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30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

Posted by blackie68 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 18, 14 at 16:25

Does anyone know what the new changes are on the 30" Capital Culinarian Manual. (New model # MCOR304N). I heard they change/ replace the center cast iron grate to a stainless steel plate or something like that? Can't find a picture on capital web site showing new model, any one have a picture of it or info?

Thanks in advance.


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

Go to the listed link, and click on info & guides. It will bring up the pdf for info on this model. Hope that helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: info form model


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

@ rayjuncajun, the link Is showing Capital Precision Series MCR304N which is sealed burner. Did capital do away with the open burner on the 30" manual clean Culinarian?
Looks like the back trim is gone too.


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

I am new this this forum. Not sure if I am doing this right.
posting a picture of the MCOR304N - Culinarian manual clean.
Alex from Absolute Appliances in Los Angeles sent me this picture last week.


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

Chris thanks for the picture. I see they did few changes to the model. I wonder how high the center grate is. Looks like the igniter is cast into the burner cap?


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

Actually, they did away with the cast iron center grate. The center is now stainless steel--raised to the same height as the burners grates. The igniter is mounted to the cap, not cast into.

I went to Absolute Appliances and saw it live, cranked it up to feel the heat. The picture is the base model. with vertical vent, no back trim. you can still order 6" or shelf back trim as before.

I called Capital for more information. They said it comes with 3x23KBTU burners and one 8000 BTU simmer burner. Capital said you can order it with upgrade to all 4x23,000 BTU burners

This post was edited by chrls_socal on Thu, Feb 27, 14 at 18:05


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

this is a close up of the new style of burner / ignition. This makes the burner much more precise so far as the location of the ceramic ignitor and the first set of holes


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I was close to choosing to buy the 30" manual clean Culinarian based on seeing the former model (CGMR) with all cast iron grates. Stainless steel between burners seems like a downgrade. I got the same picture from a distributor that Chris_socal posted above, so I am afraid that the new model indeed has substituted stainless steel for cast iron in the middle of the top of the range. Looks unattractive to me and I imagine scratching it with pots. Given some persons' reports of the big burners being less than perfect for simmering in small pots, the small pot or simmer burner seems like an improvement. Question to those who know the Culinarian best (like Trevor Lawson), what if anything is improved in the MCOR model and what is not as good as the CGMR model?


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

My appliance guy says the MCOR has a lower back guard and the glass cover over the broiler goes away.


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RE: 30" Capital Culinarian Manual MCOR304?

The center CAST IRON grate has returned to the MCOR304


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