Let's Shop
July 22, 2013 2:53 PM - PandoraSnaps
THE CHALLENGE: Find decent stoves for cheap
THE PARAMETERS: ‘Cheap’ is defined as $700 or less
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Any size, must be gas – no electric (boogie woogie woogie – sorry, couldn’t resist!)
MISSION ACCEPTED OR DECLINED: Mission accepted! Time is of the essence on these in terms of sale dates and availability so this post can't wait until Saturday!!!
MM needs a new gas stove and asked me to see what I could find. I was given permission to go up to $1000 if the original price point could not be met, but I found numerous options at $700 or less. Feel like cookin’? Then get in here and Let’s Shop!


Now, let me start this with a disclaimer. I am not a gas range expert so I’m gonna need input from all of you lovely readers. Let MM know which of these options you would choose for her and why. Is one brand better than the others? Would you run screaming from one of these brands? Would you run screaming from one of these stores? Share your expertise so she can get the best deal!

First up we hit Home Depot:

Hotpoint 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in Black
$449.00
Model # RGB526DETBB
Store SKU # 536117
Store SO SKU # 556111
(ONLY 1 AVAILABLE AT ALBANY, NY STORE #1262 979 CENTRAL AVENUE, ALBANY, NY12205 | (518)438-1586)
Features: 4 all-purpose burners w/ 2 levels of BTU output; 4.8 cu. ft. capacity, 2 oven racks that adjust into 6 embossed positions, 1-piece upswept porcelain-enamel cooktop, steel grates that help keep pots and pans securely in place over the burners.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hotpoint-30-in-4-8-cu-ft-Gas-Range-with-Manual-Clean-Oven-in-Black-RGB526DETBB/202913414?N=1z0yhyoZ1z0yhxl#.Ueq5bVPdSrA


GE 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White
$449.00
Model # RGB526DETWW
Store SKU # 536086
Store SO SKU # 555624
(ONLY 3 IN STOCK AT LATHAM, NY STORE #1259 579 TROY-SCHENECTADY RD, LATHAM, NY12110 | (518)782-9867)
Features: 1-piece upswept porcelain-enamel cooktop, 4.8 cu. ft. oven, 2 oven racks that adjust into 6 embossed positions, oven light and window.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-30-in-4-8-cu-ft-Gas-Range-with-Manual-Clean-Oven-in-White-RGB526DETWW/202913417?N=1z0yhyoZ1z0yhxl#.Ueq5q1PdSrA


Shall we hop on over to Lowe’s now? Let’s go…

GE 30-in Freestanding 4.8 cu ft Gas Range (Stainless Steel)
$674.10
Item #: 291272 | Model #: JGB250SETSS
FREE DELIVERY!!!
Features: 4.8 cu ft, self-cleaning, high output burner (12500 BTU), precise simmer burner (140°), big hearth window.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_291272-83-JGB250SETSS_4294715790__?productId=3529036&Ns=p_product_price|0


Frigidaire 30-in 5-Burner Freestanding 4.2 cu ft Gas Range (Stainless)
$629.10 (ITEM ON SALE THRU 8/6/13 – AFTER THAT $699.00)
Item #: 23001 | Model #: FGF348KC
FREE DELIVERY!!! Also available for pickup at Lowe’s of Colonie, NY 790 Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110, Store #1177 Phone: (518) 786-3350
Features: Electronic oven controls, oven door with large window, quick boil option boils water fast, low simmer burner, timed cook options, 5-burner cooktop, manual clean oven.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_23001-2251-FGF348KC_4294715790__?productId=3087151&Ns=p_product_price|0


Frigidaire Gallery 30-in 5-Burner Freestanding 5 cu ft Self-Cleaning Gas Range (Stainless Steel)
$656.10 SALE ENDS TOMORROW! ON WEDNESDAY IT WILL COST $849.00
Item #: 33919 | Model #: LGGF3042KF
Features: Express-Select® controls, quick boil - boils water faster, EffortlessTM oven rack bottom rack extends when you open the door for easy access, continuous grates, 1-touch keep warm setting, delay start- programmable from 1 to 24 hours, auto oven shut-off - as an extra safety measure, the oven will automatically shut off after 6 hours, Store-MoreTM storage drawer gives you extra storage space in your kitchen
http://www.lowes.com/pd_33919-2251-LGGF3042KF_4294715790__?productId=3057227&Ns=p_product_price|0



Now how about we go to Sears? C’mon…

Kenmore 5.0 cu. ft. Freestanding Gas Range w/Variable Self-Clean; - Black
$699.99
Sears Item# 02274139000 | Model# 74139
AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP IN 4-6 DAYS AT SEARS COLONIE CTR MALL 1425 CENTRAL AVE ALBANY, NY 12205 (DELIVERY OPTIONS START AT $69.99)
Features: 5-burner cooktop, self-cleaning oven, sealed gas burners activated and controlled by individual dials with electronic ignition, wide heat range, from 18,200 to 5,000 BTU, Turbo Boil™ burner provides the industry's fastest boil*, simmer burner keeps delicate sauces and dishes from overcooking, 5.0 cu. ft. oven, variable self-cleaning feature lets you set the cleaning time to 2, 3 or 4 hours, warming feature keeps dishes at an optimal serving temperature.
http://www.sears.com/kenmore-5.0-cu-ft-freestanding-gas-range/p-02274139000P?vName=&cName=&sName=&mv=cmp


Kenmore 5.0 cu. ft. Freestanding Gas Range - Stainless Steel
$649.88
Sears Item# 02272713000 | Model# 72713
Sears Item# 02274139000 | Model# 74139
AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP IN 4-6 DAYS AT SEARS COLONIE CTR MALL 1425 CENTRAL AVE ALBANY, NY 12205 (DELIVERY OPTIONS START AT $69.99)
Features: high-performance cooking center w/ 5 zones, high boiling power of 17,200 BTU, low simmer of 500 BTU, additional zone in the middle of the cooktop has an oval burner ideal for griddles and other odd-shaped cookware, standard convection oven with an internal fan that circulates hot air throughout the oven, extra-large 5.0 cubic-foot oven, self-cleaning function.
http://www.sears.com/kenmore-5.0-cu-ft-freestanding-gas-range-stainless/p-02272713000P?vName=&cName=&sName=&mv=cmp



Willing to go certified reconditioned or buy a floor model? You’ll save some serious dough! Let’s go to the Sears Outlet.

Kenmore 4.2 cu. ft. Freestanding Gas Range
Reconditioned
$317.99
Item # 70409 | Model # 70409
Item: 022 70409 991 0385
ONLY 1 AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP AT THE ALBANY OUTLET STORE - 141 WASHINGTON AVN. EXTENSION SUITE 2 ALBANY, NY 12205-5612
518-869-2161
Item: 022 70409 991 0385
Features: 30-inch freestanding gas range in black, 4 all-purpose burners, 9,000-BTU burners, island in the middle of the cooktop, each burner is activated and adjusted by large control knobs, 4.2 cubic foot manual-clean oven, large oven window, broiler drawer, Easy Set™ 105 electronic controls give you greater control over all the oven's functions.
http://www.searsoutlet.com/4-2-cu-ft-Freestanding-Gas-Range/d/product_details.jsp?md=ct_md&cid=470&flt_store_index=4134&flt_store_index=677&flt_store_index=176&pn=1&ps=24&pid=46612&ls=true&selectedLocalStores=4134,677,176&mode=buyUsedOnly&itemSelectionType=all


Kenmore 4.2 cu. ft. Freestanding Gas Range
Former Floor Model
$380.93
ONLY 1 AVAILABLE AT SEARS DEPT. STORE ALBANY 1425 CENTRAL AVE
ALBANY, NY 12205-2702
Sears item # 70402
Mfr. model # 70402
Item: 022 70402 991 0132
Features: 30-inch freestanding gas range, 4 versatile, 9,000-BTU, island in the middle of the cooktop, each burner is activated and adjusted by large control knobs, 4.2 cubic foot manual-clean oven, oven window, broiler drawer, Easy Set™ 105 electronic controls give you greater control over all the oven's functions.
http://www.searsoutlet.com/4-2-cu-ft-Freestanding-Gas-Range/d/product_details.jsp?md=ct_md&cid=470&flt_store_index=4134&flt_store_index=677&flt_store_index=176&pn=1&ps=24&pid=46611&ls=true&selectedLocalStores=4134,677,176&mode=buyUsedOnly&itemSelectionType=all


Whirlpool 30 in. Freestanding Gas Range w/ AccuBake® - White
$419.99
Certified Reconditioned
ONLY 1 AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP AT THE ALBANY OUTLET STORE - 141 WASHINGTON AVN. EXTENSION SUITE 2 ALBANY, NY 12205-5612
518-869-2161
Sears item # 61512
Mfr. model # WFG510S0AW
Item: 022 61512 991 0349
Features: AccuBake technology to provide consistent cooking temperatures, 5.0 cu. ft. oven, 4-burner cooktop, 5,000-BTU AccuSimmer® burner, high-power 13,500 burner for rapid boiling.
http://www.searsoutlet.com/30-in-Freestanding-Gas-Range-w-AccuBake-White/d/product_details.jsp?md=ct_md&cid=470&flt_store_index=4134&flt_store_index=677&flt_store_index=176&pn=1&ps=24&pid=96872&ls=true&selectedLocalStores=4134,677,176&mode=buyUsedOnly&itemSelectionType=all




Finally, we’ll hit up Best Buy to see what they’ve got:

Whirlpool - 30" Freestanding Gas Range - White
$530.99 ($620.99 for stainless steel)
· Model: WFG231LVQ
· SKU: 8936217
FREE SHIPPING!!!
Features: knob controls, 4.4 cu. ft., 2 oven racks, 5 cast-iron burners including one 8,000 BTU, one 7,500 BTU and three 7,000 BTU burners, broiler drawer, extra-large EasyView oven window, light
Gas connector is sold separately and is not included.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Whirlpool+-+30%22+Freestanding+Gas+Range+-+White/8936217.p?id=1215216550049&skuId=8936217


Whirlpool - 30" Freestanding Gas Range - White-on-White
$541.49
Model: SF216LXSQ
SKU: 8383313
FREE SHIPPING!!!
Features: Bilingual English/Spanish E-Z Touch 90 electronic control, electronic ignition, 4.4 cu. ft. oven, 2 oven racks, bottom-mount roll-out broiler, durable continuous cast-iron burner grates, interchangeable continuous-design griddle, 5 burners deliver 6,800 to 8,000 BTUs, oven window with light http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Whirlpool+-+30%22+Freestanding+Gas+Range+-+White-on-White/8383313.p?id=1179165601169&skuId=8383313


Which one should she choose? There were plenty more that I saw under $700 so let me know if you’d like to see more. Thanks for reading!


5 comments
July 22, 2013 3:03 PM - Partridge
That kitty is too cute to fry.
#1
July 22, 2013 4:48 PM - MontroseMorris
Most of them are pretty decent looking, especially the black ones. Thanks for checking. I prolly won't be able to buy anything in time to take advantage of the sales, but I'm thankful to you for picking those, and even telling me where to get them. You really are Snapperific!

Arkady has offered me a stove she has had in storage, I'm going to see if that will work for me, at least for now. I have to clean out my Brooklyn storage unit, so I could rent a van, and bring it all up at once. I really need to do that soon, as I can't afford to keep paying for storage.
Edited at July 22, 2013 4:48 PM
#2
July 22, 2013 5:01 PM - PandoraSnaps
also have a look at albany craig's list. i saw some good looking used ones there, too. even saw a package deal for one thousand that included ss gas range, dishwasher and side by side fridge.
Edited at July 22, 2013 5:01 PM
#3
July 22, 2013 5:04 PM - PandoraSnaps
actually $900, not a grand...

http://albany.craigslist.org/app/3951116336.html
#4
July 22, 2013 7:48 PM - PandoraSnaps
STOP THE PRESSES!!!
mama snappy says fridgidaire is CRAP! she says do not buy that brand under any circumstances. she has many tales of woe wrt them. sorry!
#5