The importance of BTUs?
We are in the process of building a new home and picking out our kitchen appliances. I need help choosing the right gas cooktop or rangetop for my needs.
I love to cook, but am by no means a professional. I do cook a lot, usually at least 2 meals each day.
My first choice is a Wolf rangetop, but I'm not sure if we are going to be able to fit it in the budget. If we are not able to get the Wolf rangetop, we are trying to decide if we'd be better off with a Wolf cooktop or a Kitchen Aid rangetop (which are about the same price).
I like the look of a rangetop better and I like that it has 6 burners instead of 5. What I'm not sure of is how important the greater BTU range the Wolf offers is. The Wolf cooktop offers a lower BTU on each burner than the one simmer burner on the Kitchen Aid--what I don't know is how important that is to me. We have rented our last 2 homes and both have been electric, which I know I hate. Before that I had GE gas range that I cooked on for about 3 years that worked well for me; I have no idea what the BTUs were on it.
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated!