Capital Cullinarian vs ?
Yes the never ending question on which range to buy. I am thinking about the 36" Capital Cullinarian but I don't have any local distributor for it and I have never seen one in person. Eurostoves is about 350 miles away and I wouldn't be able to get there until summer. I have a price from a local catalog place for about $6,000. Now I know that the Kitchen Aide is a much different stove but I am also looking at that for about $5,000 and the KA is a dual fuel. Here is something I read about the CC on another site.
"I got the culinarian; couple of immediate issues that surfaced upon first use; grate pattern isn't optimal - you can't slide pans around (especially smaller ones) without a tipping risk as there are some 'holes' in the pattern; i have a self clean - the oven racks are the worst i have ever encountered in any stove - they're on 4 flimsy little wheels which makes the rack very wobbly and also difficult to pull out completely and relocate to another level (especially if hot) - whoever designed those never used it; last point - the oven vent behind the rear burners is raised and is too close to the burner such that you can't center a large pot on teh back burners."
I would like CC owners to comment on these issues and if anyone has used the Kitchen Aide along with a CC I would appreciate a comparison. Yes I know that the KA is sealed burner and the CC is open but I would still like to hear some feedback. My local store told me that the KA is the best in its class for sealed burners. They also carry Wolf.