Is a 'professional' needed to install a Bluestar range
Thanks to avidly reading the appliance forum over the last few months, I decided on buying a Bluestar RCS 30" range. Since I bought it from a wholesaler, installation is up to me. The kitchen remodel is still in progress, so I thought I would ask the wise and experienced people of this forum whether the range can be installed by my contractor or whether an authorized installer is needed. The FAQ on the Bluestar website states:
"Do I need to have my range professionally installed?
Yes, it is highly recommended that a qualified technician install your BlueStar product AND complete the Manufacturer's Performance Checklist included in the manual. For a list of qualified technicians in your area, please contact your BlueStar dealer."
The answer is somewhat contradictory ("Yes" you "need to" vs. "highly recommended"). What is your opinion? Would there be any warranty issues? Do people have any installation suggestions or tips?