Need a full new suite of kitchen appliances, would like some recommendations. Got some prices on some Electrolux models today that looked great, but some quick research on the web doesn't leave me so confident. Is this a case of the squeaky wheel complaining online and they're actually a solid product? Or should I be worried. I'm looking for all stainless steel appliances: fridge with ice-maker, slide-in stove, dishwasher, and range-hood microwave. Specifically I'm looking for a large fridge and electric stove I'm in Canada if that makes a difference.
Are the blue Camping Gaz cartridges still commonly available in the US? [more inside]
Our oven door springs are sprung. It's an old O'Keefe and Merritt stove - the kind with lots of space on top; we love it. But the oven door can't stay shut. Help! [more inside]
I have a two part question about fires and making firewood. The two parts are related so I assume this is fine... [more inside]
Kitchen appliances: What remedies do you have when an appliance purchase and installation goes wrong? [more inside]
Should we look into compact dishwashers and portable gas stoves for our newly rented flat? [more inside]
My electric oven's bottom element looks fine, but... [more inside]
How do I safely clean under the cook top of my gas range? [more inside]
Lovely much loved wife has major mental lapse: she leaves the stove/oven on almost daily. What methods can we use to break this potentially disastrous habit? [more inside]
My gas stove doesn't burn hot enough, and my gas water heater can't fill a bath tub with enough hot water to bathe. Do I have a gas pressure problem in my apartment, and what can be done to fix it? [more inside]
How big a wood stove should I get? [more inside]
French fries on stove top because my oven is broken? I don't want to die. [more inside]
ManyRelatedQuestionsFilter: Can I convert an indoor stove from natural gas to propane? Is it safe? Is it difficult? Do I need to buy a special stove and/or special kit? How often would I have to change a standard propane tank? Does anyone have any experiences converting or cooking with a converted range? Should I convert a gas stove or rewire for an electric stove? Thanks!!!
There's a mouse in my stove. [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with Elmira stoves, especially the Northstar? My mother wants to know if they are anything special besides the obvious retro-charm appeal. My instinct is to tell her if she is going to spend this much to buy a Wolf, which is a fraction of the price. I think if the Elmiras are as well-performing as Wolfs or Vikings she might want one regardless of the cost. (I found this, but it's not quite what I'm looking for.) [more inside]
Where can I find Cerama Bryte pads for ceramic cooktops? [more inside]
My new gas range is breaking my heart. WTF is wrong with it? And if it is a goner, should I bother trying to replace it with another gas range, or give up and switch to electric? [more inside]
SOMEBODY in my household made a sandwich and left the empty bread wrapper draped over an electric burner on my stove. Which is now melted onto the coil. What is the easiest way to clean this off???
How do I safely remove glass that has melted to my stove? [more inside]
I am trying to find replacement knobs for a stove, but cannot find a model number anywhere on the stove. [more inside]
Any advice about paying someone to update an older gas range? [more inside]
My husband and I cook a lot. We're moving from an apartment with a decent gas stove/oven to one with a crappy electric stove/oven. Obviously, Something Must Be Done. Should we go for gas or induction? [more inside]
How to cook on electric stove? [more inside]
Possible Gas Leak: Should there be any sort of continuous extremely weak gas smell coming from an old gas stove? [more inside]
We just moved in to a new apartment with a gas stove/range. When we run the oven, even though the pilot light is lit and it heats up, there is a strong gas smell. We freaked out and turned it off but is this dangerous? Is it possible that it just smells of gas right away but it would dissipate in a few minutes? I would call the landlord right away but we already called with a laundry list of problems today so I'd like to avoid a follow up if at all possible.
It's Mother's Day soon... And I want to cook/bake my mum something - but I've got no oven! Suggestions? [more inside]
How to level a burner on a gas stove? [more inside]
How much does a typical stove-top oven weigh? [more inside]
I'm in the market for a woodburning stove. I want it to be my home's primary source of heat, and it needs to be the kind that fits inside an existing fireplace. [more inside]
This may sound like a dumb question, but seriously: how do I use my oven? [more inside]
Help me use my wood-burning stove! [more inside]
Does anyone know an online resource where I could get a layman drawing and parts of a Franklin stove? I'm interested in how it was built and how it works. [more inside]
How do I correct the oven temperature on a Wolf stove? [more inside]
So, we just moved into a new (rental) house in Bavaria, Germany. Great house, nice kitchen except for the range / cook top. Bad enough it's electric, much prefer gas, but it's a ceramic cook top. I've had them before in previous domiciles and have never come to terms with 'em. There seems to be only two settings - too friggin' hot or too friggin' cool and it takes forever to reach either of these. Replacing the cook top is not an option as it's a rental. Therefore, reaching out to the MeFite community - have you any tips for making the best use of these cruddy cook tops? [more inside]
I was thinking about buying a commercial range for my kitchen - a Vulcan costs half as much as a Wolf and has the same output, same safety rating, same dependability and two folks I know who use them love them. However, many of the sellers will only sell to a commercial entity - not just for tax purposes, although I could understand that, but because they tell me my insurance company won't allow it, that I'll need fireproof floors, and industrial venting etc. [more inside]
Which is better, a gas stove/oven, or an electric stove/oven? [more inside]
Well, our new old apt (it's new to us, but it's old) has no range hood. Looks like the previous owner decided to make a HUGE pass through. What solutions/options do I have (besides some sort of bizaare way to hookup an ordinary rangehood). Do the somewhat reviled ionic breeze / ionic cleaners work well enough to clean the air? It's a 600 sq ft apt.
Is there anything wrong with moving my refrigerator right next to my stove? Gas stove, small kitchen, empty space between the stove and fridge. Will pushing them together affect the performance of either one? Mostly I just don't want proximity to the the stove to make the refrigerator work harder.
Cooking Without a Stove -- For a number of reasons, my best friend will be without a stove until September. Her family is getting tired of chicken and veggies cooked in her electric steamer. Not being a meat eater, I'm little help... [Step inside, walk this way...]
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