Bluestar RNB has arrived: Impressions and feedback
Just received and installed a BS RNB 30" and thought I would give some feedback for prospective buyers.
First of, I LOVE the look of the range. That's pretty much the reason I picked the BS over the CC. That, and the looks of the grates. But that's just my opinion and is therefor pretty inconsequential.
Don't need to really talk about the burners since everyone already knows about the superiority of open burners. But all I can say is "FIRRRRRE!". That's quite the fire machine!
Now for the hot topic: The infamous oven door. Here's the details after one hour at 450 degrees (from top to bottom):
-The horizontal stainless steel plate ahead of the burners is warm, but nothing uncomfortable.
-The knobs are warm as well. But again, comfortably warm (think seat warmers in a car).
-The vertical stainless steel plate behind the knobs is very warm: not a big deal with a quick touch, but will become too hot to handle after a few seconds pressing on it.
-The top of the oven door and pull out tray handle are hot: nothing more than a quick touch, keep your hand on it (if you could!) and it will burn.
-The oven door handle is cool.
-The sides of the oven door are pretty warm, but nothing too uncomfortable.
-The bottom of the oven door and kick plate are very hot. They are indeed the hottest spots. Again, your hand will instinctively pull back as soon as you touch it. It will not burn, but keep pressing (and why?) and it will leave a mark.
For those of you wondering about kids and pets my personal take on it is as follow:
They will not get burn as they will instinctively pull back as soon as they touch those hot areas (and will not try again). I'm talking about the two hottest spots here, bottom of the oven door and kick plate. The only way someone could get hurt is if for some reason they keep pressing on it (catching a fall for example).
Hope that helps.
As far as I'm concerned, I have no regrets, I love this range! Those burners man, those burners!!!! :-)