Wolf/Sub/Bosch vs. All Viking
I've been reading a bit on this forum and learning a lot and now it's time to make a decision but I cannot find any direct answers from the searches. I am building a new home and need to make an appliance decision. After doing a bit of research and working out pricing, I have come to two options:
1) All Viking: Designer 48" SS fridge, Pro 48" 4-burner/double griddle rangetop, Designer double convection ovens with touch pad, Pro convection mw, Asko dw with turbo drying.
2) Subzero 48" SS with dispenser, Wolf 48" 4-burner/double griddle rangetop, Bosch 800-series double conv. ovens, Bosch 800-series conv. mw, Bosch 800-series dw.
After much negotiating and working out all discounts, I'm at roughly $17,500 on either package which is $3,000 higher than my original budget but I'm ok with that.
So far, I've gathered the following:
Wolf vs. Viking rangetop seem to be a preference and no clear winner. The Wolf has infrared griddle which is a plus but again no clear winner.
Subzero is a clear winner from the fridge perspective especially in reliability and food preservation... but maybe I'm not getting all the info... would love to hear more.
Viking is probably the winner when it comes to ovens and MW vs. Bosch. I can tell in terms of sturdiness and build quality but I have no idea when it comes to cooking performance which one is better. The touch pad on the Bosch requires a firmer push than the Viking but that is a minor annoyance.
I think the MW will be a toss-up.
The DW is again a toss-up between Asko and Bosch... I heard the turbo drying on the Asko is great but then again I don't have any owner feedback.
I hope that some owners here can chime in and help me to make a decision.
Thanks for reading.