Yep, that kind of range. I know this has nothing whatsoever to do with sharpening, tools, woodworking, or any of the other stuff I manage to mouth off about. But this product deserves some attention. As some of you already know Linda and I are finally, after 30 years, remodeling our crummy kitchen. It’s been six months in the doing so far and right now, though not quite finished, we are using our new kitchen and loving it!
The only major appliance that we replaced was the range. We searched and searched and agonized over all the possibilities. We weren’t too smitten with all the electronic gadgetry that gets bundled up with most new stoves and most of the big brand’s repair records left a lot to be desired. Then we stumbled quite by accident over the best six burner model that neither we, nor most likely you, have ever heard of. While I may do some of the cooking, Linda is quite a serious chef. So we (she) wanted six burners and a large oven. This Premier showed up many pages into a DuckDuckGo search. It has the burners and the oven but it also has something that we think is pretty cool: damned little else. No electronics at all, not even a clock. The only reason it has a power cord is for the burner igniters and the oven light.
It looked good in photos so we searched and called all over for recommendations. It seems the manufacturer, the Peerless-Premier Appliance Company, could stand to do a marketing push, at least out west. We found few reviews, though the few were mostly favorable, and there was no floor model to go look at anywhere nearby. We called a repair service or two who thought the stoves were well made. So, sight unseen, and with a gulp, we ponied up $2000 and ordered one through the nearest Home Depot.
It languished in the garage for a couple months until we finally reached the point where we could install it and test it out. We love it! Works great, looks good and it can be used during a power outage (we have too many of those here and are often the neighborhood soup kitchen for those with electric ranges during a prolonged outage.)
I just figured that a company that’s been making stoves in America since 1912 could use a positive product review even if it is in a sharpening blog.