30" Range Replacement - Help!
My 30" Frigidaire Gallery just died (well, the oven won't heat up) - it's dual fuel and I've had it 12 years, but it's at least a year or two older than that. So I don't really want to fix it - it has the knobs on the top, which makes for a lot less cooking space.
The problem is, I don't know what to replace it with. I'd like dual fuel again - heats up fast in the oven, even cooking temps, and I love the gas top. Everything else in the kitchen is stainless. We like to cook, don't have money to burn but willing to pay for quality. Reviews on product sites are all over the map! Here are our basic wishes:
> knobs in front, that do not light when brushed against (know of a Viking that does this, yikes)
> cannot require a huge hood (old house has no space/vent available - currently has a microwave with fan over the stove)
> easy to clean top
> top must be gas
> slide in/controls in front for oven, not on back or sides
> 30" width
> self-cleaning would be nice
Wolf looks beautiful (and expensive), Electrolux looks nice (but is it good?), GE series - I'm open to any suggestions. Consumer Reports and Consumer Search are just not cutting it.