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  1. #1
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!

    I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.

    I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    electric ranges I've seen have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    THAT?

    Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    least 1 or 2 models, any way.

    What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.

  2. #2
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 12:20:12 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    >with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    >house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    >When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    >the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    >always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!
    >
    >I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    >frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    >lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    >burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    >diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    >Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    >course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    >accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.
    >
    >I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    >gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    >electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    >electric ranges I've seen have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    >THAT?
    >
    >Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    >the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    >don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    >child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    >least 1 or 2 models, any way.
    >
    >What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    >elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.


    Google "ada compliant appliances." There's one here about half way
    down.

    http://www.bizrate.com/ada-compliant-appliances/

    Lou



  3. #3
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?


    > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > THAT?
    >


    I think it started with child safety concerns, along with the
    possibility of an adult brushing up against or leaning against a front-
    mounted control and accidentally turning it on - have no clue why gas
    are different.

    N.

  4. #4
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 3:33*pm, Nancy2 <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > THAT?

    >
    > I think it started with child safety concerns, along with the
    > possibility of an adult brushing up against or leaning against a front-
    > mounted control and accidentally turning it on - have no clue why gas
    > are different.
    >
    > N.


    But you can control whether you turn something on or not. It's much
    harder to control burning yourself when you have to hold your arm over
    a tall, steaming pot to get at the controls behind it. It just seems
    like the manufacturers put the controls on the back b/c it's easier
    and safer for THEM, from a liability perspective.

    Thanks for the link on the ADA compliant ranges. That's exactly what
    I'm looking for.

  5. #5
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 12:20*pm, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    wrote:
    > When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    > with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    > house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    > When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    > the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    > always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!
    >
    > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.
    >
    > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > THAT?
    >
    > Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    > the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    > don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    > child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    > least 1 or 2 models, any way.
    >
    > What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    > elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.


    Check these out

    http://www.geappliances.com/products...ic_slide_drop/

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 12:33:27 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > THAT?
    > >

    >
    > I think it started with child safety concerns, along with the
    > possibility of an adult brushing up against or leaning against a front-
    > mounted control and accidentally turning it on - have no clue why gas
    > are different.
    >


    That makes sense. Rear mounted "control panels" are
    electronic/digital, aren't they? I guess I will have to take the
    front mounted knobs off my newish cooktop when I have future toddlers
    in the house.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  7. #7
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On 9/9/2010 2:20 PM, Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:
    > When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    > with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    > house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    > When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    > the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    > always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!
    >
    > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.
    >
    > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > electric ranges I've seen have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > THAT?
    >
    > Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    > the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    > don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    > child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    > least 1 or 2 models, any way.
    >
    > What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    > elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.


    Lots of free standing electric ranges have front mounted controls.
    Go here and look at some of them:
    http://www.lowes.com/pl_Freestanding...s_4294858007__


  8. #8
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 4:22*pm, George Shirley <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    > On 9/9/2010 2:20 PM, Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    > > with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    > > house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    > > When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    > > the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    > > always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!

    >
    > > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    > > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.

    >
    > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > THAT?

    >
    > > Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    > > the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    > > don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    > > child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    > > least 1 or 2 models, any way.

    >
    > > What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    > > elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.

    >
    > Lots of free standing electric ranges have front mounted controls.
    > Go here and look at some of them:http://www.lowes.com/pl_Freestanding...s_4294858007__


    The link you provided was for gas ranges. I didn't see any electric
    ranges at Lowes with front mounted controls.

  9. #9
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 1:34*pm, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > On Sep 9, 4:22*pm, George Shirley <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On 9/9/2010 2:20 PM, Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:

    >
    > > > When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    > > > with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    > > > house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    > > > When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    > > > the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    > > > always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!

    >
    > > > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > > > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > > > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > > > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > > > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > > > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    > > > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > > > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.

    >
    > > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > > THAT?

    >
    > > > Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    > > > the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    > > > don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    > > > child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    > > > least 1 or 2 models, any way.

    >
    > > > What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    > > > elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.

    >
    > > Lots of free standing electric ranges have front mounted controls.
    > > Go here and look at some of them:http://www.lowes.com/pl_Freestanding...s_4294858007__

    >
    > The link you provided was for gas ranges. I didn't see any electric
    > ranges at Lowes with front mounted controls.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    these do http://www.geappliances.com/products...ic_slide_drop/

  10. #10
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On 9/9/2010 2:20 PM, Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:

    >
    > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.



    When I bought my range there were several burner considerations for the
    same stove. Knowing I'm a shortie (5'2"), I got one with the small
    burners in the back and the big ones in the front.

    It's easier to reach the controls.


    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  11. #11
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 4:19*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 12:33:27 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    >
    > <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    >
    > > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > > THAT?

    >
    > > I think it started with child safety concerns, along with the
    > > possibility of an adult brushing up against or leaning against a front-
    > > mounted control and accidentally turning it on - have no clue why gas
    > > are different.

    >
    > That makes sense. *Rear mounted "control panels" are
    > electronic/digital, aren't they? *I guess I will have to take the
    > front mounted knobs off my newish cooktop when I have future toddlers
    > in the house.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    They have a gadget you can install on the front mounted knobs to keep
    little fingers from touching what they shouldn't.
    www.totshield.com
    Knowing this is available, you'd think it would be easier for all
    concerned to mount the knobs on the front of most of the electric
    ranges, woudn't you? Who would prefer to reach over hot pots to turn a
    knob??

    I understand it's important to keep kids safe, but isn't that the
    parents' job?
    I dunno. My cat likes to shred toilet paper and splash around in the
    toilet and get into other stuff that for her own safety, as well as
    for the safety of the "stuff", I don't want her getting into. Since I
    can't watch her 24/7, I just shut the door so she can't be in there
    unattended. I don't want her falling out of an open window, so I keep
    the screens in place. I don't want her to get hurt by possibly jumping
    off the ledge of the porch chasing a bird in flight: guess what, she's
    not permitted on the porch. I don't want her to be tempted to play
    with electrical wires, so I tuck them out of her sight in plastic
    tubes. I don't want her to poison herself by licking household
    cleaners: she's not permitted in the cabinet they are stored in. A
    cat has the same intellectual capacity as a 2 year old. I want her to
    be safe, so I keep an eye on her so I can protect her. I just think
    it's ridiculous that appliance engineers can't leave the
    responsibility of keeping kids safe to their families and build things
    that are easy to use for the most people.

  12. #12
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 4:35*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Sep 9, 1:34*pm, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Sep 9, 4:22*pm, George Shirley <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:

    >
    > > > On 9/9/2010 2:20 PM, Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:

    >
    > > > > When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    > > > > with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    > > > > house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    > > > > When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    > > > > the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    > > > > always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!

    >
    > > > > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > > > > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > > > > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > > > > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > > > > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > > > > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them.Of
    > > > > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > > > > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.

    >
    > > > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, likemy
    > > > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > > > THAT?

    >
    > > > > Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    > > > > the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    > > > > don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    > > > > child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    > > > > least 1 or 2 models, any way.

    >
    > > > > What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    > > > > elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.

    >
    > > > Lots of free standing electric ranges have front mounted controls.
    > > > Go here and look at some of them:http://www.lowes.com/pl_Freestanding...s_4294858007__

    >
    > > The link you provided was for gas ranges. I didn't see any electric
    > > ranges at Lowes with front mounted controls.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > these do * *http://www.geappliances.com/products...ic_slide_drop/


    Thank you. I saw those. Unfortunately, my space requires a free-
    standing range. They are lovely though. I think I'm going to have to
    with a GE ADA compliant range. They are basic bare bones models but
    they will serve my purpose.

  13. #13
    K Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?



    Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:
    > When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    > with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    > house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    > When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    > the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    > always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!
    >
    > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.
    >
    > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > electric ranges I've seen have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > THAT?
    >
    > Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    > the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    > don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    > child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    > least 1 or 2 models, any way.
    >
    > What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    > elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.


    Your old range was probably a drop-in or a slide-in model where
    front-controls are the norm. I think I probably have the same model you
    grew up with - it's was made in 1965. I've replaced all the elements except
    for the broiler at least once, and every time I see one by the road for
    pickup I pirate a few of the pushbutton burner controllers. They are hard
    to find as replacement parts and are dearly priced.

    If your current range is between two cabinets, then you can use a slide-in
    model-all they are missing are the finish panels on the sides.



    --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: [email protected] ---

  14. #14
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 4:52*pm, "K" <keithblakes...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    > Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:
    > > When I was a kid, my parents had a GE Electric range, brown colored,
    > > with push-button controls mounted on the front panel. We bought the
    > > house in 1965 and that stove worked like a dream until 1990 or so!
    > > When we replaced it, the stove had rear panel mounted controls. And
    > > the stove I have now in my apartment has rear-mounted controls. I have
    > > always hated rear-mounted control panels on stoves!!

    >
    > > I'm short. Not even 5 ft tall. When I have a tall pot going, I
    > > frequently get steam burns (or contact burns if I brush up against the
    > > lid) reaching over it to adjust the temperature or turn off the
    > > burner. I did it again today. Complicating this is that the only large
    > > diameter burner is located on the same side as the stove controls.
    > > Small burners on the right side have the oven controls behind them. Of
    > > course, the large diameter burner is the most used, since it
    > > accomodates the stock pot, the pasta pot, the pressure cooker, etc.

    >
    > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > THAT?

    >
    > > Why is it, gas ranges have front mounted controls but electric are on
    > > the back? I know it would be dangerous for homes with kids, but I
    > > don't have kids, never will. There should be options available for
    > > child-free homes which have a need for front mounted controls. At
    > > least 1 or 2 models, any way.

    >
    > > What do people who are limited to a wheel chair do? I imagine the
    > > elderly have trouble with rear-mounted controls, too.

    >
    > Your old range was probably a drop-in or a slide-in model where
    > front-controls are the norm. *I think I probably have the same model you
    > grew up with - it's was made in 1965. *I've replaced all the elements except
    > for the broiler at least once, and every time I see one by the road for
    > pickup I pirate a few of the pushbutton burner controllers. *They are hard
    > to find as replacement parts and are dearly priced.
    >
    > If your current range is between two cabinets, then you can use a slide-in
    > model-all they are missing are the finish panels on the sides.
    >
    > --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: n...@netfront.net ---


    The old one may have been a drop in. I don't recall a drawer under the
    oven. Our next door neighbor had the same stove. Houses were built in
    1961. That notwithstanding, I haven't lived in that house in almost 15
    years.

    My current range is freestanding with one cabinet on the left side. It
    needs to be finished on the right side to work in the kitchen I'm in
    now. So I'm looking for a free-standing electric range.
    Thanks for your thoughts though.

  15. #15
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 2:43*pm, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > On Sep 9, 3:33*pm, Nancy2 <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    >
    > > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > > THAT?

    >
    > > I think it started with child safety concerns, along with the
    > > possibility of an adult brushing up against or leaning against a front-
    > > mounted control and accidentally turning it on - have no clue why gas
    > > are different.

    >
    > > N.

    >
    > But you can control whether you turn something on or not. It's much
    > harder to control burning yourself when you have to hold your arm over
    > a tall, steaming pot to get at the controls behind it. *It just seems
    > like the manufacturers put the controls on the back b/c it's easier
    > and safer for THEM, from a liability perspective.



    Hey, I didn't make the change, don't blame me! ;-) Yer preachin' to
    the choir.

    N.

  16. #16
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Sep 9, 3:19*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 12:33:27 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    >
    > <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    >
    > > > I would love for my next stove to have front mounted controls, like my
    > > > gas range did in my former home. I'm renting, so converting from
    > > > electric to gas is not an option. All of the standard size stand-alone
    > > > electric ranges I've seen *have rear mounted control panels. WHY IS
    > > > THAT?

    >
    > > I think it started with child safety concerns, along with the
    > > possibility of an adult brushing up against or leaning against a front-
    > > mounted control and accidentally turning it on - have no clue why gas
    > > are different.

    >
    > That makes sense. *Rear mounted "control panels" are
    > electronic/digital, aren't they? *I guess I will have to take the
    > front mounted knobs off my newish cooktop when I have future toddlers
    > in the house.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    My pre-electronic control electric stove had regular dial controls on
    the back panel....

    N.

  17. #17
    Nancy2 Guest

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    >
    > I understand it's important to keep kids safe, but isn't that the
    > parents' job?
    > I dunno. My cat likes to shred toilet paper and splash around in the
    > toilet and get into other stuff that for her own safety, as well as
    > for the safety of the "stuff", I don't want her getting into. Since I
    > can't watch her 24/7, I just shut the door so she can't be in there
    > unattended. I don't want her falling out of an open window, so I keep
    > the screens in place. I don't want her to get hurt by possibly jumping
    > off the ledge of the porch chasing a bird in flight: guess what, she's
    > not permitted on the porch. I don't want her to be tempted to play
    > with electrical wires, so I tuck them out of her sight in plastic
    > tubes. I don't want her to poison herself by licking household
    > cleaners: she's not permitted in the cabinet they are stored in. *A
    > cat has the same intellectual capacity as a 2 year old. I want her to
    > be safe, so I keep an eye on her so I can protect her. *I just think
    > it's ridiculous that appliance engineers can't leave the
    > responsibility of keeping kids safe to their families and build things
    > that are easy to use for the most people.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    You could make the same argument for nearly everything in our
    litigious society. Lots of changes over the years have lawsuits
    behind them.

    N.

  18. #18
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 13:34:18 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The link you provided was for gas ranges. I didn't see any electric
    >ranges at Lowes with front mounted controls.


    The apartment I am in right now has an electric GE Profile, which has
    front mounted controls. These have the hottest burners of any stove I
    have ever had.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  19. #19
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 13:35:12 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sep 9, 1:34*pm, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net> wrote:


    >> The link you provided was for gas ranges. I didn't see any electric
    >> ranges at Lowes with front mounted controls.- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >these do http://www.geappliances.com/products...ic_slide_drop/


    This is the one in the apartment here:
    http://products.geappliances.com/App...&Sku=JMP31WCWW

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Electric Stove with FRONT mounted controls?

    On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 14:13:01 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My pre-electronic control electric stove had regular dial controls on
    > the back panel....


    The one I replaced last year had top mounted dials at the front.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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