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Old 06-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #71
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I don't know. When my girlfriend in California remodeled her kitchen she ordered a 36 inch custom made restaurant type cast iron stove...

Addie, do you know what was the brand of the stove, or manufacturor? That would be a dream come thru to have stove like that. I had no idea you can have a custom made one.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #72
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If you must go with gas, maybe a "dual fuel" range might work for you, you get the gas top and an electric oven. I really prefer electric ovens on consumer grade equipment.


I am with you on this one. I wish I had both gas and electric service brought to the stove. As of now I have gas and would donít have any other way. But I am saving few bucks so I can have electric double oven installed. Will take a small remodeling, cannot wait.
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Since baking is my passion, and I don't have deep pockets, I have all electric, because I wanted an electric convection oven. The electric cooktop is fine, I actually prefer it for some things like slow long simmering, tomato sauce doesn't catch on or scorch. A friend has a beautiful Thermador range that has simmer functions on the gas burners, turning them on and off for slow summers. He also has double electric wall ovens, I'm a bit envious of his kitchen!
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Since baking is my passion, and I don't have deep pockets, I have all electric, because I wanted an electric convection oven. The electric cooktop is fine, I actually prefer it for some things like slow long simmering, tomato sauce doesn't catch on or scorch. A friend has a beautiful Thermador range that has simmer functions on the gas burners, turning them on and off for slow summers. He also has double electric wall ovens, I'm a bit envious of his kitchen!
Oh--so am I, and I don't even know him!
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I wouldn't mind an electric oven but I can't stand to cook on any range other than gas.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:17 AM   #76
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I am officially a "displaced person" and I'm house hunting at present. Some houses come with stoves, some without. If without I may need to make a very quick decision, so I'm just fishing for advice. This decision is likely to be the last major cooking choice I'll ever be able to make.
We have a state wide law that requires every home or apartment to be sold or rented with a safe and working stove. Before this law was passed, there were so many house fires because people were trying to save money buying broken used stoves that they thought they could fix themselves. They also outlawed the sale of portable gasoline heaters. All heating elements have to be vented to a chimney.

We now have a plethora of immigrant landlords that think they can skirt the law. I give them credit because the first thing they want to do is own property. But they have to do it within our laws.

If you don't like the stove that comes with the apartment, you can replace with the your choice of leaving it behind when you move or store the landlords and reinstall it when you move out. But it has to be of equal or better value if you choose to leave yours behind.

When I lived in Everett, I had too burners where the gas pilots were not in working order. Both of them were plugged with baked on gunk. I had an energy audit done by the housing department, and they immediately had my gas shut off. Now you would think that since the pilots were blocked, there was no gas escaping. That didn't matter. They considered the stove defective and unfit to use. The landlord had 24 hours to remedy the situation and install two new burners or replace the stove if he couldn't find burners. The stove was considered old and they no longer made parts for it. I ended up with a new stove. Had he failed to remedy the problem, he was facing a very large fine for renting an apartment unfit for human occupation. He could then pay for me and my g'daughter to stay in a motel of MY choice until the problem was solved. I personally think it is a great law. Too many landlords would take advantage of our large immigrant population that had no idea.

We had one instance where the landlord was supposed to be providing heat. When he failed to do so by the date set by law, the immigrant family was cooking with an hibachi in the middle of a wooden floor. Fortunately, the building was located right next to the fire house. The landlord ended up serving time and paying a hefty fine.
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