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tell me about your *dream* kitchen

Two simple things would make any kitchen dreamier --- a sink and garbage can for guests/helpers/kids! And completely out of the way of where we cook.

After that it would be an oversized flat island with nothing on it --- we use it way beyond cooking (fold laundry, do sewing projects, play games) and great for entertaining as can have appetizers plus guests have rooms for drinks, plates.

Extra lighting over the sink and stove! Watch for the shadows. Separate cooktop and large convection oven with a smaller second oven.

Jan 11, 2009
walooet in Cookware

convection bake/ convection roast -what is the difference

Below is a link to a comparison of the two stoves with the different convection element watts. Noticed that the 350w has a 5.8 cu ft oven versus only 4.2 cu ft for the 2500w.

http://www.sears.ca/gp/comparison/ref...

Jan 11, 2009
walooet in Cookware

Sears now offers a Kenmore induction range

Posted this on another thread but no response yet so will ask here too:

I am new to convection and would appreciate if someone could please explain the difference between Convection Element Watts. This Kenmore induction range has 350w convection (plus 3500 bake and 4000 broil) versus a smoothtop with 2500w convection (plus 2400 bake and 3500 broil). The 350w is 5.8 cu ft vs. the 2500w is 4.2cu ft.

At Sears.com I haven't found the convection element watts but they show it at Sears.ca :

http://www.sears.ca/gp/comparison/ref...

Jan 11, 2009
walooet in Cookware

Sears now offers a Kenmore induction range

About the premium - it is only $900 which to me is really over 10 years and $90 a year would be worth it to us. And we happened to get a $1,000 inheritance to spend on something for us :)

People often mention the pots as a downside but to us that is okay as we have been happy with 25 year old Lagostina and only bought a few other pots. Good point on the 'expensive to fix'. The extended warranty is reasonable so we would pay that.

We can not get gas without a cabinet overhaul anyway. We will be calling the electrician for quote to up to 50amp.

Really appreciate your input!

Jan 11, 2009
walooet in Cookware

convection bake/ convection roast -what is the difference

I am new to convection and would appreciate if someone could please explain the difference between Convection Element Watts. There is one with 350w convection (plus 3500 bake and 4000 broil) versus another with 2500w convection (plus 2400 bake and 3500 broil).

These are both Kenmore. The 350 is made by Electrolux.

I have searched for hours and not found explanations as to which is better. I do mostly baking (cookies, muffins plus kid friendly - casseroles, chicken strips etc).

Thanks!

Jan 10, 2009
walooet in Cookware

Sears now offers a Kenmore induction range

Hi, I'm new to this forum and induction cooking and even convection! Our range is 18 years old and is standard coil...

We saw the new induction range at Sears Home (Canada) last night and it is beautiful! CR is correct that the elements seem too close but I would want to try pots on them. And we usually only use 2 burners at a time. It also has a warming drawer which we envision using for bigger dinners.

Has anyone actually tried this range? We need a new range but are hesitant to buy this one since there is no comparison.

Jan 10, 2009
walooet in Cookware