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36" Range help needed, please.

toucan1 Feb 20, 2009 04:09 PM

I am looking for a 36" gas range, cast iron grates, sealed burners, double electric oven.
Is anyone aware of a site where I can enter what features I would like in a range and it will provide a list of ranges that meet my needs?

Any thoughts? Thank you.

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    Td61 RE: toucan1 Feb 20, 2009 05:12 PM

    I have a wolf duel fuel 36", but I've never seen a 36" range with double ovens.
    It's been a JOY to own, had it since "05"

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      rainey RE: Td61 Mar 1, 2009 10:59 AM

      I've got the 36" too and the wide single oven is wonderful. However, I did put in a second wall oven in a different location where I do most of my baking. I like doing my pastry work on the special height counter and being able to load the oven in the same place. And, of course, a second oven is wonder for holidays and big special meals. But I still love being able to put an enormous turkey in the 36" oven being able to hold the roasting pan by the handles on each side and never worrying about a burn.

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      OnlyOneAmerica RE: toucan1 Feb 20, 2009 07:12 PM

      Fratelli Onofri has a 36" two-oven range, but it is all gas. Why do you want electric ovens? Restaurants tend to have nat gas ovens. I don't understand why people want the electric ovens. BlueStar ranges are marvelous, too. BlueStar is USA-made. Better decide up front what you are willing to spend. The GOOD ranges can break your piggy bank...

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        toucan1 RE: OnlyOneAmerica Feb 21, 2009 06:53 AM

        I've been told electric ovens will be steadier with the temp control; hence my request. Thanks for the help.

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          johnb RE: toucan1 Feb 21, 2009 08:19 AM

          That's right, but you can get what you want MUCH more economically if you buy a gas range top and separate electric wall ovens. Depends on whether you have the space and cabinetry of course.

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            ted RE: toucan1 Feb 21, 2009 03:55 PM

            I think it's more a case of dry heat (electric) vs. wet heat (gas). Either can have a dinky thermostat that is off or doesn' t hold temperature well.

        2. ptcandy RE: toucan1 Feb 28, 2009 03:58 PM

          Delonghi sells an all gas 36 inch range. very reasonable and it has convection in both ovens on It is also highly rated. As for electric ovens,most cooks prefer gas cook tops and electric ranges. That's why dual fuel ranges are always with an electric oven. better regulation and moist heat. Gas ovens have a bigger temperature swing. Fratelli Onofri is marvelous and there is a new model, ILVE, also from Italy that is superb. Cost's twice as much but is is thousands less than La Cornu It is dual fuel and the oven will go down to 75 degrees so you can proof dough if you are a baker. in addition, the fratelli double oven and the ILVE have a built in routisserie. ILVE includes a griddle and many accessories. check it out. at www.eurochefusa.com

          1. scubadoo97 RE: toucan1 Mar 1, 2009 02:48 PM

            I used these sites to help price and select some of our kitchen appliances




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              ptcandy RE: scubadoo97 Mar 9, 2009 07:33 PM

              Here are a couple more e retailers


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