NXR Range - just installed and enamel is chipping
Help me decide how to proceed. Here are the sequence of events:
Ordered NXR range from Costco late fall 2013 for a kitchen remodel that started right after Christmas. The first range arrived beat up. Costco was great about exchanging it. I was out two days of work - one for the initial delivery and one for the switch out.
When the replacement arrived, we went over it inside and out with a fine tooth comb. Everything looked great. Finally got around to installing last week. Used the oven once, and guess what . . . the enamel is chipping in the lower right and left hand corners.
I am weighing the below options, and need some feedback or advice: Exchanging it for another NXR, hoping the third time will be a charm. I will only do this if Costco assumes the financial cost incurred in removing the one that is currently installed as well as installing another one. I have already paid for this once and do not believe I should be liable to pay again because they sold me a faulty product. Another option is to just live with it, hoping and praying the chipping is localized to the current areas and will not spread to areas that come in contact with baking food. My last option is to return the NXR and purchase another brand. If so, I am stuck on what to buy. We want a pro style range but do not want to pay pro style prices . . . which was the reason we initially chose the NXR. We love the looks of the range, and the way it cooks. We are looking at GE Cafe (don't love the looks and it is more expensive), a Kitchenaid Architect series (again, don't love the looks but is slightly less than the GE Cafe), a Bertazzoni (love the looks and would be willing to pay for the base model but know nothing about quality or performance). I have seen rumblings that Bosch is introducing a new line of appliances with a slide in gas range that is supposed to be pretty slick. Have no idea of the price or quality.
So, what would you do in this situation? If going with an entirely new range is what we end up doing, which one? It must fit in a true 30 inch opening.