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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.
Most Liked Negative Review
Why has oven design gotten worse in the past fifteen years?
We bought a JB640DRWW to replace our 15-year-old GE JBP75, a very similar model which we were very happy with. Based on online reviews, we opted for this model, but now that...Read complete review
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It's a gorgeous product and works great!!!
from Bloomfield, NJ, United States
Comments about GE 30" Black Free-Standing Gas Range:
This is an electric start gas oven that will save me on my gas bill every month. No pilot light which is a feature I love about this product. I also am enjoying the burner, never realized how much I needed it. Very handy. Looks great in my kitchen.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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pleasing to the eye
from salt lake
We visit our daughter often and used the same model there and really liked it! Very happy with our purchase.
Oerall great oven for the price.
What a great oven. The heavy grill on top that is a 2 piece is fantastic when cleaning and moving pan around the top without lifting, just slide. When you turn on the oven to roil or bake, the temperature gets to you selected range within minutes.
love how easy to understand the burner pattern
from las vegas nv
it's easy to set the clock as well you press the soft pad and you get a positive click that way you are not just pushing and hoping! and the knobs are labeled so you KNOW which burner is which not just a drawing with little dots
Good So Far
from New Mexico, United States
We have had this Range for about a month now and it has been great. The Preheat is fast. The flame on the burners is always even and strong. No more waiting around for boiling water with that power boiler. We have yet to try the broiler. The Storage drawl is a plus
Happy so far
from Manitowoc, WI, United States
I only had the stove for a week and noticed an improvement in the backing and cooking features. I still comparte the features of my old stove to the new one. This stove tells you the surface is hot but not which burner is hot like my old stove. The Preheat is quick by my old stove had a countdown so you knew when how long it would take. I like the hidden bottom element making clean ups easy. I like the two cleaning options, steam for lightly soiled oven or the regular self-cleaning for really messy oven clean-ups. Like really like having the two large burners in front with the optoin of the medium size within. I also love, love the spead boile option. I never made noodles so quickly before. We are eating so much sooner because of this feature. I would definatly recommend this to friend or family even with the missing features I had with my old stove.
from Hatfield, PA, United States
We like the range so far. At times the cooktop can be difficult to clean and shows every smudge.
from Missouri, United States
I needed to replace my 30yr old range so i decided on this GE ceramic top range. So far I do not have any complaints but just started using it. I like the larger oven and the five burners that heat very quickly. Love the design and features.
from Pottstown, PA, United States
We bought this stove 3 months ago and it is a great addition to a remodeled kitchen, it looks great and works great.
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