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Unread 03-25-2007, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Plymouth & Nanticoke
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Default the Lowes $288 gas stove... Opinions?

Well the tenants have been bugging me about their stove. it apparently is having some pilot light issues now... Anyway, does anyone know if the stove lowes sells for $288 is descent or will this thing just crap out in another year? aside from the one that Sears sells for $284, that looks REALLY crappy, this one is the cheapest I have found. The one that Sears sells has no window, no sealed burners, and no electronic anything. the Lowes one has sealed burners at least!
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Unread 03-26-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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You get what you pay for. If you are concerned about having to replace it, spend a few more $$$ and get a better model.
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Unread 03-26-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Miami. Florida
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Do you have a Brandsmart in your area???? They are usually ALOT CHEAPER than Sears or Lowes.
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Unread 03-26-2007, 09:35 AM
 
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If you're thinking of the 24" apartment size gas range, we bought one for a unit and it works great. Very controllable, a pleasure to cook on the surface and the oven works very well.
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Unread 03-26-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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I have always purchased lower priced appliances for my various homes, and they have always worked fine for me, sometimes outlasting the Kitchenaid appliances my Mom purchased for 4 times the price.
I say, go for it. It is brand new, I'm sure it comes with a warranty.
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Unread 04-03-2007, 06:14 PM
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Location: a primitive state
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I bought one of those inexpensive gas stoves from Lowes a few years ago. Honestly, I loved it. Simple, inexpensive, easy to clean, and nothing to break or tear up.

It had electronic ignition and sealed burners. Sometimes good things don't cost more.
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Unread 04-03-2007, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Read the customer report rating for home appliances, normally list a large number of stoves. A new stove will have at least a 1 year warranty, if concerned buy an extended waranty for $50.00. Gas range average life span 19 years... How old is the one that you are replacing?

Most appliances and small electrical products have fairly predictable life expectancies. Depending on the original cost, manufacturing quality, and how heavily its used, an appliance may last a longer or shorter period than shown in the following table.

Appliance Expected life in years
Microwave oven 10
Garbage disposal 10-12
Trash compactor 10
Water heater, gas 11-13
Water heater, electric 13-14
Water heater, tankless (on demand) 20+
Smoke detector 10
Refrigerator, side by side 14
Refrigerator, top mount 14
Refrigerator, bottom mount 17
Refrigerator, single door 19
Refrigerator, compact (dorm type) 5
Washing machine, top load 14
Washing machine, front load 11
Dryer 13
Range, electric 17
Range, gas 19
Dishwasher 10
Cooktops 13-20
Air Conditioner (room size) 10
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Unread 10-15-2009, 06:33 AM
 
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Lightbulb Lifespan of Appliances

Thanks. this listing is helpful
I am going to buy the 24" gas range
btw: what are your sources for this information?
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Unread 10-15-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Where I want to be!
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I do not know about the gas version from there but I can tell you the electric is garbage. Purchased one last month, brought it in and the pulled the oven door open and the handle fell off. Then the enamal on the door crackled where the screws were. Took it back, no they wouldn't come get it unless I paid a $70 charge. So I exchanged it and brought in another and here again problems with the oven door, took it back and walked out of the store to the competition and bought a better model. I do not see where there would be a quality difference between gas and electric but will say you get what you pay for MOST of the time. Good luck with your choice....
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