Need help deciding on a 30' all gas range
I am trying to choose a new range, I want to go for a more pro range, but I am on a budget ($3500)
right now it is between:
American Range ARR304
These are all gas, sealed burners.
I'm hoping that I will get better results with higher heat, searing broiling, etc. and that one if not all of these would do the trick. This purchase is for me, not for the resale value of my home. Although looks do come into play, I want performance.
I am an avid cook and baker, anything I buy is bound to be better than the "Sunray" that is sitting it my kitchen now (It does have open burners, though).
My wish list, not in order:
broil like a pro (or almost)
enjoy smooth oven racks
have continuous cast iron grates (a must)
not too hot oven door
I'm curious about open burners, will I be missing out if I get sealed ones?
Do these pro ranges need tuneups like a car?
I have never had a range break down on me, but then I have never bought one, either.
I am looking for additional shared opinions. I have combed this board, it's been helpful and confusing at the same time.