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Gas range recommendations that are not General Electric. The knobs melted!

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Gas range recommendations that are not General Electric. The knobs melted!

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blackhound | | May 10, 2010 02:31 PM

The backstory: I recently purchased a 30" GE Profile gas range. It had significant problems with the burner control knobs heating up with basic oven use to the point that you can't handle them without a potholder. If you use broil, self-clean, or just run the oven at high temps the plastic knobs begin to melt. So the stove is being returned to the dealer. It never occurred to me that I should Goggle "melting knobs" before I purchased it, but apparently I'm not the only one with this issue.

I've cooked with gas most of my life and never had overheated knobs with my old range, but now I'm curious. Is this a common problem with other brands of gas ranges? I'd like to think that the problem I had with GE and melting/overheated knobs is particular to that company.

So now I'm on the hunt for a new range. I understand Electrolux is good and that Kenmore Elite is an Electrolux. Any thoughts are most welcome as clearly my gas range shopping foo hasn't turned out so well to date.

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