Which high end range? Leaning towards the Capital GSCR364G
There are older discussions on this topic, but I thought I'd start it up again as I'm doing a kitchen remodel and it seems to be a fast moving sector. All opinions welcome
I am open to all suggestions, but right now I am looking at the Capital GSCR364G as the most likely candidate (http://www.capital-cooking.com/product/324), but holy smokes, the price! ($6750 here in Cali)
I cook a lot and when I was younger worked as a line cook in restaurants, so I am used to professional equipment. I was originally going to get a commercial range, but once I learned of the modifications to make it up to code here, I balked.
1) 36" model with 4 burners and a griddle without a non-stick surface
2) 1 hot burner, 1 simmer, and 2 mediums
3) Burner reliability and evenness (why is this so difficult?)
4) Burner easy cleanup
5) Large oven with even heat (why is that so difficult?)
6) Self cleaning oven
7) Service network
8) Hopefully, no need for service network
The Capital seems to be the only one that fits all these criteria (though the hot burner isn't as hot as some others), and people here and on other kitchen forums seem wildly happy with theirs, as opposed to Viking owners, who all seem very disappointed. The other one that people seem to like a lot is Blue Star, but they don't have a self-cleaning option.
Also, I'm dying to pop a brined/herbed chicken on that Capital rotisserie.
On the other hand, holy smokes, the price!
All opinions welcome, including, "Don't waste your money get a Kenmore".
Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences
Here is a link that might be useful: Capital Self Cleaning Precision Series