Have your Thermador XLO burners hold up after 5 years?
We are debating whether to get Thermador 30" all gas PR304GH or GE monogram 30" all gas ZGP304NRSS. Wolf is not in the running since it doesn't have sealed burners and DH is not keen on the look (the red knobs, I think turns him off - puns intended.)
DH loves to sear and sautee and loves cooking on high heat, I like to make soups and broil so low simmer capability is important. Baking is cookie level (not bread or cake.)
We love the look of both ranges. Besides of having a good looking range that is fun to cook with, reliability is important to us especially since we will be shelling out over $4K for each.
The appliance guy at our local store (not a big chain) said that he has less issues with GE mono than with Thermador.
One thing that keeps us considering Thermador, even after hearing about the reliability is second to GE mono, is that we like the star burners as they supposedly heat more evenly than the circle burners. Nevertheless, we are concerned that the XLO click-on and off feature will be problematic after a long time (say > 5 years.)
Anyone who owned Thermador out there for > 5 years that can let us know how has the XLO feature holding up for you? How much service call have you needed to make during that time? How was the customer service?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!