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Great performance, great looks
Love the powerboil burners, they really speed up the boiling process and yet offer precise control all the way down to simmer. This may sound strange, but I also really like the continuous...Read complete review
Love the powerboil burners, they really speed up the boiling process and yet offer precise control all the way down to simmer. This may sound strange, but I also really like the continuous burner grates. makes it easy to slide pots/pans out of the way, or use it as a surface to set hot plates on, etc most of the "commercial grade" ranges do not have this. the oven is huge and heats up fast. for those of us with young kids, the burner safety cutoff function is nice. it shuts off the master gas supply so you can't accidentally light the burners or fill the house with gas. the owners manual does a poor job explaining how this feature works -- basically you press & hold the safety button for 3 seconds and then wait for 3-5 seconds for it to lock out. to resume normal operation you again press & hold for 3 seconds and then wait 3-5 seconds. the additional waiting is not described in the manual. haven't used the bottom baking drawer yet, but nice to know we have it for thankgiving dinner. one feature I would like to have is the ability to turn off the oven element but keep the convection fan running - to finish cooking food without the oven heat on. our old Viking oven did this, and I used it often. that way you're not kicking on the element during the final minutes of cooking (or if you have to extend cooking time a minute or 2, you can do so without having to reheat the element... just use the convection air etc). I guess it would be nice to have dial controls for the oven instead of push button, but no big deal. frankly I think this range is as functional as any 36" commercial grade range out there. why pay 2-3x the price for something in a residential home?
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Nice, but hard to keep clean & some quality issues
Bought this back in Dec14. I went with the dual fuel only because I had an electric with a 220 before and didn't want to have to run a new 120 outlet for an...Read complete review
Bought this back in Dec14. I went with the dual fuel only because I had an electric with a 220 before and didn't want to have to run a new 120 outlet for an all gas stove. It actually works pretty well this way as I was able to run the gas line easily and I prefer the electric oven. Have used the 2nd oven once so far and it does work well for small items...but seems to take a while longer (10min more than main for 400) to get to temperature. As recommended, I ran the self cleaning cycle first. You need to have good ventilation because it does smell and that is expected. But, I have these streaks on my oven window that look like they are between the glass. I can't get them off. Can only see them when I have the oven light on or open the door. Seems like a QA issue maybe. Otherwise, it works fine. Stove top gas burners work well, but some of them do not adjust much when going from 3-4 and so on. Others have also reported this and seems to be as intended. So, don't expect induction level control...but all the burners beats the pants off my old electric. Cleaning the top is a pain as everything seems to show up on the stainless top. Just have to keep up with it. Lastly, I also received the back splash attachment and had to install it myself. NOT a fun project as the screws didn't align properly and when the self clean cycle runs, there is an exhaust streak that shows up on the back splash attachment now that I can't see to get clean. So, another QA design detail issue in my opinion. Overall, a better appliance than my 30yr old electric range, but could use some improvements.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from California, United States
Comments about GE Cafe C2S985SETSS Free Standing Stainless Steel Dual Fuel Range:
I am enjoying everything about this appliance! With the "turbo" burner, I can boil water in no time at all! We actually use the small lower oven more than the larger so far, It's great not to heat the whole kitchen during the summer heat.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Cafe blows away the profile!
from Too soon in Suisun
Stovetop burners exceed my expectations! Convection performs as same if not better than the old profile.
Great Gas Rangetop, love the Electric oven
from Hilton Head
We cook at least two meals at home every day so we needed a workhorse. This is it. love the gas range-top, lots of room, lots of control over the heat and a variety of burner sizes makes it great. We love the dual fuel feature. The electric oven is more consistent on oven temperatures than gas ovens we have owned. The upper oven is very large, heats evenly and is perfect for large roasts etc. The baking drawer is perfect for cookies and biscuits, but use an air-bake sheet for the drawer as the elements are close to the cooking rack. We've had it for about 6 months now and its been reliable as well
from Saratoga County, NY, United States
I had a GE Profile stove that I loved and decided to upgrade to the CafÃ© in our new house. This stove is fantastic! I especially like the tri burner. I'm looking forward to cooking holiday meals with this stove!
Love that I can cook 2 things at once
from NJ, United States
Great oven! Love that I can bake and cook a lasagna at the same time
C2S985SETSS GE Cafe Series - C2S985SETSS
By Tim in bend
from Bend, OR, United States
This product has not met my expectations. Two burners no longer simmer.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Walla Walla, WA, United States
I like the stainless steel look and the fact that the control knobs are on the front. It will be easier to clean not having the knobs on the same surface as the burners.
from Irmo, SC
Just installed and instructions were excellent. Everything included except the flexible gas line.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great but be aware of a couple of things.
By Al J
from Seattle, WA, United States
I have owned the GE Cafe Dual Fuel range for about 18 months. Not only does it look good, it performs very well. I love the flexibility of the 5 burners, the griddle option, and the quick boil. The oven is very spacious and the oven drawer is awesome for those few times that you need the extra oven space. Do keep in mind that the stainless steel cooktop scratches very easily especially if the cast iron grills touch the surface when you are gently cleaning the cooktop surface or you are changing out the center grill for the griddle or if a metal utensil brushes against the space in front of the burners. The second concern is that the left burner often stops flaming if turned all the way to the lowest setting. Finally the space between the counter and the slide in oven ends up being a great place for crumbs to gather and is hard to keep clean.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Almost love everything about it
Looks pretty awesome. I wipe it down after every use and so far everything just wiped right up. It's free standing so I don't like the little gaps on the sides. I have had a couple times forgot to turn a burner off after simmering, maybe because I previously had an electric range that had glowing red lights that helped remind me it was still on? Anyway that kind of scares me.
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