new gas range - mid-tier suggestions if we can't afford the dream
We're in the planning stages of redoing our house, including complete kitchen overhaul. We're doing our research on various appliance, and will likely be throwing up a posting as we get closer to decision time - nothing like a reality check from experienced voices.
But the big ticket item is the range. Gas is a must for us. The dream is a Capital Culinarian 36" (or maybe Blue Star).
But if our budget doesn't stretch that far, what is the best second-tier option for gas ranges - maybe up to $2-3k?
We're pretty committed to gas, and to having six burners - not sure how much that limits our options. We cook more on the burners than in the oven (though do bake bread, braise...). Don't do a whole lot of wok cooking - occasional, but control and steady high heat is more important than being able to boil a huge pot of pasta water in 13 seconds.
Any suggestions of what to look at very welcome