New to Gas Cooktop & Completely Lost
So my wife and I are building a new house - our first - and we're a little lost on the appliances. We're both in our 20's and we don't have a lot of experience with really any appliances beyond our parents or the cheap stuff we had at our apartment.
Our builder has given us a budget of $5,000 - and we're trying to stay in it as much as possible. We went to a local appliance store and were bowled over by their prices. We now plan to get everything from AJMadison.com.
As we are new to this - I wanted to get your advice. I've been reading for the last few days on this forum, but I'd love some direct advice.
Here's our current selection:
$1300 Dacor DCT365SLP 36" Sealed Gas Cooktop
$992 Kobe CH2742DQB 42" 800 CFM Hood
$1479 Bosch HBL345OUC 30" Electric Wall Oven
$589 Maytag MDB7749SAM Dishwasher
$509 Maytag M4TXNWFYW Refrigerator
$139 Frigidaire FFCE1638LW Microwave
I'd love feedback on the whole selection - but I'm really struggling with cooktop and oven. I can't get much info on the Bosch oven - but I like the styling, the reviews seem positive and I like the price.
As for the range - I'm curious to know if the finish is hype or it actually does clean better. Likewise, does anyone have any experience with the SimmerSear tech from Dacor? I can't find any reviews of it online.
Finally, if there's a better appliance for a little more money, let me know. I am not above spending a little more, but I don't want to blow my budget by more than $500.
Thanks again for all the help - like I said, we're just a little overwhelmed.