Bad design of Kenmore Elite Range Model 98053...
When we moved two years ago, we had to give up our gas range because the gas company won't bring gas into our little subdivision. Too bad because Mary Lee much prefers cooking and baking with gas. We bought a Kenmore Elite Range Model 98053 and have been relatively pleased with it. We like having a small oven on top of the larger one and almost always use the smaller one--mostly for pizzas.
It has a flaw, though, that seems ridiculous. Take a look at these two pics and you'll see two things: first, that the oven windows are very dirty... See the lines of gunk running down the windows? I'll bet they make you go, "Yuck--why don't they clean the windows?"
Now it's time for the second pic. It's taken from on top of the door of the lower oven.
You're looking down on, and through, the ventilation holes in the top of the door. If you look closely, you'll see there is no seal or baffle keeping the insides of the two panes of glass from getting gunk between them. So you can clean the pane of glass closest to the oven on the inside AND you can clean the pane of glass closest to the person standing at the range on the outside. But you can't clean the other side of either pane of glass without taking the entire door apart!
Both panes of glass are two things equally dumb: inaccessible and completely exposed to hot cheese and dripping casseroles and humid gasses flowing down onto them and staining them permanently.
So why a post on this?
Because I spent some time looking for the problem on the web and couldn't find any mention of it. And every dummie who bought this stove and forgot to ask whether the two panes of glass have a seal keeping yucky stuff from getting between them and rendering the appearance of the range permanently ugly will now have only himself to blame when his otherwise kind and considerate houseguests walk through the kitchen and exclaim: "Eeeewww! Messy-messy! Why don't you clean your stove?"
Then too, I'm hopeful it will encourage Denver Todd to know someone besides him cares about the maintenance and design and serviceability of appliances.