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36" Gas Ranges

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We've been shopping for a 36" gas range (all gas). I think we've narrowed our choices down to Bertazzoni A365GGVXS(~$3000), Electrolux Icon (~ high $3000's) model E36GGF76HPS, or the simplest Wolf model R366 (in the $5000's). My understanding from salespersons is that the Bertazzoni is an introductory model to pro ranges, has more looks than functionality. Doesn't cook as well as others. The Icon is a very reasonable compromise with the new glide out shelves, etc. And, of course, I've had my heart set on a Wolf for a long time. During the week I don't do a lot of baking, but on weekends and holidays, I juggle several courses in the oven/stovetop at once. Also to consider: one teenage boy who loves to cook but can be inadvertently be destructive. BTW, we also considered Capital, DCS, Verona. What would you advise?? Thank you so very much!!

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  1. Have you looked at Bluestar? Pricewise, it's about the same as the Wolf. From a performance and durability stand point it's about as close to a restaurant range as you can get.

    1. Check out the new Capital (Culinarian vs. Precision) -- open burners; clearly targeting the Bluestar market (tho no French top available currently). Great wok grate, 23k BTU/hr open burners. I personally prefer the look of Wolf (and, to a lesser extent, Blue Star), just because they're a little more utilitarian looking, but saw the Culinarian in person at their factory and was pretty impressed. I'll try to post more feedback after we've had some time with it.

      1. I am interested in feedback here as well. Am in the market for a new gas range and always thought I wanted a Wolf, but now I am hearing so many conflicting opinions. My contractor gets good deals on Vikings but I have heard worse about them! I do not do a lot of baking, but is a gas oven really that bad? I would hate to lose the gas broiler.

        1. Did you settle on one? I've been researching ranges constantly as it'll set the "mark" for the rest of the kitchen reno. I want a 36" all gas, will go for sealed burners at a minimum of 15000 but prefer higher, and would like to be able to put 2 trays in side by side so > 18" depth would be great but not a deal breaker. I've narrowed in on the Electrolux Icon (same model you indicated, but the best deal so far is $4500), the Bertazzoni higher end (x366ggv), the american range 6 burner, and the Verona Pro. I'd really love to stay under $5K.

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          1. re: sbc865

            The Wolf is a great range especially if you are a Baker. The convection is one of the best on the market. Sealed burners are a must for me. This go around I went with the Dacor range, It should be here in the next few weeks, I will report back. Thermador also makes a good range you may want to check out theie star burbers.