American Rng Performer arrob636 36" or Capital Precision gcr366n
Hi everyone! I need help deciding between the 36" American Range Performer ARROB636 and the 36" Capital Precision GCR366n (which I think is discontinued). I have found the AR open burner online for $4399 and the CP for $3799. Both good deals in my opinion (my non-expert opinion though...). Well good deals for my budget. Now onto that...
My dilemma.... I have a limited budget: $5000-$5200 to purchase my range and a wall mount/chimney hood. Now, I do realize that these two ranges are QUITE different since one is open burner and one is not. But I have been DEEPLY indoctrinate via this forum about the quality of the Capital brand and would be happy with the limitations of the closed burner of the Precision. We just can't afford the 36" Culinarian so we won't go there. And, in fact, I would chop my left arm off for a 36" 6 burner Bluestar.... but then how would I cook at all??? He,he,he..... just joking. :~S
Anyhow, any suggestions? And if you have an preference, can you tell me what cfm hood would you pair with the range you choose..... is 600cfm good enough for an open burner American Range? I think it would be plenty for the Capital Precision but not the AR. Would 750cfm suffice for the AR?? I don't cook with a wok and there's no grill so what do you think? I should add that I am a working mom of 2 young boys and a hungry husband not a gourmet cook (by any means!).
Thanks for entertaining my dilemma and helping me decide!
Vivi in Texas