Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The great thing is, everything is stainless steel

Is it actually a cheaper material? Are U.S. homeowners getting ripped off by the greedy stove manufacturing lobby?

I'm talking about heavy appliances in the UAE. Specifically stoves, or "cookers" in the quite literal European parlance. I need one for my apartment, and this picture happens to be the one I have access to at the moment. Taken with my cell phone. Amid a bunch of signs saying "no pictures."

Feet not included.

An Ariston gas range, four burners plus oven and broiler. A steal at $1,400 dirhams, or roughly $380. Note the shininess. Note the drop-down cover that turns the cooktop into counterspace. Note the, well, narrowness.

You can get six-burner ranges, but then you're over two grand, easy. Worth it?

1 comment:

M. Gants v4.0 said...

Wow, now that's a fancy cooker. Might be a bitch trying to clean grease off of chrome though...thing would require more polishing than a motorbike...and you can't even drive it anywhere ;)