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Jun 2, 2011 10:43 PM

Any comments on this GE range - It's not my dream but reality set in so...

I've been looking at my options for a range. I love the idea of an open burner commercial style but I do like some of the additional features such as a warming drawer and delayed on that just don't seem to be available in a wolf or viking - or maybe not just at my price point. To dream would be to rip apart the kitchen and put in double ovens with a commercial range top - but once reality sets in I'm wondering if this GE Cafe range might be a decent choice - at least until I check my loto tickets!

Thanks for your time.

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  1. I answer only to address the "warming drawer." When I bought my new electric range a few years ago, one of the things I wanted most was the warming drawer.

    I have never used it. There are some reasons I haven't, but since it's near to the floor, it always needs cleaning out from the floor dust getting into it. Some may say that it is not installed correctly - perhaps so, but I just don't use it, and having it available I don't think I would ever. I initially had hoped to use it for raising bread at a warm, consistent temperature. I think of all the time I put into investigating this, only to not use it!

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    1. re: Rella

      I have this range and I've commented on it fairly extensively elsewhere on CH so I'm not going to repeat all of that. But Rella, I agree with you about the warming drawer/second oven. I rarely use it, mostly because it's too close to the floor. I mostly use it for storage. I have a Breville Smart Oven that I use all the time as a second oven - and I LOVE that thing. I guess if I didn't have that, I'd be forced to use the 2nd oven on the GE, but I'm glad I have another choice.

      1. re: Rella

        Sorry you never liked a warming drawer - I bought a range a couple of years ago with one and used it lots - that is why I think I would like another.

      2. Ditto on nixing the warming drawer. even in their best implementation (which this isn't), they're intended to keep foods at temp with no moisture loss, so it's fine for keeping a plate of food at temp if someone comes home late - and little else. I have a GE Profile with a warming drawer that's been used exactly zero times. Otherwise completely satisfied with the product.