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Old 12-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Buying Gas Stove!!!

I am getting a gas stove for Christmas, it is being bought at Sears.ca

Can someone help me pick something that is up to 1200$? I am not sure on brands and whether we should go stainless steel or not. I also want to buy a hood for max 300 ish. I am going to buy one tomorrow!!!

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Old 12-06-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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Natural gas or LPG? The bigger and the more insulation the better. A separate warming oven compartment would also be nice if it does not reduce main oven width to below 28"
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:37 PM   #3
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From my experience, make sure you have enough room on the cooktop to cook with large pots not hitting each other. At least have the units/burners staggered or spaced far apart.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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My advice... DO NOT GET A BLACK GLASS TOPPED ONE!!! They are impossible to clean!!
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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glass topped gas stove? thats wierd... No, I won't do that lol... I want something with grates like a grill but that are easy to clean.

Also are looking for a 30" one.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:20 PM   #6
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What do you say about porcelain? Whats the best material?
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:43 PM   #7
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If you use the broiler at all, I HIGHLY recommend getting a stove that has a top broiler and not one down at floor level. Also, While I like my large, extra BTU burner for bringing a pot up to boil, I absolutely hate the extra small simmering burning that seems to come in pairs with the large burner. I would just as soon have all four the same size. And like Katie pointed out, make sure the stove surface can handle large pots. Last night when making sauce in my 5.5 qt saute pan I had it over two front/rear burners rather than the one front burner to keep the red bubbles off of the kitchen floor. The back of the stove prevented me from setting it on a rear burner.
It was a present and I can't complain..... well, OK, yes I can (lol)
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:06 PM   #8
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Mine is a present too and we are going to choose one tomorrow. I do want one that has at least a warming rack in the centre. That would make it easy to put a big pot. I heard that on some ranges you can use that rack in the centre to grill.

I will be using the oven yeah, and I agree about the top broiler. Even if I have my small btu burner for creme brulees and stuff, its nice to have a crispy top on a casserole.
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #9
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Mine is a present too and we are going to choose one tomorrow. I do want one that has at least a warming rack in the centre. That would make it easy to put a big pot. I heard that on some ranges you can use that rack in the centre to grill.
A warming rack in the center? I think you may have misunderstood. justplainbill was talking about a separate compartment from the main oven - it's sometimes called a warming drawer. I have one and I don't use it all that much, but then it's just DH and me most of the time. A friend of mine has a main oven and a smaller oven compartment that's just tall enough for a sheet pan of cookies, bread slices, biscuits and rolls, that type of thing. It can be set to a different temperature than the main oven, so she can make rolls in one and a casserole or braised dish in the other. I think I'd get more use out of that.

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I will be using the oven yeah, and I agree about the top broiler. Even if I have my small btu burner for creme brulees and stuff, its nice to have a crispy top on a casserole.
I use the broiler inside the oven for that. I'm not sure how useful a separate broiler would be, at least for me.
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:25 PM   #10
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Yep, when I say a warming rack I'm not talking about in the oven, I'm talking about on the cooktop. It's a longer piece that runs from the back of the cooktop to the front, along the middle. I do know about warming compartments, thats not something that I need. :)

Yeah, I use the broiler in the oven for casseroles on the top. I wouldn't want one on the bottom as well. I was saying I use my small btu hand held burner for creme brulee.
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