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mch2

03:15PM | 11/17/03
Member Since: 11/16/03
6 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
My wife and I have narrowed our selection of a new electric range down to one of the models in the GE Profile series. Has anyone had experience with any of the GE JB (JB988SHSS, JBP95SFSS, JB965SDSS, JBP90SFSS)models?

Also, we would be interested in any comments regarding spending that kind of money for one appliance. Are these more expensive ranges really worth the money?

Thanks

plumber Tom

05:47PM | 11/17/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
I'm with you k2. I like gas and do most of the cooking in the household. Just got a new Kenmore, nothing fancy but the sealed burners are nice, and I especially like the high output burner (the largest one) We have a crab fest every year in July, and the large aluminum pot heats up nicely on this specific burner. The old stove took 2 burners to heat this pot. Also some types of cookware are not acceptable on the smooth top electric ranges. To elaborate my wife bought this set of air core pots. You heat the food up to a colored gauge on the lid, then you take it off the stove and let it sit. The residual heat cooks it the rest of the way. You can even cook your dinner and make a cake at the same time. EGADZ I sound like a real kitchen biatch now LOL.

mch2

08:02AM | 11/18/03
Member Since: 11/16/03
6 lifetime posts
k2 & plumber Tom,

Thank you for your replies. We wanted to switch to gas but it simply is not feasible or desirable to run a gas line to our kitchen. Do either of you have recommendations for high e... I mean expensive electric ranges?

plumber Tom, you mentioned that some cookware will not work properly on a smooth top, does that mean you recommend coils?

Thanks

mch2

11:35AM | 11/18/03
Member Since: 11/16/03
6 lifetime posts
Hi k2,

Thanks for the reply, that was helpful. As for your first "smart alecky" reply I thought it was hilarious (I actually laughed out loud) and pretty representative of the responses we get when people find out we are sticking with electric.

Thanks again

eacurry1

08:47AM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 11/20/03
2 lifetime posts
I find the smoothtop ranges such a pain as they take so much longer to cook on.

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mch2

12:11PM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 11/16/03
6 lifetime posts
Hi k2,

Yes, that does complicate our decision. Our furnace is located pretty much directly below the kitchen so that may eliminate the cost issue. The other issue is safety, we are concerned about the dangers of gas (explosions and the like). Are we being overly concerned or is there a substantial amount of risk in running a gas line to the kitchen?

eacurry,

Does it take longer to cook everything? How much longer are we talking about?

Thanks

mch2

03:46AM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 11/16/03
6 lifetime posts
k2,

We decided to have a gas line installed and bought a GE dual fuel range. The range was delivered yesterday and the gas line is being installed today.

Thanks again for your help


mch2

02:58AM | 01/10/04
Member Since: 11/16/03
6 lifetime posts
k2,

It cost $700 to run the line. The guy was here quite a while (about 6 hours)and it was a lot of work because of the way the existing duct and pipe work was configured. It was more than we had planned to spend but that's life.

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