+
Cookware

Could use some advice

BobB | May 8, 201512:00 PM     7

About three years ago I bought a GE induction-top range with a five-year extended warranty. In general I love it, it's both subtle and powerful, incredibly responsive and has a huge oven. But I was one of the first to buy this model, and it has a potentially dangerous defect that I later learned occurred in just a few early ones: every so often when cooking on the largest hob, it jumps up to high all by itself. Dangerous, right? It only happens a couple of times a year, but still. So I had it serviced under warranty - three times! - by which time they'd replaced all the supposedly relevant parts (the entire control panel twice) but the problem still occurs.

Now, the amazing good news: the extended warranty company agreed that after three tries, it can't be fixed, so they're going to replace it - which in their terms means they're sending me a check for the full original purchase price of $2700.

Where I need advice is twofold: one, has anyone run across (preferably owns) an induction model superior to the GE (at the time I bought it I did extensive research and this was a clear winner). Needs to be a standard 30" slide-in type. And two, what do I do with the old one? I hate to junk it, it works beautifully other than that one bug, the oven and the other four burners perform perfectly. Can I sell it if I'm upfront about the glitch? If so, for how much? Maybe $1000? Where would be a good place to offer it? I have no experience with Craigslist and such.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners
Guides

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

by Greg Stegeman | The weather is getting nicer, Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer is right around the corner...

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories
Guides

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories

by Jen Wheeler | If you're in the market for a new grill, grill brush, or basically any other BBQ tool, grill accessory...

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country
Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

by Greg Stegeman | Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of...

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?
Guides

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?

by Joey Skladany | As a self-proclaimed sauce connoisseur and fan of barbecue varieties specifically, I was more than...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.