48 range top brand choices

Mary22woodOctober 4, 2013

We are doing our kitchen and I am struggling with the choice of the 48 range. I read good and bad about all the brands. I would appreciate any comments. We are considering the 48 thermador (18,000 btu all burners). Or the Viking or Kitchen aid which has 15,000 on 5 and 18,000 on 1. The H wants a grill insert and I heard the thermador only has the griddle and it is poorly designed. Any thoughts? Price isn't an issue, quality is!

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philwojo99

What about Wolf, or Bluestar or CC as other options if price isn't really an option, have you checked out any of those?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 7:12PM
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deeageaux

Topic says rangetop but post says range.

Rangetop you should look at Capital Culinarian and Bluestar RNB.

Range Capital Culinarian self-clean model or Bluestar Platinum Series.

These are open burner ranges and rangetops like the ones used in restaurants. Powerful and very even heat. Lots of threads on these two brands in this forum and several videos on youtube so you can see how they cook and clean.

Are you looking for a built-in grill or just a grill insert? A grill insert is not much different that just buying a cast iron grill/griddle and placing it on top of two burners. It is just a custom fit. Built-in grills offerings can differ significantly and you will need a more powerful rangehood to accommodate them.

All appliances will have some negative reviews.

None of the premium range companies make their own electronics. They all buy from the same suppliers. They can all have problems that is why they have warranty departments. These companies bend metal.

Of the companies you mention I like Thermador the best because their star shape burner provides better heat distribution than your typical sealed burner.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 8:35AM
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