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Intheswamp

Member Since 22 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Jan 14 2012 11:13 PM

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In Topic: Need flat-top stove recommendation...

16 November 2010 - 04:25 AM

Well, thanks everybody for the stove discussion.  I've gotten a somewhat biased :D recommendation on a Frigidaire so I'm putting this one at the top of my list.  I'm not sure about which useless/prone-to-break gadgets/features to avoid but hopefully I won't make too big of a blunder. ;)

Take care,
Ed

In Topic: Need flat-top stove recommendation...

12 November 2010 - 12:51 PM

RegUS, I figured the shipping would be more than it is, it is definitely reasonable.  I'm a little concerned, though, about getting one with a caved in side.  Anybody know how well shipping works out in regards to the large appliances making the trip undamaged?   I'm just hesitant about that because several years ago I ordered a cast iron stove and when it arrived it was busted...had to file a freight claim and got my money back but still it was the hassle and wait.

Ah well, the search continues...anybody got suggestions on brands?

Thanks,
Ed

1 vote for Frigidaire

In Topic: Need flat-top stove recommendation...

12 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

Thanks for the help everybody!

Tuco:  Well, I do indeed like the better control with gas but this last stove never performed well...weak flames when turned low (you could walk by the stove and the wind you created would blow the flame out)...the gas company always said it was fine..???  Anyhow, along with the easier cleaning stove-top, this has pretty well nailed the last nails in the coffin for a gas stove here.   But yeah, I like gas better...but I don't do the bulk of the cooking. 

kdog:  OUCH!!!  I checked the inductance stoves and I'm afraid I'll need to wait till we win the lottery for one of those.  Thanks for the info on the tin foil in the bottom of the stove...I'll keep that in mind.

RegUS:  Thanks for the link.  I've looked around there some but having trouble matching up model numbers with what's available more locally.

I guess one thing that I'm looking for is which brands are currently more dependable than others.   It looks like most of the mid-priced flat tops are incorporating digital consoles.

What about convection versus conventional ovens?  It seems the convections got a less than favorable reputation when they first came out...are they better?...worth the extra cost?

Thanks again for the help, folks just don't know what a goldmine of good information ya'll are!!!!

Ed

In Topic: Need flat-top stove recommendation...

12 November 2010 - 04:59 AM

Thanks for the reply BrntToast.  I need to clarify that the "ease of cleaning" part mostly pertains to the stove-top...the bake elements can be exposed. 

So, from what I understand you saying, most flat-top stoves also have the bake element hidden?  With the longer pre-heat cycle does this contribute to possibly a higher energy use than an open element oven?

What about broiling?  Is the top element hidden most of the time, also?

Looks like I need to go do some stove inspecting...a slight problem is that Lowes is 30 miles one-way for me, closest HD is 70(?), etc., etc.,....thus I'm trying to narrow my selection down and know what I'm going for when I go to the store.

Thanks for the info...keep it coming!!!
Ed

1 vote for Frigidaire




In Topic: HELP!!! Cotter pins and a Whirlpool WTW5300 washer (new install)

11 August 2009 - 03:38 PM

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Uh, no. 


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