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Best Electric/Induction Range Deals 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Electric ranges have not changed much since your last purchase. In fact, they are pretty similar. It is still ceran glass over elements, but some of the features like convection, warming drawer and 5th burners have changed and are worth considering.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, Maytag, Electric Cooking, Induction Ranges

Affordable Convection Electric Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Todd Rourke

When I was growing up, my mom would always bake cookies. She would put the sheets of cookies in the oven one at a time, with more anticipation for every batch that she would take out of the oven.

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Topics: Ranges, Electric Cooking

Best Stainless Electric Freestanding Ranges Under $799 (Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

It seems like the average price on an electric stove is $799. That being said, Frigidaire manufactures a great range at $549 (this month after $110 in rebates)..

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Topics: Ranges, Electric Cooking

How to Clean an Electric Glass Stove/Range Top

by David Curro

Glass top ranges are notorious for being tough to clean. Some of the criticism is based on previous products like the European cast iron disc tops as well as the old Corning tops. Both discolored and were impossible to clean.

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Topics: Appliance Repair, Electric Cooking

Jenn-Air Culinary Center vs Miele MasterChef Wall Ovens (Ratings/Reviews)

by Danny Nguyen

Ovens have one essential function...cook our food, but some are better than others. Jenn-Air and Miele have the best user controls in the industry. They could not be different companies with Jenn-Air being part of the giant Whirlpool company. Miele on the other hand is family owned and privately held.

Updated March 2014

Convection Cooking

Standard ovens have a bake element (on the bottom) and a broil element (on the top). This is great for dry turkey and burnt cookie bottoms, because the heat is disbursed unevenly.

Walk with me into the new age of cooking... "Convection Is Key".

Convection is a fan forced heat which circulates the air and cooks food evenly, not to mention, it's 20% faster at a lower temperature!

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, Website, Wall Ovens, Electric Cooking

How Much Do Kitchen Appliances Really Cost?

by Steve Sheinkopf

How much kitchen appliances cost was a much easier question to answer when I started back in 1986. There was Sub-Zero, Thermador and Gaggenau and pretty much every other company was a commodity. The basic appliances like top mount refrigerators, top load laundry, microwaves and self-cleaning stoves have stayed the same from a price standpoint due to outsourcing and increased competition.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Gas Cooking, Refrigerators, Electric Cooking

A Review of Cooking: Gas , Electric, Dual Fuel and Induction

by Steve Sheinkopf

Behold the best cake I have ever eaten (I had 2 pieces for dinner and 2 more pieces for breakfast). Yellow cake, vanilla frosting with homemade lemon curd in the middle.

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Topics: Gas Cooking, Electric Cooking, Induction Ranges

How To Buy a Wall Oven

by Steve Sheinkopf

Today would be the best day of the year to sign up for the Yale Newsletter:

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Topics: Wall Ovens, Electric Cooking

5 Stoves to Consider (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Cooking and refrigeration are the toughest choices in kitchen planning with more options than any other appliance. Of the two appliances, cooking is the most difficult with slide-in, freestanding, wall oven, cooktop, induction and professional in different configurations.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Gas Cooking, Ranges, Electric Cooking, Induction Ranges

Induction vs Pro Cooking

by Steve Sheinkopf

The hottest professional gas product is the Capital Culinarian. Have a look at this beast: 

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Bosch, Professional Ranges, Capital, Electric Cooking

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