Blue Star Rangetop vs Drop In Cooktop
DW and I are doing a kitchen remodel. We'll pretty much gut the old kitchen, so counter depth and custom cabinetry can accommodate whatever we choose. We will have a wall oven and a 30" drop in cooktop or a 30" rangetop, but not in an island. Overhead ventilation also. We've done research plus hands-on comparison of gas vs induction. We've been able to see a BS rangetop firsthand, but not a BS drop in cooktop.
Aside from the burner BTU differences we know about from the specs, we'd like to ask those with hands-on BS cooktop experience about the following. How does it break down for cleaning compared to the rangetop? No slide out drawer with drip pans - correct? Grates are square and don't appear to offer the option of setting them up on their feet at an angle for an even lower simmer temp - true? How about wok cooking with a grate removed? Does a wok fit down right over the burner like with a rangetop?
Price difference for us is about $1200 less for the cooktop, so wondering what functionality we'd be compromising.