Ok....Talked to Bob McCord this morning. He apologizes for the delay...yes, the oven was inop for 4 months, but it is a very specialized one of a kind oven and the ( very expensive ) parts had to be fabricated to repair it. It IS fixed now and operating.....unortunately he is quite backordered and NEW orders will not ship for at least 3 weeks. I will be in contact with him in a few weeks and will update here if I find out anything. Yeah, I'll agree it may have been able to be fixed earlier, but I'm not familiar with the situation.......so don't shoot the messenger !! Again, he apologizes for the inconvenience, and appreciates the Lotus community.