After much thought, I finally decided against repairing the Kitchenaid range and purchased this new GE unit. I think it will workout much better for me since I do a lot of canning and the Kitchenaid was a glass top and I couldn't do long periods of cooking on that type of unit. This seems to be a nice stove but the coils take a little longer to heat up, they sort of sound like a creaking ship, and the surface is not flat so I can't set things on it for added counter space. I did use the oven on Sunday and roasted a big batch of brussel sprouts. The oven seems to work pretty well, about the same as the Kitchenaid which always did a great job. This oven, like my old one is also a Convection Oven. I also like that this model has the controls at the back of the stove instead of the front, this means not having to clean that area while cooking.
I also will be changing out the two black handles on the drawers and put on knobs. The handles are too large for these two drawers. That means filling holes, sanding and painting again but the handles just don't work here.
I am still thinking of adding some sort of an open cabinet cubicle on the right of the range hood. That will balance out the cabinets on both sides.
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