Question about stoves....

  1. especially Jenn Aire (sp.) stoves. John is really wanting one of these. A friend of ours had one and didn't like it. It's the kind where the vent is on the stove and sucks the smoke down instead of up. He said it sucked maybe 50% and the rest went throughout the rest of the house.

    Those of you with this type of stove what is your experience.

    Or can anyone recommend a good stove.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    Yeah, I recommend mine. I'll even give you a really good deal on it.

    Kristy
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    I just bought a Brekwell pellet stove and it's been heating our 2400 sq. ft home just fine.
    No smoke, lovely fire and thermostat controlled.
    Bought it online and saved $800 over the best price in the stores.
    -Russell
  5. by   adrienurse
    You're confusing me, stove is Canadian for "range top" I've just figured out you're talking about a furnace. You need a furnace in Florida? You learn something new every day!
  6. by   Jenny P
    Adrie, it's Rusty that is confused. A Jenn Aire is a kitchen range top and oven which has a cooking vent that vents downwards. I used to want one but they are PRICEY!!! So I'm sorry I can't give you info on that type of stove.

    I currently have a gas Magic Chef. My DH loves to cook (when he has the energy) and he even bakes! I enjoy cooking when I feel like it, but refuse to bake (too many burnt offerings in my past). To us, the perfect stove would have gas burners and an electric oven. We did have this in our old house (counter top drop in range top and electric oven in the wall). The electric oven has more space and the heat is even and easier to control while the gas burners are best for heat control with woks (my specialty!), flambes, soups, etc. I think the electric burners take too long to get up to heat and then are more liable to burn since they take longer to cool down also. Just my opinion.
  7. by   sanakruz
    Jenneaires are great- Just hire someone to clean the damn thing!
  8. by   nursegoodguy
    The motor went out on my furnace so my range top is both my range top and my stove!
    I don't really know what else to use it for, can't cook?
  9. by   BadBird
    I have a smooth top and I love it, it is so easy to clean. I am afraid of gas but I hear that is the best to cook on.
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    Originally posted by Jenny P
    Adrie, it's Rusty that is confused.
    Nothing new there.
    -R
  11. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    You're confusing me, stove is Canadian for "range top" I've just figured out you're talking about a furnace. You need a furnace in Florida? You learn something new every day!
    I was talking about a range top. LOL

    And yes, we do need heat in this part of Florida, but not the type Rusty and you are talking about. You Canadians have been very generous with your cold fronts this season. I've had my heat on several times already. It's off now now, it's muggy warm today.
  12. by   cmggriff
    I used to build houses years ago. I built one for a couple who wanted a JennAire. When we installed it there were limits to the length of the vent hose. I think it was 10 feet max. Anything longer would cause the stove not to vent properly. The couple loved their stove adn their furnace. Gary

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