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Re: buying a range - soliciting advice

Postby slippyfish » October 7th, 2013, 12:48 am

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The bit I read about induction is that you have to re-learn how long it takes the cooktop to produce heat, and how long things might take to cook as well. Also, there is 'approved' cookware; you need a flat bottom pot or pan, I think no aluminum (it works only on magnetic materials), probably no non-stick.

Sounds neat but I don't want to run a new wire to the stove area.
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Re: buying a range - soliciting advice

Postby IDiot » October 7th, 2013, 12:09 pm

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I was around Whirlpool when the KitchenAid range you're referencing was designed and launched, ran into the designer for the first time in a couple of years at the IDSA International in Chicago. Like a few other people on here, I owned the Electric version of this range as well, always liked it, no real problems to speak of. The console is die-cast Al, a lot of learning from hearing about that part that I still reference around nominal wall thickness and ribs etc. (there were some issues with sink on that part at some point).
Handle is extruded AL with set screws. The knobs are die-cast with an elastomeric inset. All the touch points are pretty nice.
I think we had some convection in ours, I wasn't baking a lot back then so I'm afraid I can't speak as well to performance.

The Dacor looks nice, but is certainly more industrial kitchen looking.

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Around 2004, we were guessing a return to White appliances (with nicely executed details and finishes) from stainless and AL, this was around the time the Morrison Rowenta stuff...still waiting...

Re: buying a range - soliciting advice

Postby jafo » October 7th, 2013, 1:07 pm


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Induction or gas…. don’t let my father hear you, he will go on about the superior-ness of induction above all-else.

He will follow that conversation with an equally precise one about the 24 layer, 13 different metal, pans he uses that make sure the heat distribution (and associated expansion of metals) is perfect. Water boiling in .003 seconds…

Then there’s the story about his washing machine (interesting, efficient, mechanical design) that went out of balance and ‘walked’ across the floor.

He will be visiting in a couple weeks and preparing myself to hear it all again.

He is a very smart, analytical man, almost to a fault. Hope he doesn't change (not a chance of it).

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Postby bngi » October 7th, 2013, 2:13 pm

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Never had a gas stove, but absolutely loved the induction stove we had in the last place. Lightning quick, responsive and almost impossible to hurt yourself on.

Favorite trait is that any spill or mess can be cleaned up immidiately since the stove itself isnt hot, just lift the pan and swipe.
Currently saving up to get the kitchen upgraded in the new apartment. There are some with really nice features out there.

(gas has almost gone extinct in sweden, few apt buildings have that capability anymore)
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Re: buying a range - soliciting advice

Postby slippyfish » October 7th, 2013, 2:58 pm

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IDiot wrote:The console is die-cast Al, a lot of learning from hearing about that part that I still reference around nominal wall thickness and ribs etc. (there were some issues with sink on that part at some point).


I stand corrected! Thought I knew what die-cast aluminum felt like. Maybe just comparing it to the rest of the stainless it didn't feel as cold to the touch. Thanks. Just shot up a few points.
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Re: buying a range - soliciting advice

Postby sanjy009 » October 7th, 2013, 7:20 pm

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We bought a new gas stove/ oven a few years ago. Gas every time.
One of the things which a shop assistant mentioned was gas ovens producing a 'wet' heat. Makes sense as burning gas produces water and carbon dioxide, as compared to an electric oven. I haven't noticed it but my wife thinks it has improved her baking.

Re: buying a range - soliciting advice

Postby Lmo » October 8th, 2013, 1:44 pm

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It's probably more important that YOU think it improves her baking.. .. . :wink:
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