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Old 06-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
That looks nice Chopper...so, what are you going to cook on your summer vacation?
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Ooooh. Nice, Chopper! I have a GE glasstop, so easy to keep clean! You get an extra burner!

One of "my" kids did warn me, don't sit on it.
Originally Posted by lyndalou View Post
chopper, your stove looks a lot like mine. The back middle burner is for keeping food warm on mine. Is that what yours is?
Thanks PF! I can't wait to use it. I will cook all sorts of things I am sure! I'm excited!

Thanks Dawg! I have a smooth top now, and I love it. You are right, it is so nice to keep clean. I love that it has the warming burner in the middle back. Just a perk for me, I didn't go looking for that.

Lindalu, yes the burner in the back is for keeping things warm. Do you use it much? D you like your range?

No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #32
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Just saw the part about "don't sit on it" Dawg! Too funny! Good thing they told you that, because you just might have done that!

No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #33
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I can't help you with a 30 inch model, but my own stove is my favorite. It is a 42 inch wide Crown gas range.

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Old 06-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #34
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I would love to have a gas stove. But alas. This building is not piped for gas and it is considered too dangerous for the elderly. Loose sleeves hanging over an open flame. So we have electric. Not the first time with it. So I am used to it. The one thing I do like about electric is that the broiler is in the oven, not below it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #35
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I prefer a wall mounted electric oven. Baked goods come out better for me in an electric (non convection oven) and it's easier to peer in to see what's going on. I also prefer an electric cook top. Anyone who can cook on a coal or wood fired cook's stove should find cooking on electric quite easy. Unfortunately, I suspect your HOA might frown on your having a 10kw backup generator. If they do, I guess your freezer, refrigerator, and concrete slab could be in peril, but a two burner Coleman propane camp stove has stood us in good stead when I was too lazy to fire up our 7kw portable generator. For longer outages, I've been able to keep the essentials (well pump, furnace, freezer, fridge, cooktop, and lighting) going. Biggest problem has been having an adequate supply of generator fuel on hand. Fuel (and gunpowder!) storage can be a problem when outbuildings are verboten). Your choice of appliances may have some impact on your wiring requirements and the amperage of your electric service.
GE calrod heating elements have a reasonably long service life, are currently readily available and reasonably priced.

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