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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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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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Great stove especially for a rental unit The clock is a must
Comments about GE 30" Black Free-Standing Gas Range:
Easy to clean
Service and delivery comments:
As always right on time
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Pretty nice little stove
from near Chicago
About Me Avid Cook
So far, the only negative is the grilling drawer is too shallow for my extra pots and pans and drawer closes with some difficulty; it would prefer to stay slightly ajar. With a bit of coaxing, it closes. Luckily I very seldom ever grill anything. My old Kitchen Aid's burners were more powerful, but the ones on this stove do heat pretty quickly. A tiny thing that makes a positive difference to me: When you want to light a burner, you turn the knob all the way before you hear the "tick, tick, tick" sound, then the burner lights. On my old stove, the "tick tick tick" came when you barely turned the knob, so sometimes I turned past it accidentally and got a whiff of cooking gas in the kitchen. This stove has a smoother operation there.
Delivery was prompt, guys were courteous and pleasant.
Great Choice - Love it!
from Chicago, IL
About Me Casual Cook
Great stove - - so glad I chose it.
Every person involved with this purchase from the in store salesman to the two wonderful delivery men were superb! I'll be back :)
from Dover, DE, United States
Comments about GE 30" Free-Standing Bisque Gas Range:
Love this stove. Cooks food thoroughly. I like to cook food slowly and this stove does so perfectly.
We love it!
from Canandaigua, NY, United States
This range is terrific! We love cooking on it, the burners offer a great combination of sizes, the top is solid and even, and the oven work great with a nice even heat. And it looks GREAT!
from Chicago, Ill.
Great purchase. Great service. Will purchase at ABT again.
Yes, guys were great. Helpful and was able to get everything set up quickly!
from Houston, TX, United States
This came installed in our home as part of a kitchen upgrade. We love the middle range burner for our griddles. And the oven seems to work better than most gas ovens we have had in the past.
Good Value for Nice Stove
By Dino Master of Nothing
from Park Ridge, IL
Good general stove for everyday use - good vlaue
Delivery was on time and no issues
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