Inexpensive open burner ranges or cooktops
We are about to remodel a small kitchen in an old 50's house. I'd like to keep the cost to a minimum because I don't know how long we'll stay there.
I like the idea of an open burner ranges or cooktop, in concept they seem more efficient because the flames are directed up and not toward the sides. A quick search turned up names like Bluestar, FiveStar, Capital, etc., all of which are above and beyond my preferred price range. I did find some basic open burner ranges on the other end of the price spectrum on ajmadison, including Summit , Premier, Hotpoint, and Frigidaire. Please see link below.
My question is whether anyone has had experience using one of these basic ranges? Pros/cons? Am a little concerned that all these burners seem to have a limit of around 9000 BTUs, but hoping a more efficient flame pattern will offset it. I want a gas range that is safe, fairly easy to clean, and has good efficient flame spread. It would be great if the cheaper models fit the bill, especially since I don't really need a very fancy oven. Any suggestions comments are appreciated!
Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.ajmadison.com/b.php/30+Inch%3BGas%3BOpen+Burner%3BRanges/rpp~40%3BN~25+4294964459+4294965554+4294965261
This post was edited by jgHG on Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 13:27