Thursday, August 22, 2013


Hello, everyone!
I hope your week is going well.

Ours has been different for sure, and to top it all, my stove broke today. 
Wow! When it rains, it pours! 

We just finished repairing one of the AC units that decided to quit when it was 105 degrees outside. 
So now, we need a new stove. The oven won't even heat up. Guess what we will be doing this weekend? 
Maybe this is a sign, no more cooking for me! LOL

We are already looking around trying to make the best choice and stay within the budget. 
We want an electric range with glass top. They are so much easier to keep clean.

Stoves have changed a lot in the last few years, so many choices and different brands. I really like the new double oven ranges, two ovens will really come in handy during the holidays, but then I wonder how easy/difficult will be to get the food in and out of the bottom oven. It looks really low to me. 

Here are some samples of the ones we liked the most. I am favoring the LG brand with their new shelf cleaning interior.

Then you have the slide-in ranges. These are very nice also and it leaves the back wall free to do a little decorating over the stove. :)

And the third choice will be the freestanding ranges which, by the way, have come a long way.

Luckily for us, most stores are already having Labor Day sales, so we hope to find one at a decent price and Home Depot is also having right now free delivery and removal of the old stove, so I guess, if ours had to go, 
now was not such a bad time.

I would love to hear your thoughts or experiences. 
Any advice will sure help. Have you purchased a new range/stove lately?

Meanwhile, I see some "going out to eat" in my future, at least for a couple of days. Poor me! LOL

Talk to you soon!


  1. We have gas so I'm not that familiar with these but they all look nice. I heard great reviews with the new Electrolux stoves.
    Take out is always a nice treat:)

  2. Good luck with the stove hunt this weekend! I have gas, so I am no help to you.
    xo Kris

  3. I love any opportunity to have 'take out' or actually 'go out'. even if means buying a new stove! Personally, I don't like to cook (even though I do a lot), and have had a glass top, one oven, Kenmore electric stove for 15 years. I love its cleanability. I've looked at the two ovens, too, but it does seem like you would be pulling a heavy turkey out of the floor! Good luck on your search. Sally

  4. My stove is a year top Whirlpool. I love it. I did not opt for the two ovens because it was just too low to the floor for us.

  5. good luck with choosing, it's really tough. I have a separate oven and I went for Viking, although I know whirlpool and kitchen aid ones are pretty awesome as well. Like the look of LG for the ranges. :-)

  6. I would caution you to stay away from LG. We have more than one friend that bought that brand and are very unhappy with them. Electrolux makes a good product but they don't allow discounts on their products. I would read reviews on the different models and see how they're doing. I have a glass top and love it but its a Dacor and the big box stores don't sell it. Good luck with your purchase.

  7. Both my girls have not had very good luck with the LG brands and that is about all I can tell you. I have a Bosch double wall oven and love it but I use a gas cooktop that I love, too. Good luck picking a new stove. It is never easy to buy an appliance- so many pros and cons to each one. xo Diana

  8. What a bummer about your ac and oven! Re: stoves, logic told me this would be the case, but it took me some getting used to the amount of extra time it takes a closed element oven to preheat. That is somewhat balanced by the ease of cleaning up spills. I loved my old slide in range, but now that I've tried the freestanding, I'm not sure it's worth the extra money (they're much more expensive) unless you have a cool back splash design in mind. Also, I think I actually prefer the controls of the freestanding on the top back to the ones on the side front of the slide in. It really depends on how important the esthetics are to you. I rely a lot on online reviews from sites that don't remove the negative ones. Good luck!


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