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Old 07-18-2005, 07:16 PM   #71
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If I lived in the cold north I would spring for a kitchen redo and get an aga. The whole concept of heat storage, radiating chambers (ovens) etc is fascinating. I would also take up bread baking to use the thang! (So far only Martha, Tyler, and Jamie have used them on FoodTV, mainly on visists to UK. RR has something from the 40s or 50s, and Paula has a French range.) But as I live in the humid mid atlantic, one day I may get a six burner two oven gas something. I hope.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:26 PM   #72
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i'll take a gas range over electric anyday.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:35 PM   #73
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I've always used an electric stove top & oven...at the moment I have a glass top version, which is so easy to keep clean (I always wipe my stove top down each time I cook, along with the counters). We did have a gas stove in the Casita we rented for vacation though, but I have to say I found it a bit harder to use....there were no numbers on the dials to say if you were at low/medium/high heat - you had to bend down and squint at the flame, and the dials were so sensitive that just a fraction of an inch turn and you'd turned the thing off instead of down and have to re-light it again. It took forever to boil water and was a real pain to clean as you had to remove the metal burner thingies to get at the enamel underneath. It was probably a really cheap model, so I am trying not to tar all gas stoves with the same brush - certainly it would be something I would like to try out in a future kitchen, as most people much prefer gas to electric - it's probably just something I have to spend time getting used to!

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:38 PM   #74
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i'll take a gas range over electric anyday.
Me too Middie. So much better IMO.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:57 PM   #75
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that was the best advise my mother gave me... use gas appliances
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:26 PM   #76
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MY optimum cook top was my thermadore 6 burner, now in stoarage.

Right now I have a smooth top glass but I want to get back to a gas cook top so I am looking at the jennair dual fuel with the two electric ovens and gass cook top
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:29 PM   #77
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OMG AllenOK! I have "almost" the same range! This was in the house when I moved in 14 years ago. I was going to get a new one, but, never couldn't justify when this one just kept working! Mine is a Frigidaire Custom Imperial. The pot and pan storage is in the bottom drawer. It works great (although I always wished for a gas range). I'm rebuiling our home and will finally get my dream "gas" kitchen. Any idea what this old one is worth? Is it from the '60's?
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:08 PM   #78
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Coming in late, but I think I've got to go with a propane range and oven. My parents have one, and I find it so much easier to use for the reasons others have posted (easier to control). One of my pet peeves about electric is that I can not get the stuff to cook evenly as noted above. It drives me crazy how uneven everything is.

It has been interesting hearing all this information on how the different ovens function. Reading the posts on the Aga ovens, for some reason it seems to me like they should be able to come up with some kind of new metal alloy or something that could function the same as the cast iron, maybe incorporate some way to allow the user to cool the oven down when they want? Just thoughts from a newbie that probably doesn't know any better! lol
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:22 PM   #79
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So as I said in July 05, I'd get a 6 burner two oven thing. Well I got a Wolf dual fuel 36" which has 6 burners and 1 big oven (dual convection) but I also have a wall oven. So I didn't lie. I love it. I feel I have no limitations as to what I can do. I have also found that a really fine appliance takes care of your food. Food doesn't go limp in the fridge, doesn't burn in the oven. So even tho I'l be paying for it for quite some time, I think it is a great investment.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:56 PM   #80
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Robo - What made you decide on the dual fuel range instead of all gas? Do you like electric to bake with?
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