Bertazzoni Thread #3
The old thread has reached the limit, so here's a new one. The contractors hooked up my stove last night. I've only played around with it and boiled water for tea this morning (yay! after 7 weeks w/o a kitchen, I'm thrilled!).
First, I love the dual burner. It seems very powerful. I checked out the other burners, they work nicely too. I was aware of some people's discomfort with the way the knobs work, and I understand exactly what anyone who doesn't like the operation doesn't like. It does take some getting used to. You sort of have to press the knob in, turn it slowly until the gas gets going, then find the flame power you want and let the pressure off of the knob slowly. Okay? I hope that makes sense.
I'll have to see how I feel about this after I've really worked with the unit. I am not bothered though because it's exactly like my sister in law's stove in Amsterdam. It makes sense, since the Berta is a European product, that it works just like the Siemens or the Smeg stoves. I'm sure everyone in the house here will adapt to it too.
I don't know when I'll try the oven out since we don't have granite yet, which means no running water. The biggest pain with the kitchen remodel hasn't been the lack of a stove, it's been the lack of a clean up sink.