When we bought our little house in Vermont we knew it needed a lot of work. One of the first projects is the kitchen. It is an unmitigated disaster. If you think I am kidding just look at this photo:
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I made some erm, comments that it had better not remain like that for too long or the quality of the meals served might deteriorate. The husband put in some shelving and bought me a gorgeous work table but beyond that the kitchen is still an unmitigated disaster.
Work is Sort of Beginning
We have a contractor (happy dance) and he is going to do a LOT of work on this house and he has started but not on the kitchen; on sheetrocking. But some progress is better than no progress, right?
He will be, in addition to totally redoing the kitchen, taking one of the bedrooms upstairs and turning it into a second bathroom (that’s right! We only have one bathroom and it is downstairs – such fun in the middle of the night!) and laundry room, which will be very nice. I am going to have a lovely soaking tub. But back to my kitchen….
With the kitchen being what it was and the renovation getting sort of near the husband ordered my new range so we would be sure to have it in time for work to begin. As to my question regarding ordering the new ‘fridge and dishwasher he said we have ones that work and if I have to wait for the new ones to come in a while it won’t be so bad.
This goes to prove the exclamation, “MEN!” Yes, of course I will love yet another unfinished kitchen in yet another unfinished house my darling husband. I know I should not complain – I am very fortunate to have a house but as I have often said, the only completed house I have ever had in our 40 years of marriage was the fifthwheel! I think he likes keeping me in this state of everlasting house chaos.
But he did find me a pretty awesome range.
Samsung Induction Range
I will start with the bad – the Samsung 6.3 cu. ft. slide in Induction Range is electric. No gas. I have been cooking on gas for 40 years so this is a very big change. It has been pointed out to me, induction is more like gas that traditional electric as the heat ends when you turn it off but I am sorry, it is not gas.
This did lead to one small problem; my gorgeous All Clad CopRChef pots and pans that he had bought for me would not work on the new range. Induction cookware needs to be magnetized. He had purchased them one by one for Christmas in the early days of our marriage when we had no money. I love those pots both for the memories and how they cook. They aren’t made any longer.
He did replace them with an induction compatible All Clad set but….I am still sad.
Boy I complain a lot for a woman lucky enough to have a husband who cares so much. Sometimes I just get grouchy. What can I say – I am old.
How Do I Like the Samsung Induction Range?
We are still getting to know each other.
I believe I am going to love having the option to have two ovens. Never have I ever had a double oven so this opportunity is a bit intriguing to me. I have not had a cause to try using both at once yet but I am sure something will come up. Probably the first time we have someone over for dinner.
This is, I believe, the feature I like best about this range. I am looking forward to trying it out. Christmas cookie baking season will also probably prove a welcome time to have two ovens since I can set each one for different temperatures and bake two different kinds of cookies.
Cooking on the Samsung 6.3 Cubic Inch Induction Range
This is where my learning curve is the steepest.
Even when I had my dual fuel ranges the ovens were electric so baking hasn’t changed at all for me with this range. It’s cooking that is a whole new world. Induction burners are just … different and I am and old goat, erm cook. I am getting there but let me just say there have been a few mishaps.
I burned dinner the other night when I made spinach falafel. I haven’t burned well, anything in I don’t know how long. This is just a titch frustrating. I cannot, however, blame this on the range. This is all on the operator. Hopefully I will get it all figured out soon.
The chicken picatta we had tonight was perfect so there is that.
Overall Thoughts on the Samsung 6.3 Cubic Inch Induction Range
I am, despite my reservations about this big change in how I now cook my meals, really quite happy with this new Samsung range. It is sleek; the black stainless steel is so much nicer than regular stainless IMO and it was what led me down the road to black stainless appliances for my new kitchen.
It is a very responsive range, I just need to learn how to best use it. That is just going to take patience and practice. I have done a little baking in it and I am very pleased with how it has performed on both regular bake and convection bake. I made bagels today and they came out beautifully. It is also an air fryer setting but I haven’t tried that function as of yet.
I am sure that once I figure out the induction cooking I will love the range as a whole. It’s that trying to teach an old dog thing, ya know? The range is solid though, I would recommend it for anyone looking for an induction model. Lots of cool bells and whistles I am still figuring out – the Samsung 6.3 cu. in. induction range even talk to my phone if I want it to! That allows me to turn it on from a distance or to make changes for oven settings from the living room. I have not tried this function either. I guess I am a little old school.