Looking for recommendations on electric stove

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Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby CherylHall » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:54 am

Hi all, looking for Bogleheads suggestions on electric stoves. Over the holidays a bowl was dropped on the Ceran cooktop and cracked it. Amazingly the part and install costs as much as a new-mid-priced stove including install and this stove is 12 years old, soI am going to get a new stove. Any suggestions on brand etc? I do understand that with the free install and haul away from places like Home Depot they do recycle parts etc from the old stoves. thanks ahead of time.
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Re: Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby linuxuser » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:43 pm

Go to the local library and see Consumer Reports.

I have been partial to GE/Hotpoint.
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Re: Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby leonard » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:42 pm

At least research and consider Induction.

One of the best purchases I have ever made is an induction range - in this case a GE. expensive, but worth it in terms of time saved on food prep.
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Re: Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby reisner » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:03 pm

Stay away from the gourmet brands that cost many thousands. They are all less reliable than GE Profile and parts are often impossible to obtain. Our Twelve year old Thermador 's igniters failed, Not made any more!! Luckily our home warranty co. wrote us a check for 6K. We bought a Wolf. Not better than GE and broke three times in the first three years.
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Re: Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby johnep » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:38 am

We bought a Sears Kenmore this year and are pretty pleased with it. It has all the basic functions without many of the frills that add cost. Costs around $700 i believe. January is supposedly a good time to buy appliances. Do checkout Consumer Report for ratings and review of ranges.
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Re: Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby gatorman » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:26 pm

I have a 14 year old Kenmore with a ceamic top. Its been a great stove and if the new ones are as well built, I'd highly recommend it.
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Re: Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby Default User BR » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:46 pm

Remember that Kenmore doesn't build anything. All their products are built by other manufacturers and rebranded. There are look-up tables online to translate the model number into a base manufacturer.


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Re: Looking for recommendations on electric stove

Postby p14175 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:06 pm

I like the "stove top" idea in this video (at the 10:55 mark).
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