questions about American Range Performer/other gas ranges
I've never had a gas oven or a gas range. I want something with open burners and an oven that isn't noisy (I'll allow noise when the convection is being used). I don't like BS because I can't get over the gym locker effect on the bottom. So I'm looking at the AR Performer.
The AR seems to be lacking in electronics. Does that result in a quieter oven (no cooling fan)?
Can the oven be lit with a match?
Do you need to stick an oven thermometer in to know when it's preheated? (Yeah, I know real bakers use those anyway!)
And a general question about range ovens: is a 36" range oven much worse than a 30" for preheating? Seems sort of giant!
Any other thoughts on open burner gas ranges? (I don't care if it's dual fuel or all gas.)