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Graeve, Oscar (ed.) / Delineator
Volume 118, Number 2 (February, 1931)

Pennock, Grace L.
Ask us about ranges - we know,   p. 23 PDF (704.7 KB)

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By Grace L. Pennock
AND THE biggest thing we know about ranges
is that complete satisfaction in them depends
upon choosing the range best fitted to one's needs
and then in making the fullest possible use of its
conveniences. This is true of all household equipment,
and it's particularly true of the kitchen range, for it plays
such a big part in your life. It's something you use
three times a day every day in the year. On its per-
formance much of the success and pride in your cooking
depends, and it contributes greatly to a smooth-running
household. Also, the range and its use affect the house-
hold expense not only in the cost of fuel but in food saved
or wasted.
When you buy a range you want one that comes up to
the best standards of the industry in construction,
efliciency, and performance. You want to get one that
is suited to your own needs and situation in type, fuel,
size and convenience. But, having done this, complete
satisfaction comes from knowing how to use it to the
best advantage, and that's where this article can help you.
Think for a moment of all that is offered in ranges
today that was not anywhere available a few years ago.
Insulated ovens, which mean cool, comfortable kitchens;
oven regulators, which mean even, constant temper-
atures without watching; new burners on gas ranges,
which may be turned to the tiniest point of flame with no
danger of blowing out; automatic time clocks, which
mean that you will be able to prepare your dinner in
the morning, put it into the oven, set the time clock,
and then go gaily off to an afternoon of bridge and gossip,
happy in the knowledge that when you return, dinner
will be deliciously cooked and ready to serve; safety gas
cocks, which defy the enterprising fingers of tiny chil-
dren; new broiler pans so skilfully designed that the
acrid smell of smoke and the danger of the fat-catching
fire is eliminated; a well cooker in electric ranges, par-
ticularly designed for those cooking processes where
economy of fuel is a major consideration; service drawers
or compartments for the convenient storage of kitchen
utensils; trim lines and smooth enameled surfaces that
are easily kept spotless; these and many other con-
veniences are indications of the careful thought and
study which today's manufacturer is putting into his
product. How many of these conveniences do you have
in your range, and are you getting the best from them?
Because Delineator Institute is interested in more
than merely proving the merit of ranges for such guidance
in selection as testing and approving may give you, we
have been experimenting with cooking methods in
ranges of different types, for after  (Turn to page 8)
Thermocouples placed in the center of the
potatoes used in our range experiments
enabled us to bring the potatoes to the
same stage of "doneness" in every test
A stove which marks some of the latest
developments in gas ranges is shown in
connection with tests in using broiler ano
top of stove for cooking small'quantities
This range with an automatic time control
for top-of-stove as well as oven cooking
marks an interesting step ahead in pro-
viding real convenience in range use

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