In a different thread there's a company called Bluestar, which calls
its products "cooktops." Check out their website--several sizes and
options. Our ideal kitchen would have a big gas stove and a separate
electric oven set in the wall at about waist level.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't see anything appropriate there. They
all appear to be "free-standing," and expensive...as in commercial kitchen,
or rich man's personal kitchen. This is for a modest apartment.
There is no existing electric service in the kitchen, sufficient for
oven-type equipment. Clocks, toaster, etc. OK.
I think you are referring to the cook tops. I need an entire range/oven
combo as drop-in unit.
If you know of that, can you please provide a more specific link?
I think the cost is significant, but of secondary importance.
On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 12:16:26 PM UTC-8, John B wrote:
I totally understand your situation. We are looking for one as well. The gas burners still light but the oven does not. We installed and new igniter but that did not solve the problem. We purchased the drop in 20 years ago from Sears.
We have the Maytag MGS5770 as seen in Vox's link. It rests on top of the
counter and has feet at the bottom. Main drawback for you ( I believe) would
be the bottom drawer if you want to keep your kickboard.
This sits on the ground. Not a candidate.
Specs are poorly described. No description of ampacity requirement, even
though there is a need for electricity. No idea how much. Says it's
What is "sabbath mode," anyway?
Most gas ranges that need electgricity run off a standard 1`5A outlet. The
juice is needed for the electronic ignition, clock, timers, oven light.
Traditional Jewish law prevents labor on the Sabbath and that includes
starting a fire. Sabbath mode keeps the oven on a very low flame so you are
technically not starting a fire, merely adjusting it. Kosher kitchens and
rules are very interesting.
On some ovens, Sabbath mode just overrides the automatic shut-off. Many
oven will turn off after 12 hours, assuming that you simply forgot to turn
it off after removing the food. When you put it in Sabbath mode, it stays
on at the same temperature until you cancel it. Not only do you not have to
light the fire, you don't have to touch the controls. I also believe that
Sabbath mode prevents the light from turning on and off in some ovens -
again, preventing you from lighting a fire.
Sounds like a 1960s kitchen. A counter-height-opening wall oven in a tall
cabinet, with a drop-in cooktop in the counter right next to it, were quite
common. Pretty good odds the thing is that lovely 2-tone brown 'coppertone'
color. Around the time the appliances crap out, the Missus usually decides
entire kitchen needs a gut job, and another set of solid maple cherry-finish
cabinets hits the landfill, replaced by chipboard junk. Plug-n-run
replacement appliances in those formats are probably getting quite hard to
Yeah. 1965. I was there.
The replacement would be easy if the relatives who own the place would "see
the light" and pop for the electrical upgrade necessary to install an
electric oven. Drop-in range is easily found in electric.
Nice guess on the colors, but this place was done in white...commensurate
with an apartment decor. The house I grew up in was abundant with
coppertone, though....electric cooktop (Mom still uses it), blower top(yep,
still there), refrig, electric oven, and dishwasher gone decades ago. Oh,
yeah, the pulls on the ash cabinets are still there, in coppertone. The
legs on our formica kitchen table were coppertone...long gone. Mom still
uses copper-bottom pots, too. Mom loved coppertone, and she helped design
the house my Dad built in the 1950s.
Dad, bless him, is my chief opponent in this oven selection. Nothing like a
good old family brouhaha. Keeps the blood moving.
Start w/ manufacturers' -- may have to have one ordered rather than find
in stock and probably not at the Borg...but, I don't know specifically
whether there's one specifically like what you have now or not, but
that's where I'd start.
AMANA ACF3325AW WHITE GAS RANGE
5.1 CUBIC FEET
Self Clean Gas Range
5.1 cu. ft. Self-Cleaning Oven with Automatic Latch
Upswept Cooktop Design
Industry Exclusive Upfront Simmer Burner
Bar Broiling System
Delay Bake and Delay Self-Clean
Two Oven Racks with Six Positions
Porcelain Broiler Pan and Grid
Auto/Manual Interior Oven Light
Removable Full-Width Storage Drawer
Removable Counterbalanced Glass Oven Door
Knob Range Control with clock/timer
Exclusive High Performance Sealed Gas Burners:
9,700 BTU (2)
Cast Iron Burner Grates
Extra Extra Large Viewing Window
Height 46 1/2''
Depth 28 1/4''
White on White ACF3325AW
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Stainless Steel ACF3325AS
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