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Kenmore 790.96124 i have a new range (3 wks old) and it seems to take a long time to preheat. Almost 20 minutes to get to 375---25 minutes to get to 425...seems like a waste on energy to me. is this the way its supposed to work??

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Re: kenmore 790.96124 - Kenmore 96212 / 96214 / 96219 Electric Kitchen Range Kitchen Ranges

Times quoted are normal

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