Big Family--Need a Gas Range Recommendation
We are remodeling our kitchen (needs to be bigger for our big family--8 kids!) and we need a new gas range. We do a lot of cooking, as you can imagine. Currently, we have a gas range that is in a peninsula, but it is not vented (former owners did not vent although it is a downdraft). We were told by a designer who is helping us with the remodel to move the stove to a wall to lessen the potential for accidents with the children sitting at the bar. Also, we need to buy a stove that we can vent, but we have no duct work in the house (radiant floor heat). We were looking at a Viking 30" with a re-circulating fan hood. However, I have heard negative things about Vikings. Also, I reallly like my stove in my peninsula because I can overlook the dining room while I cook. We were told that to keep a range there, we canno go with anything with high BTU's because of the venting issue. Trying to work through all of this. Any recommendations?