Electric Stove - suggestions?

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Electric Stove - suggestions?

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My stove is on its last legs.

I am interested in a self-clean, electric (we aren't set up for a gas stove).

What should I look for, what should I stay away from?

Looking at prices I will either be looking for a deeply discounted model or a secondhand one.
A convection oven would be nice, too.

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My stove was a wedding gift, 32 years ago. It's done pretty well, really. Only - here's the rub - it has solid elements. Metal I think? Maybe ceramic? I cook with cast iron a fair bit, so whatever I get will have to handle that.
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What type of stove top elements are you looking for? Coils? Induction?

If you're leaning towards induction don't forget the pots and pan have to be induction compatible. If not, you're look at buying
new cookware.

Another thing to factor in is the cost of replacing the elements if the stop working.

Check out Home Depot. They have a wide range of stoves and you should be able to find what you're looking for at a decent price. Yes, there's a delivery charge but well worth it. The guys delivering the unit bring it into the house, install it and take away the old one.

Electric stove I purchased 3 years ago has coil elements with sensi-temp and it's self-cleaning. It also has the sabbath feature.
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Stay away from Samsung!!!!

Cast iron will work on induction quite well.

We have a GE Profile we bought a few years ago. It has One thing I really like is that it has WiFi and I can set the oven from anywhere. Change temps etc.

Ceramic tops are hard to keep clean. They look good when new but not for long. lol And you need to be careful not to drop anything heavy on them or the will crack/break. The elements are slower to heat up as well.

We actually have an induction plate sitting beside the stove that gets used as much as or more than the stovetop. The heat on them is faster and more consistent than a stove top element. At the time my Wife didn't want another induction stove but they do have advantages. Biggest disadvantage is as she said you need the proper pots to work with them.

You can haggle with Home Depot and get delivery included. Costco has decent pricing on new appliances.

If you get a Home Depot credit card you can pay for large purchases over 6 months or sometimes even 18. Just make sure you pay it off before it's due or you get hit with all the interest.
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oneh2obabe wrote: Jun 15th, 2023, 2:30 am What type of stovetop elements are you looking for? Coils? Induction?

If you're leaning towards induction don't forget the pots and pan have to be induction compatible. If not, you're looking at buying
new cookware.

Another thing to factor in is the cost of replacing the elements if they stop working.

Check out Home Depot. They have a wide range of stoves and you should be able to find what you're looking for at a decent price. Yes, there's a delivery charge but well worth it. The guys delivering the unit bring it into the house, install it and take away the old one.

The electric stove I purchased 3 years ago has coil elements with sensi-temp and it's self-cleaning. It also has the sabbath feature.
Probably coil, I don't know much about induction. My pots are copper-bottom. After a quick Google, I am seeing that induction is not the way I will go. Not about to replace all my pots!

What is "the sabbath feature"?
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Lady tehMa wrote: Jun 15th, 2023, 7:38 am
Probably coil, I don't know much about induction. My pots are copper-bottom. After a quick Google, I am seeing that induction is not the way I will go. Not about to replace all my pots!

What is "the sabbath feature"?
Apparently some Religions are not supposed to cook certain things on Sundays. It turns off certain functions on the stove.
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Bsuds wrote: Jun 15th, 2023, 7:52 am
Lady tehMa wrote: Jun 15th, 2023, 7:38 am
Probably coil, I don't know much about induction. My pots are copper-bottom. After a quick Google, I am seeing that induction is not the way I will go. Not about to replace all my pots!

What is "the sabbath feature"?
Apparently some Religions are not supposed to cook certain things on Sundays. It turns off certain functions on the stove.
For real? Stoves are now recognizing religion? I guess if you're not supposed to cook but forget and use your stove...deep doo doo. Thanks technology!
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Bsuds wrote: Jun 15th, 2023, 7:52 am

Apparently some Religions are not supposed to cook certain things on Sundays. It turns off certain functions on the stove.
Weird! It almost sounds like a joke, but I went looking for it and found info on it.

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Some friends of mine bought a new oven and when the hubby was setting it up he inadvertently set it to the Sabbath setting. LOL He was so surprised when they tried to the use the oven on a Sunday and got a message they couldn't read (it was in Arabic if I remember right) and the door locked tight. They had to get a "repair" man in to reset it. :D
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next stove I buy will be a coil top, hate the ceramic, I also find the self cleaning option a waste of time

try Coast Appliances here in kelowna, good prices and good selection
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Haha, now that is hilarious, ferri ^^^^

The more gadgetry, the more likelihood of something going wrong and a bear to fix.

A year ago I bought an airfryer, large enough to take a 9x9 baking dish. I never use my regular oven now as cakes baked in the airfryer come out exactly the same. I cook almost everything in the airfryer, exceptions being chili con carne, whole chickens, soups that turn out perfectly in my slow cooker.

My stovetop is ceramic and I have no problems cleaning it. If I spill something I use the razor blade scraper to clean off residue while it’s still warm, then use the recommended abrasive cleaner afterwards. Even though this stove is probably 10 years old, it looks like new

Since buying the airfryer and not using the oven, my hydro bill dropped enough to pay for the airfryer in just one year.
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Nice, Cats :)

I bought a toaster oven that said it was an air fryer - spoiler, it's not. That was a while ago. Not really a fan of it, honestly. But can't afford to go get another gadget.

We do use the stove top so I will need a range.
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I'd say if your stove lasted 32 years buy whatever brand it is!Sudsy, I would be too worried to have the stove on when I wasn't at home

Funny about the settings re certain foods on Sundays
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normaM wrote: Jun 16th, 2023, 4:04 am!Sudsy, I would be too worried to have the stove on when I wasn't at home
I use it more to start the oven or change the temp. from my chair so I don't miss anything on Castanet forums.
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I hate it when our cookware spins around on the smooth surface of a glass cooktop (which incidentally includes induction cooktops). I would love to either have a kickass gas range, go back to an electric with coil elements.
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kgcayenne wrote: Jun 16th, 2023, 10:48 am I hate it when our cookware spins around on the smooth surface of a glass cooktop (which incidentally includes induction cooktops). I would love to either have a kickass gas range, go back to an electric with coil elements.
I LOVE my gas range! It's close to 30 years old (original to the house), but totally kicks bu t t.

Yes, I know electric is supposed to be more environmentally friendly, but gas ranges last twice as long so really I'd say that's better for the environment overall given the manufacturing process produces a lot of energy, and much of that from coal.
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