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Old 12-06-2008, 06:25 PM   #11
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Does anyone know if porcelain is better?
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:35 PM   #12
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GG, they make ovens with broilers inside them? I've never seen one of those, but my oven was probably around $400, and I'm only familiar with what I've seen on TV.
I need to check into ovens myself. I miss not using the broiler, but I refuse to get on my knees to check on food cooking/distance from flame. My old house had a double oven and the broiler was in the middle (heating the top oven). I like that oven RR uses with the separate broiler.
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:46 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure this is the one that I want!

GE 30" Free Standing Self Clean Gas Range <br>223 621 346 : Sears Canada

I am wondering what the difference is between the one above, and this one:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...se=&lang=en-US
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:15 PM   #14
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I do not know about a black glass top gas range, but, I do have a black percelain gas range. Cleaning it is an absolute pain in the neck. It has the cast iron grates on top. they go in the dishwasher, no problem. The black percelain shows every spot streaks badly.

So fat as my power boil burner and my simmer burner. I bring things to a boil in the front and transfer things that are to simmer or keep warm to the simmer burner. With gas instead of electric it is hot right a wa and it works well for me.

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Old 12-06-2008, 08:35 PM   #15
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We don't have a dishwasher yet, but I like the idea of the cast iron grates... unless... well I have stainless steel henkle pots and pans and am wondering if it will damage the pots at all.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:50 PM   #16
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We have a gas cooktop with cast iron grates. However, the grates have a heavy porcelain coating. We've had the stove for over 10 years and couldn't be more pleased with it. No problems cleaning the grates and no damage to any of our cookware.
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Saph, The cast iron grates are not hard to clean. I just looked again and I think the GE that you are looking at is the one that we have. The black top is my issue. I clean it and it always streaks. then I go crazy getting the streaks out. I finally gave up and keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol to cut the last of the grease off.

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Old 12-06-2008, 10:05 PM   #18
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One has five burners including two high output.

The other has 4 burners with one high output.

The five burner model gives you more flexibility. I'd check out Consumer Reports or some of the online product rating sites to see if quality is an issue for either one.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:45 PM   #19
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Does it have the convection oven option? Mine doesn't have one but I hear things brown so evenly and they take quite a bit less time to cook. I want my next stove to have the option.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:20 AM   #20
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GG, they make ovens with broilers inside them? I've never seen one of those, but my oven was probably around $400, and I'm only familiar with what I've seen on TV.
I need to check into ovens myself. I miss not using the broiler, but I refuse to get on my knees to check on food cooking/distance from flame. My old house had a double oven and the broiler was in the middle (heating the top oven). I like that oven RR uses with the separate broiler.
This is the one I have: Jenn-Air: Ranges JGS8850BDS

We got it as part of our kitchen renovation last year, although we did not pay nearly that much for it.
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