Reliability and Servicing: BlueStar vs Viking 30 inch ranges
My husband and I moved into a house with a small but open kitchen plan, one we are fine with except for the range... a 20 year old Jenn-Air horror. Our other appliances are white and too new to replace so we are looking for a 30" range that comes in white. We have looked at a lot of standard to high end options and are finding that if you want a range with high BTUs in white you are limited to Capital, Viking and BlueStar. As wonderful as it sounds, the Capital Precision is too expensive.
The main issue is that we can't get a good read on recent reliability and service performance for Viking or BlueStar. It seems like both Companies had some issues around 2007 to 2011 - Viking much more so. Has anyone recently purchased or extensively used either of the ranges listed below and have any words of wisdom to help us figure out which is best for us?
BlueStar RNB concerns: hot door issue, hot range in a small kitchen (is this still an issue?), servicing, igniters breaking, and the open burners.. we have never used them before. Selling points: the open burner performance (I know!) and the large oven.
Viking Gas Sealed Burner Range - VGCC concerns: products were not so great for awhile, but we are hearing there is improvement, plus there is that 3-yr warranty. Selling points: sold by a company that has excellent customer service, warranty, looks nice, will be light years better than the Jenn-Air horror.
Thanks for your time!