help shopping new electric range
I am in the market to replace a top of the line coil 30" range, used for a year, because the safety button sensor in coil drains heat from center of pans and prevents use of my wok ring AND baking of my artisan breads is uneven even with rotation. Previous gazillion years of experience with electric coil had been satisfactory, even if not perfect.
Coming up on Black Friday is a good time to replace, but now I'm skittish about my shopping acumen after this fiasco with range.
Not plumbed for gas. Only have room for 30" range. I can learn to clean the stovetop, something I've not been good at in past. I like to cook a lot, simple food, well prepared, but it's not a full-blown passion. Well, bread baking is a passion. I mostly mess with Breadbaker's Apprentice and loaf breads of various sorts, and pizza. Took me some time to be bold enough to push my ranges to 500 degrees.
I'm good with some learning curve.
I'm old fashioned in that I'm seeking reliability and good performance at something looking like a fair price. If i KNEW I'd love an induction despite having to replace my beloved pans, I'd be on it in a flash. Same with convection or true convection. What about the mixed reviews of hidden elements in ovens? I'm having troubles parsing information well.
Bakers, home cooks HELP ME. Is the GE smooth top with hidden oven element and true convection the cat's meow or should I really be looking at your suggested alternative? Thank you for your thoughtful comments.