Would You Recommend Your Mid Priced Range?
My gut tells me I should replace my dual fuel Dacor range before Thanksgiving. The stove was in the house we bought 10 yrs. ago and the owner offered it to us for $3,000. It was practically new.
It was my 1st gas cooktop and I love that feature. The oven is electric/convection. I've loved most everything about it, except for the long preheating time and the loud fan noise when I'm using the oven, even when not on convection mode.
Those are minor to me, and I wouldn't consider replacing it except that there is a problem with the mother board and/or key pad. The least it will cost me to fix is around $400. Since it's an 11 yr. old appliance, I'm leaning toward replacing it. There's no warranty coverage, and no one in my immediate area repairs Dacor, so service calls are expensive and hard to schedule.
I have a dual fuel JennAir range at our lakehouse that is 5 yrs. old. Love everything about it. But I'm hoping to know if any of you have a newer model in the mid-price range (any brand) that you have had time to really use that you would recommend. My home is the hub for big family meals. I need a stove that can stand up to real use.