Choosing A Gas Range

Choosing A Gas Range

Do you love to cook and prepare food treats for your children? What cooking equipment do you use? For sure, many of you will say that you are using a gas range. Gas range has become very important equipment in every kitchen. It plays a big role in making us prepare delightful dishes for our family to partake. But then, it is not easy to choose a gas range. Among the many available kinds, models and brands of gas range, it will surely give you a headache what gas range to purchase.Many home owners especially mothers have been disappointed when the gas range that they bought did not satisfy their needs and instead gave undesirable result to the food they are cooking. One common reason for this problem is that buyers sometimes think of the price of the gas range and neglect to consider the quality. They chose cheap brands thinking that it is practical to but them than the more expensive ones. In buying a gas range that would last for a life time means that you should check out brands with reasonable prices but are made of high quality materials.Visit several stores that offer gas ranges and check out the dimensions of the product and see to it that it will fit inside the area of your kitchen. Do not buy a gas range that is too big for your kitchen and little room will be left for you to move around when cooking. Accidents often happen when there is little space for a cook to move around. Before finally purchasing the gas range you have chosen, dont forget to check out or ask a sales person if the gas range you are interested to buy has a flame safety device. A flame safety device can help avoid accidents especially when kids try to turn on and play with the gas range. Kids are fascinated with new stuff inside the home and they might try using the gas range which can possibly lead to accident. It would be best to ask the dealer of the gas range on what special safety features their brand has to offer.Another thing is to choose a gas range with two or more different sizes of burner. This is to accommodate different pans or plates you will use for the recipes you will cook. It is also a good choice to have a gas range with oven that fits a whole chicken or a turkey so youll have a wonderful thanksgiving.Gas ranges also come in different style and color so before choosing what kind of gas range to buy, visualize first if its color fits your kitchen or not and if the style will complement well with your kitchen. Remember that there are three (3) things visitors usually look in a kitchen: the table, the refrigerator and the gas range, better choose wisely.Be sure that the gas range oven you bought are in good condition and if possible, try it our first before making the purchase so you dont have any regrets. Ask also about the warranty of the unit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Are there natural gas ranges with automatic shut-off system?
    I have a natural gas range with electric spark ignition (no pilot). If the flame is put out because of air flow or any other reason, the gas flow is not shut off automatically. In many countries, gas ranges come with a very simple device (i.e., a thermocouple) that shuts off the gas flow in such situations. What mechanism is designed in Canadian appliances to prevent the danger of gas emission?

    • ANSWER:
      i do not believe so…….in the u.s. there is a simple fitting shut off device that attaches to the gas range flex connector that simply shuts down the flow if the connector is broken etc….this happens when a range is pulled out and the connector is broken – i strongly think this will work for if a large amount of gas is blowing, i.e. (burner) it will shut itself down – might want to look into this..

    What do you need to look for when buying a gas range?
    I’m wanting to replace our electric stove with a gas range. What do I need to look for when choosing a gas range? What do more expesive ranges have that cheaper ones don’t? Are their any features that you have found that you can’t live without? Any brand suggestions would be helpful too.

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing is sealed burners, so that if something does overflow it doesn’t get inside the top.They make cleanup a breeze. Also, self-cleaning oven is nice. If you want to cook like the pros, high output burners and if you want to bake or roast well , a convection fan helps cook more evenly.The more expensive ranges have more features,(bells and whistles) it is really up to you to decide just how much stove is right for you.

      The last one we bought was Kitchen aide, but there are lots of ranges to choose from. Gas ranges are always more expensive then electric!

      A good basic gas range with sealed burners and self cleaning oven should be around the 0.00 price point! I hope this helps.

      Also, look at closeouts and sales. The Kitchen aide we bought was a discontinued model( It was the model my wife wanted) and it retailed for 99.00 and we bought it for just about half price!

      Good Luck!

    Where can I find FREE consumer reports on a Jenn-air downdraft gas range?
    I am looking at 2 specific models, they are both slide-in gas ranges with downdraft systems built in, but one has an electric convection oven and the other is gas. Both have gas cooktops. Model #’s are JDS9860BD & JGS9900BD
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Check with your library. Mine has copies.

    Just bought a new 20″ LP gas range for my remote camp. Is there a kit made to connect to a 25lb LP bottle?
    Gas Range = 20″ by Premiere
    Need to carry my bottled gas with me.
    No local install service available.

    • ANSWER:
      You will need a regulator [preferably a two stage] and gas line.1/2″ OD. copper should be able to supply the stove up to 30′—-5/8″ OD will supply up to 80′.You will need 2 fittings for the ends of the gas line 1/2″ mip.x1/2″ or 5/8″ flare[stove fitting will be 1/2″ regulator fitting may be different depending on the regulator] and an adptor from the tank to the regulator.You may be able to get the place that sells you the copper and fittings to install the flare nuts and flare the ends of the copper.If not the flare tool is not too expensive.The tank should not be installed inside the cabin.Any Propane distributor will have what you need and most hardware stores will have the copper and fittings but not a regulator.

    Is there such a thing as a flat top gas range?
    I am looking for a flat top gas range but I don’t know if they make them. Please let me know of any place that sells them if they exist. Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      I am also looking for a “flat top” gas cooking surface. If what you are looking for is an even surface to slide pots and pans around on your cooktop you may want to check out the following:

      Wolf 36” gas range top
      “Low Profile continuous grate.
      Just looking at a Wolf gas cooktop makes you want to try a new recipe. From highest heat to subtlest simmer, total control is at your fingertips. The sealed burners deliver 15,000 Btu of heat and produce a continuous flame at even the lowest settings.”

      “Continuous Grate Cooking Surface
      It’s a breeze to slide stew-laden pots or to utilize multiple burners with the heavy duty virtually continuous grate surface.”

      Doesn’t have a trade name for the even working surface

      GE Cooktop
      GE® 36″ Built-In Gas Cooktop Model#: JGP628SEKSS

      Maytag MGC6536BD
      “Continuous One-Piece Grates – make it easier to slide large pots across the cooktop”

      Also check out consumer reports they are all for the cheeper models and I may be leaning toward them too.

      Note: Quotes above indicate text taken from the respective manufactures material and are not intended to be construed as my text or opinions.

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