Warning: Don't buy a Jenn-Air range
I've been baking bread for about six weeks and loving every minute of it. However, I am now on forced hiatus since the shutdown of my Jenn-Air range.
It is a four-burner gas on gas unit, model number JGS8750ADW. I bought it 8 or 9 years ago for $1,600, then by far the lowest price available for this unit on the local market.
This week it quit on me for the third and final time. Its electronics are prone to failure; I have replaced two membrane switches at a cost of $250 per repair. The bad part does not affect the stove, but it renders the oven inoperable. I will not be putting another $250 into my Jenn-Air. I look forward to dragging this piece of garbage to the curb.
Jenn-Air is manufactured by Maytag. I don't know the history of the brand, but I am guessing that it was once an independent operation that built a reputation for quality before acquisition by an appliance giant. That giant presumably profits from a worthy reputation while compromising quality to cut costs, a sad but common tale in the story of modern manufacturing.
So please, save yourself money and aggravation by steering clear of Jenn-Air.
I ask for Floyd's indulgence in allowing me to bump this thread periodically so my warning gets in front of as many TFL readers as possible. In a related thread, I will ask for your suggestions regarding a range I should look to buy to replace this one.