About to buy - Is CC right for me?
My addition is nearing completion and the new stove will be going in soon. Had planned to buy a Culinarian until checking in again at GW and finding all these complaints about simmer and rack positioning in the manual clean.
Now I am trying to figure out if this is still the range I want to buy. I am not looking to reignite any broader fight
I wanted the Culinarian - a 30-inch range - for three reasons:
1)The highest BTUs on the market
I do a lot of stir-frying, hence the desire for 23K flame.
3)The 1200 degree oven broiler. I want restaurant quality crusts on steaks, salmon, etc.
Problem is, I also make a lot of sauces and stews that need to cook for long periods (without the lid). So I need basic simmer capability. I want to be able to drive my daughter to gymnastics and not come home 45 minutes later to see the marinara sauce boiling over.
I also hear about problems with the rack on the manual clean range, which is all I can afford.
Given my needs, is the Culinarian going to work for me (I am a very experienced cook) and my wife (she is not). I'd be curious to hear from people like jscout and billie and deseaux (sp?)
If not, what else in the $4500 price range? Bluestar is my next option, but does anyone else aside from American Range do 20K burners, ordinary simmer and a restaurant-sytle broiler?