Need help with range selection - Bosch vs. Kitchenaid

brandia35May 22, 2012

I'm selecting appliances for my kitchen reno and would like some advice on my range selection. My requirements are:

Dual fuel

Slide in

Prefer warming drawer

Budget - prefer $2,000 but willing to spend a few hundred more

I really like the Bosch Integra 700 Series and it has received good reviews. Although not a true slide in I'm also considering the Kitchenaid kdrs807sss. I prefer the Bosch but I'm not sure I'm getting $400 worth (price difference between the two) of more features or a better product with the Bosch. Does anyone have the Kitchenaid? Below are two links. Thanks.

http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/HDI7282U.html

http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/KDRS807SSS.html

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RangeGalNY

Gve you checked out the new Verona 30" Self-Cleaning Dual Fuel? High power burners (700-17K) and a multi-function, programmable convection oven. The option with the drop down storage is $2999 and they have a warming drawer version which will run you $3599.

Here is a link that might be useful: Verona Appliances

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:40AM
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SparklingWater

There are quite a number of differences between Bosch Integra 700 Series vs the KitchenAid Architect II Series model. One that stands out immediately is the Pro like style of the Bosch Integra, with it's sleek stainless front, wide window and the sturdy appearing continuous raised grates. It definitely catches one's attention. Apparently Pro Chefs like Bosch too as it's mentioned for it's features on Chef Talk (see fine print in link below). The KA Architect II is more traditional in appearance with a raised back. KitchenAid isn't well know for it's ranges as much as it is for it's DW and Refrigerators (both of which I have found adequate.)

I've spent some time on the Bosch specs for my own choice and what stands out from the KA is more the oven than the BTU gas cooktop. A temperature probe, true European convection with third heating element, and a telescopic rack are pretty nice features to have. It's a bit larger oven two.

Check customer service for both by searching complaints. Do you have a local repair person? No product is perfect.

I have never cooked or baked on either so can't help you there. Of the two, I favor the looks and features of the Bosch. Jmo though.

Here is a link that might be useful: Helpful link:

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 8:42PM
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brandia35

Thanks SparklingWater. You pointed out several features of the Bosch that give it an edge over the Kitchenaid.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 9:51PM
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