Gooster, and any other "Albertiners"
Okay, so my blue Chambers has gotten away. I can get a white one and wait four months, but I'm getting a little frustrated.
So I went back to my spreadsheet of 36-40" freestanding gas ranges that come in colors (I don't want stainless) and cost less than $10k. I narrowed it down to Berta, Ilve, Bluestar, and the CornueFake Albertine. DH voted Albertine and I ordered it in Ivory. I have not seen it. I don't know if WS stores have these on the floor, I guess I should check!
I believe it is only sold thru Wms Sonoma. Their customer service staff is friendly but not knowledgable. So, a few question for Albertine owners.
1. Why did I have the impression that a US company makes this? I can't seem to find that info. I chose it in part because I want something easy to service if need be. I thought this was a very ordinary range made by a third party, with a skin on it to echo some of the Cornue design elements? True?
2. Did you happen to notice the finish (if any) on the sides of the range?
3. Is there anything tricky about using it? My LaC requires a little experience to turn on the oven. Anything like that?
4. Does the mfr spec any particular rangehood specs?
Thanks in advance.