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Old 11-17-2003, 09:27 PM
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Is there anybody on the board that deals with appliances? I'm doing some x-mas shopping and would like to get an Advantium wall oven for the mrs. The 220v one, white. The problem is that they are insainly priced! I was hoping that somebody on the board would know of one that was a scratch-n-dent or a partial return. If you have any leads, please let me know!

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Speaking of appliances, the house I'm moving to in December has a gas cooktop. I've never used a gas cooktop. I like my solid element cast iron electric top with the thermostat eye so I can leave big pots of beans and ham and stuff in there all day long andnot worry about it overheating and/or burning the house down. Does a gas cooktop mean I can't do that anymore?? How do you control the heat for a long slow simmer? Do I just need to snag a big crockpot? Any input from you long time gas cooktop users??


** As far as the Advantium fast-cooker (a 2X cooker), there are pros and cons to it. There were some early market-cycle design changes that did have some adverse consumer safety issues involved (those have longsince been ironed out of course). In my opinion, a standard convection oven is a far better bang for the buck.
(we were also involved in the early development cycle of a 4X, as in 4 times as fast as conventional, fast cook oven unit that utilized microwaves, direct heat elements, and hot air impingement for drastically accelerated cooking times - those units also had really weird issues related to uneven microwave scatter and glass doors exploding off of them. As you can see in the appliance brochures, they are not on the market. The 4x units were scrapped but the 6x units are in development).
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Theres a place with several outlets around Chicago called Grants. I have heard that if your buying several appliances they are tough to beat. They deliver free but if you make a road trip it might be worth your time. The have a place on Golf Road in Schaumburg, IL. Heres a link: http://www.grantsappliance.com/locations.htm
 
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Mcollinstn: You will love the gas. Once you have it you will never think about your electric ever again. The Ideal stove is what they call a dual fuel. Gas top and electric oven. You will be able to simmer just use the smallest burner and ya should be fine. It is going to take you a bit to get used to so hang in there.

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Gas top is cooktop only. Has wall ovens - one of them a gas oven (biggun) and the other is an electric convection oven. I guess I'm covered.
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