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Old 01-30-2008, 08:27 AM   #11
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My friend has one and she says she would never ever buy another one. She finds the heat to be very inconsistent and would much rather have a "gas" range.
I have a ceramic GAS cooktop by GE. I absolutely love it! I prefer to cook on gas instead of electric. This cooktop is extremely easy to clean! It is called GE Profile Gas on Glass Cooktop. The one I have is "stainless" - which means the knobs on the right are stainless and there is a 1/2" strip across the bottom that is stainless-other than that, it is the same as the picture.



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Old 01-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #12
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I never heard of a "gas" ceramic cooktop. I'll look into this, as gas is an option. It's very attractive. More attractive than the bulky gas stoves I've seen. Thank you! Snug Harbor P.S. Cat is no longer in our family, unfortunately.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:12 PM   #13
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I have a ceramic top range. I would prefer gas but there is no gas in my area so ceramic it is. I think it better than the coil. It is easy clean up but I am not in love with the way it heats for cooking.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:24 PM   #14
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I never heard of a "gas" ceramic cooktop. I'll look into this, as gas is an option. It's very attractive. More attractive than the bulky gas stoves I've seen. Thank you! Snug Harbor P.S. Cat is no longer in our family, unfortunately.
If you have any questions just PM me - I would love to help you if you need it. I absolutely LOVE my cooktop!
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:56 PM   #15
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I'll be a lone dissenter with my very first post! I have a Jennair ceramic cooktop range and I do not like it at all. It isn't that easy to keep clean, crud burns on and it takes scrubbing to clean off. It's not that responsive when you change the heat setting either, so it's hard to actually cook on. I've worked around it for 13 years, and when we remodel the kitchen I am planning on going with either gas or induction. I had planned on gas but have been reading up on induction and that looks promising. I just bought a small portable induction hob to see if I like cooking on it and that will help me make the decision. That all said, there are many people who love their ceramic cooktops. I'm just not one of 'em.

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Old 02-03-2008, 12:23 PM   #16
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I just bought a house (well, I close escrow the first week of March) with a glass top stove in place that, having just bought a house, I can not afford to replace just yet, but I have never liked an electric stove top, so I am sure that, as soon as I build enough equity to revamp the kitchen, it will go out the door along with the ugly, cheap cabinets and be replaced by a 36-inch dual fuel with two ovens. I already measured, and it will fit if I eliminate a set of three 6-inch wide drawers.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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I have a Whirlpool ceramic topped stove and I love it its about 8-10 years old and behaves as it should.I love the the bigger coils for quick hot heat like for pasta I find the gas stove doesnt crank up fast enough for me at 7500 ft elevation. The only draw back is when we lose power out here sometimes up to three days so for that I have my trusty coleman camp stoves and Baby Weber for back up.I have taken great care of my stove no scratches on the top and usually have no boil overs so clean up is a breeze.The only thing else I wish I had is convection in the oven.My oven is still callibrated after all these years something I dont think gas ovens can do.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:56 AM   #18
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I'll be a lone dissenter with my very first post! I have a Jennair ceramic cooktop range and I do not like it at all.
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I think it might be a problem with Jennair. I had a Jennair gas cooktop for years (came with another house) and it was horrible. All the complaints you have about your ceramic-top I had with their gas. You practically had to start your pasta water boiling before you went to work if you wanted spaghetti for dinner.

Now I have a Whirlpool electric ceramic-top, like jpmcgrew, and love it.
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Hmmmm, strange.
I have a Jenn Air gas cooktop and it works absolutely great, specially from mid-point down. This cooktop is almost perfect when used with cooper pans since they don't need a lot of heat. It is not ceramic, just a conventional 30" four burners unit.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #20
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I have two - one house has a Whirlpool Gold and it's pretty good for an electric smooth top. The other house has a GE Pofile and I hate it. Output is anemic.

I'd prefer gas but it's not even a possibility for one house (we'd have to run propane in). The other house only has a microwave vent so I doubt we'd go gas there either.
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