The element in my 15-year-old GE Profile electric range ignited this morning while I was preheating the oven for baguettes. It's not the first time. It lit up into a fine white welding-torch flame at one of the bends in the metal. I hit the circuit breaker and let the thing extinguish itself.
I can replace the element, as I have done in the past, but I am inclined this time to replace the range. Have any of you determined whether one or another conventional electric range is better able to stand up to a baker's demands? Have others burned through the elements in their rangers, or do I have an aging lemon?