Kitchen Appliance HELP
Over the past two months, I have been pouring over all of the posts on this site among other reviews on the internet and have found myself running in circles when it comes a final selection on our kitchen appliances. We are completely rehabbing a 30 year old kitchen and any advice or guidance is certainly appreciated. All of you have offered such great comments! I almost went with viking, monogram or thermador for the double ovens and stayed away because of you guys! Thanks! So, here is what I'm thinking:
Wolf 48 Rangetop, 4 burners, double griddle, lp (this is set in stone)...I cannot wait to make fried rice, burgers, steaks, and grilled cheeses on the big griddle. I considered a DCS with the 5 burners and 17' griddle, but our appliance salesman assured me Wolf is the best, especially in terms of reliability and accuracy, especially regarding the flat top!
Electrolux Icon Professional 30' double oven. Somewhat nervous about this after reading complains of difficult (button intensive control panel), fan noise, glass shattering during self clean, smaller size, etc. I've also read some negative comments regarding the evenness of baking. I l love the appearance, lighting, cool glass, wave touch, and those ultra smooth gliding racks. I've played with all of them at the show room and trust me, Icon is the smoothest with Wolf being a CLOSE second. Not sure if I should upgrade to the Wolf E Series to ensure stellar reliability. It's about a $2000 upcharge. I've also considered the new Kitchenaid, architect pro-line 30, which seems like the biggest bang for my buck, but apparently Whirlpool has horrid customer service and they haven't corrected the self clean misery. I will say, after speaking with several appliance salesmen, they tend to say they install a million kitchenaid double ovens with little to no complains. Rhome, CJ, Wekick and Gary....please chime in!
For our layout the fridge needs to (ideally) match the double oven (think stainless steel columns with 30 inches of counter top in the middle over a Sharp Microwave drawer.) So the fridges that I've considered are the Kitchenaid 36 counter depth and the Icon Professional counter depth. The icon doesn't have a dispenser, but is definitely a much nicer unit than the kitchenaid. I don't know what I would do with the wolf wall ovens, because a sub is definitely out of budget.
Also, Icon has a rebate of $800 if I get three appliance. I'm thinking ice maker. Thoughts?
So I guess I need to make sure Bosch makes a good dishwasher, which double oven/fridge will make me pull out less hair, and anyone love or hate the Icon ice maker...
Thanks in advance...I need to make a final decision soon and I wouldn't feel right moving forward without directly hearing what all you experts have to say!
This post was edited by alex91885 on Fri, Mar 29, 13 at 1:52