Monday, November 9, 2015

New Stove Love

When we bought this house over a year ago I really wanted to add a gorgeous gas stove to the kitchen. However, it wasn't part of the kitchen redo budget. So I bought an inexpensive used electric stove, since the one that came with the house looked as though it had literally caught on fire at some point. Happily, a year has passed and now a shiny new stove and gas line were in our budget. I spent about six weeks researching varies stoves in my spare time. Did I want strictly gas or dual fuel with a gas cook top and an electric oven? Did I want white or stainless steel? What did Consumer Reports have to say? What about one oven versus two? The spot we have for the stove is 36" wide, so that at least cancelled the 40" wide 6 burner stoves, which I probably would have gotten if I could have!

While I love beautiful things, function usually wins over fashion for me. My original plan was to get a white dual fuel stove with 5 burners. I could only find one that fit that description and it looked kind of plastic-y. I didn't love the look of it. Then I found a lovely dual fuel stove that was perfect except it only came in stainless steel. Everything else in my kitchen is white. I knew a stainless steel stove wouldn't really look bad, but it wasn't what I wanted. Then I found the stove pictured above. It was exactly what I was looking for. It didn't look cheap or like it was made of plastic. The one drawback is that it is only gas, no electric oven. I've ended up really happy with it! I'm not going to start a bread baking company out of my home, so I don't think a gas oven will be a noticeable change for us. I've been cooking and baking a lot with it and have had great results so far! It feel so much bigger, despite taking up the same amount of space as the previous stove. The oven is extra huge, and the lower drawer is a baking/warming drawer. I'm sure I'll put it to the test at Christmas. We all like how big the window is. Watching the pizza or muffins bake has become a main attraction around here. We could only make out basic shapes through the old oven window.


  1. Congrats on the new stove - it is gorgeous, and just in time for the holidays! Your kitchen looks amazing. I love your tea kettle. Where is it from?

  2. Oh Cassie, that stove, I just love it. I've always had a gas hob/stove top and love it, I would choose that every time. I miss the stove in out old house so much, our new one is terrible. And tiny. But we are hoping to redo the kitchen this year so hopefully I will have new stove joy too!

    Happy new year to you. xx