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Old 10-13-2015, 05:59 PM   #1
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ISO opinions on which new range to purchase

My husband and I are going to be moving into a new construction home and I have been dreaming of the perfect range.
So, I put it to the membership here at DC:

Dual fuel: yes or no and why
(I've read that gas is great for the cooktop and electric for the oven for better baking, of which I do a fair amount of)

Gas Range: which brand/model would you choose

I soooo do not want another electric range with that dang glasstop!

I've never used a gas oven before (I've used the cooktop) and I'm curious on opinions about that from those that use them.

Mahalo, thank you in advance to one and all thta respond.

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Old 10-13-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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Will watch this carefully. I'm looking at ranges now myself.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:14 PM   #3
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Dual fuel: yes or no and why
(I've read that gas is great for the cooktop and electric for the oven for better baking, of which I do a fair amount of)
I've never used dual fuel, so I can't comment.

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Gas Range: which brand/model would you choose
I have a Jenn-Air gas oven/range. I like it a lot, but there are a couple of things I would do differently next time: I got one with a warming drawer, with entertaining in mind, but I think I would get more use out of a double oven where there's a larger one and a smaller one, like this: Don't think twice about buying these top-rated double ovens

Also, it's black, which I like, but the paint around the burners is discolored after eight years of use.

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I've never used a gas oven before (I've used the cooktop) and I'm curious on opinions about that from those that use them.
I've been using a gas oven for so long, I can't remember what it was like with electric I don't have any problems with it. I used the self-cleaning feature recently and it did a great job. I like that the elements on the bottom are not exposed; that makes it easy to wipe up the residue.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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Another thought: Someone I used to work with told me that when he was considering an expensive purchase, he bought a one-month subscription to Consumer Reports to help in making a decision.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:39 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:08 PM   #6
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Another thought: Someone I used to work with told me that when he was considering an expensive purchase, he bought a one-month subscription to Consumer Reports to help in making a decision.
You read my mind GG! Just what I was thinking about that since we'll be putting in all new appliances. I'm sure that I'll have to negotiate a trade off somewhere with the developer on this as well. They include a GE package, don't know exactly what yet, we haven't signed on the dotted line yet, so this is why I want to get all of my duckies in a row, now.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:24 PM   #7
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Mine has four burners, including a simmer burner and a 14,000-BTU power burner. I have a cast iron grill pan/griddle that goes over two burners for when I need that much room. Not often since it's just the two of us most of the time.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:09 PM   #8
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Kgirl, we bought the gas GE Adora a few months ago when we redid the kitchen, and I couldn't be happier. Maybe you could upgrade on the package they offer for GE? It's a honey to be sure. The new GE dishwasher is so quiet I don't know it's on. Along with the microwave, they are all the new slate color that I love!

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Another thought: Someone I used to work with told me that when he was considering an expensive purchase, he bought a one-month subscription to Consumer Reports to help in making a decision.
Or go to the local library. They still have libraries, right?
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:22 PM   #10
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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.
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