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Solid Range, But Mind the Knobs
The range is solidly built and looks fantastic, however care must be taken with the knobs. They are easily turned on, not so far as to ignite but far enough to release gas,...Read complete review
The range is solidly built and looks fantastic, however care must be taken with the knobs. They are easily turned on, not so far as to ignite but far enough to release gas, when reaching for something on a back burner, operating the oven controls or merely rubbing against them when walking by. My previous range was 30 years old so I am still adjusting to electronic ignition vs. standing pilot lights and the various burners sizes and the need to match pot/pan size to burner size. Most modern ranges have this sort of configuration, however I am not yet convinced it is better. The burners tend to heat from the outside, as opposed to my old range which heated from the middle. It took me 40 minutes to cook 1 lb of pasta in a pot I normally used on the power burner, but then realized I needed a bigger pot for that burner. I used a huge stock pot instead and it was on a par with my old range - 20 minutes from turning the water on to draining the pasta. This is a clear indication that the heat is concentrated on the edges of the cookware instead of the center. The oven has worked extremely well, seems to be temperature-accurate and bakes evenly. A 9-inch double layer cake baked in exactly 35 minutes to perfection. I have not yet evaluated the convection option. Broiling must be done on the upper most rack position. Some broiling instructions in the guide indicate using the top or second from the top, however a steak cooked on the second from the top merely baked and did not broil until I moved it to the top position. The grates are extremely heavy and have a fantastic commercial look and is one of the primary reasons I chose this range over a similar competitor's model. I particularly like that the included griddle/grill (of extremely high quality seasoned cast iron) interchanges with the center grate to create a seamless look. Again, the setting recommendations in the guide had to be altered. At high, 1-1/2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts, pounded to an even 1" thickness, cooked perfectly in 16 minutes. The stove remains cool during cooking, so much so that I had to question whether or not the oven was actually hot enough when baking and broiling. The range does emit a lot of fumes during self-cleaning mode and requires significant ventialltion beyond the range hood. All in all, this appears to be a very solid and well-built range.
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Range helps me get food on the table, but ...
I wish I had money for a high dollar range, but I'm in the opposite group. Still, there is no such thing as an inexpensive free-standing range. This is as close as I...Read complete review
I wish I had money for a high dollar range, but I'm in the opposite group. Still, there is no such thing as an inexpensive free-standing range. This is as close as I could get. I wanted a cooktop and oven, and no bells and whistles. None! Now I have a see-through door, oven light, burner grates that stick way up, and a range that sticks out from my "standard" cabinets. The back of the cooktop could be cut down by 2/3 to eliminate bulk and height (what's the idea of that on this model anyway?). But worst of all, this range requires electricity to start the burners; my old range didn't. Now I can't cook in a power failure. Whose idea was it that you can't use a gas range without electricity? So I needed an electrician to make changes because the new range was on a circuit that it kept blowing--and the electrician increased my costs to cook. I wish I had known all these things before I got the range. I would have scoured the planet for someone to repair my old range (only 35 yrs old). I expect I'd be happier with the outcome.
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oven control,clock, timer, features settings,
from Lanham, MD, United States
Comments about GE 30" Bisque Free-Standing Gas Range:
9 years old, still cooking,baking, roasting, broiling and lots a veggie meat for sabbath school.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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General electric model jgbp28dem1ww 30 inc
By Carlene Hernandez
from New York, NY, United States
I brought years ago under Warranty, when WARRANTY EXPIRED I WENT TO SELF CLEAN FOR THE FIRST TIME AND OVER WOULD NO LONGER WORK. ELECTRONIC BOX KEPT SAYING TO UNLOCK AND WOULD NOT ALLO ME TO BAKE.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Lexington, NC, United States
I bought this days ago. We love it, great buy!!!!!
Not as good as our old range.
from St Louis, MO, United States
Its flame is not that hot. It takes awhile to boil water.
Same problems every stove has
from Austin, TX, United States
the burners don't light by themselves half the timedoesn't seam to keep temperature right
Good enough for a small family
from Albuquerque, NM, United States
Everything is functioning right, wish it could be a little bit easier to clean.
from KY, United States
Heats up fast, cooks great, very happy with it, would purchase it again.
from Louisville, KY
this is a test review on this range. i think it is great.
from Houston, TX, United States
Bought a month ago and still learning all the neat features it has. So far so good.
love the finish and cooks great
from Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Purchased a few weeks ago after old double oven quit working. I thought I'd miss the double oven feature but since there is only 3 of us, this is more than adequate. Easy to clean and nice to have 5 burners!
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