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Oct 18, 2010 02:19 PM

Gas Oven

Our apartment has a Stoves brand under the counter gas oven and a Kitchen Aid gas cooktop. The Stoves oven has broken (and the company is overseas and out of business apparently, so spare parts are not an option). I was told at an appliance store this weekend that it is against the law in NYC to have an under the counter gas oven and that we would need to buy a range. I am wondering if anyone has come across this issue? I am also wondering what gas ranges you would recommend. Thanks in advance for your time.

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  1. First, regarding parts not an option, you might check a shop that refurbishes older ovens. I inherited a very old very cool oven made in the 50s and have been able to get parts reasonably from online refurbishers. I don't know the law in NYC but normally something like no under counter gas ovens only applies if you are replacing one. The old one is 'grandfathered' in so as long as you keep it repaired, you are fine. Just look under refurbished or vintage stoves.