goi_cuon started this discussion 7 years, 2 months ago:

smooth top stoves everywhere

The temp apartment I'm in here has a Bosch with touchpad controls that Will. Not. Respond. To. Touch. :nono: Yesterday I swore a blue streak trying to get a burner to come on so I could heat up some soup. Tonight I gave up and put my dinner in the oven to try to cook it. I'm going to starve if I don't die of irritation first. issed:

Every rental I have looked at here has one of these smooth top stoves.
I have one in my house in FL - an expensive 40" Kenmore Elite that I have hated since the day it went in. The shiny glass surface shows every fingerprint and smudge. The way the burners cycle on and off to maintain an average temperature means that you can't simmer a sauce or put a proper sear on a piece of meat.

The only way I'll escape these here is to buy my own stove.



7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by goi_cuon:
The temp apartment I'm in here has a Bosch with touchpad controls that Will. Not. Respond. To. Touch. :nono: Yesterday I swore a blue streak trying to get a burner to come on so I could heat up some soup. Tonight I gave up and put my dinner in the oven to try to cook it. I'm going to starve if I don't die of irritation first. issed:

Every rental I have looked at here has one of these smooth top stoves.
I have one in my house in FL - an expensive 40" Kenmore Elite that I have hated since the day it went in. The shiny glass surface shows every fingerprint and smudge. The way the burners cycle on and off to maintain an average temperature means that you can't simmer a sauce or put a proper sear on a piece of meat.

The only way I'll escape these here is to buy my own stove.


Our house has the same Kenmore Elite stoves. It came with the house. We are going to be doing a kitchen remodel, and converting to gas. Have you got in touch with Marlon about getting into TDYhomes so you don't have to suffer?

7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by JOFTAA:
Our house has the same Kenmore Elite stoves. It came with the house. We are going to be doing a kitchen remodel, and converting to gas. Have you got in touch with Marlon about getting into TDYhomes so you don't have to suffer?


They have the same stove tops. It's pretty common in Germany.

7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
They have the same stove tops. It's pretty common in Germany.


I am in Florida. Our oven turns on when someone even thinks about leaning on the button. At least the buttons beep so we know when someone "presses" one.

We had the same type when in Germany, but not Kenmore. It was nowhere near as sensitive.

7 years, 2 months ago

I wish I had gas...I mean a gas stove.

Right now I'm thinking about switching to induction.

7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
I wish I had gas...I mean a gas stove.

Right now I'm thinking about switching to induction.


We thought about induction, but that limits you to the pots/pans that you can use. They have to be made specifically for induction. That is unless something has changed since I last looked.

7 years, 2 months ago

True...basically if you can stick a magnet to the pan it'll work for induction.

Besides, the Fissler plant is near the KMC and all their stuff is very high quality and made for all stove tops to include induction...which we just found out after getting their professional line.

7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
True...basically if you can stick a magnet to the pan it'll work for induction.

Besides, the Fissler plant is near the KMC and all their stuff is very high quality and made for all stove tops to include induction...which we just found out after getting their professional line.


Wouldn't the magnet mess with the cooking properties of the pan/pot? Maybe disburse the heat, differently?

7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by JOFTAA:
Wouldn't the magnet mess with the cooking properties of the pan/pot? Maybe disburse the heat, differently?


If you left it on. Lol I meant if a magnet will stick to the pan you can use it on an induction stove. The pan, not the magnet.

7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
If you left it on. Lol I meant if a magnet will stick to the pan you can use it on an induction stove. The pan, not the magnet.


I see. So, as long as the pot/pan is magnetic.

7 years, 2 months ago

Exactly! Like an iron skillet even works.

7 years, 2 months ago

I knew my problem with the stove was user error. I was pressing the touchpads like buttons. It took about 30 seconds of instruction to show me to slide my fingertip over it and press briefly.

I needed a dictionary to know which slot was for detergent in the washer - and that's even with the "cheat sheet" provided by the rental. Now if I can conquer the microwave or at least learn to live in peace with it. I almost bought a microwave dinner at the commissary yesterday but I realized that I didn't understand the microwave well enough to use it. Just reheating my coffee in there took forever.

For a person with a master's degree, I am getting my backside whipped over some of the simplest things here. This is why people spend three years living here having never eaten outside of the food court of the exchange or never shopped away from the commissary. It can be intimidating having to learn again to do something you've been doing your whole life already.

7 years, 2 months ago

It isn't that bad. Just remember you are not dealing with Fahrenheit, otherwise you may find your food has been transformed into coal.

We lived in our house for 2.5 years, and still hadn't quite figured out all of the functions of the oven. We knew how to turn it on, and how to adjust the temperature. For us, that was quite enough.

7 years, 2 months ago

I thought celcious was more efficient!

7 years, 2 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
I thought celcious was more efficient!


So is celsius.

7 years, 2 months ago

Where were you on that one autocorrect? lol

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