36" range: Capital Precision, culinary, or DCS?
We're picking appliances for our new home, and need to make a decision relatively quickly on the range and hood--within the week. We've done some research online and saw some ranges at a showroom. We're leaning towards a Capital. We like the look of the Culinary, but think the 22 btu is a bit much for us. It's also got the $1k premium. We like that Precision has simmer, and hopefully won't require an expensive hood; however, we're concerned that the cooking top is stainless steel. Will this stand up to years of daily cooking? Is it easy to clean? There's also some good deals on DCS ranges online, about $800 less than the Precision.
For the hood, we want a chimney hood, and want to stay under $1k. We were thinking about Cavaliere Euro (up to 700 cfm), but read 1 negative review on this forum, not enough suction. Does anyone else have experiences with this Hood? Or have suggestions for another one in the price range? We want a chimney because we don't like look of cabinets on top.
Loved the posts on the forum so far. Thanks for any tips or advice in advance.