Comparing gas ranges - thought and opinions needed
This forum is full of folks who love to cook! IÃ¯Â¿Â½m hoping you can offer opinions/experiences with gas ranges. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m comparing Dacor, Viking, and Capital Culinarian. All have great features and are similarly equipped. Do you have thoughts on usability, functionality, and reliability? I love to cook and need a solid, reliable, generally simple range that will last 10 years or more.
These models attracted me: Dacor Renaissance ER30G, Viking ProCustom VGCC5304BK, Viking ProCustom VGIC5304BSS (open burner) and the Capital Culinarian CGMR304. Two are sealed burner systems, two are open burner. Any experience with evenness of baking with any of these? What about maintenance? IÃ¯Â¿Â½m jazzed by the Capital but would have to buy it sight unseen since I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t live near a dealer. The open burner Viking seems similar, but I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t find many reviews on it.
Thanks for any help and ideas!