need help deciding between blue star rnb & rpb
Right now we have an order in for the Blue Star RPB, but we can upgrate to the RNB for about $500. I'm finding very little on-line about the RPB, which is not the RCS.
The differences are 1) etched Blue Star emblem instead of the badge, 2) bottom panel is smooth instead of having the little bump-outs, 3) the interior is just black and doesn't have the white speckles (not as durable and easy to clean, but still very good according to our appliance guy), and the burners max out at 15k BTU versus 22k BTU. It seems very much like the RCS, except it has a convection oven.
The appliance guy thinks it's not worth the upgrade to the RNB. He said the open burners alone will make the 15k burner closer to the 18k burners of a sealed unit. We saw them both in action and my DH (the primary and the good cook) thought the 15k flame looked more than sufficient. In fact, he almost fell over when he saw the 22k flame and thought it was way over the top (it was a little scary). I couldn't care about the first two differences and in fact actually like the RPB better. But, I am nervous about not getting the better interior and additional BTUs. It seems that you can always turn the flame down if you don't need it, but you can't add it if you do. And the 22k definitely boiled water faster. Thoughts?