GE JBP66 Electric Range

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General Electric JBP66 ceramic top Range

Oct 26, 2009
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Pros:Overall a good stove, but not for real chefs(or wannabee)

Cons:slow to change heat adjustment on ceramic surface.

The Bottom Line: Good choice for those who do a lot of boiling on the surface and do not cook many sauces that need a fine tuning heat element


Pretty stove. Clean lines. However, I find it to be an inferior choice for cooking. It was a choice between the flat-top stove or a gas model. Cleaning the surface made the ceramic GE very appealing. However, the daily cooking on it left a lot to be desired. 
Mainly, it is a matter of minimal control over the heat! Sure, it boils water fine, and can simmer food once it drops surface temperature. But, adjusting cooking temps is a chore. If you boil something and then wish to go to a simmer...good luck! You sort of have to be thinking ahead and turn down the stove well before you intend to switch to simmer. 
Gas stoves avoid this problem. Set the flame to low...and you have low heat immediately. Real cooks use gas stoves. That's the lesson I learned with the flat-top stove experience. 
Now, if you boil a lot of things and fry at a set level, the GE range might be perfect for you. It IS easy to clean. Just wipe up spills and any mess and you're done. That is where the flat-top stoves excel.... Cleanup.
Now, you are told to use special ceramic cleaner in little bottles to clean the stove top. which is expensive. No need. After using the small sample bottle supplied with the stove, I simply started using basic car wax(Turtle Wax to be specific). It cleans residue off the surface and polishes the stove to a reflective glossy sheen. I figure if it's gentle enough for a prized antique roadster's finish, it should be fine for a hard-top ceramic stove.
 The oven works great, as it's generally a one temperature event. The unit preheats and lets you know it's ready with an alert bell.
The digital electronics have been accurate and have experienced no problems. 
For Do-it-Your-selfers, the stove is easy to install. It's fairly lightweight and can moved by two people with ease. Unlike gas, there is no special hookup that requires any tools. Just plug the 220 volt plug into the socket and you're ready to cook.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 459.00

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