Review of Bertazzoni 30" Gas Range
We have now had our Bertazzoni range for just under 2 months. We are so happy with our choice. We chose the Master Series A304 GGV XS.
I have really put the range through a bit. We've cooked omelets and stir-fries, made everything from beef/Guinness stew (where I had to sear the beef over high heat) to hollandaise sauce -- and the cooktop has performed extremely well and nothing has been scorched or underdone.
The oven has also been a treat to use. I've made casseroles and baked goods that come out evenly cooked and browned in every area and I've also broiled and roasted meats, which come out seared and juicy. Lots of "pros" about this range... seriously, given our restrictions on depth, we could not be happier.
If you decide to go with a Bertazzoni, two things to know that may be "cons" for you: a) make sure to get the oven professionally installed. It must be level and there are thermocouplers and other things for safety and switchoffs that need to be connected; and b) the oven is smaller than American ones, so just be prepared that you may not be able to cook the world's biggest turkey. Also, it does not have a self clean option. I haven't needed to use one; just a "Sham Wow," a "Mr Clean Eraser" and some water have worked fine on all my spills.
Oh, lastly -- you will need an oven thermometer (mine cost a whopping $7). :) Although the dial gives you 25 degree temperature increments, the temperature gauge is old school (preheat, medium, hot on the dial really doesn't get you precision!). So you will want that in addition to your purchase.
I love my Berta. I've had Viking, Bosch and Thermador ranges and I'd take my Berta over any of them... at least for now.