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Old 07-14-2014, 05:24 AM
 
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I have a Samsung double door frig with bottom freezer and ice maker on top. Works great and I have had a few with ice cube makers and never had a problem. I like my filtered cold water and lots of ice. I had a Ge frig with ice cube maker for 20 years and never broke. Sold the house and left the frig, might still be running.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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I have the fridge with the ice maker and so far no problems. Fingers crossed. I would like to get rid of the horrid glass top stove though. The entire top gets hot and if anything falls on it, it burns, even catches fire. The heat doesn't stay at an even temperature, it surges red hot and then evens out again. Probably I just love gas stoves, the kind that you turn it on and it's ON, and off and it's OFF. No guessing. If you want to boil water, you boil water, no waiting around for the coils to heat up. No special cookware required (the glass top stove would like me to get rid of my good cookware. Nope.)


I'm with you newengland, I hate glass top or iron top...anything electric. When we bought our house in the Pacific Northwest...it had an electric range so we had it changed to gas. I do most of the cooking at home..and like to be able to adjust the heat (flame) but tricky to do with electric range. Tired of burning food even long after you shut it off (stays fiercely hot for a long time!). Notice the top chefs on tv cook with gas flame? We moved to Florida and rented a house...has glass top electric stove. And learned that practically every home here has electric stove. Don't know why they don't use gas ranges here. They're much more efficient than electric. If we had known that in advance they don't have or use gas ranges in Florida...we wouldn't have come here. I'm sure there must be some homes with gas stove in Florida. We're heading back to WA this Fall. Missed our gas range terribly.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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Electric Heat is at the tops in efficiency...

Efficiency may or may not equal lower cost depending on the cost of energy available.

Historically, Washington State has an abundance of low cost electric power and natural gas is not as prevalent...

Propane is more expensive than Natural Gas and that has to be factored.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I'm with you newengland, I hate glass top or iron top...anything electric. When we bought our house in the Pacific Northwest...it had an electric range so we had it changed to gas. I do most of the cooking at home..and like to be able to adjust the heat (flame) but tricky to do with electric range. Tired of burning food even long after you shut it off (stays fiercely hot for a long time!). Notice the top chefs on tv cook with gas flame? We moved to Florida and rented a house...has glass top electric stove. And learned that practically every home here has electric stove. Don't know why they don't use gas ranges here. They're much more efficient than electric. If we had known that in advance they don't have or use gas ranges in Florida...we wouldn't have come here. I'm sure there must be some homes with gas stove in Florida. We're heading back to WA this Fall. Missed our gas range terribly.
We don't have gas ranges for the most part because most places don't have gas lines. You can bury a propane tank in your yard. Some people do that - but it's not my cup of tea. Robyn
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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Kitchenaid fridge, french doors with freezer drawer on the bottom. Love the design. Water dispenser is inside the fridge. Yes, I guess you could say it wastes energy but seriously, I'm not a household of 5. It's just me and husband. The 4 cents a month is affordable. Ice dispenser is in the freezer drawer which is very practical.

Stove is dual fuel, gas top with electric oven. Love that too. Dishwasher is extra quiet, love that took. Can't tell it's running. The big complaint, something I'd do differently next time, is to NOT put the microwave over the stove. What a stupid idea! I hate when I'm using the stove and he wants to mike a cup of tea and my brain gets fried while I tend to the eggs or whatever.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I have an over stove type Microwave but it is over the counter where I cut onions and vegetables and so vents the onion fumes to the outside. I have a Bluestar gas range that I have had since 2005 and never installed, it will be going into the retirement home finally. I have a french door fridge with freezer on the bottom and I HATE it.
I also have a raised DW, trying to make the whole first floor Wheel Chair accessible since likely we will both be in them.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I have an over stove type Microwave but it is over the counter where I cut onions and vegetables and so vents the onion fumes to the outside. I have a Bluestar gas range that I have had since 2005 and never installed, it will be going into the retirement home finally. I have a french door fridge with freezer on the bottom and I HATE it.
I also have a raised DW, trying to make the whole first floor Wheel Chair accessible since likely we will both be in them.
Why do you have a range you've never installed? Robyn
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Northern IL
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We don't have gas ranges for the most part because most places don't have gas lines. You can bury a propane tank in your yard. Some people do that - but it's not my cup of tea. Robyn
Interesting. Where we are building in WI. propane is very common. We have two tanks at the cabin. Never heard of burying them, maybe a regional thing.

We are looking at Thermadore appliances. Seems to be a decent mix of price/quality. We will repeat the front loader washer/dryer on the pedestals for easier access. They are expensive but worth it. Thought about building my own...............
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Why do you have a range you've never installed? Robyn
when I bought it we were living in a mobile home with propane, but before we got it installed, we moved temporaily [2 years] to CA. We left the range at home. [another house without gas]

after we got back we have been living in the family home on Cape Cod with no gas, so the range has sat waiting.

It is now in my WV house and there is natural gas there, but it has not yet been installed there as a line needs to be run to it. Also for now we are only there a few days a quarter.

Anyway after spending over 3K for this range I will be glad to finally use it.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Interesting. Where we are building in WI. propane is very common. We have two tanks at the cabin. Never heard of burying them, maybe a regional thing...
It's a HOA thing. No one wants to live in a neighborhood with $500k+ houses with exposed propane tanks like you see in a trailer park. Robyn
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