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Offline ebinc

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looking for HQ no frills oven
« on: October 27, 2009, 01:18:06 PM »
Hi guys

Is there a gas model oven out there with no control panel or touch pad etc and that's very
dependable I am looking for a high quality no frills oven, no timer nothing but 4 burners and
a oven period, something like you would find in a apt, I do not feel comfortable or safe with
the way control board operated ovens are made these day. when a timer is needed I will
use the microwave's timer for the oven.

Thanks


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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 03:38:13 PM »
I bought A Magic Chef gas oven from the gas company. It does not use electricity at all. It is a 30 inch free standing range with pilot lights. A very dependable oven. It has some nice features. I can lift the top without fear of breaking any tubing. I don't need power to cook or bake (hurricane time it comes in handy here in the swamp) This stove along with my gas water heater is very nice and very economical and the gas company let me put em on bill.
Oh yeah I got me a Charm Glow natural gas space heater too. Like having a fireplace but without work, Power goes out we fire up the charmer. O0
« Last Edit: October 27, 2009, 03:42:22 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 04:22:10 PM »
I bought A Magic Chef gas oven from the gas company.

Sounds great, got a model number?
It's seems hard to find gas stoves now day's that don't need to be plugged in.
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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 05:18:10 PM »
I bought A Magic Chef gas oven from the gas company.

Sounds great, got a model number?
It's seems hard to find gas stoves now day's that don't need to be plugged in.

That's what has me confused I seen a few over the weekend, one being a galaxy from sears
I'm not sure if the plug is just for the igniter's or not, I really do not care about a plug
as long as it is just for the pilotless igniter's, and not for some over priced control board
inside running anything.  I tried asking a person at the store, they seem to have no clue,
and just tell you want you want to hear..

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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 05:48:32 PM »
Magic Chef Model 31000PAA

No power plug
no clock
no control board
no ignitor
 
This stove has 2 standing pilots which operate the top 4 burners.
The oven has a safety valve with a thermocouple, a standing pilot, and is controlled by a simple mercury bulb thermostat mounted on the rail which supplys gas to the valve.
No power is needed to operate the stove. Sweet  O0
One other thing:
 This is a crank down and flip model that can be easily converted to propane without changing or buying any spare parts.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2009, 06:39:46 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 06:40:41 PM »
Magic Chef Model 31000PAA

No power plug
no clock
no control board
no ignitor
 
This stove has 2 standing pilots which operate the top 4 burners.
The oven has a safety valve with a thermocouple, a standing pilot, and is controlled by a simple mercury bulb thermostat mounted on the rail which supplys gas to the valve.
No power is needed to operate the stove. Sweet  O0


Thanks, that's sounds worth looking into, that is really smart thinking on you half, fancy
does no good when power goes out or needs part replacement, I'l' also bet you really
know your stuff when it comes to fixing things right the first time.

We would prefer pilot-less, if I knew 100% for sure the plug was just for a igniters
and nothing else.

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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 06:44:44 PM »
Give us the model number of what you are thinking about buying so that we can tell you what we think
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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 06:56:12 PM »
The other day I took Granny into Sears to git a new telephone. The phones are right there in the appliance and tv section. As I was waiting for Granny to decide which phone she wanted I took a look at some of the newer stuff they had on display. Keep in mind I have been monitoring this and several boards about appliance woes for years. So each time the salesman showed me a machine I would ask them is this or that problem had ever been resolved or would they have a newer improved cheaper electronics etc. I could tell I was getting on the big guys nerves but I kept poking fun at the little sales lady they had on the floor.
I told her I would like a washer but I would prefer one with a transmission in it.
She assured me every one of the washers there had the very best transmissions out there. I didn't want to tell her the ones she was trying to sell me didn't even have one. LOL
« Last Edit: October 27, 2009, 06:57:51 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 07:53:10 PM »
That sound about like a Sears rep.  The only thing they know is how much commission they get from sales.
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Re: looking for HQ no frills oven
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009, 08:07:23 PM »
The other day I took Granny into Sears to git a new telephone. The phones are right there in the appliance and tv section. As I was waiting for Granny to decide which phone she wanted I took a look at some of the newer stuff they had on display. Keep in mind I have been monitoring this and several boards about appliance woes for years. So each time the salesman showed me a machine I would ask them is this or that problem had ever been resolved or would they have a newer improved cheaper electronics etc. I could tell I was getting on the big guys nerves but I kept poking fun at the little sales lady they had on the floor.
I told her I would like a washer but I would prefer one with a transmission in it.
She assured me every one of the washers there had the very best transmissions out there. I didn't want to tell her the ones she was trying to sell me didn't even have one. LOL

Oh I love this board I have been online for years, I'm a somewhat php asp junkie never
once crossed my mine we even had appliances in our old house until we bought another house
and then went and got all new appliances. we bought a new house this time around, and in NJ
where we live that's a good chunk of change, we really did not have that much left over
so we bought a admiral washer and dryer and a Maytag oven, the dryer has been good
so far but the washer and oven have been nothing but trouble, at first I thought it was
Maytag in general, but after looking around at different brands and pushing on oven controls I
am slowly starting to think there all made to go just past the warranty stage which is getting
shorter and shorter I noticed as well, do not think I am nuts but I do not
trust this crap being made today, especially when it comes to ovens.


I took off the upper panel on the Maytag thinking maybe its something simple, we have no
temp up foe bake, that board area is flimsy and poorly supported in my opinion, then I got a price around 170.00 plus shipping 1yr that is purely insane I have seen cordless phones
with more complex circuit boards inside them, what if that board ever snapped, shifted or cracked pushing a button one day and never showed a sign of it, could that turn on the oven by it self one day? these manufactures need to spend that quarter per appliance
extra and reinforce and support these boards better and start warrantying them longer as
well. or soon they will run out of idiots left to by them.

Personally I would never pay anything over 350.00 these days for an oven, those panels
seem flimsy to me even on the upper models I personally feel no difference

Transmission, that's another scary word, that's the washers version of the oven control panel, but at least here you get to break it down by part even through to replace that part you also need to replace another and another etc

PS I thought all washers had a trans? spin one way to drain, the another way to agitate.
but then again I learn something new every day

 

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