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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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Comments about GE Cafe C2S985SETSS Free Standing Stainless Steel Dual Fuel Range:
It was installed today, and I've already used it (works great!). It was just a little too big for the 30" opening in the cabinets, but my electrician/plumber called someone to cut the granite right away. It took him about 10 minutes to open the space the 1/8" it needed. I'm very pleased with this range (and all the burners work without a problem--ignore that YouTube video).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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absolutely everything I wanted
from Bangor, WI, United States
I've never cooked with gas before and I enjoy every time -I use this treasure-it's everything I had hoped for!
Love the features. Easy to clean. Very efficient
from Charlotte, NC, United States
Because I cook various meals, I was looking for the ability to quickly control the heat during the cooking process. This stove gives the ability to do this.
Best Value for the $$$$ Great Appliance
from Boston, MA
Bought 2 months ago.... Burner BTU's have broader range, more flexible with heat levels and pot sizes are accommodated better on the 4 burners... Middle burner works great for griddle attachment... Small oven located bottom draw makes smaller meals easy and cooked to perfection.... A REALLY NICE Appliance.... No issues at this time.
Love the Dual Fuel accuracy!
from Erie, PA
This was part of a whole kitchen renovation and is possibly my favorite appliance! It is easy to use, easy to clean and I love having the accuracy of a gas cooktop and an electric range. Also, the bottom drawer being an actual oven, not just a warming drawer is fantastic!
By Cheryl Ann
from Niantic, CT
Gas cooktop, with griddle or extra burner in the middle - just what we were looking for. It has been a dream to cook on and use. Baking/warming drawer on the bottom too - for our extra large crowds - similar to a double oven without the space needed for that. We are loving this new range.
I bought this in May and had it installed two weeks ago. This product is awesome. The convection oven is worth the extra dollars. The range has a real professional look - sleek.
from Atlanta, GA, United States
5 burners! Two ovens! Power boil! Simmer! Couldn't ask for more and it's all in a 30 inch range!
from WA, United States
Have had it for about 7 months works great haven't had one issue with it. Griddle works good and lower warmer comes in handy
Love the look!
from Lynchburg, VA
I have had this for a month and so far love it. Love the look and features
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