Help selecting the best 30" gas range
I know this topic has been raised a lot (it's how I found gardenweb in the first place), but since I'm looking at specific models I thought it best to start a new thread.
We just moved into a new apartment and redid the kitchen, and would like to update our range as part of the project. It's a pretty typical Manhattan apartment, galley kitchen (open on one side), 8-foot ceilings, etc. There are no windows in the kitchen. A photo is attached.
The current range is a GE Profile that is literally falling apart. There is a hood over the range (no microwave or cabinets, just a hood with flue that goes up to the ceiling). The hood vents back into the room and we do not have the option to have it exhaust. We also don't have the option to go with dual-fuel so we're looking at all-gas 30" ranges.
I've found several ranges that I think(hope) would work. My main concern is that some of them might be too powerful for the space and the hood. Can you give me your thoughts? The list (in no particular order) is:
1. Capital Culinarian CGMR304 (manual clean)
2. Wolf R304X
3. GE Monogram ZGP304
4. GE Cafe CGS990SETSS (the one with two ovens)
5. BlueStar RNB RNB304BV1
6. DCS Professional RGU305
I've also heard good things about some of the Electrolux and Bosch ranges. Frankly there's a Kenmore that I love but it only comes in dual-fuel.
I know the GE Cafe is probably the most apartment-friendly and practical choice, but I want to be sure before I buy. We plan to be in this apartment for at least the next ten years so it matters. Looks may matter in terms of resale but my biggest priority is that it cook, bake and broil well. Good support and service from the manufacturer matters a lot to me also.
OK, let the games begin! (and thanks in advance)