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Recs needed for inexpensive 30" gas range

redbird | Mar 9, 2008 03:59 PM

Husband and I gave up our marvelous kitchen when we purchased another house last fall. The present kitchen appliances are abysmal -- very cheap and not very functional for two serious cooks. Unfortunately, cash flow won't allow us to do the major kitchen renovation for another eighteen months. At that time, we plan on getting a BlueStar 48" range with 6 burners and a griddle.

But, for now, I'm stuck with a dreadful GE Profile glass top electric range. The stove top has two temperatures -- barely on and scorching. Two of the four burners don't get above barely on. (Clearly the prior owner didn't cook. Rumor has it that she was the queen of microwaving and take out.) We've ruined more food than I care to discuss and are now so frustrated that we dread cooking. So we've decided to rip out the present range and get a temprary 30" gas range in its place. Consumer Reports selected a $500 HotPoint as one of their top picks. Do any fellow hounds have any expereince with this unit? Or are there recommendations for other inexpensive gas ranges? I'm not looking for the ultimate (that's my BlueStar) -- just good temperature control and decent power on the burners.

The only caveat is that we have to use propane as there is no gas on our street.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. We're desperate to get rid of this GE piece of junk within the next month.

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