Last Sunday, cooking without a range was an amusing novelty. This Sunday, it was getting to be a bit of a drag. No matter, though! We’re supposed to be picking up our new model this morning. Getting it installed, though, is another issue, since nobody seems to install gas ranges.
We have both. Gas and electric hook-ups, I mean. From the local gossip, it seems the previous owner had all the gas appliances replaced because she was renting a room out to an ex-husband (there were six, I think) with an oxygen tank. Since I prefer gas, and we have the option, and none of us is on oxygen, we decided to make the switch.
But I have another appliance problem, in that I won’t purchase anything made by Whirlpool or any of it’s sub-brands. I have had nothing but bad experiences with their stuff. So, basically, I was looking at GE and Frigidaire. I’ve never had a lick of trouble with my Frigidaire appliances, and in side-by-side comparisons with GE models, the Frigidaire ranges were far superior, both in specs and customer reviews.
With a model finally chosen, I went in search of someone to sell it to me. Lowes? They sell it in stainless, but can’t get it in white. Home Depot, on which site I found it? They can get it, but don’t sell the LP gas conversion kit with it. You must call the parts department, who will tell you there are five options and they don’t know which one you will need, so they’ll send you what will most likely be the wrong one, and you can mail it back later at your own expense to get the right one. I cancelled that order and will not ever set foot in a Home Depot again. Hhgregg! They not only ordered the stove for me – in white – with the LP conversion kit, but they gave me a great price to boot! Happy camper here.
So today, I will pick up my new range. And then it will sit in the middle of the kitchen until I can find out who installs gas ranges. Maybe we can get it hooked up by the new year.