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Trying to decide between American Range and DCS

Posted by eranmeg (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 2:30

Hey there,

I am trying to decide between the American Range and DCS DF Free standing 30" models.

Pro - on American Range is the oven size. Con - I have heard they don't do a good job on low simmer? Also read about issues with repair/customer service?

If anyone has opinions, input on either I would very much apprecaite it. The local sale on the American Range is over tomorrow - I can get the DF for under 4K right now..

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RE: Trying to decide between American Range and DCS

I am not familiar with the American Range but I do have the DCS, all gas, the things I love - dual stacked burner for fantastic simmer on all 5 burners. The center burner, I end up using it almost every night. The infra red broiler is great. Going from my electric oven was a concern but I have no problems with the baking I have done and roasting is better, more moist. For my purpose the one thing I wish was different is a reverse on the burners, to have 3 of the 12,500 and 2 of the 17,500. On a rare occasion I have had all 5 burners going and freq have 4.

RE: Trying to decide between American Range and DCS

Thanks for the quick reply. Out of curiosity what do you find yourself using the center burner for? Can you actually fit additional stuff on the cook-to together with something on the center? I was actually questioning the value of it?

RE: Trying to decide between American Range and DCS

I can put my 8 Qt on center and 6 Qt on one, 2 - 3 quarts and a 2 qt. all at once without a problem. Bring some of your pans in to a shop and try it.

RE: Trying to decide between American Range and DCS

I see that DCS is offering a free single or double dishdrawer with the purchase of a range. I saw one yesterday and I was impressed with the build quality of the range.

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