Which Electrolux Induction Cooktop?
Oh, my head is spinning but boy do I appreciate all the information shared on GW! We're dragging a fantastic old Florida house into the 21st century with a new kitchen, electrical, etc. I think I have most appliances chosen for our kitchen remodel but I have a couple questions:
1. I hear all the rave GW reviews on the Electrolux induction cooktops, but I don't know if people have the ICON ($2,200 on AJ Madison) or the "regular" Elux EW36IC60L ($1,800 w stainless trim). Is the ICON worth $400 more? We're going with a 36". The wave-touch seems more underpowered than the EW36IC60L. It's hard to tell the differences.
We are going with a single Elux wall oven but are pairing it with a GE Advantium instead of a Elux speed oven because we're choosing white appliances (we're going for a bright, beachy look and I'm sick of stainless).
So by going with the Elux cooktop we'll have more of a theme going, although I'm not sure how it matters for resale if you have appliances from one maker.
We had planned on going with the 36" Wind Crest which has a great price at Direct Buy but I think it's overkill, meaning I don't need so much power.
It seems like there are many good induction cooktops out there (Elux, Jenn Air, Bosch in the mid range) and all have nice but slightly different features, many of which I probably won't use! An appliance salesman talked about the number of magnets that each hob uses (better brands have 4 or 5?) but I can't find this info anywhere to compare.
2. I saw a scratch and dent 36" induction from Jenn Air on Sear's Outlet for $1,050 which might be too hard to pass by. Thoughts? Is there any underneath clearance differences that might make me choose one instead of the other?
In the rest of the kitchen, we're going with a panel ready Liebherr French Door fridge, and probably a Miele DW (I've always had and liked Bosch but I'm intrigued by Miele's cutlery trays). A super quiet DW is crucial for me, as the kitchen is open to the LR.
Any guidance is much appreciated! I've read GW threads for hours, and I feel like at some point I just have to pick something and move on!