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Electric stove type (by Landover [GA]) Dec 3, 2017 3:15 PM
       Electric stove type (by Richard [MI]) Dec 3, 2017 3:56 PM
       Electric stove type (by Lana [IN]) Dec 3, 2017 4:20 PM
       Electric stove type (by Homer [TX]) Dec 3, 2017 4:26 PM
       Electric stove type (by Kyle [IN]) Dec 3, 2017 5:30 PM
       Electric stove type (by gevans [SC]) Dec 3, 2017 6:23 PM
       Electric stove type (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Dec 3, 2017 7:27 PM
       Electric stove type (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Dec 4, 2017 4:17 AM
       Electric stove type (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Dec 4, 2017 3:23 PM
       Electric stove type (by Pat [VA]) Dec 4, 2017 4:52 PM
       Electric stove type (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 4, 2017 10:07 PM
       Electric stove type (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Dec 5, 2017 2:12 PM
       Electric stove type (by Lynn [MA]) Dec 8, 2017 12:27 PM
       Electric stove type (by landover [GA]) Dec 9, 2017 7:44 AM

Electric stove type (by Landover [GA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 3:15 PM

Any luck w a smooth top electric stove or is a traditional burner eyelet stove better for tenants. I tried a glass top because of always having to replace the electric burners but after 4 mos the glass top is marred with spots probably bc the resident isnt taking care of it. --99.203.x.xx

Electric stove type (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 3:56 PM

It's Christmas. Give the stove to tenant as gift. Deduct.

Don't provide appliances.

Tell tenant that's why rent is a bargain. --23.121.xx.xxx

Electric stove type (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 4:20 PM

I would not do a glass top. They need frequent cleaning to keep from staining and they crack when a pot goes dry and is left on the stove(from personal experience). --152.131.x.xxx

Electric stove type (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 4:26 PM

I have glass top stoves in 18-20 houses. Been using them for at least 10 years, never had a problem with them getting broke, the only service I have had to do on any of my smooth top stove is one single oven element. They look nicer, and provide a bit of extra counter space. Yes, sometimes they get burnt on stuff and look bad, but some oven cleaner and a razor blade cleans them right up. --75.141.xxx.xxx

Electric stove type (by Kyle [IN]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 5:30 PM

I have the glass tops in a couple places. I think they can help attract a higher quality tenant. I haven't had issues with them breaking, but they do get some burned on marks over time. --73.102.xxx.xx

Electric stove type (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 6:23 PM

I only use glasstops. --98.122.x.xx

Electric stove type (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 7:27 PM

A lot depends on the type of tenant. For a lower class of tenant would not recommend as the cost of glass top alone can easily be over $300.00 dollars. Bought some glass top stoves on the internet as here many houses are changing the stove to natural gas as a natural gas stove costs about a third to operate. Natural gas the burners do not case a lot of problems other then cleaning. If igniter in the oven goes it can be expensive to replace. A basic plug burner are the easiest to fix along the parts are very common. Since was able to make repairs to stoves it was better a used stove on the internet for $100 to $150 then toss out in three to five years as the stove is completely banged up where the stove was taken the metal recycling place. Generally tenants do not take good care of appliances so the life expectancy is a lot shorter then a owner occupied home. So a used appliance is expensed as the cost is below $300 dollars so the cost is not amortised for taxes. If appliances are provided then amortise the cost into the rent say three to five years so the appliance can be replaced once the tenant moves on. Three years is thirty six months so the monthly cost will be in the rent. --74.220.xxx.xxx

Electric stove type (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2017 4:17 AM

Regardless of top - SELF CLEANING OVEN !!!!!!!!!!! --24.34.xx.xxx

Electric stove type (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2017 3:23 PM

I had a tenant who was using the glass top stove as extra counter space start a fire with a pile of papers he set on the stove.

Stove top is not extra counter space, but glass tops get used that way. --174.216.xx.xxx

Electric stove type (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2017 4:52 PM

This brings up an interesting question, how many of you have had a tenant (or repo home) that had a stove SO dirty that you were afraid to try the self-cleaning feature on it for fear that it would actually catch on fire from the grease? Or has anyone had one to catch on fire? --71.51.xxx.xxx

Electric stove type (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2017 10:07 PM


My concern is they can look tired and take an expert to clean them. They are appropriate for higher priced homes.

Low end: glass top not expected.

Glad to hear so many are having good success with them. I'll sleep better!

BRAD --68.51.xx.xxx

Electric stove type (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Dec 5, 2017 2:12 PM

When we first started out I only bought glass top. Today you couldn't give me one. It is inexpensive to replace the burners which rarely ever clean up properly. Glass Top is just too hard to keep looking good over any period of time no matter how careful you are. Also, The cost to replace a burner in a glass top is expensive.

We had glasstop in our home, 3 of them in total until I decided to switch to gas since any mark on a glass top irritates me. --71.75.xx.xx

Electric stove type (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Dec 8, 2017 12:27 PM

tenant called a couple weeks ago. glass top just cracked when cooking. I said those just don't crack on their own. replaced the glass but cost her $200.00 --38.142.xxx.xxx

Electric stove type (by landover [GA]) Posted on: Dec 9, 2017 7:44 AM

Thanks to everyone for responding!


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