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Old 01-09-2015, 10:44 PM   #21
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Well, I don't have a super duper high end brand range. My new one is a GE Adora, mid level GE, and I happen to love it. No, it doesn't have a 20000 btu burner, just one 17,000 btu "Power boil" setting on the right front burner (it won't boil 6 quarts of water in 2 minutes, but then I'm not competing against the clock on "Chopped" either). It has 5 burners, the middle grate can be swapped out for a reversible cast iron griddle/grill pan which does a medium rare steak quite well, and the convection oven is dead on for temperature. I am quite happy with it, and it cost $1000 ($900 on sale when we bought it), not $4k.

It's a much better range than the Whirlpool brand that we had before, and even that was a lot better than any electric I've ever cooked on. Most electrics would boil water faster than the average gas range, but they're also more likely to burn than simmer many dishes. I'll take a slower time to boil over stuff burned on the bottom of my pot.

Maybe there is some advantage to paying more, but if it cooks, and cooks well, that's all I ask. We did have to have the gas line changed from 1/2" to 1" to accommodate it, so that is a definite consideration.
Thanks RP for that information. Even the MUCH more expensive LP range had an aluminum Teflon griddle (no grill) for the center burner.
Good grief, what's up with that I wonder? That thing will never last the life of that over priced range. I would have never known without your help. I can't wait to have that wonderful option of a cast iron grill/griddle.

I'm so thrilled with the new appliances, not to mention the slate color, and thanks for all the good wishes and help.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:52 PM   #22
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Thanks for your advice, we have a very short run,about 10 feet, unlike my condo, where it was over 50 feet!
That should be fine as long as its 3/4" for most of that 10ft, depending how many bends you have.. Who ever installs the stove should know, after all you want to get the best performance and life.

Now just pull the trigger on the refer and you will have a matching set...
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:01 PM   #23
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That should be fine as long as its 3/4" for most of that 10ft, depending how many bends you have.. Who ever installs the stove should know, after all you want to get the best performance and life.

Now just pull the trigger on the refer and you will have a matching set...
NOOOOOOOOO. That is a brand new refrigerator that replaced the two door one that came with the house.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:40 AM   #24
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Good choice. I hope you are as happy with yours as I am with mine.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:04 AM   #25
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Congratulations on the new kitchen purchases!
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:16 AM   #26
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Wonderful new kit! I LOVE the slate color!

I was going to come here and suggest GE mid to upper range stuff, I've heard good things about it, and GE usually does well in tests for even heating in the oven, even their cheap Hotpoint brand.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:24 PM   #27
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When we moved into our lovely home 7 years ago, all the appliances were plain vanilla GE. I have already had to bandaid the dishwasher after the top mounts to the counter broke, and the microwave door has cracks at stress points in the plastic.
Kayelle is also not too happy with the gas stove, and she mentioned she would like a Viking stove. Well , I went onto the internet and priced them, and was glad I had smelling salts on my desk.
Kayelle, bless her heart is a frugal (not cheap) person, and said there is NO WAY she would spend that kind of money!
The advice I need, is how to talk her into buying one or should we consider a lesser known brand that is comparable, and what would that be?
I would want this stove: https://www.fisherpaykel.com/us/kitc...s/OR30SDPWGX1/
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:37 PM   #28
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There is an appliance store nearby that sells the high end stuff, and I love just going in there to look at stuff. They have rooms with whole kitchens set up for each brand of appliance, definitely dream kitchen equipment!
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Dang, always a day late and a dollar short...Conga-Rats KL! I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of your new appliances.
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If you need a double oven, get a wall unit {I love mine} eye level, no bending over, just super convenient, I will never live with out one again..
Agree 100%. I installed the power for a new electric range for my neighbor. They mentioned they were going to do away with the in wall oven like you describe. They were going to make a broom closet out of it.
I told them they were nuts to remove it and if it did not match, replace it with one that did.
I mentioned Thanksgiving and i think a bell went off for them as they did keep the wall oven.

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As for the broiling, that's one thing I really like about having the reversible grill pan insert. Between that and my barbecue grill, I may never even use the broiler in the oven - not a bad thing as that should help keep it cleaner.
Can you explain what a "grill pan insert" is?
It gets cold here and the grill is off limits until spring or a nice warm day. So the broiler gets used. Not often, but it gets used.
I cannot count on weather as far as my menu. If I am making ribs and its cold, the broiler will be used.

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That should be fine as long as its 3/4" for most of that 10ft, depending how many bends you have.. Who ever installs the stove should know, after all you want to get the best performance and life.
Now just pull the trigger on the refer and you will have a matching set...
Are you calculating the line size, or using "rule of thumb"?
I ask this, as upgrading a gas line could every well end up costing more than a Wolf range.
We live in the country, and gas lines can be over 100' long or even longer. To trench a new line in 3/4" copper would be quite the expense. And since your post, it would seem a 3/4" might not be enough for that distance.
So, there must be a calculator to see if 3/4" is required or not, using the range requirements.
Also since you mention turns (90's) in the run, there has to be a calculator to determine what is required.
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