Replacing a Kitchen Range

It’s time to replace my kitchen range. After all, it gets a lot of use in my house.

We remodeled our kitchen 7 years ago, but did not replace the range at that time. It wasn’t necessary and our money went for other features in the kitchen.

But it’s time to replace the range. My stove-top is getting worn and the bottom drawer won’t stay on track, ever. I had to have a repairman out last year, just to get my burners working.

So much has changed in 7 years! The new models have so many features, I’m glad I waited to replace my range.

The Hunt Began
I looked up ranges on the Internet. There’s a wide variety of options available today. Realizing I needed to see various models in person, we began shopping around. I took notes.

After a while, there are so many features to consider, that my mind began to go numb.

Mr. Perpetual Motion (AKA: Tristan) playing in front of my new double oven range.

The first feature that I wanted was 5 burners on the stove-top. Having an extra burner would be convenient when I cook for a crowd. Then I realized that I really could use a double oven. Many of the new models come with either a warming oven or a second oven. The second oven takes up the room that the bottom utility drawer formerly occupied. WOW!

I don’t have room for a double oven in my kitchen, which is popular in new homes. But I really wanted the convenience of a second oven, not a warming oven, especially when we have a large gathering.

Do I get a model with the smaller oven on top or bottom of the large oven? Decisions, decisions. The small oven uses about a third of the energy as a large oven, so I figured, I’d be using that a lot. I wanted it on top.

Finally, I came to a decision. The KitchenAid Freestanding Double Oven even has a convection oven. The burners on top are gas. Gas burners are a must for me.

Next, my husband checked the model out in Consumer Reports. The model I wanted rated number one in double ovens. We were sold and the decision was made. It’s a KitchenAid double oven and gas cook-top for me.

Now, won’t you join me for tea?


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