September 19, 2018

    Dear Costco Member,

    Costco Wholesale records indicate you may have purchased a BlueStar or Big Chill brand gas range on the Costco.ca website between April 2015 and March 2018.

    Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc. is recalling certain series of BlueStar and Big Chill free-standing ranges and one series of gas-powered ovens. The use of the convection oven fan during pre-heating or broiling can cause accumulated gas to ignite, posing a burn hazard to consumers when the oven door is opened. Gas ranges with the model numbers listed in the chart below are included in the recall.

    Costco Item Number Product Description Model Number
    575430/5754300 BlueStar Sealed 4 Burner Culinary RCS30SBN
    575431/5754310 BlueStar Sealed 4 Burner LP Culinary RCS30SBL
    575436/5754360 BlueStar Sealed 6 Burner Culinary RCS36SBN
    575437/5754370 BlueStar Sealed 4 Burner LP Culinary RCS36SBL
    576330 BlueStar Open 4 Burner RCS304BCV2
    576360 BlueStar Open 6 Burner RCS366BCV2
    5500001 BlueStar 30-in Sealed Burner Natural RCS30SBL
    5500002 BlueStar 30-in Sealed Burner Propane RCS30SBCL
    5500003 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Burner Natural RCS36SBCN
    5500004 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Burner Propane RCS36SBCL
    6600001 BlueStar 30-in Sealed SS NG RCS30SBBCN
    6600002 BlueStar 30-in Sealed SS LP RCS30SBBCL
    6600003 BlueStar 36-in Sealed SS NG RCS36SBBCN
    6600004 BlueStar 36-in Sealed SS LP RCS36SBBCL
    6600005 BlueStar 48-in Sealed SS NG RCS48SBBCN
    6600006 BlueStar 48-in Sealed SS LP RCS48SBBCL
    6600007 BlueStar 24-in Sealed Blue NG RCS24SBBCNCB
    6600008 BlueStar 24-in Sealed Burner RCS24SBBCL
    6610001 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Black NG RCS36SBBCNMB
    6610002 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Black LP LP RCS36SBBCLMB
    6610003 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Red NG RCS36SBBCNRR
    6610004 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Red LP RCS36SBBCLRR
    6610005 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Blue NG RCS36SBBCNCB
    6610006 BlueStar 36-in Sealed Blue LP RCS36SBBCLCB
    6610007 BlueStar 30-in Sealed Red NG RCS30SBBCNRR
    6610009 BlueStar 30-in Sealed Black NG RCS30SBBCNMB
    6610010 BlueStar 30-in Sealed Black LP RCS30SBBCLMB
    6610012 BlueStar 30-in Sealed Blue NG RCS30SBBCNCB
    6610013 BlueStar 30-in Sealed Blue RCS30SBBCLCB
    6610021 BlueStar 48-in Sealed Black LP RCS48SBBCLMB
    4040002 Big Chill Retro Range BCR30V2WH-NG
    4041001 Big Chill Kitchen Bundle BCR30V2WH-NG
    4050002 Big Chill Retro Range Red BCR30V2CR-NG
    6100100 Big Chill 30-in Gas Range BCCS30BBMBCN
    6100101 Big Chill 30-in LP Range BCCS30BBMBCL
    6101100 Big Chill Range + Hood Bundle Black Gas BCCS30BBMBCN
    6101101 Big Chill Range + Hood Bundle Black LP BCCS30BBMBCL
    6101200 Big Chill Range + Hood Bundle Blue Gas BCCS30BBFBCN
    6101201 Big Chill Range +Hood Bundle Blue LP BCCS30BBFBCL

    Important: The above-referenced models sold by Costco.ca are subject to this recall, and only units with a serial number in the range of 1505000 through 1710999 are impacted. The model and serial number are located on the serial plate. On the open-burner gas ranges (star-shaped burners), the serial plate is under the cast iron grates on the left side. On the sealed burner gas ranges (round burners), the serial plate is underneath the back guard, which is removable.

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact the company to arrange for a repair. Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc. has developed a relay kit on the gas oven that can be installed to prevent the convection fan from operating, even if it is turned on, during the initial pre-heating of the oven or while broiling. The relay kit eliminates the potential risk. Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc. will arrange, at no charge, for an approved gas service technician to visit your home to install the relay kit to further protect against injury. You must contact Prizer directly in order to schedule a visit by a service technician.

    As of August 31, 2018, Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc. has received 10 reports of flames or flares due to delayed gas ignition in Canada, including two reports of minor burns. In the United States, the company has received 51 reports of flames or flares due to delayed gas ignition, including seven reports of minor burns.

    For more information, please contact:


    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to please pass this letter along to anyone to whom the impacted range may have been given.

    As you can see, there are quite a few of these so if you did buy one please cleck out the product numbers and follow the recall (did it again, jeez!) instructions!

    Here’s the link to that page so you can view the original text as well.


    Ok folks, that’s all for tonight really. I’ve got some spiralized spuds in the oven now though so maybe another post in the near future with some photos!!!

    If not, well have a fantastic and safe Thanksgiving weekend. Eat lots of great food and spend time with family, and be safe!


    Please note:
    The price at your local Costco takes precedent or precedence over the prices listed on this blog.
    Costco liquidation/Manager’s Special items (ending in .97) vary from store to store.
    An asterisk (*) on the price tag means the item is not being re-ordered.

    If there is something you really want, ***double check the expiry date*** as some Costco sales items do end mid-week.

    The food brands available can differ from region to region. Pictures are taken at a store in Ontario. Sale items should apply to Costco locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia, if the item is in stock at your store. There will likely be a few deals not shown here in your store. If this blog has helped you save money, consider sharing www.cocoeast.ca with your friends and family! If you see deals at your store that aren’t on this blog, post them in the comments and help spread the money saving love!

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