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Valley's picture

We got our new G.E. Profile stove with the smooth top.  I liked my old G.E. because I knew how it worked.  Maybe one day I will like this one too.


Would rather watch a demonstration of how things work than keep looking it up in the manual.


We had our 51st anniversary yesterday so things had better get on track soon as you don't know how much time is left.


Glenys I love Amaze and can find it at Safeway, Wal-Mart and Save-on-Foods.

Gretchen's picture

(post #37359, reply #1 of 85)

What seems to be the problem? We got one at our beach place, and I LOVE it. I don't find anything to look up.  ;o)

Gretchen

Gretchen
Valley's picture

(post #37359, reply #2 of 85)

Yes, I remember you have one.  You also know how it works.  That is my problem.


I realize it is me and not the stove but that doesn't help.  Thanks anyway.

cyalexa's picture

(post #37359, reply #20 of 85)

Smooth top electric or smooth top induction?

Gretchen's picture

(post #37359, reply #21 of 85)

Ah, well, the voice of a person with the reall question.  I will stay tuned. BUT because GE Profile was mentioned, I would think it isn't "induction".

Gretchen

Gretchen
Valley's picture

(post #37359, reply #23 of 85)

Electric.

cyalexa's picture

(post #37359, reply #24 of 85)

Mine is induction. It does respond quite fast, both up and down but still took me a while to get used to. I love it now. Even if gas was an option I would still probably replace it with another induction model. I know this is not helpful to you, except maybe to provide encouragement - stick with it, you'll adapt to its idiosyncrasies.

Valley's picture

(post #37359, reply #31 of 85)

Thanks!  I will keep trying.

Florida2's picture

(post #37359, reply #49 of 85)

I have one and mine is also convection. Is that the part you mean that you wish you could learn how to use? I still havent learned the convection part. If I could just dump the Gilligan's Island Theme Song from my brain, I'd have room for new learning.

Valley's picture

(post #37359, reply #51 of 85)

I had convection on my old stove but the settings were much easier to use.


Slowly I think I am getting there.


Today I got a wok but haven't used it yet.

Gretchen's picture

(post #37359, reply #52 of 85)

The truth about woks and home stoves (except those with the high BTU burners) is that it will never be like the Chinese restaurant stir fry.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Florida2's picture

(post #37359, reply #53 of 85)

Why is that?

Gretchen's picture

(post #37359, reply #54 of 85)

Just not hot enough. It doesn't stop me from doing it, and enjoying it, but the Chinese restaurants have these HUGE flaming burners. Sometime I AM going to take my turkey fryer burner outside and do a real preparation.

Gretchen

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Valley's picture

(post #37359, reply #59 of 85)

Greater Vancouver has lots of Chinese restaurants.  Doing it at home makes a change in the rotation.

mireillec's picture

(post #37359, reply #56 of 85)

I have a Frigidaire range with convection and many other whistles at our condo in Florida. I LOVE convection. I follow the instructions for the baking time, and the baking comes out way more perfect, and it takes a fraction of the time too. And how convenient to use 3 cookie trays at a time.

quebecmom's picture

(post #37359, reply #3 of 85)

I totally understand you - I would have loved a gas stove but it wasn't avaiable here (it was many years ago). I have had the smooth top for nearly a year now and not sure I'll ever get fully used to it. Also I find it a little more difficult to adjust the heat & lowering of same....sigh, for the good old days...

Madeleine's picture

(post #37359, reply #4 of 85)

How timely...I need a new stove and was wondering what people have that they would recommend. My Whirlpool smooth top (about 10 yrs. old now, also had trouble adjusting to smooth top BTW) won't run the self clean anymore and the oven light is not working even with trying a bulb replacement. These are 2 features I really need in an oven so I am looking to replace. Also cannot have gas here. I thought I recently saw GE Profiles being recalled for some reason.

Anyone have a great free standing electric they would recommend that doesn't cost a million bucks?

Madeleine
Madeleine
quebecmom's picture

(post #37359, reply #6 of 85)

I have the Kenmore Elite from Sears - my son bought it and got a good deal on it. It works well, I find the cleaning of the top a little tough as I have trouble with my hands. I had gone back to Sears and the sales people who sold did not really know about these...they just sell I guess. All in all, would I get anohter one? Not sure...however, can't complain too much when I think of what my mom used. I guess we get spoiled ;0)). Oven works well but I don't often use the convection option. Mostly cookies...There are 3 buttons called Meat; Cakes; Bread & I can't figure out what they're for - not really explained in the Directions and the store people couldn't help. P.S. I never told my son how I felt.

Ozark's picture

(post #37359, reply #34 of 85)

"There are 3 buttons called Meat; Cakes; Bread " Allows you to save time and temp of a favorite recipe settings. One per button, of questionable value.


 


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quebecmom's picture

(post #37359, reply #37 of 85)

Tks - you mean it will remember the program/temp I put in last? Wow, didn't know that. I'll call Sears & tell them they missed the boat by not hiring you ;0)). Can't believe it took me a year to find this out. I was going to the wrong places for info. Merci Beaucoup from Montreal ;-))

Ozark's picture

(post #37359, reply #42 of 85)

Not the last, but a particular recipe.

 


Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

 

Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

quebecmom's picture

(post #37359, reply #44 of 85)

Hmm, now I'm not sure I get it ;0((

Ozark's picture

(post #37359, reply #45 of 85)

Lets say there is a recipe that you cook often. Say its a cake. You set the time and temp. You can then save those setting on the "cake" button. Next time you make it, press the cake button and it is automatic. Like I say, not a high value feature.

 


Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

 

Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

quebecmom's picture

(post #37359, reply #46 of 85)

Very good...as I said you top the Sears people by a mile...tks for the info...not high value feature but as I get older & more forgetful, could be a plus....

MadMom's picture

(post #37359, reply #8 of 85)

I keep hearing people say they cannot have gas.  Is propane not allowed where you live?  We cooked with natural gas in Texas, but when we moved here, installed a larger propane tank and have never looked back.  I love it.



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Madeleine's picture

(post #37359, reply #9 of 85)

No...propane is allowed, but getting the tank installed, etc. is more than we want to deal with.

Madeleine

Madeleine
MadMom's picture

(post #37359, reply #12 of 85)

Ours was a very easy process, but of course every area varies.  Have you checked with the local propane dealer?



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FL.Cook's picture

(post #37359, reply #13 of 85)

Have gas in MI, actually have always cooked with gas until we came to FL.  No gas and the propane is terribly expensive.  They wanted $2000 to bring the pipe to the house, and that didn't include bringing it into the house!!  I have learned to live with electric for seven months!!

Carole

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Valley's picture

(post #37359, reply #5 of 85)

Thank you for your reply.  I knew some of my pots would not work on it because they are old.  Didn't know my wok wouldn't because it is on a ring.  I have All-Clad and they are fine but take longer to heat up than the old Revere. Don't have a double boiler insert for them so used the old pot and it was fine.  I wanted to make custard for trifle.  Could have used a dish but at the time didn't think of that.  I think my Le Crueset Dutch oven may be to rough and I don't want to scratch it.  Just little things that can get annoying.  I am not in a flood zone and maybe Spring is coming so things will be brighter.

quebecmom's picture

(post #37359, reply #7 of 85)

LOL, I knw what you mean by Spring...my DDIL got me some pots at Williams Sonoma, Cuisinart & on sale I believe. I love them (mostly because they're light, LOL) but they work fine. I have Le Creuset but use mostly in the oven. I get along pretty well with the Cuisinart pots; like you I don't want to scratch the top. My other son works in Boston & is married to a chef. He's not so careful with the pots on the stove, LOL.


 


I Just noticed I wrote LOL 3 times - Yikes...the good weather better come soon...getting cabin fever here.


Edited 4/15/2009 7:17 pm ET by quebecmom

Gretchen's picture

(post #37359, reply #11 of 85)

You are making things MUCH too hard. You don't need to use a wok on a ring. Just put it on the cooktop.


EVERY pot you have will work. Your LC will certainly work.


I think you don't care for thiis cooktop and are out of sorts with it. It will work with all you have--except the wok ring.  WHICH is absolutely not a good thing in the first place.


Gretchen


Edited 4/15/2009 7:42 pm ET by Gretchen

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