How much???

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So I have been toying with the idea of getting a new gas range. Our current one has some issues, though in truth it serves my modest needs. I'm browsing around on the net and see this:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Advanti...jd_XoX8cG9JsCFgQZHc82vNLfBlK1doj8bMtL1GEZKgW0

Wow. Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars for a microwave?? For that kind of money I expect to walk into the kitchen, tell it I'm heading to work now, will be back in 9 hours, and I'd like grilled salmon for dinner. Then come home and find it in the microwave, ready to eat. I want an appliance that pricey to do all the leg work, the prep and the cooking for me.

mjb.
 
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Well, if you get the $15,000 range how can you pass up that bargain matching microwave?
 
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But..but... cough...cough.. that's consumer. o_O What would my guests think if they saw that in my $100,000 kitchen that I never use because we only eat out?
Ha!

We have a number of friends with kitchens that outrank ours again and again. The nice thing is when we go to there houses, everything is neat, tidy, and unused . . . except, I frequently find myself sharpening their knives.
 

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People are always surprised when chefs don't have the $500 knife, the $1,000 pans, and state of the art kitchen in their homes. It's not the equipment, it's the technique and knowledge.
 
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People are always surprised when chefs don't have the $500 knife, the $1,000 pans, and state of the art kitchen in their homes. It's not the equipment, it's the technique and knowledge.
I couldn't agree more. My younger son and his wife purchased many things for their kitchen that looked great, but prefer to go out to eat or get take out.

Back when I used to ski, I never had anything to wear that matched. My goal was to stay dry. A friend of mine who purchased a new outfit every year stared at me one day and asked how I could ski looking the way I did. My response was "I know how to ski well."

For her, skiing was a fashion thing. Just like some think that cooking is a fashion thing. The spendy pots and pans don't know how to cook. And an expensive knife that is dull doesn't work very well.
 

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