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Old 10-13-2015, 08:56 PM   #11
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I don't have any advice other than what's already been mentioned kgirl, just want to say congrats on your brand new home! I hope your move is a smooth and easy one.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:03 PM   #12
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K-girl, are you looking for a "professional" range or just a top regular range?

I've used gas almost exclusively. Conventional wisdom is to go for a gas cooktop and an electric oven. I have no issues with a gas oven. Consider fuel costs when choosing. Around here, gas is a great deal cheaper. Temperature control is not an issue with either.

I would go for a range that had one big oven. If you need two ovens on occasion, consider adding wall or portable ovens.

My stove has a simmer burner. While I do use it from time to time, I also use the regular burners for simmering with no problems. The simmer burner on my stove is too close to the back splash to accommodate a big LeCrueset pot.
No Andy, I don't think I want a pro-style range, I don't think there is a true vented hood for such a beauty.

Andy, could you share what make/model of gas range that you cook/bake on? And I sort of agree with you about just one oven. The new community that we're looking at has a "community kitchen" if I was in need for more oven space.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:04 PM   #13
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What is your price range?
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:05 PM   #14
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I don't have any advice other than what's already been mentioned kgirl, just want to say congrats on your brand new home! I hope your move is a smooth and easy one.
AWW, that's really sweet Cheryl, thanks!
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:07 PM   #15
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Kayelle, I LOVE that slate by GE. My girlfriend in the town that we're moving to is re modeling and put that same package in, but electric and I got to christen it this past weekend. I made us all of nice Italian meal.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:13 PM   #16
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...Andy, could you share what make/model of gas range that you cook/bake on?...

My range is almost 15 years old. It's a GE Spectra. Two high output burners, a regular and simmer burner. At the time I bought it, the oven was rated very accurate and was one of the bigger ovens.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:30 PM   #17
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Kayelle, I LOVE that slate by GE. My girlfriend in the town that we're moving to is re modeling and put that same package in, but electric and I got to christen it this past weekend. I made us all of nice Italian meal.
I'm glad you've seen it in person Kgirl. That slate color is killer. The only trouble is it didn't come in the refrigerator we wanted, but we went with black with stainless steel handles, and it works well with the slate.
Too bad your friend opted for the electric stove if she could have had gas.
The gas GE Adora has both a regular and convection bake or roast setting.
I don't bake much, but I love the convection roast setting for chicken and roasts. I'm afraid I've never understood why some people prefer an electric oven when a gas works so well.
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:12 AM   #18
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I have an all gas 5 burner Kenmore. Now the oven does have an electronic igniter. Come to think of it, so do the burners. It has two standard burners, one power burner, one simmer burner and the long grill burner.
What I love is no pilot lights.
I did not like cooking on an electric stove.
Cinisajoy, I don't believe any modern gas stove has pilot lights anymore and all are electric.
I'd guess they could be ignited with a match in a power outage.
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I can light mine with a match. Or more precisely a wooden skewer.
Once in a while, the electronic ignition doesn't work.
That is the burners.
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Now the oven won't work in a power outage.
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