Stove (by Byron White [TN]) Jun 26, 2022 9:29 AM|
Stove (by jonny [NY]) Jun 26, 2022 10:44 AM
Stove (by Byron White [TN]) Jun 26, 2022 11:00 AM
Stove (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 26, 2022 11:26 AM
Stove (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 26, 2022 11:38 AM
Stove (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 26, 2022 3:05 PM
Stove (by MAP [NY]) Jun 26, 2022 3:53 PM
Stove (by GLR [MA]) Jun 26, 2022 4:08 PM
Stove (by plenty [MO]) Jun 26, 2022 4:49 PM
Stove (by Pat [VA]) Jun 26, 2022 8:00 PM
Stove (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 26, 2022 8:21 PM
Stove (by Byron White [TN]) Jun 26, 2022 9:37 PM
Stove (by Vee [OH]) Jun 27, 2022 7:44 AM
Stove (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 27, 2022 9:46 AM
Stove (by mike [CA]) Jun 27, 2022 2:52 PM
Stove (by plenty [MO]) Jun 27, 2022 2:58 PM
Stove (by LisaFL [FL]) Jun 27, 2022 5:00 PM
Stove (by Ed [CA]) Jun 28, 2022 6:40 PM
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Stove (by Byron White [TN]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 9:29 AM
I need to replace the stove in a nice rental. Last renter ruined the glass top.
Is it OK to replace with regular burners or would you stay with glass top on nice rental? --99.120.xxx.xxx
Stove (by jonny [NY]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 10:44 AM
Hopefully you charged them for the glass top. Was it just the top that broke/cracked or more? You can get those replaced.
You should give them "rules" on those however. No banging pots or pans on them, nothing heavy (like cast iron pans). No sitting on them (or standing).
You would be amazed at what happens. They will tell you "oh, no that didn't happen... or I didn't do that ... it just broke... it must have gotten too hot". Nope... you did something to it... they don't just "break". --69.201.xx.xxx
Stove (by Byron White [TN]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 11:00 AM
It did not break. They just did not clean it properly and it is not going to be as nice looking. I am more concerned about what people expect when they rent a nice house.
Do they demand or prefer glass top or is the old style burner on a nice stove just as good
I do plan on printing up a sheet for care of stove. Thanks for the suggestion
Stove (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 11:26 AM
I don't think glass top stoves are suitable for rentals. But if it is just a cleaning issue, you can take a razor blade window scraper and clean that glass until it looks brand new.
Soak the top with the glass cleaner and let it soak in, then scrape. All the gunk comes off right down to the clean glass.
My tenants in the higher rent house prefer a gas stove, but there aren't many people who have lived with a glass top stove that prefer the glass top, so regular "eye" burners are fine. --76.178.xxx.xxx
Stove (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 11:38 AM
I won't put a glass top into a rental, learned that lesson long ago. The glass is simply too soft and gets scratched and then looks bad even though it functions perfectly fine. Woodsmoke is right, tenants prefer gas but I will put a nice electric if gas isn't available. --216.158.xxx.xxx
Stove (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 3:05 PM
What does your lease say? Ours gives us lots of flexibility and says that broken or worn items can be replaced with items of lower quality or functionality at Ownerís discretion. I think the flat tops are easier to clean, and tenants more likely to clean them, so if price is not much more Iíd go with flat top. Iím sure many on here will disagree with me. --184.54.x.xx
Stove (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 3:53 PM
Heck I don't have a glass top stove in my own house. I cook with stainless steel and cast iron. --72.231.xxx.xx
Stove (by GLR [MA]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 4:08 PM
Just replaced a stove. All together stove/delivery/taxes was about $600. Just did a gas GE. Nothing fancy, with any controls on the back panel. Just knob controls. --73.17.xxx.xx
Stove (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 4:49 PM
I find they do clean up. May take five or six times, proper cleaner and scraper. Have you done all you can to clean it, wiping is not the answer.
I would charge them for a new top if my scraper cleaning isn't enough. Does the oven look equally as dirty? --172.56.xx.xxx
Stove (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 8:00 PM
We just spent 75.00 for a nice GE electric range I saw locally on FB marketplace. Am breaking my rule about storing appliances already. But will put Decon in it to be sure. It has the coils; I prefer for tenants.
They left the cord on so that was a plus.
I personally do have glass top oven and it needs cleaning. One burner that I use the most is hazy/cloudy. I do have some polish I need to try. --216.126.xx.xxx
Stove (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 8:21 PM
When I do the lease signing I give them a bottle of the proper cleaner and sponge. Doesn't mean they will use it, but they might. --73.120.xx.xxx
Stove (by Byron White [TN]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2022 9:37 PM
Thanks guys all this has been helpful. If it won't clean up, then it will be the exposed eyes. There will be instruction sheets placed in the house next time for these young renters that don't know how to live in a house. --99.120.xxx.xxx
Stove (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2022 7:44 AM
Use carpet cleaner - I have found in the few carpet places oven cleaner works better. I just acquired a smooth top at my own place - used. --76.190.xxx.xxx
Stove (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2022 9:46 AM
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I only use self-cleaning ovens in a rental. If a tenant leaves the oven dirty, then it is easy to get it clean. However, I find that if the tenants have a self-cleaning oven, they will clean it every now and again and they clean it when they leave and want their deposit back.
I refuse to clean up some one else's baked on grunge in an oven and the hired house cleaners refuse to do it. So, nothing but self cleaning ovens in my rentals. They cost more but they are a huge work saver. --76.178.xxx.xxx
Stove (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2022 2:52 PM
best to go with service grade stuff...the lumps are rarely up to keeping it as you would your own. gas or electric? who cares, it's a rental. regrettably, i find that appliances are rarely worth fixing so i keep extras around if folks offer them to me for free. it makes it easy to swap in a "new" one if the old one goes boom.
coils or smooth top? whatever i have handy is what you get --75.80.xx.xx
Stove (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2022 2:58 PM
on houses with smooth top ranges, I provide the razor scrapper and the product. If they don't leave it a new one comes out of deposit. I show them how and we review the cleaning instructions. Same for self cleaning ovens. --172.58.xx.xxx
Stove (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2022 5:00 PM
For this very reason I only use coil too stoves. If the tenant wants a smooth top they can buy their own.
Some do. Then they leave them behind. When a new tenant comes I tell them I do not supply smooth top stoves. So, I will replace it with a coil top or I can leave the smooth top one there (essentially itís free). But if they opt for me to leave it there and it breaks any repairs or replacements are their responsibility.
Every one of them opts to keep the smooth top. When it needs to be repaired I give them my repairmanís number and they can repair or replace. Sometimes I have to remind them this is what they requested but so far it has worked out.
I have also had some ask me to remove my stove so they could replace it with a smooth top. Sometimes I will, sometimes I wonít.
I have never had anyone not want to rent from me over having coil top stoves. But they think they prefer smooth tops, and then they learn why I donít. --75.89.xxx.xxx
Stove (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2022 6:40 PM
The main thing I dislike about glass top stoves is there is a temp sensor for each burner....when that temp sensor goes bad, it causes the burner to overheat the glass causing it to distort, crack and/or get a white-ish color in the glass. Most glass top stoves that are cracked are caused by this flaw.
I prefer the old-type burners. --108.201.xx.xx
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