Asked on Dec 10, 2020

Does anybody have a good Frigidaire oven, gas, 30, push in

Deb KFlipturnDee
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I have been looking for another oven, my Maytag is on its last leg, seriously. For 2 yrs now. (IT IS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD)

It is so depressing reading the reviews, of course you cannot find any appliance today that does not have some problem, BUT COME ON, THIS MUCH, AND I WAS TOLD BY A FRIEND, THAT IS AN ELECTRICIAN THAT FIXES APPLIANCES, THAT THEY ONLY MAKE THEM TO LAST FOR 10 YEARS.... DO NOT GO TO THE BIG BOX STORES, THEY DO NOT HAVE THE BEST QUALITY, NO ONE HERE IN FL BUT, HD,L,BEST BUY. SO I WOULD HAVE TO GO ON LINE.....oh my goodness.

I WANTED A GAS, 30 IN, COUNTERTOP, SS, SELF CLEAN, PUSH IN OVEN AND YOU CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING, THEY SAY THE SAME THING THAT I AM GOING THRU WITH MY MAYTAG (MELTED KNOBS, OVEN HEATS 20-30 DEGREES OFF, THANK GOODNESS I HAVE ANOTHER TEMPERATURE GAUGE THAT I KEEP IN THE OVEN AND I SURE HOPE ITS ACCURATE, SEEMS LIKE IT IS WORKING, AS FAR AS THE FOOD COOKING AND NOT BURNING,

I WANT TO KNOW IF ANYBODY OUT THERE, IN HOMETALK WORLD, HAS A SINGLE OVEN FRIGIDAIRE, 30", PUSH IN, gas, stainless steel, self cleaning, countertop, glide shelves would be easier for me since I am a senior. SMUDGE PROOF WOULD BE GREAT.

"I HATE THE IDEA OF STARTING TO COOK ON MY GRILL DURING THE WINTER , OUTSIDE!"

OTHER REPAIRS THAT I HAVE HAD DONE ON THE FRIG/OVEN I HAVE ASKED THE REPAIR PEOPLE WHAT THEY RECOMMEND TO 'STAY AWAY FROM', (BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY IT IS TO REPAIR THEM)....GE IS ONE, LG, SAMSUNG..(MY FRIEND EVEN SAID KITCHAID, THE ONE I WANTED TO BUY FOR ITS REPUTATION, GUESS NOT) FOR VARIOUS REASONS. I believe them because they are the ones that see how these appliance's are being made, AND "OBVIOUSLY NOT COOKING ON THEM", lol, lol, and how they are being put together, ie, like one persons electronic panel that burned because the wires were not completely attached to it, they were loose, FROM

FROM THE FACTORY, ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED, SINCE I WAS TOLD THE KITCHENAID WOULD NOT COME IN UNTIL, MARCH 2021...LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE WE ARE PRETTY MUCH ORDERING, WHAT A WORLD IT IS TURNING IN TO....

12-10-2020 :-(


18 answers
  • Your best bet is to shop at reputable independent kitchen and bath showrooms. You will most likely have to switch brands and compromise on some features and pay more. I wholeheartedly agree that the manufacturers have become so sloppy and no longer manufacture quality long lasting products. My parents bought a stove in the early 60's and they had it for 50 years and after they passed was still in use for years when I had a renter in that house. I use Pacific Sales which is now owned by Best Buy yet acts independently, carries upscale appliances and has an excellent service department. 40 years ago I had a stove from the 20's and when I moved, I gave it to a friend. Wish I would have kept it. Still in use today with only minor servicing. 100 year old stove still works yet the garbage they produce today is worthless. Oddly enough, I probably use my assortment of grills and bbq's more than I use my stove. For me just easier and grill year round.


    https://g.co/kgs/CdSE3m

  • Janice
    Janice
    on Dec 10, 2020

    Hi Sandy, I'm sure many Hometalkers share your opinion. We are now in a "throw-away" society. Even some people in the business of selling these inferior products are distressed and recommend that you purchase an extended warranty on the products you buy, including furnaces, water heaters, and air conditioiners as much of the products are manufactured elsewhere and shipped to the U.S. You even need to be wary of the warranty and read the fine print as there are often exceptions written so that you're still stuck with the costs of repairs. I'm moving on to other happier posts of creating, which gives me some measue of satisfaction and enjoyment. Good luck with your gas stove replacement adventure!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Dec 10, 2020

    Hi Sandy yep I've heard the same thing and thanked my lucky stars that our refrigerator is six years old as our appliance guy said that about four years ago LG stopped making refrigerator compressors that last more than five years. WHAT!? SO frustrating! He did also tell me though that so far GE has been the best brand when it comes to respecting warranties so that's probably going to be the brand we go with next when we have to replace any of our appliances.

  • I agree with what everyone has said. I would go to a local appliance dealer with a good reputation and get their recommendation.

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Dec 10, 2020

    find a used appliance place and they can help you out - we don't have ways to buy and sell on hometalk


  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Dec 10, 2020

    Agree with you completely they don’t make appliances like they used to!


    We did a kitchen remodel expansion five years ago and most most of my appliance has been serviced at least once —in fact getting the full purchase price back on the KITCHEN AID double wall oven that failed several times because the replacement part was not available.


    Luckily I purchased a service policy with the new appliances that also gave me a new refrigerator compressor. The service plan really paid off for me here.....

    So frustrating.

  • Redcatcec
    Redcatcec
    on Dec 10, 2020

    For our stove we went to a restaurant (commercial)/residential privately owned company here in the Baltimore MD area. It was pricy, this was 20+years ago and it has held up well, right now the timer, oven temp digital display works intermittently, other than that, no problems what-so-ever. The brand is Magic Chef (gas), we understood from lots of research and reviews this was not a high quality stove, yet this one was just perfect and has lasted and lasted.

    You may have to consider looking at a broad spectrum of appliances from private well established dealers local to your area.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    on Dec 11, 2020

    Hi Sandy: I feel your pain. My friends laugh at my Tappan gas stove. It is old, nearly 55, but still going strong, except the door keeps sticking closed and I have to fix it by jerry rigging it. It still has a pilot light, but I won't get rid of it, I love my stove. My dryer is also 55 years old and is starting to show signs of age. Parts are not available for either one :( What they are doing, for the past 20 years or so is a thing called planned obsolescence. That means that the things are scheduled to break in a certain amount of time. My stove is not all that pretty, but it has a huge griddle in the middle of the stove top that will hold 6 slices of bread easily. When you get your stove, if your utility company has an appliance plan, I'd certainly get one, mine have paid off several times.


    Here is a site that you can look at and check the reviews on stoves. Click on the brand name and you will see the rating for this particular stove. Then hit the back arrow and look at the next stove, and see what fits your needs.

    https://www.kitchenreviews.com/stoves/reviews/


    This is a site that has slide in stoves:

    https://www.shop411.com/shopping?o=33480&l=sem&qo=serpSearchTopBox&q=best+slide+in+gas+stove+


    Good luck.

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    on Dec 11, 2020

    Hi Sandy. I suggest you take a walk thru a Habitat for Humanity Restore. People donate to them because their items work too well to throw away. We bought our stove from Sears 5 yrs ago when we bought this house. The brand is Kenmore. It has served us well so far. Like you I had read reviews on so many different brands and felt unsure which one to buy. I tried to go with one from a reputable source with decent reviews. I agree, they don't make things like they used to. I wish you well in your stove quest.

  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Dec 11, 2020

    To help you with your decision in purchasing a new stove, I would suggest that you check Consumers Reports magazines and read through their testing of different brands of stoves. Public Libraries have hard copies of the magazine borrow in person, and also to access on line.


    https://www.consumerreports.org/gas-ranges/best-gas-ranges-of-the-year/

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Dec 11, 2020

    I got a good deal in the return section of Lowe’s. But I agree, you are now lucky to get one to last 10 years, no matter what you pay.

  • Becky at Flipping the Flip
    Becky at Flipping the Flip
    on Dec 11, 2020

    So sorry you're having such trouble. I have a Bosch that I absolutely love, best oven I've ever had. You can order from Abt and they'll ship. Best customer service ever.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Dec 11, 2020

    My experience with Frigidaire appliances has not been good. If you can find Roper, they are great for gas. We went with electric oven and gas range because gas ovens seem to have so many issues.

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    on Dec 11, 2020

    I DID NOT REALIZED THAT YOU CAN STILL BUY ROPER, WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEM? I LIVE IN WEST FL.....

    HOW SAD FRIGIDAIRE WAS NOT SATISFACTORY FOR YOU, I WAS SO HOPING TO GET THIS TYPE, MY FRIEND SAID NO PROBLEMS TO REPAIR....12-11-20

  • Dee
    Dee
    on Dec 11, 2020

    I bought my KitchenAid directly from the company in 1996 and it is still going strong. Never had one problem with it. My friend has a Frigidaire for about 12 years and loves it. Roper is a bottom of the line appliance, I would stay away from it.

    Also if you have a scratch and dent appliance store go check it out.

  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Dec 12, 2020

    Agree with Dee that Roper is a cheap line of appliances. I used to know a builder that purchased them in bulk to put in new builds just so their profit would be greater on the jacked up price that they charged due to the units coming with new appliances.

  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on Jan 6, 2021

    Hi Sandy, i hope this list helps you out, I uderstand your fristration, it really is hard to find stuff that lasts,

    https://www.designerappliances.com/blog/best-gas-range/

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