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Old 04-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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HI Everyone,

I consider it a God-send that I came across this web-site a few days ago. You have already helped me immensely!

I have been in the market for a dual fuel SS convection range, 30", and have been going crazy trying to decide.

Fifteen years ago when we built our house I installed a Thermador dual fuel range w/convection, SS Thermador hood, Thermador dishwasher, Thermador trash compactor all at the advice of my CKD. The trash compactor died after a year. We got another one (don't remember if it was another Thermador) but it died a few short years later. When the range was about 7 y.o., my then 13. y.o. daughter was boiling a pot of water for pasta (she was just learning to cook). The pot overflowed and the electronics were burnt out because the burners were sealed and the well wasn't deep enough. Couldn't be repaired. The DW died a few years later also and was replaced by a Miele (good choice). Out of all of those Thermador appliaces, only the pro-hood remains.

Back to the range. I had spent more on the range than my builder allowed for ALL of the appliances in the kitchen. I was so ticked I decided not to ever buy another high-end range. So......I replaced the Thermador with a black glass-top electric GE Profile. Not a great idea either. It takes forever to boil a pot of water on it. The convection feature died about 2 yrs. ago (we just never bothered to get it fixed). The glass cooktop has the bridge burner lit when I don't want it lit.

Now we are installing hardwood floors in the kitchen and granite countertops. It seems like a good time to replace the GE Profile. Going to appliance stores leaves me with a headache. Every salesperson has a different spin on what I should buy.

I love the look of the Viking and Wolf ranges but didn't know if I could justify the cost. Reading the opinions of all of you who wrote about this very thing gives me confidence to go ahead and get a Wolf (who could resist those red knobs anyway?). A BIG THANKS to ALL of YOU for your experience and non-partisan opinions!!!!!!!

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Old 04-13-2007, 03:41 PM   #2
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What kind of natural health are you enthusiastic about?

And welcome, its a wonderful site!
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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HI Lulu,

I love natural whole foods and all that is God-given to us in nature to enhance and maintain our health, including sun, fresh air, exercise (which I am lax on, I admit). I also take whole food supplements, too, instead of dead vitamin and mineral pills.

I find it fascinating to learn about the way God designed our bodies and if we honor His plan, our health will improve. I also love using essential oils which give me a feeling of being nurtured and of well-being.

A few years back my friend and I gave raw food un-cooking classes. It was interesting but lots of prep work to do it gourmet-style. Right now I am trying to find a happy medium between raw and cooked.

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:34 PM   #4
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Old 04-14-2007, 02:51 PM   #6
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Hello Susan and welcome to DC.
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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Thank you, shpj4! Glad to be here!
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:17 PM   #8
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HI Lulu,

I love natural whole foods and all that is God-given to us in nature to enhance and maintain our health, including sun, fresh air, exercise (which I am lax on, I admit). I also take whole food supplements, too, instead of dead vitamin and mineral pills.

I find it fascinating to learn about the way God designed our bodies and if we honor His plan, our health will improve. I also love using essential oils which give me a feeling of being nurtured and of well-being.

A few years back my friend and I gave raw food un-cooking classes. It was interesting but lots of prep work to do it gourmet-style. Right now I am trying to find a happy medium between raw and cooked.

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Do you have some raw food menus. During the super hot days, I would like to have something to serve besides Gatorade.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:32 AM   #9
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Do you want menus or recipes? Please clarify. Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:52 AM   #10
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Do you want menus or recipes? Please clarify. Thanks.
Basically I don't know anything about this. I don't know what foods are to be used and which foods to combine for a meal. And what foods would be needed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This summer I would like to have an alternative to microwave cooking and outdoor grilling. We tried vegetarian foods in January and found many cool recipes that we liked and still use. But we also love hamburgers, ham & pineapple pizza,...etc. I have also been a natural whole food person from time to time. I love to bake from the health food perspective and it can be so good. Health food brownies are the best. Our grocery store remodeled and now we have a complete line of these foods. How did you introduce your students to raw food un-cooking?
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