Stove and oven buying guide

I want to share this with you because personally I have made myself a mistake when I bought my first stove. I got too overwhelmed that I didn’t notice that it didn’t have the specific features that I want for my baking activities. So if you want to buy a gas or electric ranges, make sure you know what you’re looking for.

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Three rules for buying a stove and/or oven

1. Know your needs
Do you bake a lot? Do you need double wall ovens, dual range ovens, or a single oven? These are important questions to have in your back pocket before shopping for a stove and oven, as they will enable you to narrow the selection significantly.

2. Consider variety
Many manufacturers offer multiple stovetop and oven combinations to fit your specific, practical needs. For example, you may be interested in new ranges that include two smaller ovens. Or, you may want to consider dual-fuel ranges, which give you both the benefits of a gas stove and the temperature precision of an electric oven.

3. Know your budget
Shopping for a stove and/or oven is a lot like shopping for a wedding dress – don’t try on the $10,000 dress if you’re not willing or able to spend that much. Set your budget from the beginning and keep in mind that many retailers have sales, particularly around holiday weekends. We recommend subscribing to emails from Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, and Best Buy. Doing so gives you access to emailed coupons, as well as the dates of sales and presales, both in-store and online.

 

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