the beefy range

Marian ParsonsKitchen, My House44 Comments

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Kitchen Aid, but I did receive VIP pricing on the purchase of this range.  I decided to purchase this specific range before I knew I could receive a discount.   I paid retail price for my other Kitchen Aid appliances.  All words and opinions about the brand and the range are, as always, honest and my own.

I have wanted a beefy gas range for about 15 years.  The timing was just never right.  So, it remained on my wish list for a future home when the timing was right.

When we bought this home and it had an old electric range, Jeff agreed that we could have a gas line installed and purchase a gas range.  We hope to live in this home for many years, so we felt like it was worth making a few key investments upfront, so we could enjoy them for a long time.  So, even before we knew this house was ours, the gas range was one of the things we planned and saved for.

And this morning, I cooked my breakfast on my new beefy range.

This afternoon, I told Jeff that it still seems surreal to me…like it’s not really mine and not really in my house.

But, there it sits.

We chose Kitchen Aid for the rest of our kitchen appliances (the refrigerator and dishwasher needed to be replaced right when we moved in) and, after much research, I decided to go with the Kitchen Aid 30″ commercial-style dual-fuel range.  It has the best of both worlds with a gas cooktop and an electric convection oven.  I cannot wait to really get to know this range and crank out some tasty meals on it.

I’ll keep you posted on how it performs once I’ve used it for a while.

While I was preparing for the stove to be delivered and installed, I took a bit of time to rework some of the accessories.

I filled an old ironstone covered soap dish with kosher salt to keep it handy for cooking.  I used to use a little lidded mustard pot, but this is a better size.

I also painted the crown molding and the walls.  The change was subtle, but it made such a difference in the overall feel of the space.  I’ll share more on that in another post.  Up next, I will paint the island the same color as the door (Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore) and swap out the cabinet hardware.

It’s all coming together…

the beefy range

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44 Comments on “the beefy range”

  1. I usually don’t think of a range as being pretty, but this one is! It looks like a rockstar in your new kitchen!

  2. Your kitchen is looking beautiful. We’re always impressed with how much you get done. We noticed the runner in your kitchen and wondered if it is a jute rug or a braided rug?

  3. I actually had the thought “this will look so great once the walls are painted”, not realizing you had done so. I love the range, love the white cabinets and the accessories. Something feels a little washed out. Maybe it’s the platter over the stove? But I realize you’ve painted your kitchen to feel good for you, not for an internet photo. I have LOVED following along on this journey. Even more, I’ve loved the 100 meadows project!

  4. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I’m so happy for you! Enjoying following all of this so very much. Do you mind sharing where you got your natural fiber funner that’s in your kitchen? Thanks!
    Linda

    1. She is in the garage. I don’t really know where to put her in this house, so it might be time to put her out to pasture. 🙂

  5. How very fun! We just replaced our very old range with a big beefy 36″. I can’t even believe how fast I can boil a big pot of water, let alone cook an entire meal! I know exactly what you mean about not being able to believe it’s in your own kitchen. But isn’t it a great feeling?

  6. Beautiful range! We have Kitchen Aid stainless appliances in our kitchen and love them. There is nothing like gas cooking…when is the last time you saw a professional chef cook on an electric stove!

    Just wondering if you plan on installing tile under you cabinets and stove area in the near future?

  7. Hi Marian,

    I have that very range and love it! Here is a tip: don’t use any cleaner (including stainless steel cleaner) on the stainless steel surface. Rather, use a microfiber cloth with water. Wring out the cloth well then wipe away fingerprints, grease spots, etc. wipe with a dry cloth. Beautiful.

  8. I have an older model of this range and sadly absolutely hate it. I’ve had Kitchen Aid appliances in the past and loved them, but this one is a lemon. If I could afford to replace it, I would. It’s been very disappointing. Appliances do not last like they used to, no matter the brand.

  9. Any scraps of your granite left at your place from the previous owners? Might be nice to continue the short backsplash behind the range. I also have a Kitchen Aid slide in range. We have subway tile from the counters to the bottom of the hanging cupboards, so this wasn’t an issue. For some reason, my eyes were drawn to the stopping and starting of your backsplash.
    I love my Kitchen Aid appliances! When we did have had an issue, the repair folks arrived promptly and it was covered by their warranty.

  10. Wow!!! As I read your post I was so happy to see “my” range, haha! but I do have a question about applying milkpaint to beadboard in the bathroom. Do I need to seal it? the beadboard is on the ceiling. Love, love reading your post. It’s how I start my morning, coffee and Miss Mustard Seed!

  11. Marian, the kitchen looks lovely! We purchased the same KitchenAid appliances this Spring and love them. We kept our gas stove as it was still in great condition and blended well. I did a lot of research too and liked the industrial look of the KitchenAid. Also, as our last name is Kitchen we thought appropriate! Eventually, we will replace our existing stove with KitchenAid. Definitely interested in knowing you like the dual-fuel range.

  12. Oh I do love my gas stove! I was taught to cook on a gas stove and with very few exceptions (the area we lived in didn’t have gas lines) I’ve always had one. When my Mother remodeled her kitchen I inherited hers. It’s well over 25 years old and still works like a charm. Your home is coming together and I’m so happy for you, Jeff and the boys!

  13. Miss Mustard Seed. I have followed you for a long time. This house is going to be beautiful. I love that you are you. Staying true to who you are. You might venture to a trend, but if it proves not to be who you are, you make changes to reflect you. I am always in awe of your energy. I love that you love our Lord. And thrilled you are now a Midwesterner. I know new location changes have to be hard at times. But your family is first to you as it should be. I so respect you for that. It is easy to drift from that when life throws you in so many directions. You inspire me all the time. I love your use of soft color, and I love the softness of your neutrals. So thank you, for the inspiration. I think you have worked hard for the life you have. God has blessed you. And, I can tell you are grateful.

  14. Marion,

    I noticed that you are using traditional metal plate hangers to hang your decorative plates. I was wondering if you were aware of plate hangers that are discs that can be adhered to the back of your plates that have a ring attached to them for hanging. The disc hangers are easily removed with warm water. They are available in five sizes that lists the diameters of the back of the plates. They are made by The Flatirons Disc Company and can be purchased at Hobby Lobby. You can hang porcelain, china, earthenware, glass plates and unvarnished wood with these. I use them for all of my decorative plate hanging. I liked that there weren’t any clips that showed outside of the plates.

  15. Congratulations on the range!! You will LOVE it. A tip for you…. when I bought my new appliances (wolf/subzero) they came with a sample cleaner polish. It’s called signature polish and they have a website. I don’t work for them nor do I get a discount. I will tell you this is the BEST for cleaning stainless you will find. It’s not cheap, but a little will go a long way. Its not greasy, takes out watermarks, finger prints, etc. No residue either! One bottle has lasted a year and it’s only half empty! Its amazing!! I have other stainless appliances as well that are LG and Samsung. This works on them equally as well. I wish I’d know about signature years ago!!!

  16. I hope your range continues to work well. I assume your range has a self-cleaning feature. Be sure to use it at least once while it is under warranty. I had all new KitchenAid appliances installed in 2009 and they all needed expensive repairs within 3 years. My oven overheated during the cleaning cycle and short circuited the range’s electrical grid. The repairman told me that was not an uncommon occurrence.

  17. Your stove is absolutely beautiful and I want it. We do not have gas in this house and the charge to put it in is too much – way too much. This is not our “forever” home. Unfortunately it is my husband’s. I am trying to convince him it is time to move. I will be showing him this stove very soon.

  18. The range is awesome and the cupboards look great. Painting them highlighted details on the sink that I just noticed – the fancy toe kick and that it pops out a bit with the fluted side panels. It’s so fun watching the updates!!

  19. Very nice range…beautiful! I also was wondering about have a jute rug in the kitchen. I have a runner and don’t really know how to safely clean it. Also wondering how you’re doing as the “pastor’s wife.” Blessings

  20. Very nice range…beautiful! I also was wondering about having a jute rug in the kitchen. I have a runner and don’t really know how to safely clean it. Also wondering how you’re doing as the “pastor’s wife.” Blessings

  21. It is a thing of beauty!! I am so happy for you! We will be moving into a new home soon and I FINALLY will be getting a gas range! I am so excited. It will be a Kitchen Aid and but we have to purchase a refrigerator and a new washer and dryer. I am so confused as to what to buy. There are so very many choices. Can you please do a post on your Kitchen Aid refrigerator and what kind of washer and dryer you chose please? I would appreciate some guidance and I trust yours. We have to decide by December. Also if any of your readers want to provide advice I would be so appreciative.

    1. Yes! I need to take pictures and share more about the appliances. We got Kitchen Aid for the refrigerator and went with the counter depth (because that’s what fit), French door style, stainless, with the water and ice on the interior. It was about $1000 more to have it in the door and we didn’t think it was worth that much money! It’s been great so far! The washer and dryer are front-loading LGs and they have been great, too. If you search “LG washer” on my blog, you’ll see the exact models I bought.

  22. Love your new range! We are in the middle of a kitchen reno and our new Jenn-Aire appliances were delivered yesterday. Can’t wait til they are installed next week. We are beyond excited after having been without a kitchen for the past 2 months.

  23. Congratulations! That might sound funny to congratulate someone on getting a new range but I know how you feel. Cook to your hearts content!! Can’t wait to see your kitchen all finished. Very inspiring to see all the work you have done on your new home. I swear I walked around with a paint brush in my hand for a year after we bought our new to us home. . 😊

  24. Sorry hard to look away from those cabinets that you just painted….still in awe of how fast you can do something when you put your mind to it…seems like yesterday you and your Mom were painting the entertainment center in the living room….

  25. When reading your informative post, I realized your kitchen is exactly the same layout as my daughter’s. She’s currently planning a makeover of her wood cabinets and is replacing her counters with marble. I text your pic of the kitchen layout and the tile and marble and she said it’s the same as what she has pinned. So thank you because now she can see how hers will turnout before she even gets started.

  26. My kitchen layout is similar to yours – love your cabinets. Just curious, do you have a microwave and where did you put it? I don’t have a “beefy” KitchenAid, but have a Bosch slide-in dual fuel range, and ended up putting the “microhood” above the range, even though I much rather have a nice hood, simply b/c while we don’t use a microwave much, it is handy on occasions and I didn’t know where else to put one! I ditched the toaster oven – my KA mixer sits in the corner where you toaster over rest. But really lovely (and I used to live in Leesburg, VA, so love your Lucketts posts! ;-))

  27. Hi, is this range a downdraft exhaust? My cooktop is on an interior wall and I want a range instead but I need to have a downdraft exhaust. If so is it difficult to clean inside the exhaust and does it affect the gas flame when turned on? Thanks!

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