Having trouble deciding which way to go with our 30" range. This is for a small beach house kitchen. It's an open design so aesthetics are important to us. There in no natural gas service and currently no LP tank. We've learned a ton about induction on this forum and really want to go in that direction rather than converting to LP but...
- There appear to be only Viking and Ilve to choose among
- Ilve is less expensive by about $1k but its styling is a bit more modern and there are no reviews on GW or elsewhere as far as we know
- Viking looks nice and there are some positive and neg reviews but its really expensive and we are worried about quality given what we've read about Viking in general (the 3 yr warentee helps some)
We considered doing a cooktop over an oven due to space limitations but 1) its unclear whether or not there is enough room to do this with induction units we have looked at (Bosch, Thermador, Miele) and 2) we prefer the look of a ss range (kitchen will be white in white and we want to break that up a bit).
The other option is to go with LP for the range and pipe the grill while we are at it. No idea what this will cost but I am guessing it could be a wash if we get a lower price LP range. We only have room for a 30" hood though so not sure propane is a good idea.