I have hated the cooktop portion of this range since the moment I first turned it on. It takes forever for pans to preheat, but it only takes an instant to go from not-hot-enough to I-just-burned-dinner. For the past four years, I have tried to figure out a way to deal with this, and now I am giving up. Out goes the electric range, and in comes my new love ...
The GE Cafe Dual Fuel range.
This is a photo of the range at the showroom.
Yesterday afternoon, the nice man from the propane company (Hi, Gene!) came to give us a price on installing LP gas to the kitchen for the new range. The installation will be very straight-forward and the price is reasonable, and I quickly signed the contract to get the process started. After the permit is processed by the county, we will schedule them to come set the new tank and run the lines.
Look at this stove!! Isn't it gorgeous? What's even better is that it should cook as good as it looks. This range is Dual Fuel, which means that the cooktop portion of this range is gas and the ovens are electric. No longer will I have to tolerate an electric cooktop with a thermostat that cycles the burners on and off to maintain temperature. The flame I set is the flame I get, and I expect cooking to become fun again. The new range has dual ovens like my current one ... that bottom drawer you see is a small oven that can be used to bake or as a warming drawer. This range has a lot of function in a very compact package.
As soon as the gas is installed and the range arrives, I'll show you how it looks.
I'm really, REALLY excited about this!!