I have a 2 year old Kenmore Elite range that I have been very happy with, it has the bridge burner & a warming drawer. The model has been discontinued. A service tech came to my house and physically damaged the range, so Sears is giving me a credit for a new range, I can get any range that Sears sells & pay the $$ difference over $2400. I have looked at both the GE Cafe & the Electrolux. I need to let Sears know which range I want within a fairly short time frame, so any comments would be appreciated.
I love the Electrolux oven racks, the oven racks on the GE Cafe I looked at didn't pull out or push back in very easily, but it might have been the way it was assembled.
The features I really need are- a high power burner 17btu or more, a large range top that will accommodate at least a 13" pan and a large stockpot at the same time. I don't care much for using a griddle on the range, I have a separate electric grill, but the 5th burner on the GE Cafe seems that it might be useful for making gravy from drippings in a roasting pan. I need a warming drawer of some type (variable temperature preferred) and a good gas oven that will cook evenly. I bake at least twice a week, and cook all meals from scratch, so whatever range I get will get a serious workout.
The other concern that I have is that the only place I have for a microwave is over the range, and if possible I would like to replace my old one with one of the same brand as the range I get, I heard that the Electrolux microwave sucks really bad, but I know nothing about the GE Cafe over range microwave.
Thanks in advance.