Return to the Appliances Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Costco 36 Bluestar RCS

Posted by italianchef (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 26, 13 at 22:32


My wife and I are looking at purchasing a 36" BS range. We were going to purchase the 36 RCS from but while browsing at a local dealer, We were told that the quality of the Costco BS is not the same as the quality of a range purchased from an authorized dealer. Can anyone comment on the quality of the Costco BS and is there a difference in the quality between the RCS and RNB eg: Porcelain in the oven, welds, quality of SS. I can't imagine Blue Star building a lesser quality range specifically for Costco. If anyone has had a chance to compare the two ranges your experience would be appreciated!


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Costco 36 Bluestar RCS

Have you seen this thread?

RE: Costco 36 Bluestar RCS

Dealers can order an RCS as well, just like the one at Costco. Some things, like a convection fan may be optional on the RCS.

The one thing they don't upgrade is the larger burner. And I was told years ago that the stainless gauge was thinner on the RCS.. the other differences are listed on the link above- ignition, drip tray, rolling oven trays etc.

Still the RCS is a great value.

Here is a link that might be useful: link to earlier discussion

RE: Costco 36 Bluestar RCS

The link provided by alexr may be useful to you -- some good points raised there by both RNB and RCS owners.

I'm very happy with my RNB, and would gladly do it all over again, but the RCS seems to represent good value for money, especially on some of the special Costco deals I've seen posted. Some specs are different between the ranges, and you can decide how much that matters to you, but I've never heard that they build them anywhere else, or to a different level of QC. I suspect, rather, that Costco has negotiated a good price on a particular lot -- they do that sort of thing -- and that it's being disparaged by a salesman who is either passing along an unsubstantiated rumor or being . . . er, creative.

RE: Costco 36 Bluestar RCS

Italianchef - did you decide to get the Costco Bluestar RCS?

I ended up phoning Bluestar about what the non-Costco dealers are saying about (dissing!) the Bluestar sold by Costco: it was most enlightening, and I encourage you to do the same, if you haven't made up your mind yet.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Appliances Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here