Need advice on rangetops and fridges!

azhengOctober 24, 2012

We are going to be doing a kitchen remodel soon, and so I've been looking at appliances. We are planning on installing a rangetop, but we're not sure if we want open or sealed burners. The brands I've been looking at for each are Viking, wolf, and thermador for the sealed, and Blue star and capital culinarian for the closed. We are looking to buy a 48 inch range top with 6 burners and a griddle or grill. Aside from looks, what's your experience with these appliances, in terms of usability, power, capabilities, cleaning etc?

Also, I want to buy a column refrigerator and a column freezer. In particular, I'm looking at the Frigidaire pair FPUH19D7LF and FPRH19D7LF, and the Northland pair 30AF-WS-L and 30AR-WS-R (both are around 30 inches). Northland is almost double the price. What's your experience with each? Also, would you recommend any other brand that manufactures columns?

Thanks! Any comments would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"and Blue star and capital culinarian for the closed"
I meant open burners!
And here are the models i'm looking at:
Open burners:

Sealed Burners:
Viking VGRT5486Gx
Wolf SRT486Gx
Thermador PCG486GD

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 9:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Range hood?
Make up air? Heat exchanger?(Cold winters? Newer tight house?)
New bigger gas line needed?

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 1:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The range hood isn't as big of a concern for me. I'm mostly concerned about the fridge and range top.

With regards to your other questions, we are doing a complete kitchen remodel (tearing down walls, moving gas, water, and vent lines) so depending on what appliances I end up buying, we can probably accommodate their necessities. That said, do these range tops need special gas lines? I would think that they are all the same.

As always, any advice would be really helpful!!


    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 1:29AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Microwave in a cabinet
I have a Panasonic 1.2 cubic ft microwave installed...
1200cfm oversized hood...Overkill for 30" BlueStar range?
I am getting a 30" BlueStar RNB range for my kitchen...
How would you spend my $10k budget?
In the planning stage of a complete kitchen reno and...
Switching out the cooktop and microwave in new construction
I just purchased a new home, but after the selections...
Stopped in the appliance store that our builder likes...
Mini Soda
Sponsored Products
Serta Perfect Sleeper Majestic Retreat Plush Split Queen-size Mattress and Found
Homelegance Comfort Living 2 Piece Two-Tone Living Room Set
Beyond Stores
Frog and Four Lily Pad LED Lighted Outdoor Fountain
Lamps Plus
Ceiling Crown Molding
CliqStudios Cabinets
Pivoting Soap Dispenser
$12.99 | Dot & Bo
36" Three-Tier Teak Corner Bath Shelf
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™