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30" Dual -Fuel Range - GE Cafe, Jenn-Air or Electrolux - please help me decide!

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30" Dual -Fuel Range - GE Cafe, Jenn-Air or Electrolux - please help me decide!

islandgirl | Sep 17, 2010 03:32 PM

I'm looking at the above three brands and am having trouble deciding.

The GE Cafe has some very nice features (second oven option with warming drawer, porcelain racks for self-cleaning, knobs that must be pushed in to turn burners on seem like a good idea with small children. However, I"m a bit concerned about the service reputation for GE products (you must use an authorized repair-person which can be slow and expensive) and also the 5th "oval" burner in the center seems to "push" the other four burners out closer to the edges which seems like it could be a problem if your cooking with a big stockpot, etc. I've also heard that the casings around the knobs can get quite hot and in some cases melt.

The Jenn-Air and Electrolux have both been recommended by friends/family and the appliance stores I've been to. and both seem good. I'm a bit concerned about the Electrolux having too many preprogrammed options, electronic bells and whistles that I won't use and are just more things to have go wrong. The Jenn-Air seems like a good choice but Consumer Reports gives them a pretty poor/middle of the road rating which is causing me to second guess them.

Any comments or feedback would be appreciated.

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