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Tell me about gas ranges(7 posts)

Tell me about gas rangesmohair_chair
Sep 25, 2003 9:48 AM
I'm redoing my kitchen, and that includes replacing the cheap gas range that came with the house. I'm looking for a 30" range, slide in preferred. The cooktop must be gas.

Anyone have any suggestions on:

- brand
- gas oven vs. electric oven (dual fuel)

I'm no chef, but I'm hoping to get more into cooking someday, and I want a decent unit. I'd like to keep it at about $1000 or less, so unless I win the lottery, Viking is out.

Then there's the dishwasher....
Usually dissipates in 10-15 feetmoneyman
Sep 25, 2003 9:58 AM
I like gas ovens and stoves. The heat is easier to regulate and it is cheaper to use.

I have no idea about brands. Haven't chosen a stove for 10 years (durable goods).

$$
What better resourceSpecialTater
Sep 25, 2003 12:41 PM
than another message board.

I just started reviewing this one today for the same reason. They discuss dishwashers too. They seem to focus on higher end appliances, but it at least gives you an idea about things to look for. Another good resource is consumer reports. Their online service is great for the $18/year.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/appl/

Snooping around there they also have a separate Kitchen board...
Shun Viking in any case, my neighbors say...retro
Sep 25, 2003 2:17 PM
If you SHOULD win the lottery, bear this in mind: Two of my neighbors have bought high-buck Viking ranges in the last two years, and they've had nothing but trouble. One moved his old cheap stove back from his summer place into his real kitchen and has given the dealer a deadline to get the Viking up and cooking or they're going to court.
Haven't read it in awhile, but I think Consumer Reports also reported a very high incidence of repair w/Viking.
Shun Viking in any case, my neighbors say...bic
Sep 25, 2003 3:37 PM
Consumer reports did a test of all types of ranges in the past year. Check the web sight, worth the money. I was looking into a new range at the time and had my heart set on a fancy Dacor job. They made a big deal out of how many btu's their burners put out. In a water boiling test by CR they were almost last. Go fiqure.
Shun Viking , choose Dacor for high-end.sn69
Sep 26, 2003 7:43 AM
Although the nicer GE Profile models will do the job quite nicely (I've got a four-burner cook top by them).
I havelotterypick
Sep 26, 2003 7:41 AM
I Dacor Dual Fuel Range with convection oven. Runs great.

I have a Bosche Dishwasher, which is very quite.

Think about having another electric oven so you can do two dishes at once. Good for big parties.