36' gas Cooktop Recommendations??? *QUICK!*
We are doing a small kitchen update, new countertops, sink, faucet, backsplash etc. No changes in layout or cabinets. We needed a new dishwasher, ordering a Miele. (wanted one for years) We also decided to upgrade to a double wall oven (splurge..wanted for years too) We were able to get a store display that was never installed at a great price. Our fridge is just 3 yrs old and besides a couple of small dings from bumping the wall ovens, it looks like new. That leaves us with a relatively cheap 6-7 year old gas cooktop, GE Profile. It works ok. Nothing special, but no real issues with it, other than I don't like the way it ignites. Also, the former owners added some weird gummy adhesive around the edge where the counter meets the cooktop. It's extremely unsightly, but thought we could get it off with Goof Off when it's disconnected during countertop installation. If so, We thought we'd just keep it but people started telling us that once the new countertop and backsplash are in, and the other new appliances get installed, that the cooktop will really stand out as "old" ...also since it's several years old, it may crap out in another couple of years. So, before we get the hole cut in the granite we should really consider replacing it. But with what? We'd want something better than what we have but not break the bank. We hoped to find another display model "deal" . Salesman at the same appliance store said they have 3 displays for sale. The discounts are relatively small to the one we got on the oven though. Saving maybe 200 bucks... They are in stock and can be here quickly (demo of counters start Monday) Here is what they have, and of course there are others available at "regular pricing".... What do you think of these, or can you make other suggestions. We will likely go out and look this weekend, but then need to decide. HELP!
DCS CDU365N-U reg 1199.00 SALE: 950
Dacor RGC365SNG-U reg 1950.00 SALE: 1699
Viking VGSU1646BSS-U reg 2299.00 SALE: 1900 (Maybe 1700, see below)
I saw on another site that Viking had a rebate of 200.00 on cooktops. I asked him if we would get this too, he says yes. I didn't see an actual form for the rebate though, so it might be instant, in which case I will have to see if they fulfill. If so, makes the Viking 1700.00