Range Selection Help Needed

mattiewJune 10, 2014

We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen and because of our neighborhood price point feel we should select a higher end range. We are basic cooks and want something that is reliable and easy to use. We prefer a range 40-48" wide and due to layout limitations would like 2 ovens (trying to avoid wall ovens). We probably want sealed burners. I'm drawn to iLVE, Lacanche, and Bertazzoni for their form but am unsure how easy they are to use (I've seen an iLVE and Bertazzoni). Are there any less expensive options I'm overlooking? Many of the ranges seem too "professional" looking or are overwhelming.

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soonermagicmama

I have cooked on a Bertazzoni for 7+ years. The burners and especially the oven are tricky to light. The oven is down-right difficult to light. I have an all-gas, so know nothing about the newer dual-fuel Berta and ease of lighting that. The burners have served me very well. No complaints at all in cooking on the top of the range. The oven has not been as pleasant an experience. The oven seal broke several times. The handle has come loose repeatedly. The temperature is off in the oven, even though service has come to calibrate (or whatever the technical term would be) a couple of times. I'm embarking on a kitchen reno this week at another home and I am not even considering another Berta.

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mattiew

SoonerMagicMama - thank you, thank you for the review!!! I noticed the handle was loose in the showroom which made me question the durability, looks like this one is off the list.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 9:58AM
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