Gas range and refrigerator suggestions?

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Gas range and refrigerator suggestions?

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Parents are looking for new appliances. They currently have an old gas range and a fridge. Budget is about 1K for range and about 1.5K or so for the fridge. They cook quite a bit and don't want anything electric. Fridge is an issue as they have limited space, only 65.5inch height.

They came across this range: http://www.jcpenney.com/samsung-58-cu-f ... 5006590063

Any idea if that is a good gas range?


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I would have bought one rather like the Samsung. However, my old Jenn-air had a non-typical install. Ended up fixing it, even though old and not a very satisfactory unit.

I do strongly recommend a convection oven (which the Samsung has). This opens up many cooking options that will be appreciated by those who do cooking.
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adamthesmythe wrote:I would have bought one rather like the Samsung. However, my old Jenn-air had a non-typical install. Ended up fixing it, even though old and not a very satisfactory unit.

I do strongly recommend a convection oven (which the Samsung has). This opens up many cooking options that will be appreciated by those who do cooking.
Yes convection is a must.

Another one: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Samsung-5-Burn ... n/50201531

So hard to pick. So many options!
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Check out Consumer Reports, either library or online, for reliability ratings. Some quibble with the validity of CR reliability ratings, but it's better than nothing.

Good luck!
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Church Lady wrote:Check out Consumer Reports, either library or online, for reliability ratings. Some quibble with the validity of CR reliability ratings, but it's better than nothing.

Good luck!
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When buying appliances, I call the local repair shops and see A) what brands they will repair and B) what brands they repair most often. That generally steers me in the right direction.
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Regarding the gas range, anecdotally we had a horrible experience with Samsung on a gas range. Customer service was absolutely terrible. Based on this experience, I will never buy another Samsung product. Your mileage may vary, of course. The range we purchased was highly rated in CR.
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Gemini wrote:Parents are looking for new appliances. They currently have an old gas range and a fridge. Budget is about 1K for range and about 1.5K or so for the fridge. They cook quite a bit and don't want anything electric. Fridge is an issue as they have limited space, only 65.5inch height.

They came across this range: http://www.jcpenney.com/samsung-58-cu-f ... 5006590063

Any idea if that is a good gas range?
Just purchased that exact range. So far it's working great. Heats up very quickly. Big improvement over my old builder grade range. Can't speak to reliability yet as I've only had it a couple weeks.

Be aware these modern high powered gas ovens do emit quite a bit of heat from the vent when in use. It's best to have a good range hood (not microwave) above to remove excess heat. There's a separate thread on this subject: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=203780
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I would not buy Samsung or LG appliances personally.
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How does it work when you buy a gas range? DO they come and hook it up?

Also, any idea if worth it to purchase the extended service plans?
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for the fridge look at Whirlpool, Maytag they have some that height. I dont know about cooking but I would not be looking at Samsung or LG I hear if you do have a issue and they need to replace a part it can take month.
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Gemini wrote:How does it work when you buy a gas range? DO they come and hook it up?
You will need to decide if you want to hire someone yourself for removal/disposal of the old range, and hook-up of the new range. Ask the salesperson at the store what they will charge to do these things.
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Be sure you check your door clearance for the refrigerator. In our case, we wanted an in-door water/ice dispenser and there was only one choice that offered the dispenser and also allowed clearance for emptying the ice tray.
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