Fridge and range questions
We are building a house and for the first time get to select all appliances. I was totally excited by this but the process has been totally overwhelming! I could easily spend crazy $$ getting exactly what I want, but do have a budget. My questions are regarding:
1. Ranges - I think we'll just go for the current Thermador package and buy the range and get a dw, but upgrade the dw. The gas cooktop we'll use everyday and need to be able boil water quickly and stir fry. If people have a second oven, do you usually go for a DF range or save money and go with all gas? FYI I saw a Bertazonni heritage range and am in love with the looks, but seemed that it could be difficult to clean if there is some spillage. If anyone has experience or thoughts on Thermador vs. Bertazonni, would love to hear it. Thought about a Wolf range, but I think Thermador should be fine for us and cheaper.
2. Refrigerators - totally unsure what to do here. We have a large family and consume a lot of fresh produce- I'd like to only stock up twice a week at most. In my dream kitchen I'd get separate fridge and freezer builtin columns, but there goes the budget again. So now I am back to a 36 or 42 inch model, no preference on in door water but do need ice. We can probably recess the wall to get a standard depth fridge to fit, but I actually prefer the more shallow ones so we aren't fishing through the fridge - we waste a ton of food just because we can't see it right now!
What would be the largest (in cu3) and best option for us in a counter depth fridge, preferably french door? We are not looking at subzero, but again thermador has a promo in which you buy a fridge and get a range hood free, so that could help if did that. I am totally open to Kitchenaid or another very reliable brand.