dcs 30' all-gas range vs nxr vs something else
We are in process of deciding new appliances to purchase for our home. We need a 30" freestanding range. Our requirements are as follows:
We need a gas range which can occasionally fit large pots. Gas range is a must since we cook a lot of items daily that need open flame.
We do not use the oven more than once every couple of weeks and use it mostly for grilling\baking vegetables, etc not making cakes or cookies.
Price range. We started looking around $1000 but found some nice DCS around $2500 but thats pretty much the max we can spent.
At a local store we saw this DCS all-gas range at $2500 which was floor model and we are considering getting that. I also read some reviews and comments that mentioned NXR but I have never seen it in any showrooms. (We stay near Seattle so if you have recommendations around where we could see that it would really help us.)
Reading various reviews of Whirpool, KitchenAid, GE we ended up thinking that most of them are unreliable but may be only the people with bad experiences tend to be more vocal so not sure. So if there are recos for good ranges around $1500 we would definitely want to consider them.
Another thing that I read in few reviews is that the electronics end up having much shorter life than other parts of the range which brings down the life of the range so we started looking at the ranges with mechanical controls but they all tend to be very expensive.
So please let us know the Pro's and Cons of DCS (non self cleaning) vs NXR 30" ranges and any recommendations for others under $2000.