Are Ranges Really Worth It?
So we're in process of buying our next home and DW is looking at what she wants to do the kitchen before we moved in. She randomly told me today she would rather get a "range" over the "Range" as in Range Rover for her daily car.
Then I learn she's come across LaCanche fangled ranges. Now I've done Wolf and Subzero etc. But these prices sound crazy. Then I've seem some of you speak of how they're a pleasure to cook on. Now I can appreciate finer things - like cars. Every time you drive some you get a feast for the senses. Sound, Smell of leather, acceleration, handling, fingers via steering feel and shift action etc.
But with Ranges its like - save for stronger BTU's than others a flame is a flame no? I'm like here's the burner (holding hand upside down like a dead spider) flame goes up, flame goes down. $1k or $15k. While I'd never spend only $1k wouldn't an Aga or some other $5k red or semi high end range do the same trick?
Really, how do all of you justify big $ on your ranges? is it some sort of female status symbol? Do tell? Btw, I'm not really ranting. But I am curious of whether the increased price is justifiable in some way.