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Glass range vs coil range (by newbie landlord [WA]) Sep 17, 2022 9:17 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by DJ [VA]) Sep 17, 2022 9:44 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Jason [VA]) Sep 17, 2022 10:21 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 17, 2022 10:45 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 17, 2022 10:48 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Sep 17, 2022 10:54 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by MG [NJ]) Sep 17, 2022 11:04 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by WMH [NC]) Sep 17, 2022 11:16 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Scott [IN]) Sep 17, 2022 11:57 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Allym [NJ]) Sep 17, 2022 12:38 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Deanna [TX]) Sep 17, 2022 1:19 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 17, 2022 2:16 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by MikeA [TX]) Sep 17, 2022 2:48 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Doris [OH]) Sep 17, 2022 3:02 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Gene [OH]) Sep 17, 2022 3:23 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Wilma [PA]) Sep 17, 2022 3:31 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 17, 2022 4:22 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Vee [OH]) Sep 17, 2022 7:40 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by GKARL [PA]) Sep 17, 2022 8:17 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Barb [MO]) Sep 17, 2022 9:58 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Pat [VA]) Sep 18, 2022 7:46 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by gevans [SC]) Sep 18, 2022 7:50 AM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 18, 2022 8:59 PM
       Glass range vs coil range (by Ed [CA]) Sep 19, 2022 7:29 PM

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Glass range vs coil range (by newbie landlord [WA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 9:17 AM
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I am curious what other landlords tend to go with. I still put the old style coil top electric ranges in my unit. Reason being is that my clientele tends to be low to middle income.

So some of them, not all, would not take care of glass top smooth surface stove as good. It would irritate me when I spend that much more money on those and they don't take care of them.

Also, the coil range is easy to repair and less costly when a range burns out, just plug and play. They tend to last a long time.

What do you use? smooth glass top or old style coil range? --174.21.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 9:44 AM
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Coil all the way! --68.229.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 10:21 AM
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The ONLY way I'd have a glass top would be if it was in the property when I bought it. All of my properties are renovated B units. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 10:45 AM
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Now, I know that I am not a very experienced or seasoned LL here, so take this for what you will.

I have what I consider a B-(because the house is maintained), or C (because of the area) SFH that also attracts lower to middle income. However, I bought a used glass top stove because they look better when selling or renting. That was 12 years ago and everything is fine. Also however, I give the tenants a few move in gifts, one of which, is a bottle of glass top stove cleaner and the appropriate sponge. I also have the instruction manual in the move in binder that I put their copy of the lease in. This is not an absolute solution as that doesn't mean that they are clean house keepers, but, I think, it is easier to clean then the coil range and thus may make them more apt to take time to clean. I am also learning on here, over time, how to clean them with a scrapper when the silly rabbits never clean them.

Maybe you try buying a good used one, give them the instructions, cleaning material at move in, show them at move in, and see what happens.

The problem may be that no one has ever taken the time to show them what cleaners to use or how to do it. If they have never had one before, how do they know how to clean it? A little effort on your part may go a long way, then again, maybe not. --73.113.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 10:48 AM
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Also, Brad 20,000 says the woman picks the house, and I agree. --73.113.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 10:54 AM
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My rentals all have gas ranges. Upper middle class tenants and they prefer gas.

I've had a glass top for myself and hated it. I had a glass top in one of my rentals and every time a tenant moved out the top of it practically had to be sand blasted.

The coil tops, if the burner pan isn't too bad, it can go into the dishwasher. If it is really nasty, then I buy a new set of burner pans and take it pout if the tenant's deposit.

Always, a self cleaning oven in rentals. Tenants will usually use the feature a few times and if they don't I can use it when they move out. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by MG [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 11:04 AM
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I have not had the coils in 17 years in an 8 unit building. Zero issues and they look higher-end. --71.187.xx.x




Glass range vs coil range (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 11:16 AM
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We rip and replace coil stoves with used white flats at turn-over or renovation or if the oven fails.

Makes a difference during leasing. No damages this far! --50.82.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 11:57 AM
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Basic coil and gas only in my C/D properties. They don't expect glass top. Better properties, better stoves. --107.141.xx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 12:38 PM
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I would not like a glass top as a prospective renter. I want to see what's glowing. Don't bother spending that money. --71.188.xx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 1:19 PM
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Another vote for coils. How many houses have we all bought that come with a smooth cooktop surface, except it's horribly damaged? Or am I the only one? :) --172.58.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 2:16 PM
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In a top class "A" location, I converted a triplex into a 7 unit. I installed the all electric kitchen in one Acme units. A metal base cabinet with a refrigerator on the bottom and a sink plus a 4 burner electric stove top with coils. All in Stainless Steel. They were around $1,800 at the time. I installed them in the 4 new units.

No matter whom I rented too -- a doctor, actor, model or business professional, they all allowed "things" to happen. While boiling something the pot boiled over and hot wet goop went all over the stove top. So I removed the coil and metal backing covers and replaced them within minutes. --47.156.xx.xx




Glass range vs coil range (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 2:48 PM
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Coils. The few glass tops I've had either ended up broken or scratched so bad that they look terrible. --209.205.xxx.xx




Glass range vs coil range (by Doris [OH]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 3:02 PM
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We have apartments B-, would never consider glass top as the ones I have personally had require frequent cleaning to keep them clean and considering how many ovens I get back which donít seem to ever have been cleaned, glass tops would be a mess. --184.59.xxx.xx




Glass range vs coil range (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 3:23 PM
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My single family homes are all class B units. I want my units to be as maintenance free as possible and electric coil ranges are very maintenance free. After the first tenant or so, I replace the burner pans with porcelain pans which last much longer and are easier to clean. I haven't had anyone ask for a glass top range yet. --99.165.xx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 3:31 PM
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Coils for me - although one tenant who lived in the place for just over 2 years left "crud hills" under each and every burner. I'm still amazed that she never had a fire. Still, I can just imagine what a glass cooktop would have looked like after her! --98.115.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 4:22 PM
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If a single family house then a natural gas stove is a better option as lower current draw and voltage where a gas stove operates on 120 VAC. If natural gas is not available or too difficult to run a gas line then the coil type is a better option as easier to repair along with the glass top is broken then very costly to repair just for the part alone. Here when the price of hydro electricity went up dramatically a lot of people were selling online kijiji.ca electric glass top stoves where often when the stove was pulled out the gas line was already there. For about

If a single family house where there natural gas then a gas stove is a better option as less current and voltage where there is less strain on electric components. a gas stove will last longer where only cleaning is required as once in while burner covers removed then with steam cleaner the inside can be cleaned out. If multi-residential rental buildings if buying new or at the Habitat for Humanity restore then coil is a better option. Here when the price of hydro electricity went dramatically a lot of people were selling on kijiji online the glass top stoves where usually paid $100 to $150 CDN dollars for. Often when went to pick up stove there already was gas line behind the stove where then the gas stove would put in. Any appliance for rentals is going to have a shorter life expectancy as people do not care as it is not theirs. If a appliance lasts more then 5 years that is rare. Where found used where write off right away as less $300 it is amortized over five years.

--68.69.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 7:40 PM
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I grew up on coils, when married had gas, moved to farm country with no gas - electric coils again, I knew girls with both styles and became introduced to induction during overseas travels, recently I got a house with appliances left behind - flat top stove, at first my girl said switch to gas or else, she couldn't use it - covid locked up all kinds of items including used stoves, 5 months later likes it a lot, plenty of great smells and taste coming from there. No flames for a tenant, coils are the way if we provide it. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 8:17 PM
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Another vote for coils. They're hard to find used. --173.245.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2022 9:58 PM
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The lower end coil stoves are what I buy. I want 2 large and 2 small coil burners. Self cleaning oven depends on what is available and the price. People donít take care of the smooth top ones.

I replaced my own with an induction stove earlier this year. I love it, but it had a bit of learning involved. If they ever come down in price, Iíd put them on my furnished units, but not in unfurnished ones since they require pans that are magnetic. --149.76.xxx.xx




Glass range vs coil range (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2022 7:46 AM
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I prefer coils for rentals. I bought a used white stove for 75.oo recently and want to replace one in my latest unit. I put the plain (no window in door), also no clock, white electric coil Gibson on Craig's List for 50.00. No takers.

I figured a slum lord or really poor person on fixed income might want it. So I might just donate it or leave it since it does work.

It only has one large burner & 3 small so that might be part of it.

BTW, new replacement pans are expensive now to spruce up an old stove. I buy black so it stays new looking longer. --216.126.xx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2022 7:50 AM
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We started transitioning to glass tops over a decade ago. All but one are now glass top. We've had to replace only one... cause a tenant melted down a pot on it.

No one so far has managed to break one. Some of them do get scratched up, but so far so good.

We find the houses are easier to rent to nicer tenants with the glass tops. And while the eyes do burn out (I've had to replace only one eye), the coils burn out faster and require more maintenance.

We are sticking with glass tops. --158.115.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2022 8:59 PM
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I have seen first hand what a tenant can do to a glass top. It isn't pretty.

I might consider it on an upper quality unit but just the same, you might be buying a new stove in 4-5 years --24.101.xxx.xxx




Glass range vs coil range (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 7:29 PM
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Glass top units have a thermocouple that turns the burner on and off so it maintains a temp that won't damage the glass. These thermocouples go bad and will crystalize the glass top and it isn't the tenant's fault.

--108.201.xx.xx



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