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Old 08-29-2011, 03:22 PM
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Hey everyone, my old electric stove finally gave it up. I'm glad about that because I prefer gas any day. I want a slide in and decent quality. Any recommendations from experience? I've googled the usuals like Kitchen aid, Maytag, Whirlpool, Bosch. Throw some names at me and I'll take a look.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:38 PM
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:42 PM
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I installed a Jenn-Air dual fuel range. Gas burners and electric dual ovens. Electricity works well for an oven because the heat can be more easily regulated and it can get hot enough for self cleaning to work well. I too, prefer gas for the burners. Since you already have electric to the stove (as I did), all you need is the gas line.
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A word of caution. Funny this thread came up as my wife is airing out my house as we speak. New GE flat top oven with hidden oven elements. Delivered and installed saturday. Used the oven today and it produced noxious fumes that would bring a tear to your eyes. Don't know if all are like this, but this sucks from a $1000 oven. The chinese are killing us softly.
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A word of caution. Funny this thread came up as my wife is airing out my house as we speak. New GE flat top oven with hidden oven elements. Delivered and installed saturday. Used the oven today and it produced noxious fumes that would bring a tear to your eyes. Don't know if all are like this, but this sucks from a $1000 oven. The chinese are killing us softly.
Your suppose to remove the packing from the oven racks and remove the owners manual and warranty papers before using.

Just kidding............errr maybe not as I have seen it happen.
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check out the kenmore elite slide in dual fuel or the kenmore pro.....we've had both and enjoyed both of them....currently have the six burner kenmore pro....sears makes it relatively easy
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Go with the Bosch dual fuel.Gas cooktop with Electric oven,Awsome.
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We have the Kenmore Elite dual fuel and have enjoyed it very much for the last three+ years. It was a pretty good price compared to the other dual fuels on the market.
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Jenn-Aire or GE Profile.

Read the reviews.



Although I sold some software to Electrolux and they had some really slick looking stuff. No experience on it though.
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Viking or Wolf!!
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Originally Posted by Bugbuster View Post
A word of caution. Funny this thread came up as my wife is airing out my house as we speak. New GE flat top oven with hidden oven elements. Delivered and installed saturday. Used the oven today and it produced noxious fumes that would bring a tear to your eyes. Don't know if all are like this, but this sucks from a $1000 oven. The chinese are killing us softly.



The fumes are caused by the assembly process (oils and such). Owners manuals usually tell you to fire them up prior to actual cooking to burn off the residue. Same with toaster ovens and such. And yes the fumes can be nasty.



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Although Viking is popular and expensive, it gets low reviews and I know a bunch of people that have had little, annoying issues with their stoves. Having said that, they look cool. Wolf is nice.
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Have had a commercial Thermador brand and it has held up great over 11 years
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Thanks for all the replies. The Viking and Wolf are definitely very nice, but a bit much for my kitchen. I'm leaning toward the Bosch at this point, but I'm also checking out the LG and Fridgidaire. They have some features I like. Dual fuel is nice and I think that's what the boss wants.
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have a commercial garland and it is bullet proof and the btu's are off the scale!
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As mentioned in another thread : If you don't already have them, get some CO detectors whenever your home has gas burning appliances.
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Whilrpool Signature Series. Price and value.
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I'm leaning toward the Bosch at this point, but I'm also checking out the LG and Fridgidaire. They have some features I like.
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Watch out on the LG brands. No personal experience by me but have heard of several issues with their fridges and washers. They look nice and are priced right but...

Frigidaire is the "value" end for Electrolux so you might want to give them a quick look as well. I know nothing of the Bosch one but almost anything made in Germany is good stuff.
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While I was at HD this past week, they had a stainless GE 5 burner gas range that was on special. Just shy of $700 but you had to haul it out of there. This wasnt the scratch and dent stuff either, just a clearance of the model.
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