Viking Gas Oven/Miele Cooktop
I've read with great interest the postings here over the past few weeks--it's been very informative. I was hoping I might tap into the hive-mind for some advice regarding the Viking 30" Gas Oven, as well as an almost-settled range question.
I've moved reasonably quickly to abandoning my dreams of a Ferrari-red Bertazzoni, because--despite a recent heavenly feed in Modena, where we were impressed by the Maseratis--the build quality just isn't there.
We also looked at the big names from this side of the Atlantic. Burner elements are cast as opposed to machined, which is a dealbreaker for me on any machine. Leaves me only with the Miele Master series, which does have fully machined parts. (OK--I admit it, I am addicted to Miele.)
Since we want to go all gas for reasons of efficiency, this leaves us only with the Viking Professional Series 30" Gas Oven [VGSO] to complete the team. I was hoping that someone could:
(1) Either set me straight on this being my only option in an independent gas oven (I did look at a Castle Pizza Oven, but concluded that that would have to wait).
Or (2) tell me their experiences with this oven or similar Viking products. Because on the basis of comments in previous threads, there may be reliability issues.
Thanks in advance for any and all comments, and for previous posters whose opinions have been most useful.
Here is a link that might be useful: Viking 30